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Climate change: Our guide to feeling less hopeless

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
Source: BBC Radio 1 - Leading experts say tackling climate change is not hopeless. So what little things can everyone do?
Categories: Climate Change News

Public 'needs information on climate change solutions' says survey

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Climate Change: IPCC Warns of Species Extinction and Food Insecurity Among Other Severe Impacts from Inaction

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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.
Categories: Climate Change News

US military refuses to be 'too late' on climate change (opinion)

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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
Categories: Climate Change News

Chinese vice premier meets Obama's adviser on climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Climate Change Concerns Push Chile to Forefront of Carbon Tax Movement

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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 America’s fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.
Categories: Climate Change News

China, India set pace in global clean energy growth

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
Source: RTCC - China, India and other emerging economies could see their levels of clean energy installations overtake rich countries in 2014.
Categories: Climate Change News

EU set to overachieve 2020 carbon emissions goal

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Saving Lives: Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Interview

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:14am
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.
Categories: Climate Change News

2007: The Year Indonesia Went REDD (Sort Of)

REDD Monitor - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:17pm
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...
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Tackling deforestation can help your business build a powerful brand

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests


Categories: Climate Change News

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture


Categories: Climate Change News

International climate targets are great, but the future's local

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

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


Categories: Climate Change News

Emerging economies challenge industrialised nations clean energy dominance

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

New report shows developing nations added 37GW of new green energy last year, compared to 43GW in OECD countries


Categories: Climate Change News

InterContinental Hotels bed in new environmental programme

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

IHG to roll out Green Engage scheme across all 4,700 hotels


Categories: Climate Change News

Green Deal Finance Company says liquidation 'highly unlikely' as demand accelerates

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed


Categories: Climate Change News

Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight


Categories: Climate Change News

Shell seeks to extend Arctic drilling licences beyond 2017

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

Letter obtained by Oceana shows Shell is seeking five more years for controversial exploration programme


Categories: Climate Change News

10:10 renews call for a dose of climate optimism

Business Green - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:05pm

ComRes poll suggests people more likely to back climate action if they are better informed about the clean technologies that can deliver decarbonisation


Categories: Climate Change News
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