UNFCC Climate Change Headlines
Updated: 11 min 27 sec ago
Source: Reuters - A U.N. deal on forest protection will attract more government funding to help poorer nations, but could fail to prevent a slump in the fledgling market for carbon credits from projects that cut emissions by slowing deforestation.
Source: ANI - Residents of Siliguri District in West Bengal came together recently to'save mother nature' through a tree wedding ceremony.
Source: Reuters - China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday.
Source: Pacific News Center - The 19th Micronesian Chief Executives Summit on Saipan concluded last Friday with the regions leaders united in saying that Micronesian islands bear the brunt of climate change impacts yet they are the least contributor, if at all, to carbon emissions.
Source: International Business Times - While climate skeptics dismiss climate science as nothing more than a fantasy, scientists have used a powerful super computer to map the fictional Middle Earth in J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.
Source: Guardian - Climate Council's first report says more professionals will be needed to keep pace with growing population and bushfire risk
Source: Reuters - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on Sunday.
Source: Australia Network News - Pacific countries have a lot to gain from getting better at obtaining climate-related finance, research from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) shows.
Source: Reuters - Major U.S. companies, from Wal-Mart and Google Inc. to Shell and ExxonMobil, are including future charges for carbon emissions in their strategic plans, according to a report released on Thursday.
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Source: LA Times - President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress.
Source: IBNS - Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on the issue Thursday.
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Source: Al-Jazeera - In a first ever report, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme, the challenges of adapting to the changing climate in Africa are pinpointed.
Source: Platts - The supply of UN carbon dioxide offset credits is expected to hold broadly steady near recent low levels in December, according to UN data updated Thursday.
Source: BusinessDesk - New Zealand's emissions trading scheme won't be able to trade certain international Kyoto units after 2015, due to the government's decision restricting access to those markets after the stalled climate change negotiations.
Source: IPS - As the international community fleshes out a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be unveiled next year, civil society activists and U.N. officials agree their success will hinge on policies that address the nexus of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.
Source: EFE - Perú, considerado en los últimos años entre las economías emergentes más destacadas del planeta, enfrenta ahora el reto de fortalecer su industrialización como la única forma de consolidar su crecimiento y dar un salto sin retorno hacia la modernidad.