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A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
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Slash Greenhouse Gases to Meet Climate Goals, U.N. Draft Says

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: Wall Street Journal - A key United Nations report is expected to suggest that governments will have to drastically reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to meet international goals to reduce the impact of global warming.
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Latvia backs Poland’s idea to set up EU energy union

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: ITAR-TASS - Latvia has spoken in favour of Poland’s idea to create a European energy union, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma told a joint news conference with Polish head of government Donald Tusk on Wednesday.
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US, UK, Germany canvass private sector on boosting climate finance

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - World Bank and Merrill Lynch among those working on ‘Climate Finance Lab’ to speed up $100bn fundraising goal
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Procter & Gamble commits to protect world's rain forests

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: CBS News - You probably don't think much, if at all, about palm oil -- but the versatile vegetable oil can be found in more than half of all packaged products used by American consumers -- including lipsticks, soaps, shampoos and even ice cream.
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The world's first net-zero energy skyscraper rises in Indonesia

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: GreenBiz - The world's first net-zero energy skyscraper soon will grace the center of Jakarta, Indonesia — the Pertamina Energy Tower.
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Sweden scales up CO2 credit buying to fund cleaner cooking in Africa

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Sweden has agreed to buy at least 4 million U.N.-backed carbon credits at above market rates from projects that will distribute more than half a million household cookers across African nations, the government said on Wednesday.
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Wind Power Projects to Rise to Record in 2014, Lobby Says

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, driven by resurgent U.S. demand and growth in developing nations from Brazil to China, the Global Wind Energy Council predicted.
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Industry wins concessions on EU energy subsidies

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: Financial Times - Heavy industry won significant concessions at the expense of consumers on Wednesday in new EU guidelines on state energy subsidies that green groups fear will undermine the growth of renewables.
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Royal fixe ses quatre "grands chantiers" à l'Ecologie et l'Energie

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:49
Source: AFP - La nouvelle ministre de l'Ecologie et de l'Energie, Ségolène Royal, a fixé mercredi ses quatre "grands chantiers", réaffirmant que le dossier de la "transition énergétique" était "une des priorités" du gouvernement Valls.
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'Create people-centred Asean'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: New Straits Times - The creation of a 'People-Centred Asean' will be the central element and overarching theme of Malaysia’s chairmanship of Asean next year.
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How taking the 'perma' out of permafrost could accelerate global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Christian Science Monitor - In the Arctic, where, thanks to global warming, permafrost is failing to live up to its name, more organic material is becoming available, and this could spell even more global warming.
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'Yolanda' could be a norm for the Philippines in near future, Salceda warns

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Philippine News Agency - The onset of the rainy season and the typhoons that come with it have understandably elicited apprehension among many Filipinos who fear another supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) may visit them.
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Scientists seek climate-friendly cow of the future

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Financial Times - A White House climate initiative has boosted a quixotic search for the “cow of the future”, a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.
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Polish Government Approves Renewable Energy Bill

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Poland's government approved a long-awaited draft law on Tuesday that lays out new long-term subsidies for renewable energy, aiming to cut costs to consumers as well as help the coal-reliant country meet EU climate targets.
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Are CEOs Ready for Climate Change?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Wall Street Journal - Fred Krupp goes about his business as head of the Environmental Defense Fund by applying leverage where the interests of business and the environment intersect. He sat down with The Wall Street Journal's John Bussey to discuss climate change.
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Many nations wary of extracting carbon from air to fix climate

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Many nations want a draft U.N. report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky, documents seen by Reuters show.
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World 'needs Plan B' on climate - IPCC report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: BBC - The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report. It warns governments if they overshoot their short-term carbon targets they will have to cut CO2 even faster in the second half of the century to keep climate change manageable.
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Why are so many veterans serving in the solar industry?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: GreenBiz - The U.S. solar industry has grown dramatically across the country in recent years, creating tens of thousands of new jobs along the way.
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Ukraine races to spend carbon cash after Japan sets deadline

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Ukraine, battling political crisis, is having to find ways to finish spending $800 million it earned through Kyoto Protocol emissions rights sales, after Japanese officials warned Kiev it had a year before Tokyo would demand its money back.
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