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South Korea delays smog tax; starts emission trading in 2015 - finance minister

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 4 sec ago
Source: Reuters - South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions trading scheme from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan said on Tuesday.
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Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 5 sec ago
Source: AP - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.
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More cash for EU industry, eastern states in 2030 climate goals: draft

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 7 sec ago
Source: Reuters - Big emitting industries and poorer eastern member states in the European Union could get tens of billions of euros in additional funds next decade to help them meet the bloc’s 2030 energy and climate goals, a draft EU document showed.
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Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 10 sec ago
Source: LA Times - Sonoma County, which enticed Americans to forsake factory-made food for artisan wines and farmers market produce, now wants consumers to reconsider another everyday commodity.
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African farmers urgently need “climate-smart” investment – report

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 14 sec ago
Source: RTCC - Climate change will mean more failed harvests, without investment in new seed varieties and farming techniques
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Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 19 sec ago
Source: Cleantechnica - This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases.
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UN Climate Change Conference for kids held

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 25 sec ago
Source: Gulf Today - The COP in MyCity – Lima in Dubai – was a huge success, with students from 11 schools attending it, the organising student head Kehkashan Basu said.
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‘Grossly inadequate’ - President Tuilaepa

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 32 sec ago
Source: Samoa Observer - Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, was yesterday voted as the President of the 2014 United Nations Third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) Conference.
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A five year project strengthening Natural Solutions in the Pacific region

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 40 sec ago
Source: Islands Business - A 5-year, €5 million project titled 'Natural Solutions to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region: Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaption', has been signed on the cusp of the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States.
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Climate Change: Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Risk of “Failed Seasons” rising

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 16 min 49 sec ago
Source: Africa Science News - Small-scale family farmers across Africa— already struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperatures and more erratic rains—risk being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change, according to the 2014 African Agriculture Status Report
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EU mulls €30bn low carbon fund for industry and member states

Business Green - 1 hour 38 min ago

Draft proposals reportedly suggest increased support to help poorer member states and heavy industry meet 2030 climate goals


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Court stand-off over illegal Indian coal projects

Business Green - 2 hours 39 min ago

Indian government urges Supreme Court not to cancel all coal licences following landmark corruption ruling


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Boris Johnson attacks 'myopic' Airports Commission as estuary plan is rejected

Business Green - 4 hours 24 min ago

Panel tasked with deciding on additional runways in the south-east rules out mayor's plan for hub in the Thames estuary


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Kyocera announces plan for world’s largest floating solar farm

Business Green - 4 hours 38 min ago

Joint venture planning to build 2.9MW floating solar farm in Hyogo Prefecture


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Report: China national carbon market on track for 2016 launch

Business Green - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm

Citing senior government official, Reuters reports legislation to underpin world's largest national carbon market expected to be finalised this year


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Pay motorists to scrap diesel cars, says Mayor Boris

Business Green - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm

London Mayor wants return of scrappage scheme to encourage switch to less polluting cars


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See you in court: How James Thornton is battling for environmental justice

Business Green - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm

BusinessGreen Leader of the Year James Thornton explains why ClientEarth is about much more than just litigation


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Sir David King preps launch of $10bn global clean tech 'Apollo programme'

Business Green - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm

Former chief scientist reveals plans for global fund to help slash cost of clean energy could take a major step forward this month


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China seeks help from NGOs to boost environmental protection push

Business Green - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm

ClientEarth to advise Chinese Supreme Court on new environmental tribunal as country seeks to bolster ties with green groups


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Government launches electricity demand reduction pilot project

Business Green - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:05pm

Government invites applications from companies seeking financial support to help them install energy efficient technologies


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