UNFCC Climate Change Headlines
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Source: The Guardian - The Australian governments 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.
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.
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.
Source: RTCC - Taller than the Eiffel Tower, the observatory will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting the rainforest
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.
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.
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 giants venture into green home improvement in September 2013.
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.
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.
Source: Climate Central - The Amazon rainforest inhales massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping keep the globes carbon budget in balance. But as a new study shows, since 2000 drier conditions are causing a decrease in lung capacity.
Source: The Guardian - The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. The counter-intuitive finding is the result of climate change melting the Arctic ice cap and causing new wind patterns that push freezing air and snow southwards.
Source: Reuters - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
Source: The Irish Times - The worlds governments are running out of time to conclude an effective international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, following a relatively fruitless round of UN-sponsored talks in Bonn last week.
Source: Yahoo News - With a 2015 deadline looming large for a global pact on curbing climate change, six days of UN talks closed in Bonn on Saturday with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress.
Source: Daily Times - The third round of United Nations 2014 climate talks wrapped up in Bonn, Germany, on Saturday, reaching no concrete result and leaving heavy workload to climate conference in Lima, Peru, in December.
Source: The Economic Times - The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) wants the government to back a 1-billion loan (aboutRs 7,750 crore) sought from German bank KfW to promote rooftop solar systems across the country.
Source: Energy Collective - Everybody, hold onto your hats. The moment we have been waiting for may have finally arrived or, well, its not very far off. American offshore wind is on the horizon, figuratively and literally, and approaching fast.
Source: CleanTechnica - We put a lot of cyber ink into the German, Australian, US, Chinese, Indian, Chilean, and Japanese solar energy revolutions. However, I think the Bangladeshi solar revolution is one we dont write about enough. One of the biggest reasons for that is probably that it doesnt compare to the others on a total capacity basis. However, that doesnt mean the market isnt huge.
Source: Reuters - South Americas biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesnt rain soon.
Source: eco-business.com - The world is on the brink of enlisting market forces in the fight against climate change on a truly global scale for the first time, United Nations officials have claimed. After years of opposition, hundreds of the worlds major companies and investment firms including several oil giants have agreed that there should be a charge for the damage done to the planet by greenhouse gases.