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(opinion) Love, Not Fear, Will Help Us Fix Climate Change

Source: Time - The U.N. Climate Summit has galvanized support—for now. But we're going to need much Superman’s father, Jor-El, was a leading scientist who tried for years to warn his fellow inhabitants that their home planet, Krypton, was about to explode. But they didn’t take the necessary actions until it was too late.
Categories: Climate Change News

Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India?

Source: Guardian - From the observation tower in the Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the dark blue arrays of a million solar panels can be seen sitting silently on the red dust. The Charanka solar park in Gujarat is an “ultra-mega” power project – the Indian government’s phrase – and the biggest in Asia.
Categories: Climate Change News

Environmentalists call for people power to force green investment

Source: Money Management - Environmental action groups are increasing their efforts to encourage institutional investors to commit to green investments, Responsible Investment Association of Australasia chief executive, Simon O’Connor claims.
Categories: Climate Change News

Obama and Modi announce agreement on U.S.-India efforts to fight global warming

Source: Washington Post - The Obama administration reached an agreement with India on Tuesday on measures intended to accelerate that country’s shift to renewable fuels, steps that officials say will reduce carbon emissions while helping India’s new government extend electricity to all of its 1.2 billion citizens.
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US calls for ‘Sputnik’ style drive to save Arctic

Source: RTCC - Climate change will be the top priority for the US when it takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, says the US special representative to the Arctic. Speaking today in Washington, Admiral Robert Papp Jr said that the US would pursue Arctic conservation with the same drive as John F. Kennedy’s mission to put a man on the moon following the Soviet launch of Sputnik.
Categories: Climate Change News

No greenwash: Investors urged to disclose climate strategy

Source: RTCC - Pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds manage vast sums of money. They can put it into oil exploration or windfarms, airports or railways. Those decisions have consequences for their financial sustainability, as well as for the climate.
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Financing Innovation Key To India’s Renewable Energy Expansion, Says NRDC

Source: CleanTechnica - Growth in India’s renewable energy sector has accelerated at a rapid pace over the last few years through the support of favourable policy initiatives. In order to sustain this growth momentum India needs to implement innovative financing initiatives and ensure strict adherence to existing policies.
Categories: Climate Change News

Australian and Indian businesses lead calls for greener energy

Source: RTCC - ndian and Australian businesses are among the most enthusiastic globally over switching to greener sources of energy. In India, 83% of businesses cite the switch to cleaner energy as important to their growth strategy over the next year – almost three times the international average.
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Google Quits Political Group That Opposed Climate Change Action

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 min 8 sec ago
Source: CleanTechnica - Even Google makes mistakes. The world leader in search recently announced it had made one in financially supporting a political group that is opposed to the US taking action on climate change. Google had been supporting one of the group’s campaigns focused on an issue unrelated to climate change.
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Latin America And Caribbean Region Expected To Install 9 GW Of Solar In 5 Years

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 min 17 sec ago
Source: CleanTechnica - That solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to become a dominant energy generation technology throughout the world is of no surprise to most, but the sheer wealth of possibility being forecast throughout the middle and southern hemispheres begins to give an idea of just how prevalent the technology will be by the end of the decade.
Categories: Climate Change News

Stopping global deforestation will take more than more words

REDD Monitor - 2 hours 2 min ago
By Peter Kanowski, The Conversation, 30 September 2014 | The New York declaration is yet another entrant on the scene. The first was 22 years ago, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. In that sense the declaration is another coalition of the willing, with the same limitations that have constrained effective global action on forests since the 1992 Rio Statement of Forest Principles. But engaging with major business, and getting commitments, is a vital foundation for forest conservation and climate action. The Declaration is accompanied by a voluntary Action Agenda. This includes more forest conservation deals between the Government of Norway and tropical forest nations – in this case, Liberia and Peru (to which Germany is also contributing). 21 consumer goods companies (beef, palm oil, pulp and paper etc) committed to zero deforestation in a “Supply Chain Revolution”.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Did Cameron forget the 'green bit'?

Business Green - 4 hours 22 min ago

The Prime Minister glossed over environmental issues in a speech that was designed to focus on traditional Tory strengths, but where does that leave the Conservative's confusing climate policies


Categories: Climate Change News

David Cameron Conference Speech - Live Blog

Business Green - 7 hours 45 min ago

BusinessGreen reports on the green developments from the Prime Minister's keynote conference speech


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David Cameron Conference Speech - Live Blog

Business Green - 7 hours 45 min ago

BusinessGreen reports on the green developments from the Prime Minister's keynote conference speech


Categories: Climate Change News

ReFood launches ReGrow as food waste goes full cycle

Business Green - 8 hours 13 min ago

Anaerobic digestion operator unveils branded sustainable fertiliser that aims to close the cycle for food waste


Categories: Climate Change News

'World's largest' carbon capture plant to be launched in Canada

Business Green - 8 hours 33 min ago

SaskPower's C$1.4bn Boundary Dam project shows technology is "not science fiction, but today's reality"


Categories: Climate Change News

Iconic London phone boxes inspire first 'solarbox'

Business Green - 9 hours 4 min ago

Traditional phone box on Tottenham Court Road given green makeover, as it is converted into a free solar-powered mobile phone charging point


Categories: Climate Change News

Why are Google and Occidental Petroleum cutting ties with ALEC?

Business Green - 9 hours 38 min ago

Yahoo, International Paper and Yelp also follow in steps of Microsoft by quitting right-wing lobby group


Categories: Climate Change News

MIT: Prepare for worsening climate impacts

Business Green - 9 hours 47 min ago

Latest Energy and Climate Outlook predicts world on track for temperature increases of 3.3C to 5.6C this century, presenting huge challenge to global economy


Categories: Climate Change News

Organic cotton demand could result in shortage

Business Green - 9 hours 52 min ago

With many farmers yet to go organic, demand may soon exceed supply


Categories: Climate Change News
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