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Great Barrier Reef protection plan 'ignores the threat of climate change'

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: The Guardian - The Australian government’s multimillion dollar plan to halt the worrying decline of the Great Barrier Reef does nothing to address the leading threat of climate change and is likely to prove largely ineffectual, scientists have warned.
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Aviva responds to Bank of England on climate change impact

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: Reuters UK - UK insurance company Aviva (AV.L) has responded to a letter from the Bank of England asking it to comment on the impact of climate change on its business model, a spokeswoman from the company said on Monday.
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Host of next UN climate summit sets out goals

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: RTCC - In December, Peru will host governments, key players and sectors from different countries brought together by a common goal: to steadily and urgently deal with the global consequences of climate change.
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Giant tower to monitor climate change in the Amazon

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: RTCC - Taller than the Eiffel Tower, the observatory will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting the rainforest
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How To Eat For The Climate

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: Forbes - Consumers have unrealized power to steer the close marriage between agriculture and the climate toward healthier outcomes, according to food-policy activists at the Green Festival in Chicago Saturday.
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IPCC report is “roadmap” to Paris climate deal – Pachauri

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: RTCC - Scientists and delegates from more than 100 governments are meeting in Copenhagen this week to thrash out the definitive round-up of climate science.
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Ikea launches solar panels in the Netherlands

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: RTCC - Ikea has launched a range of residential solar panels in the Netherlands. It is the second country to stock the panels, after the UK pioneered the Swedish furniture giant’s venture into green home improvement in September 2013.
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Saharan solar power opens energy corridor to Europe (video)

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: Reuters - The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable. TuNur say their initiative will produce roughly twice as much energy as any current nuclear power plant and can even produce energy when the sun is down.
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Solar power a must for Saudi Arabia

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: The Rakyat Post - Oil-rich and sun-blessed Saudi Arabia has no choice but to invest in solar energy, a senior official of the national electricity provider said yesterday. “Solar energy is a must, not a choice,” Hamed al-Saggaf, an executive director with the Saudi Electricity Company, told a conference on sun power.
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Drying Amazon Could Be Major Carbon Concern

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:14pm
Source: Climate Central - The Amazon rainforest inhales massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping keep the globe’s carbon budget in balance. But as a new study shows, since 2000 drier conditions are causing a decrease in lung capacity.
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EU could cut emissions 24 per cent by 2020

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:54am

Preliminary figures suggest bloc is on track to meet all three 2020 climate and energy goals


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It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:01am

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream


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Agri-giant Bunge commits to zero deforestation palm oil

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:30am

Investors welcome commitment but call for Bunge to set deadline for delivering sustainable palm oil


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Met Office £97m climate supercomputer 'to save £2bn'

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:13am

Ministers say investment will make UK a world leader in climate science and enable better protection from extreme weather


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Defra admits it has no idea about size of solar farm impact on food production

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:50am

Written ministerial answer confirms no estimate has been produced as to the amount of land taken out of fruit and veg production to make way for solar farms


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National Grid: 'The country has the ability to meet its energy needs in a cold winter'

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:40am

National Grid again seeks to downplay blackout fears, but admits electricity supply margins have tightened


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2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:48am

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail


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The key ingredients for successful green collaboration

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:48am

Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future outlines how companies can work together to solve industry-wide challenges


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Green Investment Bank toasts latest green whisky distillery project

Business Green - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:05pm

Royal Brackla Distillery in Nairn becomes latest site to benefit from GIB-backed biomass boiler investment


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National Trust launches new Snowdonia hydro turbine

Business Green - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:05pm

Charity says trial hydroelectric project marks first time system has been pre-fabricated offsite, reducing construction risks


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