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Cheap airfare swamps industry's emissions cuts – study

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: Climate News Network - The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft.
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On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be 'powerful agents of progress'

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: UN News Centre - Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.”
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The Empiricist Strikes Back (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: NY Times -
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Q&A: Sen. Boxer on climate change, California drought

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: The Desert Sun - Sen. Barbara Boxer, who leads the Environment and Public Works Committee, is on a trip to Amsterdam focusing on climate change.
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Push for climate change on G20 list

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:34
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Three former Australians of the Year, including Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for climate change to be included on the agenda for the G20 leaders summit to be held in Brisbane in November.
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African Journalists attend session on UN Climate Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:14
Source: GNA - Journalists from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria have participated in an hour-long online press briefing to discuss Climate Change and the upcoming UN Climate Summit in New York.
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BASIC nations discuss climate issues ahead of UN talks

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:14
Source: The Hindu Businessline - India, along with other major developing nations such as China and Brazil, could well be on its way to standing up against richer developed countries.
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Opposing view | BASIC climate changes

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:14
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Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:14
Source: eNews Channel Africa - When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.
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Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit global warming: UN draft

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 per cent by mid-century will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents, a draft UN report showed.
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Jóvenes latinos y afroamericanos de EEUU se preparan para la lucha ambiental

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: EFEVerde - Jóvenes latinos y afroamericanos de Nueva York, preocupados por el calentamiento global y el impacto en sus comunidades, se reúnen durante dos días en la ciudad con miras a su participación en la Marcha Climática de los Pueblos que acogerá la Gran Manzana en septiembre durante la Asamblea General de la ONU.
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CO2 capture from air could ripen into a global warming solution, researcher predicts

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: ClimateWire - Technologies for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the ambient air will play a key role in reversing the buildup of greenhouse gases if the process can gain wider acceptance, according to a Columbia University scientist.
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Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050 to limit global warming: UN draft

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Reuters - Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 per cent by mid-century will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents, a draft UN report showed.
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Brazil, South Arica, India and China chalk out plan for climate negotiations

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Economic Times - Meeting for the first time since the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Warsaw last November, ministers of the four BASIC countries—Brazil, South Arica, India and China-—sought to craft a common position for the next round of talks at Lima.
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BASIC nations vow to take united stand against rich nations over climate change negotiations

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Times of India - The BASIC nations — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — are expected to come out with a joint statement this afternoon, reflecting their common stand during future climate change negotiations.
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White House adviser met with billionaires Steyer, Soros

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: The Hill - Adviser to President Obama John Podesta met with billionaires Tom Steyer and George Soros for a lunchtime meeting at the White House in February, according to meeting records.
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UN releases Ban Ki-moon climate summit plan

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: RTCC - Politicians, business leaders and civil society face packed schedule during 11-hour gathering
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Rwanda: Activists Take Environment Awareness Drive to Schools

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: The New Times - More than 300 secondary school students in Rwanda were trained in environment protection and sustainable development during the previous term.
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Efforts on to increase India's forest cover: Govt

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:34
Source: Times of India - Efforts are on to increase India's forest cover to one-third of the land area, environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
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