UNFCC Climate Change Headlines
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Source: Climate Spectator - Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than 2 billion ($2.95 billion) raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances.
Source: Reuters - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.
Seychelles' Climate Change Ambassador Jumeau Tells "Sustainability Conference" Islands Must Find Solutions Together
Source: Pacific News Center - Jumeau said, "Each island has it's own specificity but common problems we all face are climate change, sea level rise, problem with coral reefs, diminishing fisheries. We have food security problems, especially in low lying islands. You have water security problems on islands. We have all sorts of problems that are similar because we are islands."
Source: RTCC - There are growing signs the weather phenomenon known as El Niño could develop this year, causing global temperatures to soar, the UNs World Meteorological Organisation has warned.
Source: IPS - The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle has few sanctuaries left in the world, and this is one of them. But in 2012 only 53 nests were counted on the beaches of this national park in Costa Rica. And there is an enemy that conservation efforts cant fight: the beaches themselves are shrinking.
Source: Khaleej Times - Speakers at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) that commenced in Dubai on Tuesday underlined the urgent need for change and to enforce and adopt low carbon policy. The two-day summit is being held under the theme Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Accepts Invitation to Join the Road to Paris 2015 At World Green Economy Summit
Source: Zawya - In the session titled "Road to Paris 2015", Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President for Strategy & Business Development for DEWA, Chairman of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership, said: "We welcome the invitation to 'Road to Paris 2015' this morning and today we start on this road
Source: CNN - following 12 years of complex designs and intense training, aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are set to conquer new heights, taking up the challenge of the first solar flight around the globe.
Source: South Africa Info - South Africa's Department of Energy is to increase the amount of energy it will be procuring under the third window of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers, Energy Minister Ben Martins announced on Tuesday.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - International action to curb climate change must help poorer nations develop in a sustainable way that eases poverty and brings additional benefits such as better health and employment, aid and climate experts have said.
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Source: Cleantechnica - In 2013, China witnessed yet another year of impressive wind energy capacity addition. While the total capacity added was off the peak levels seen a couple of years ago, the Asian giant still managed to add 45% of all the wind energy capacity added in 2013.
Source: Bloomberg - European Union governments will hold further discussions in June about a proposal to make supply in the worlds biggest carbon market more flexible, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Source: Yonhap - A former head of the United Nations' climate change agency began his term on Tuesday as the new director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Seoul-initiated international green growth entity said.
Source: Sun.Star Davao - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region X has granted an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc.s proposed hydropower facility in the province.
Source: The Australian - The leaders of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have called upon finance ministers to "tackle the issue of carbon pricing," Fairfax reports.
Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change Ronny Jumeau Challenges Guam to Branch Out to Other Islands for Solutions
Source: Pacific News Center - rofessionals and experts gathered this morning for the UOG Sustainability Conference to dicuss issues regarding climate change. Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States Issues Ronny Jumeau was the keynote speaker whose presentation focuses on islands reaching out to other islands finding island solutions to island problems.
Source: Harvard Crimson - During an address at the Business School on Monday, former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon argued that although private sector companies are often hesitant to adopt climate change initiatives, minimizing carbon emissions may prove extremely profitable.
Source: Brown Daily Herald - The United States needs to wake up to the issue of climate change, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told approximately 75 students, faculty members and community members Monday afternoon.