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Bals: Europe loses lead in climate debate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - International negotiators are expected to gather for fresh climate change negotiations in Bonn. However, Christoph Bals of NGO Germanwatch warns the issue of climate change has dropped on Europe's political agenda.
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Website to know climate change impact on Mumbai

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: The Hindu - This world environment day, Mumbaiites will have dedicated tools in their hands to keep tabs on and control climate change. A team of inspired and dedicated youngsters have put up a website the city’s old and young can use easily.
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'Alternate vision' sought on climate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: BBC - Four hundred legislators from 66 countries are taking part in a summit billed as offering a "new vision for an international climate agreement".
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Climate clings to sustainable development goals as debate intensifies

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: RTCC - UN set of targets has been whittled down to 17, but arguments rage over what should be included
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Oceans worth up to $222 billion annually in CO2 capture

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: AFP - The study, coinciding with World Environment Day, was released ahead of two days of ministerial-level talks in Bonn that will seek to remove roadblocks towards a new post-2020 UN climate agreement.
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US wins praise for carbon cuts at UN talks, told to do more

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Reuters - The United States won praise at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday for its plan to cut carbon emissions, but a group of scientists said it too little to put the world on track to limit global warming.
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China climate adviser urges emissions cap

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Financial Times - China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, should impose an absolute cap on its emissions for the first time from 2016, a senior government climate change adviser said on Tuesday.
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UN chief urges international efforts inspired by small island nations to address climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday spotlighted the plight of small island nations, and called for strengthened international endeavor inspired by their efforts to address climate change.
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Study warns carbon cuts fall short as UN climate conference begins

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Al-Jazeera - German study results released Wednesday warned that the world is “still tracking” toward warming of 3 to 4.6 degrees Celsius by 2100 — a scenario many scientists said would be disastrous — as United Nations members launched a new round of climate talks in Bonn.
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A small 'sigh of relief' in climate debate

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 07:19
Source: Deutsche Welle - While environment leaders met in Brussels to discuss how to speed up the transition to a green economy, China and the US grabbed headlines with emissions-capping measures. Have we reached a turning point?
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China to limit carbon emissions for first time

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:29
Source: Guardian - Absolute cap to come into effect, climate adviser says on the day after US announces ambitious carbon plan
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EU says successful in climate change goals as U.N. talks start

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:09
Source: Reuters - The European Union touted its success in cutting greenhouse gases at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday, where a U.S. plan to cut power plant emissions has lifted hopes for a global deal in 2015.
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A look at US, EU and Chinese climate action goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:09
Source: AP - The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action
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China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 08:09
Source: Reuters - China will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016, a senior government adviser said on Monday, a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks
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A look at US, EU and Chinese climate action goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action
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EU says successful in climate change goals as U.N. talks start

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The European Union touted its success in cutting greenhouse gases at U.N. talks on climate change on Wednesday, where a U.S. plan to cut power plant emissions has lifted hopes for a global deal in 2015.
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China follows USA with emissions pledge

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: USA Today - One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.
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South Africa Plans to Study Need for New Climate Change Law

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: AlertNet - The election of South African parliamentarian Cedric Frolick as president of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) earlier this year is likely to turn the spotlight on his country's domestic climate policies and regulations, as legislators gather for a world summit in Mexico later this week
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World Cup Rolls Out the Green Carpet for ‘Ball Armadillo’

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - The FIFA World Cup 2014 mascot was inspired by the three-banded armadillo, which is unique in its ability to roll up in a tight ball. The species is endangered in Brazil, which is hosting the upcoming global sporting event.
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IEA report calls for $48 trillion investment to meet global energy needs by 2035

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:49
Source: CTBR - A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that countries must invest over $48 trillion in the next 21 years to meet the global energy needs.
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