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Climate Change Meets Kitchen Table as Issue Gets Personal

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: Bloomberg - If President Barack Obama has his way, the conversation on climate change will shift from polar bears and melting glaciers to droughts in Iowa and more childhood asthma across the nation.
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Green ministry launches online system for environment clearance

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: Times of India - Beginning the process of second generation reform which may take care of green issues without compromising on economic growth, the environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched a "system for online submission of applications for environment clearance".
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China expects to launch national carbon market in 2018

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: RTCC - China expects to launch a national carbon market in 2018, based on regional schemes it is presently piloting, a senior official at the country’s planning ministry told a World Bank conference
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CO2 Price to Spur Carbon Capture Will Fall From $125, Shell Says

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: Bloomberg - The price of emissions needed to spur investment in carbon capture and storage, or CCS, projects will probably drop from a current estimate of about $125 a metric ton, according to Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDSA)
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Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules: minister

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:29
Source: Reuters - The Spanish cabinet could approve on Friday a law that will cut renewable energy subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 billion) power tariff deficit, built up during years of keeping prices below regulated costs.
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Industry, policy makers call for global CO2 price

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 08:09
Source: Argus Media - Industry and policy makers have opened this year's Carbon Expo conference in Cologne with calls for a global price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as the World Bank has described a more fragmented reality in its annual carbon pricing review.
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Climate pact may depend on side deals by poor nations

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:49
Source: SciDev.net - The interests of rich countries can seem to dominate climate change negotiations, but a study that models such talks as a ‘bargaining game’ shows that side deals among poorer nations could boost chances of an international agreement.
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UNWTO puts climate change at “heart” of Asian tourism agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:49
Source: Travel Daily Media - Climate change needs to be at the “heart of the tourism agenda” in Southeast Asia, the UNWTO has said.
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Obama Vows to Battle Global Climate Change in West Point Speech

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:49
Source: Breitbart News Network - President Obama delivered a major policy speech Wednesday, claiming that fighting climate change was every bit as important to America’s national security as stopping terrorism or working to stop countries from obtaining nuclear weapons.
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Industry, policy makers call for global CO2 price

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:49
Source: Argus Media - Industry and policy makers have opened this year's Carbon Expo conference in Cologne with calls for a global price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as the World Bank has described a more fragmented reality in its annual carbon pricing review.
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Filipinos lack climate protection on the ground, despite laws

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Progress in rebuilding the Philippine city of Tacloban and the lives of its residents devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last November has been painstakingly slow, according to the city’s mayor Alfred Romualdez.
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South Africa: Offsets to Cushion South African Carbon Tax

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: IPS - To curb greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa wants to put a tax on carbon emissions from big polluters.
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Pentagon ‘clear’ climate change is a ‘national security’ issue

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: RTCC - US military officials say threat from global warming is evident, calling for focus on efficiency and clean energy systems
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Fewer polar bear cubs are being born in the Arctic islands, survey finds

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: Guardian - The proportion of polar bear females around the Arctic islands of Svalbard who gave birth to cubs crashed to just 10% in 2014, according to a small scientific survey of the animals. It follows a series of warm years and poor sea ice.
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African islands can and should lead in sustainable development, says Seychelles Foreign Affairs Minister

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: Seychelles News Agency - African islands are capable of setting an example in terms of sustainable development, especially in light of 2014 being designated the year of Small Island Developing States by the United Nations.
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UN: Close coal mines on Svalbard

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:29
Source: newsinenglish.no - The United Nations’ Executive Secretary on climate change, Christiana Figueres, said Norway should close down its coal mines on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Elections have limited impact on EU climate goals

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Argus Media - The results of the European Parliament elections could have only a limited impact on climate and energy targets up to 2030, despite a successful showing in the polls by parties hostile to expanding EU climate regulation.
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Energy, emissions goals appear cloudy for 2015

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: China Daily - Economic and environmental officials vowed on Monday to step up efforts in the next two years to ensure China's energy and environment goals for 2015 are within reach, despite efforts in the 2011-2013 period that failed to measure up.
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Ministry of environment and forests undergoes a nomenclature change; government serious to tackle climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Economic Times - In a move that signals changed priorities, the ministry of environment and forests has undergone a nomenclature change. It has been renamed as the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
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Kazakhstan wins support for carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The European Energy Exchange (EEX) said it signed an agreement with Kazakh exchange Caspi JSC to provide support and technology for exchange-based trading of carbon permits, supporting Kazakhstan's new emissions market, EEX said.
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