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Bangladesh needs $100b in 10 years for infrastructure: WB

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:04
Source: Daily Star - Bangladesh will have to spend $7.4 billion to $10 billion a year until 2020 to bring its power grids, roads and water supplies up to the standard needed to serve its growing population, a World Bank report said yesterday.
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REEEP and Sanedi push for Energy Efficient Housing in South Africa

REEEP - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:29

REEEP and SANEDI (South African National Energy Development Institute) hosted an exciting workshop in Johannesburg recently covering the status of Energy Efficiency (EE) in the South African housing sector. Participants discussed key challenges and needs, drawing on their experiences in contribution and discussing possible pathways for stimulating forward movement of EE for housing.

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Climate change: Yeb Sano puts Philippines in focus

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:44
Source: Asian Correspondent - According to the 2013 Climate Change Vulnerability Index, the Philippines is the 9th most at risk country in the world. Its capital Manila is the city 3rd most at “extreme risk” from the impacts of climate change within the next 12 years.
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U.N. draft sounds alarm as world looks set to miss emissions target

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - The world will need far tougher curbs on greenhouse gases, by both developed nations and emerging economies, to keep global warming from exceeding a promised ceiling, a draft U.N. report shows. Rich nations led by the United States would have to halve their emissions by 2030 from 2010 levels to keep warming below an agreed 2 degree Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) ceiling above pre-industrial times, according to the draft obtained by Reuters.
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Can you make gasoline that slows down global warming? Google Ventures thinks so

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:44
Source: The Verge - Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing today. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips.
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Floating houses to fight climate change in Holland

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: Deutsche Welle - Rising sea levels caused by climate change are threatening coastal areas worldwide, today's IPCC report shows. Low-lying Netherlands is already getting prepared by building floating homes and redirecting rivers.
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Climate change: 4 countries that are fighting the trend

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: CBC - Here’s a look at four nations that environmental researchers say are taking significant, measurable steps in mitigating greenhouse gases.
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There is light at the end of the renewable power tunnel (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: Business Day -
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Climate Change: Is Anybody Listening?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: Newsweek - ...[A]s scientists issue yet another dire warning about the perils of man-made climate change, will governments take action? People concerned about the future of humanity hope so. But science and politics are separate topics.
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Climate change responses to shape Asia's future

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: AP - Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits.
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China's Hubei launches market to cut carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - China's Hubei province formally launched its carbon market on Wednesday, imposing caps on greenhouse gas emissions from 140 major energy and industrial emitters.
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Venice: The Bangladesh of the West

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: Asian Correspondent - What do Bangladesh and Venice have in common? Most would guess little or nothing and it is indeed hard to see a link between the lush, green mangroves of the Bay of Bengal and the wooden piers lined with gondolas of the Venetian lagoon. But the two places share a common challenge, and a vital one at that: they both are among the most vulnerable places to climate change in the world.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:44
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:29
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:14
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:54
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:39
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:24
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:09
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:54
Source: NY Times - University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced populations, political conflict, endangered animals.
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