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Yale Asks Managers to Weigh Climate Change Risks

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: WSJ - Yale University is asking managers for its roughly $21 billion endowment to account for how climate change and potential regulations on fossil fuels could affect investments, the latest sign that university endowments are increasingly aware of the headline risks associated with coal, oil and gas investments.
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Government plan to give India’s electric vehicle industry a new high

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Climate Group - NEW DELHI: India's low carbon transport industry has received fresh impetus with news of a government plan to deliver US$2.31 billion in incentives to manufacturers of electric vehicles. The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP) – which is to be approved by the Expenditure Finance Committee and the Union cabinet, and expected to be undertaken by the Government within the next five months – will furnish INR 140 billion (US$2.31 billion) as subsidies to electric vehicle manufacturers.
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Megadroughts Worse Than the Dust Bowl Could Hit the Southwest

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: Bloomberg - The drought in California has already devastated the environment and upended the state’s economy. Imagine if it were to last for a decade. Or four decades. Or longer. So-called megadroughts are increasingly likely as the earth warms, according to a new scientific paper that paired historic drought patterns with climate change models.
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(blog) Advancing Resilience in Small Island States: Cutting through red tape

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: World Bank blog - APIA, Samoa, September 2, 2014 – The World Bank Group has announced that it will increase its support for disaster and climate resilient development in small island developing states from US$145 million per year to about US$190 million and work with partners towards a Small Island States Resilience Initiative.
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New responsible investment tool launched by Thomson Reuters

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow - Thomson Reuters has launched a new set of indices that will measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices at European companies. They become the latest of several tools launched in recent years to aid responsible investors, as the sector moves into the mainstream.
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Top Leaders From China, India to Skip UN Climate Change Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Diplomat - Reports indicate that neither Chinese President Xi Jinping nor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plan to attend a U.N. summit of world leaders on climate change. The Climate Summit 2014, to be held on September 23 in New York, was organized by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “to galvanize and catalyze climate action.” U.S. President Barack Obama, as well as other leaders from developed nations, are expected to attend, but the absence of leaders from the world’s two largest developing nations has some worried that the summit will fall flat.
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(editorial) Global labour's challenge to climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: The Guardian - At the end November 2013, Philip Jennings, the general secretary for the global union federation UNI Global Union spoke at a climate conference in Toronto. His message was simple: "there is nothing more important facing humanity than the dangers of a warming planet. We have no time to lose."
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It is 99.999 percent likely global warming is caused by humans: CSIRO

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:04
Source: 9News Australia - A CSIRO report has declared the chances of global warming being the result of human industry as 99.999 percent likely. The paper published yesterday in the Climate Risk Management journal noted December 2013 was the 346th consecutive month where global land and ocean temperatures exceeded the monthly average of the 20th century.
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China and Indian Leaders Said to Skip UN Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: Bloomberg - The top leaders of China and India aren’t planning to attend this month’s United Nations summit on climate change, signaling tepid support for a global pact to cut greenhouse gases among two of the largest emitters.
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France plans climate harmony ahead of 2015 UN summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:04
Source: RTCC - Leading climate official Laurence Tubiana tells RTCC Paris 2015 conference is a step on the ladder, not the endgame
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U.N. chief tries to kick-start sagging enthusiasm for climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this month hopes to reinvigorate the years-long effort to forge a global climate deal, even as concerns grow over whether the final pact will be rigorous enough to address threats to the environment.
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Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Islands Business - The Pacific will be the first region in the world to fully integrate climate change and disaster risk management in a single regional strategy focused on resilient development.
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Carbon emissions from electricity grid rise after carbon price repeal

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Guardian - Figures show the largest two-month rise in eight years, though several factors as well as repeal may be involved
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Experts discuss investments in renewable energy to counter climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Arirang TV - More than 200 energy experts from Korea and around the world have gathered in Seoul to discuss new investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
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SAMOA: UN disaster risk chief calls for putting partnerships to work

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: IBNS - The commitments made at the international conference on partnering with small island developing states must be prioritized and implemented as soon as possible, urged the top United Nations official on disaster risk reduction.
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Small island nations start "drum roll of action" for key UN Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:49
Source: Famagusta Gazette - Small island nations meeting in Samoa have started a "drum roll of action" ahead of a key UN climate summit in New York later this month
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UNEP releases Global Environment Outlook report

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:24
Source: Business Recorder - Facing rising sea levels, increasingly frequent natural disasters, major waste and pollution challenges and weakening family structures, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the globe require a fresh round of innovative solutions, ranging from economic diversification to island-based technological and cultural innovation to regional and global policy initiatives, stated a new Global Environment Outlook report released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Small island conference leaves 'legacy with impact' - UN

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:24
Source: UN News Centre - With $1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations on Thursday wrapped up its small island developing state conference and kicked off a drum roll of action on climate change.
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CTI PFAN Bangalore event helps entrepreneurs prepare to present their ideas

REEEP - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:15

REEEP’s partner CTI PFAN organized a two-day event for entrepreneurs they support in South Asia to improve entrepreneurs’ ability to present their business models to investors. Nine entrepreneurs took part in the event, all of whom are seeking investment into clean energy – renewable energy or energy efficiency technology – as a service provider themselves, or for improving the efficiency of their own production processes.

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Kufuor launches Africa Agric Status Report

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:04
Source: tv3network.com - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday, September 2 joined other African leaders to launch the Africa Agriculture Status Report.
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