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Climate change: Europe's unfinished business (opinion)

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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'Build bridges for Lima climate talks'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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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