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Massachusetts Wants More Solar Energy Projects

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: AP - The Patrick administration is hoping to encourage the growth of solar energy projects on landfills, ‘‘brownfield’’ sites, and residential rooftops in Massachusetts.
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As China and the USA close in on each other (comment)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: Malta Today -
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Obama Views Climate Change As Part of His Legacy

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: Bloomberg BNA - President Barack Obama views addressing the problem of climate change as a key part of his legacy and remains staunchly committed to implementing as much of his climate action plan as possible prior to leaving office, a senior aide said May 13.
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IPCC's outdated climate change communication won't cut it

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: Guardian Sustainable Business -
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French Foreign Minister: ‘We Have 500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos’

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: CNSNews.com - The world has “500 days to avoid climate chaos,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said alongside Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department on Tuesday.
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Climate change is divisive. Climate solutions are not. (op-ed)

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: Christian Science Monitor -
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Will Indonesia's next president maintain its climate commitments?

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 07:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Indonesia’s widely publicised commitment to cut carbon emissions is likely to be maintained by its next president, an environmental law expert says, even as activists push for long-term protection for the country’s forests and greater recognition of the conservation efforts of forest people.
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Twin Cities churches speak out on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:14
Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Earlier this year, 77 Minnesota churches joined a "National Preach-In on Climate Change" -- twice as many as the year before. The event, organized by the group Interfaith Power & Light, drew 1,500 congregations nationwide.
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European Commission releases €750 million for infrastructure projects on energy

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:14
Source: ITAR-TASS - The EU funding will accelerate investment in missing cross-border links by leveraging the necessary private and public funding
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DOE, CCC to push renewable energy use in communities still without power

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are scheduled to sign on Wednesday an agreement for the wider use of renewable energy in local governments, particularly in communities without electricity.
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Growing green skills and jobs in South Africa

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: BusinessDay - IT IS STILL early days for South Africa’s green economy, but clears signs are evident of the overall commitment to shift our business-as-usual economy towards a low-carbon, resource efficient, resilient and inclusive sustainable economy.
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Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: NY Times - The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a report published Tuesday by a leading government-funded military research organization concluded.
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Discuten en Uruguay sobre cambio climático y justicia ambiental

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: Prensa Latina - Las negociaciones internacionales sobre cambio climático contribuyen a un proceso global de justicia ambiental, afirmó hoy Raquel Lejtreger, viceministra uruguaya de Medio Ambiente.
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Industry says renewables can boost EU energy security

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: BusinessGreen - Trade bodies urge energy ministers to increase green energy ambition, after Ukraine crisis highlights EU's fossil fuel dependence
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Norway bets on global warming in Arctic oil and gas drive

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: Reuters - Norway wants to let oil and gas companies drill in Arctic seas that were frozen as recently as the 1980s even though some climate experts say it is too early to trust global warming to keep the ice away.
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Funcionaria de la ONU: cambio climático trae efectos que no podemos predecir

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: América noticias - Christiana Figueres, secretaria Ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CCNUCC), responsabilizó a los gobiernos como entidades encargadas de definir las políticas nacionales e internacionales que contribuyan en favor de la naturaleza.
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The ‘black hole’ of Chinese carbon trading

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:59
Source: Financial Times - As prices languish in the largest carbon market in the EU and Australia ditches plans for a carbon tax, environmental activists have seized on China’s efforts as proof that action to tackle climate change is far from dead.
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Catastrophic collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet begins

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:59
Source: Yahoo! News - The catastrophic collapse of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet is underway, researchers say.
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UN climate treaty vital for global security, warns senior NATO official

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:59
Source: RTCC - One of NATO’s most senior officials says militaries could find themselves overwhelmed by the scale of natural disasters if a global agreement to tackle climate change is not reached in Paris next year
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Pulgar Vidal: Lima tiene problemas serísimos de calidad de aire

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:59
Source: RPP Noticias - El ministro del Ambiente, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, reconoció que Lima tiene serios problemas en calidad de aire, aunque evitó polemizar sobre la total certeza del estudio realizado por la Organización de la Salud (OMS) que así lo advirtió.
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