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Is Bangladesh just a climate victim? Not anymore

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
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U.N. climate talks more advanced second time around, says former head

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - U.N. climate negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer told Reuters.
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Blueprints for Taming the Climate Crisis

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: NY Times - Here’s what your future will look like if we are to have a shot at preventing devastating climate change.
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Responsible Business: Sustainable efforts show signs of paying off

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Financial Times - There was a time when business investments in education, community initiatives, disaster relief or environmental conservation were treated as corporate philanthropy.
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UN Proposes Building Blocks of New Global Climate Deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bloomberg - The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.
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UN officials say there is ‘greater clarity’ over 2015 climate deal

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - Countries are converging on what pledges towards a global agreement should look like, say co-chairs of talks
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UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Guardian - The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the world’s biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.
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New UN force on climate impacts on health

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: AFP - Two UN agencies on Tuesday announced they were setting up a joint office to help fight the threat to health from climate change and extreme weather.
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U.S., China ink coal, clean energy deals in climate cooperation

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Reuters - The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.
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Pope Francis a Powerful Voice For Climate Change Action

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: DeSmogBlog - Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, has taken a very strong stance recently on the need to address climate change, to protect the environment and respect “God's creation.”
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Kenya Reviewing Legislation Act To Increase Forest Cover

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04
Source: Bernama - The Kenyan government is in the process of reviewing the Forest Act to enable it to conform to the Constitutional requirement of realising 10 per cent forest cover in the country, says Conservation Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Gideon Gathaara.
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France and India pledge to cooperate at UN climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
Source: RTCC - French Foreign Minister says India will be a ‘major player’ at 2015 Paris summit, backing Modi to deliver a new approach
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How to decarbonise the global economy

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:24
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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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