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Climate change hits all Pentagon operations, official says

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: The Hill - All Pentagon operations in the U.S. and abroad are threatened by climate change, according to a Defense Department official.
Categories: Climate Change News

President Mahama Launch Two National Policies on Climate Change and Environment

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - A National Climate Change Policy as well as an Environment Policy have been launched in Accra, as a first step towards the country's preparedness to deal with challenges of the global phenomenon.
Categories: Climate Change News

Britain sticks with tough carbon target despite opposition

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reuters - Britain's government said it would stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50 percent of the 1990 levels, a target that has led to political opposition and that its own advisers have said will be hard to meet.
Categories: Climate Change News

France backs 30 percent energy efficiency goal: letter

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reuters - France's energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target.
Categories: Climate Change News

Venezuela climate summit calls for end to “green economy”

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: RTCC - A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy
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Dispute over 'bonkers' EU energy savings plan

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: BBC - EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
Categories: Climate Change News

Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Cleantechnica - Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today.
Categories: Climate Change News

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:29pm

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires


Categories: Climate Change News

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:10pm

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme


Categories: Climate Change News

How the Caribbean plans to become a green energy powerhouse

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:05pm

Existential threat from climate change and high electricity costs are driving Caribbean Development Bank programme to boost clean energy investment


Categories: Climate Change News

LEGO attempts to stonewall escalating Greenpeace protest

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:05pm

Toy giant refuses to accept petition from 115,000 people calling on it to quit partnership with Shell over Arctic oil exploration


Categories: Climate Change News

Climate adaptation must be backed by climate communication

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:05pm

Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation


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'A high price to pay': new Indonesian peatland regulation may do more harm than good

REDD Monitor - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:28pm
By Fidelis E. Satriastanti, mongabay.com, 22 July 2014 | Inches away from being passed, a new regulation on peatlands management in Indonesia is drawing protests from civil societies that claim it may increase land tenure conflicts among local people. The Government Regulation on Peatland Ecosystem Protection and Management, initially drafted by the Ministry of Forestry in 2013, is getting mixed acceptance from civil society. On one hand, the regulation would offer more protection to the country’s vast peatland areas. However, on the other, some NGOs have slammed the draft as a potential source of new conflicts for local people. “The draft only categorizes peatlands into two functions, as protection areas and as cultivation areas,” Zenzi Suhedi, forest and plantation campaigner of ... Walhi, recently told Mongabay-Indonesia. “It does not touch on the ownership issue at all which brings out the question, what will happen to local people who are already in the areas?”
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

'A high price to pay': new Indonesian peatland regulation may do more harm than good

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:37pm
The Government Regulation on Peatland Ecosystem Protection and Management, initially drafted by the Ministry of Forestry in 2013, is getting mixed acceptance from civil society. On one hand, the regulation would offer more protection to the country’s vast peatland areas. However, on the other, some NGOs have slammed the draft as a potential source of new conflicts for local people.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Rare bird paradise protected in war-torn Colombian mountain range (photos)

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:21pm
A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America's most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range. Following decades of bloody conflict and rampant deforestation, experts say only five percent of rainforest is left on the Colombian side of this embattled mountain range.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Indigenous peoples cannot be ‘deleted’ from the new global development goals, UN experts state

REDD Monitor - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:59pm
UN Human Rights, 18 July 2014 | The new United Nations sustainable development goals must not be a step backwards for indigenous peoples, a group of UN experts on indigenous peoples has warned today. Their call comes as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals meets in New York to draft a set of goals which will be presented to the UN General Assembly in September. “Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges, and fare worse in terms of social and economic development than non-indigenous sectors of the population in nearly all of the countries they live,” they said. “However,” the experts stressed, “they also can contribute significantly to achieving the objectives of sustainable development because of their traditional knowledge systems on natural resource management which have sustained some of the world’s more intact ecosystems up to the present.”
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

How to reduce energy use in the home

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:57am

Beko's top tips for slashing energy consumption from electrical appliances and heating


Categories: Climate Change News

Updated: Celtique Energie’s Sussex fracking application rejected

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:24am

West Sussex County Council throws out plans for exploratory drilling near Wisborough Green


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Government proposes legal target for tackling fuel poverty, but critics warn of loopholes

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:43am

Potential loopholes and anger over latest windfall for the Big Six mean many within the energy efficiency sector remain less than impressed at latest proposals


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Is 2014 set to be the hottest year on record?

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:29am

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms the past three months have set new temperature records


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