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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


Categories: Climate Change News

'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


Categories: Climate Change News

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


Categories: Climate Change News

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


Categories: Climate Change News

Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:30am

The long-awaited decision to retain the fourth carbon budget provides investors with some much needed certainty, now government and business must deliver on it


Categories: Climate Change News

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:09am

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken


Categories: Climate Change News

Government confirms fourth carbon budget

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:56am

FT reports that Chancellor George Osborne has been forced to back down over his opposition to current post-2020 carbon targets


Categories: Climate Change News

How to stop climate change making food less nutritious?

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:14am
Source: eco-business.com - Climate change threatens to make crops less nutritious, bringing bad news for Africa's food systems which are already under significant stress.
Categories: Climate Change News

Climate models accurately predicted global warming when reflecting natural ocean cycles

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:14am
Source: Guardian - A new study shows that when synchronized with El Niño/La Niña cycles, climate models accurately predict global surface warming
Categories: Climate Change News

NHL outlines plan to fight climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:14am
Source: The Hill - Climate change is impacting the next generation of hockey players directly, according to a report released Monday by the National Hockey League.
Categories: Climate Change News

Report: Sunday shows give climate change more air time

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:14am
Source: The Hill - Sunday shows have given climate change issues more air time in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined, according to a new analysis.
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