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'Build bridges for Lima climate talks'

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - The UN’s climate chief urged country negotiators on Monday to “build bridges” at talks in Bonn towards a new, global pact that received fresh endorsement from world leaders last month.
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Bonn climate talks: Key steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?
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EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Business Green - Diplomatic and lobbying activity across the EU stepped up a notch today, as governments and industry groups sought to set out their stall ahead of this week's crucial European Council meeting on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change package.
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EU summit to debate multi-billion carbon quota 'transfer' system

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: EurActiv - EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix.
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UPDATE 2-Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - Britain wants reforms to Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017, four years earlier than proposed, hoping to tackle the scheme's massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies.
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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with one new analysis saying it would devastate efforts to reign in fuel emissions.
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Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: BBC News - Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts.
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Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - Farmers with smallholdings are not responsible for most of the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, but their contribution to deforestation is rising and must be addressed if the country is to hold on to recent gains, according to an environmental research group.
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Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by -7c

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
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UN’s Green Fund says all obstacles for pledges now removed

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - The head of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund is expecting further pledges of financial support after the board resolved key questions over its governance.
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A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week


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UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

Government figure show 5,000 cars were registered under the plug-in grant scheme from July to September, doubling sales compared to the previous quarter


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Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment


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Greens knock Lib Dems into fifth place with fresh poll surge

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

Lord Ashcroft poll puts Greens on eight per cent as party's support base continues to expand


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Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process


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EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:53am

Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package


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BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Debate

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:54am

Join BusinessGreen, in association with Asia Pulp and Paper, for an interactive day exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation


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RenewableUK Annual Conference and Exhibition

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:39am

Register for The UK's Premier Renewable Energy Event, covering onshore and offshore wind, wave & tidal energy and small & medium wind systems


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UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:12am

As nuclear and gas power plants remain off line, wind industry celebrates its role in helping to address supply fears


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HSBC, Barclays and RBS come under pressure to ditch fossil fuel investments

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:04am

Lloyds and Santander also targeted in new campaign aiming to highlight 'carbon bubble' risks


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