Source: BBC Radio 1 - Leading experts say tackling climate change is not hopeless. So what little things can everyone do?
Source: stv.tv - Public support for measures to cut carbon would increase if people heard more about the solutions to climate change, a poll suggests.
Source: International Business Times UK - A draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis report warns of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people, species and 27 ecosystems," unless action is taken, and taken soon.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Today, as we pass another global heat record, we run the risk of being too late on climate change, endlessly debating causes at the expense of sensible actions. Just as we have underestimated recent threats, such as the Islamic State and a revanchist Russia, we are in danger of underestimating those threats that follow a changing climate.
Source: Business Green - Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity could damage economic growth and amplify the risk of conflict in India, Bangladesh, and a number of other major emerging markets, according to risk analysts Maplecroft
Source: Xinhua - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with U.S. President Barack Obama's adviser John Podesta, vowing to make their cooperation in countering climate change a highlight of bilateral relations in Beijing on Tuesday. Facilitating climate change cooperation between China and the United States, the largest developing and developed country in the world, meets the common interests of both and helps the healthy growth of bilateral ties, Zhang said.
Source: New York Times - These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016. And yet, for environmentalists, a sliver of hope exists in the shape of Chile, one of Latin Americas fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.
Source: RTCC - China, India and other emerging economies could see their levels of clean energy installations overtake rich countries in 2014.
Source: RTCC - The EU is on track to overachieve on its climate targets for 2020, according to the European Environment Agency. New greenhouse gas data shows emissions fell 1.8% between 2012 and 2013, leaving the bloc just 1% off its goal to cut emissions 20% on 1990 levels by 2020.
Source: CleanTechnica - Radha Muthiah, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, recently took time out from her busy schedule to answers some questions for CleanTechnica about the benefits of distributing clean cookstoves.
By Steve Zwick, Ecosystem Marketplace, 28 October 2014 | Governor Irwandi Yusuf of Aceh Province was an early proponent. Big REDD: the Ulu Masen. Project Roughly 2000 kilometers to the west of the operation that Lemons and Galdikas were undertaking, Yusuf was looking to save a rapidly-disappearing forest called the Ulu Masen Ecosystem. It spread across 750,000 hectares, and the consulting team he hired, headed by John-O Niles of the Tropical Forest Group, estimated that an 85% reduction in deforestation would prevent more than 3 million tons of CO2 from billowing into the atmosphere every year. Yusuf began spearheading what would have become the largest REDD project to date – one designed to slow deforestation in part by jump-starting sustainable palm oil, coffee, and cocoa programs. This would ensure that the activities driving deforestation in Ulu Masen don't just migrate down the road (a process called "leakage"), but are instead transformed into more sustainable practices...
Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests
Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture
John Alker of the UK Green Building Councils argues that international and national arguments over decarbonisation conceal the rapid progress being made at a local level
New report shows developing nations added 37GW of new green energy last year, compared to 43GW in OECD countries
IHG to roll out Green Engage scheme across all 4,700 hotels
Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed
Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight
Letter obtained by Oceana shows Shell is seeking five more years for controversial exploration programme
ComRes poll suggests people more likely to back climate action if they are better informed about the clean technologies that can deliver decarbonisation