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Legislation Alone Will Not Address Africa’s Climate Challenges

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - Despite a raft of legislation dealing with the environment, African countries are still falling short when it comes to enforcing the legal instruments that respond to challenges posed by climate change, researchers say.
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China deposits acceptance document of Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol with UN

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Xinhua - China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Wang Min on Monday deposited a document of China's Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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Energy Efficient Buildings on NREL Campus to be Celebrated on June 4

NREL - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently completed construction of several award-winning, energy efficient buildings on its campus in Golden, Colo. On June 4, leaders from NREL and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will recognize and celebrate NREL’s three latest LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum buildings – the Energy Systems Integration Facility, the NREL Café and the South Site Entrance Building – with a USGBC Plaque Ceremony. The Platinum certification is the highest level available in the USGBC’s LEED® certification program.
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UN climate change chief praises new US pollution regulations

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - America's new power plant regulations, due for release on Monday, could unlock stalled negotiations for a global deal on climate change, the United Nations' top climate official said.
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EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in U.S. history.
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US to seek 30-percent emissions cut

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: AFP - The US government will propose a rule Monday requiring power plants to cut by 30 percent carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 based on 2005 levels, US media reported Sunday.
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U.S. to seek 30 percent cut in power-plant carbon pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the country's existing power plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters.
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US carbon curbs raise hopes for Paris deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Financial Times - On Monday, US President Barack Obama will put limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be emitted by American power plants, setting a goal of a cut of up to 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to reports on Sunday.
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Ghana’s bamboo bikes: Cycling towards sustainability

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Light, fast, strong and built from natural materials, bamboo bikes are an example of a greener and healthier future
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Honors for UMass Boston graduate and his dog

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Boston Globe - Keynote speaker Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, urged graduates to make thoughtful decisions, particularly toward creating a more sustainable environment.
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Obama Said to Propose Deep Cuts to Power-Plant Emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a key part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risks.
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Can the Market Stave Off Global Warming? (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
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Obama's U.S. carbon cuts likely to win muted applause abroad

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - President Barack Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, due to be announced on Monday, will win muted applause abroad with some hopes it could help a U.N. deal to fight climate change in 2015.
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Report Reviews Estimates of Costs and Benefits of Compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards to Date

NREL - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 08:00
A new report, prepared by analysts from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), reviews estimates of the costs and benefits of compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the United States and explores how costs and benefits may evolve over time.
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Prompt global action can cut the cost of going carbon neutral

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Ambitous climate deal in 2015 can cut climate costs for the rest of the century says senior UN official
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Flynn: Pope warms to issues 
of climate, pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:49
Source: Boston Herald - Pope Francis is putting his unprecedented global reach to work ... in global warming. The pope met with Bay State U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey and legislators from around the world yesterday on climate control 
and pollution.
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La mairesse de Paris appelle les villes à s'unir

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:49
Source: La Presse - La mairesse de Paris Anne Hidalgo a appelé jeudi à l'ONU les grandes villes à s'unir pour lutter contre le changement climatique.
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Perú y Francia buscan avances contra el cambio climático

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: Notimex - Al participar aquí en el III Foro Global de Sostenibilidad “Cómo crear valor en el siglo XXI”, organizado por la consultora Ernst and Young y la Secretaría General Iberoamericana (Segib), representantes de ambos gobiernos subrayaron su interés de concretar ese convenio
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Asia’s tourism sector commits to face up to climate challenge

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: TravelDailyNews - The need to strengthen the tourism sector’s ability to address climate change took centre stage during the UNWTO-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change. The Conference was held in conjunction with the 26th Joint Commission Meeting for Asia and the Pacific
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