Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The leaders of China and the UK have declared the threat of global warming to be one of the greatest challenges facing the world, and have called on all nations to reveal their action plans well ahead of a major climate summit set for Paris in late 2015.
Source: Malay Mail Online - Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named today as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asias version of the Nobels, for her work as the godmother of sustainable development.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Protecting forests in Burkina Faso, as in much of the Sahel, is a continuing challenge. Population growth, expansion of farms and grazing and cutting of wood for cooking and charcoal production have all led to loss of trees or the degradation of forests.
Source: Guardian - Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world's energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found
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Source: Reuters - Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday unveiled efforts to expand protection of vast areas of the Pacific Ocean controlled by the United States from over fishing and environmental damage.
Source: Reuters - The Caribbean needs $30 billion of investment over the next 10 years to modernise its power and other infrastructure, a top regional banker said on Tuesday, in a pitch for funds supposed to be available to help developing nations curb carbon emissions.
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Source: Business Spectator - China is the worlds largest consumer and producer of energy and emitter of carbon. The countrys voracious appetite for oil, coal, gas and renewable energy is fundamentally re-shaping the global energy landscape.
Source: IPP Media - In a bid to mitigate the ongoing devastating climate change effects on Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain, the government is implementing a sustainable development programme on land use that will among other things ban the cutting of trees in the region.
Source: BusinessGreen - Two week summit ends positively as negotiators edge towards an international emissions reduction framework for 2015
Source: Nikkei - International negotiations on combating climate change look to be making progress, as the U.S. and China have recently presented renewed commitments to fighting global warming.
Source: Arab News - Saudi Arabia and the UAE will cooperate to develop renewable energy and clean technology in the region.
Source: General-Anzeiger - Die Arbeitskonferenz zur Entwicklung eines neuen internationalen Klimaschutzabkommens ist am Sonntag in Bonn zu Ende gegangen. Christiana Figueres ist Exekutivsekretärin des UN-Klimasekretariats in Bonn und damit oberste Klimaschützerin der Vereinten Nationen.
Source: Independent - Lord Stern, the worlds most authoritative climate economist, has issued a stark warning that the financial damage caused by global warming will be considerably greater than current models predict.
Source: Vietnamnet - Dr. Le Huy Ba, Head of the Institute for Science, Technology and the Environment Management, noted that climate change was abnormal this year because the city faced three big problems, high tides, prolonged heat and more rainfall.
Source: Reuters - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday called for a global regime to protect the oceans, which he said were under threat from too much fishing, acidification from climate change, and marine pollution.
Source: Irish Times - The latest round of UN climate talks concluded in Bonn yesterday on an upbeat note, with a pledge that elements of a draft treaty aimed at curbing global warming would be circulated to the parties as early as July 15th.
Source: Xinhua - The second round of United Nations climate talks this year closed in Bonn on Sunday with progress towards a new global climate deal scheduled to be passed in 2015.