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Eleven EU nations exceed air pollution ceilings: EEA

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - Eleven European Union nations breached ceilings for air pollution in 2012 despite plans to avert health-damaging smog of the sort that choked Paris this month, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Monday.
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Public Utilities & Private Companies In Mexico Teaming Up To Promote Renewables

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: CleanTechnica - The Federal Electricity Commission — the general director of Mexico’s state-owned electric utility — recently announced its plans to further promote renewable energy production within the populous country by teaming up with a number of notable private companies.
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Analysis: Green Climate Fund’s future threatened by old divisions

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - The UN-backed Green Climate Fund is the glue holding global talks on greenhouse gas reductions together. Promises of billions – perhaps trillions – of dollars flowing into low carbon projects in developing parts of the world keep the prospect of a UN climate deal in 2015 open.
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Analysis: Growth in China’s carbon emissions has halved

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: RTCC - Growth in China’s carbon emissions is slowing sharply, under pressure from climate and pollution targets and slower economic expansion, data on coal consumption show.
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Air pollution top environmental health risk

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:34
Source: Al Jazeera America - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, and is now the single biggest environmental health risk, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) published Tuesday.
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Netherlands to stop funding overseas coal power plants

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
Source: RTCC - The Netherlands will no longer provide money to new coal projects overseas, announced the prime minister today, joining the US in a bid to stop the growth of coal.
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Slower sea level rise linked to El Nino and natural weather patterns

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
Source: RTCC - Slower sea level rise in the past decade is due to the influence of natural weather patterns and especially the El Nino cycle, scientists say.
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Comment: Ukraine Crisis Shifts EU's Energy Focus

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
Source: Chatham House - The recent EU summit showed how the Ukraine crisis has put security of supply at the top of Europe’s energy agenda. But member states should balance this with policy objectives on competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
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Putting Climate Polluters in the Dock

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:19
Source: IPS - Can Caribbean governments take legal action against other countries that they believe are warming the planet with devastating consequences?
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On World Meteorological Day, UN rallies youth to take on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:54
Source: UN News Centre - Seeking to increase awareness among young people about climate change and mobilize them as champions for action, the United Nations is marking this year's World Meteorological Day with a call for more young people – especially women – to become meteorologists, a profession which makes a vital contribution to the safety and well-being of society.
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As Listener and Saleswoman, E.P.A. Chief Takes to the Road for Climate Rules

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:54
Source: NY Times - Ms. McCarthy is the chief architect and emissary of President Obama’s plan to fight climate change.
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US will keep pushing nations like Australia on climate change action, says former adviser

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:39
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The Obama administration will closely monitor how nations such as Australia tackle climate change, as the US President makes greenhouse gas emission cuts one of his signature policies, according to the White House's former top climate adviser.
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UN scientists see grim future if no action taken on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:39
Source: AFP - UN scientists are set to deliver their darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, pointing to a future stalked by floods, drought, conflict and economic damage if carbon emissions go untamed.
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Climate change to disrupt food supplies, brake growth: U.N. draft

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:39
Source: Reuters - A 29-page draft by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will also outline many ways to adapt to rising temperatures, more heatwaves, floods and rising seas.
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Rich nations to start fund to help cut methane emissions abroad

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:19
Source: Reuters - The countries are aiming to set up a so-called Methane Abatement Facility with pledges of $100 million under the auspices of the World Bank to buy and cancel carbon credits, initially from projects that cut emissions at landfill waste sites.
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Zimbabwe: Students in Weather and Climate Change Commemorations

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:19
Source: The Herald - World Meteorological Day run-up commemorations were held last Wednesday at Cresta Hotel which saw school students and junior parliamentarians gather, the celebrations were organised by the Met Dept in partnership with the Zimbabwe junior Council.
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Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:19
Source: AP - If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.
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BASIC nations to discuss climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:19
Source: Livemint - The meeting of the BASIC group on 23-24 March in New Delhi follows the conference of parties (CoP) on climate change held in Warsaw last year.
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Group Suggests New Rules for Further Cuts in Carbon Pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:49
Source: NY Times - An influential environmental group on Thursday released a new analysis suggesting major climate change regulations that could lead to even steeper cuts in carbon pollution than those being considered by the Obama administration.
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Group Suggests New Rules for Further Cuts in Carbon Pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:44
Source: NY Times - An influential environmental group on Thursday released a new analysis suggesting major climate change regulations that could lead to even steeper cuts in carbon pollution than those being considered by the Obama administration.
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