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Pentagon ‘clear’ climate change is a ‘national security’ issue

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: RTCC - US military officials say threat from global warming is evident, calling for focus on efficiency and clean energy systems
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Fewer polar bear cubs are being born in the Arctic islands, survey finds

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: Guardian - The proportion of polar bear females around the Arctic islands of Svalbard who gave birth to cubs crashed to just 10% in 2014, according to a small scientific survey of the animals. It follows a series of warm years and poor sea ice.
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African islands can and should lead in sustainable development, says Seychelles Foreign Affairs Minister

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: Seychelles News Agency - African islands are capable of setting an example in terms of sustainable development, especially in light of 2014 being designated the year of Small Island Developing States by the United Nations.
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UN: Close coal mines on Svalbard

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: newsinenglish.no - The United Nations’ Executive Secretary on climate change, Christiana Figueres, said Norway should close down its coal mines on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Elections have limited impact on EU climate goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Argus Media - The results of the European Parliament elections could have only a limited impact on climate and energy targets up to 2030, despite a successful showing in the polls by parties hostile to expanding EU climate regulation.
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Energy, emissions goals appear cloudy for 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: China Daily - Economic and environmental officials vowed on Monday to step up efforts in the next two years to ensure China's energy and environment goals for 2015 are within reach, despite efforts in the 2011-2013 period that failed to measure up.
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Ministry of environment and forests undergoes a nomenclature change; government serious to tackle climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Economic Times - In a move that signals changed priorities, the ministry of environment and forests has undergone a nomenclature change. It has been renamed as the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
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Kazakhstan wins support for carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The European Energy Exchange (EEX) said it signed an agreement with Kazakh exchange Caspi JSC to provide support and technology for exchange-based trading of carbon permits, supporting Kazakhstan's new emissions market, EEX said.
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EU-Skeptic Parties Unlikely to Focus on Carbon, Consultancy Says

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek - The U.K. Independence Party and the French National Front are unlikely to compete for key posts in the European Parliament environment committee, which leads work on carbon-market legislation, according to G+Europe consultancy.
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U.S. industry gears up to fight Obama's climate rules

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - This summer is likely to see a series of attacks by industry opponents of a U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia may determine whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.
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Britain's Prince Charles stirs controversy with warning over climate

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Prince Charles warned business leaders on Tuesday to take action against climate change or watch the world continue on a path to destruction - the latest forthright comment from the heir to the British throne in a month when his views have caused political and diplomatic waves.
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Bloomberg: Cities key to confront climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his new U.N. job, said Tuesday that cities hold the key to confronting climate change because they account for 75 percent of the heat-trapping gases and their mayors have executive powers to reduce emissions.
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Chile, South Africa top list for German carbon market aid: report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - Chile and South Africa are best placed to receive aid from Germany to cut help cut greenhouse gas emissions and develop new carbon markets that can be expanded worldwide, a new study commissioned by Berlin said on Tuesday.
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Americans care deeply about 'global warming' – but not 'climate change'

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Yale researchers have found that the two terms, often used interchangeably, generate very different responses
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World Meteorological Organization: Carbon Dioxide hits 400ppm, 'Time is running out'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: UPI - The World Meteorological Association (WMO) announced Monday that the average monthly concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the northern hemisphere exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) in April, the highest monthly average on record.
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Venezuela creará comisión presidencial para cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 08:09
Source: Prensa Latina - El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, anunció hoy la creación de una comisión presidencial para el cambio climático que articulará una política de Estado para transformar el modelo económico de la nación hacia un modelo verde.
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Compact orchards growing in Greater Boston

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Boston Globe - Boston neighborhoods like Dorchester and Roxbury, with their farmhouses, fields, and orchards, were known for producing some of the tastiest fruit in 19th-century America, including the famous Roxbury russet apple still prized for taste and disease-resistance.
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Pacific nations urge climate change action, ask Australia for help

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: ABC Australia - Songs of the Pacific have been heard at Parliament House as islanders from countries likely to be most at threat from rising sea levels braved the Canberra winter to highlight the issue of climate change.
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Climate change: ‘Media needs to step up to teach people about environment issues’

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Express Tribune - The media should play a role in tackling climate change issues in country as the people rely on it to get their information, urged environmentalists.
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White House to propose rule giving states free rein to meet emission reduction goals

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:49
Source: Wall Street Journal - The Obama administration will next week unveil a cornerstone of its climate-change initiative with a proposed rule aimed at allowing states to use cap-and-trade systems, renewable energy and other measures to meet aggressive goals for reducing carbon emissions by existing power plants.
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