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Congo to world: pay us $1bn to save our rainforests ... or else

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 07:49
Source: Financial Times - The Democratic Republic of Congo has a message for the world: pay us to protect a section of rainforest nearly as big as England or watch it get cut down.
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Insurer’s Climate Change Class Actions: More to Come?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Reuters - A major insurance company is accusing dozens of localities in Illinois of failing to prepare for severe rains and flooding in lawsuits that are the first in what could be a wave of litigation over who should be liable for the possible costs of climate change.
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Cuba crea Grupo Nacional sobre Cambio Climático

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Prensa Latina - Organismos estatales e instituciones cubanas integran el Grupo Nacional de Cambio Climático, para evaluar las medidas de adaptación y mitigación a eventos naturales extremos, informó en La Habana una experta en la materia.
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Bangladesh seeks export privileges to US on climate vulnerability grounds

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Citing its increasing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, Bangladesh has sought exemption from quotas and duty for all its exports to the United States.
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Your Breakfast is Under Assault From Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: TIME - Time to stock up on Corn Flakes. Oxfam says at least three of the most popular breakfast cereals are expected to increase in price thanks to the effects of climate change
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New ASEAN funding for climate change, food security projects

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Brunei Times - BRUNEI and other ASEAN states will benefit from a new funding mechanism for projects that address food security, poverty and climate change.
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Advocacy and Action on Climate Change: World Council of Churches (blog)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Huffington Post -
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Can Peru deliver a successful UN climate summit?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: RTCC -
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Chile seeks investment in wind, solar energy

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Christian Science Monitor - President Michelle Bachelet recently announced her 2014-18 energy program, pledging to expand a liquefied natural gas port and support renewable energy sources.
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Solar: The future of energy?

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: CNBC - Since the dawn of civilisation, the sun has been relied upon to bring us light and warmth. Today, its energy is being harnessed to generate clean, limitless power that, along with other "renewable" sources, could eventually see us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
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Kerry calls on U.S. college graduates to face down climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 07:04
Source: Reuters - The rapidly changing climate poses a threat of sparking greater global conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told the graduating class of Boston College, urging the graduates to play a role in pushing for new energy policies
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‘Keep dirty energy out of Green Climate Fund’, demand activists

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: Blue&Green Tomorrow - A coalition of around 300 civil society organisations have voiced concerns after it emerged the Green Climate Fund (GCF) could be used to develop nuclear, dams and other fossil fuels.
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Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: AP - The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.
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Climate change will hit nations' creditworthiness -S&P

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - S&P said climate change will be the 21st Century's second global "mega-trend", after aging populations, to put downward pressure on sovereign ratings, which could harm economic growth and government coffers.
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Scientists unveil scenarios for 2070 in Wisconsin

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:24
Source: LaCrosse Tribune - A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers last week released a series of detailed science-based scenarios envisioning life in 2070 in the Madison area’s Yahara Watershed, aiming to help people envision the effects of climate change before it worsens.
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Rift Widening Between Energy And Insurance Industries Over Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Forbes - Being a big business, the insurance industry is a strong backer of free enterprise and its laissez-faire leaders
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Where Whale Oil Once Reigned, a Town Looks to Renewable Energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Wall Street Journal - Whale oil made New Bedford, Mass., America's energy capital in the early 19th century. Now the gritty fishing port is once again linking its future to energy—this time renewable.
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China aims for 70GW of solar in race to ditch coal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: BusinessGreen - New target aims to more than triple current installed capacity as China continues clean energy investment drive
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Laurence Tubiana : "Le plus grand ennemi de l’accord climat, c’est la crise économique."

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Sciences et avenir - La France accueillera et présidera l’an prochain la 21e conférence sur le climat. L’économiste Laurence Tubiana, qui vient d’être nommée représentante spéciale de Laurent Fabius
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Taming the floods, Dutch-style

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - What Britain can learn from the Netherlands about defending against floods and adapting to climate change
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