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Upset at UN climate talks as ministers go missing

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: BBC - Negotiators and campaigners have reacted angrily to the failure of many environment ministers to attend UN talks in Bonn.
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EU climate deal in balance as row simmers over 40% CO2 target

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: RTCC - Poland remains opposed to new goals, saying it would leave poorer nations compensating for over-ambition
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China says aid a key to climate deal, not just CO2 cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - China led calls by emerging economies on Friday for the rich to raise financial aid to the poor as a precondition for a United Nations deal to combat global warming.
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National Climate Laws Help Pave the Way for New UN Deal

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: AlertNet - Bangladeshi parliamentarian Saber Hossain Chowdhury is no stranger to U.N. climate change negotiations - he was at the big summits in Copenhagen in 2009 and in Cancún the year after.
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Rising seas wash Japanese war dead from Pacific island graves

UNFCCC headlines - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 07:39
Source: Reuters - Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese World War Two soldiers from their graves on a low-lying Pacific archipelago, the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands said on Friday.
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Climate Risk to Island States Focus of World Environment Day

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: ENS - Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the forefront of the fight against climate change, today hosted this year’s World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world’s small islands at risk of being lost to sea-level rise.
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China Seeks to Cap Fossil Fuel Emissions for First Time

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Bloomberg - China is working on how to cap its greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, an effort that would spur the worldwide effort to hold back climate change.
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Kenya among top renewable energy investors

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Standard - Kenya is the second largest investor in renewable energy in Africa. It is, however, a distant second, with the investment value standing at a modest Sh21 billion ($249m) last year compared to South Africa.
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Billionaire sets up fund for victims of climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: SF Chronicle - Billionaire Tom Steyer, the leading financial underwriter of campaigns to combat climate change, says he is putting up $2 million to start a fund for victims of wildfires and other "extreme weather events."
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India, China take an early lead at UN climate talks in Germany

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Busiiness Standard - Negotiators from 195 countries at Bonn are in the early stages of putting together a draft of a UN agreement that will guide climate change actions over the next decades
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American actor Ian Somerhalder's new environmentalist role as Goodwill Ambassador

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Xinhua - Ian Somerhalder, an actor best known for his work on the international hit TV Series, "The Vampire Diaries," has a new role, which is of great importance not only to himself, but also to hundreds of thousands of others.
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Global warming damages corals vital to small islands: UN

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a U.N. report said on Thursday.
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G7 leaders back 2015 climate deal, aim to build on US momentum

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Reuters - The world's leading industrialised nations gave their backing on Thursday to a new global deal on climate change in 2015 after promises from the United States at the start of the week galvanised flagging momentum.
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UN outlines criteria for 2015 climate deal pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: RTCC - Guidelines for national contributions presented as countries start to formulate draft agreement
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Caricom mulls new int'l agreement for biodiversity

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 07:44
Source: Jamaica Observer - JAMAICA recently played host to government officials as well as scientific and legal experts from across Caricom to discuss the need for an international agreement dedicated to systematic ocean conservation and the sustainable use of areas beyond the jurisdiction of national governments.
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China climate adviser urges emissions cap

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 08:29
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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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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