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Climate change: Europe's unfinished business (opinion)

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Aljazeera - Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next election.
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US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
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U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
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Climate change warning stickers on SF gas pumps?

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: SF Gate - Gasoline pumps in San Francisco could soon carry a warning: Burn this fuel, and contribute to global warming.
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Marshall Islands poet says youth must lead climate fight

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Star of UN climate summit says support in New York left her stunned, and determined to save country from rising sea levels
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Sweden pledges $500m to Green Climate Fund

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UN’s green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
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Skyonic dedicates its carbon-capture plant

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: San Antonio Express-News - Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
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UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust', say development agencies

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a “fundamentally unjust” blind spot, according to development groups.
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US Wind Industry Booming, Already Surpassing 2013 Levels

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
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The Global Green Economy Index Winners And Losers

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the “perceptions” of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that “perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].”
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Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality


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Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges


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National Grid calls on businesses to join winter demand management drive

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve


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MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets


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Big business and trade unions lead calls for bold EU climate change package

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

CBI and European Trade Union Confederation both issue plea for governments to deliver ambitious emissions reduction goals


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Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:20am

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers


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Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:40am

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage


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Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:13am

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration


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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:44am

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules


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Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:19am

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments


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