Source: USA Today - Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.
Source: NY Times - Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.
Source: NY Times - The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
Source: BusinessGreen - Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has told India's new prime minister that he is keen to drive UK investment in India's emerging green economy to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges the country faces.
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Source: CCTV - Chinas State Council published on Monday a guideline to promote emissions trading. The pilot regions must set up rules for the purchase and trading of emissions rights by 2017 to roll out the scheme nationwide. The pilot began in 2007 in 11 regions from northeast coast to northeast inland and North China.
Source: IPS - An international conference on small island developing states (SIDS), scheduled to take place in Samoa next week, will bypass a politically sensitive issue: a proposal to create a new category of environmental refugees fleeing tiny island nations threatened by rising seas.
Source: Business Recorder - European carbon prices edged lower in thin trade on Monday ahead of an increase in supply from government sales of carbon allowances.
Source: El Peruano - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, destacó que el reto de la 20ª Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (COP-20), que se celebrará en Lima, es generar un acuerdo climático que favorezca al mundo.
Source: El Peruano - Al diseñar las estrategias para lidiar con el cambio climático es común olvidarse de las niñas y los niños, a pesar de que tienen menos recursos para defenderse en situaciones problemáticas.
Source: Phys.org - An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change.
Source: Bernama - The City of Cape Town has taken public transport to the next level with the launch of its first green transport facility.
Source: The Conversation - Chinas use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of global importance, according to economist Ross Garnaut in a lecture presented at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.
Source: Cleantechnica - Indian wind turbine manufacturers and project developers have been advised by the government to make efforts to increase annual capacity addition to five times its current level, a leading Indian newspaper has reported.
Source: Times of India - Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the country.
Source: El Peruano - Ante el cambio climático, en las punas de Lima y Junín se trabaja un proyecto para cuidar las vicuñas, el agua y los pastos, aumentando así la resistencia de sus poblaciones ante el nuevo escenario mundial.
Source: Pachamama Radio - Durante los próximo diez años, el Perú tendrá que invertir el equivalente al 4% de su Producto Bruto Interno (PBI) para hacer frente a los impactos del cambio climático, lo que implica alrededor de S/. 8,000 millones, informó la ONG Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), integrante del grupo Perú COP.
Source: Business Mirror - Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany.
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