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Responsible Business awards: methodology and Big Tick winners

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Financial Times - This year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business awards highlight the sustainability conundrum.
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France Foreign Minister launches attack against fossil fuels

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: RTCC - Fossil fuel subsidies must be scrapped to avert dangerous levels of global warming, according to the French official tasked with leading UN negotiations next year in Paris.
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Lessons from a drowning nation

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Washington Post - In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far even from some of its closest neighbors — Hawaii and Fiji — the small island nation of Kiribati is being swallowed by the rising sea.
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Experts: Solar Power Could Soon Pose Economic Threat to Electric Utilities

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Voice of America - After decades as an expensive and sometimes impractical source of energy, experts say solar power is finally coming into its own.
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World Bank to invest $775 million in clean energy projects across India

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Economic Times - The World Bank plans to invest $775 million in clean-energy projects across India, even as it expects that the new government's plan to give fiscal and policy support to the sector will galvanise further investment in renewable energy.
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Tanzania: Collective African Effort Needed in Addressing Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete recently reiterated on the need for African countries to work together and speak with a common voice on how to adapt and mitigate effects of climate change.
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Singapore gears up for climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Channel News Asia - Details on getting the Republic’s roads, drains, airport and other infrastructure ready for climate change will be firmed up from 2016, as government agencies examine how public infrastructure must adapt to higher temperatures, more intense rainfall, rise in sea level and stronger winds.
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Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago: study

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - Swathes of the Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2,000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that challenges common belief that the world’s biggest tropical forest is far older.
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REEEP reviews latest ODI report, "The role of multilateral climate funds in mobilising private investment"

REEEP - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:42

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a UK-based independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, just published an interesting paper  investigating how Multilateral Climate Funds (MCFs) mobilise private investment.

 

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Clean energy takes centre stage in China as national interests evolve

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: South China Morning Post - Energy policy in China has reached a turning point. Clean energy, recent comments and actions suggest, is moving centre stage in response to shifting national interests and global responsibilities.
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Don't axe the tax: emissions trading supporters make last-ditch plea

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Guardian - Supporters of emissions trading are making a last-ditch plea to the Senate not to repeal Australia’s laws – citing new analysis that shows “axing the tax” will cost the budget almost $20bn over the next four years and a letter from 59 leading economists insisting a carbon price is the best way to reduce emissions.
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China Now The World’s Largest Solar PV Market

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Cleantechnica - China is now the world’s largest solar PV market, according to the Global New Energy Development Report 2014, having now surpassed Germany to take the top spot.
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Barbados Beaches: Caribbean Island Is Going Green, People Are Taking Notice

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Latin Post - The little island located in the Caribbean known as Barbados, is making big waves in the world of green energy. Exactly one month ago on June 5th, it was World Environment Day (WED), and on that day Barbados hosted the WED conference for Small Island Developing States. Some of the media and countries of the world are looking at this island as perhaps the renewed vision for sustainable and clean energy of the future
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Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says.
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WCC announces Interfaith Summit on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Independent Catholic News - The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City. At the summit, organized together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage international and political leaders to address concretely the causes and consequences of climate change.
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Pueblos indígenas participarán por primera vez en la COP20 en Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: La República - Los pueblos indígenas participarán por primera vez en la Conferencia de las Partes sobre el cambio climático (COP20), que se celebrará en Lima en diciembre próximo, reveló el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Perú.
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Changement climatique : Fabius mobilisé contre les énergies fossiles

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: RTL - Laurent Fabius a lancé une mise en garde sur le risque de dérèglement irréversible du climat, ce dimanche 6 juillet à l'occasion des rencontres économiques d'Aix-en-Provence, qui ont réuni sur trois jours quelque 3.000 personnes et 230 conférenciers de 35 pays.
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Insurers to cover withdrawal of solar and wind subsidies

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: Financial Times - Insurers are developing plans to protect investors in solar and wind power projects against the sudden withdrawal of crucial state subsidies that have battered the European renewable energy industry.
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UK to help India reduce emission without affecting growth

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:19
Source: eco-business.com - The UK government will share new technologies in clean and renewable energy to help India in addressing climate change in a way that its growth will not be affected, a British minister said.
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Does climate change impact national security? ASU gets $20M to find out

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 22:54
Source: AZ Central - It sounds like the makings of a political-action thriller. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded Arizona State University a five-year, $20 million agreement to research the effects of climate change and its propensity to cause civil and political unrest.
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