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Climate change: Europe's unfinished business (opinion)

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Climate change warning stickers on SF gas pumps?

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Marshall Islands poet says youth must lead climate fight

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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
Categories: Climate Change News

Sweden pledges $500m to Green Climate Fund

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

Skyonic dedicates its carbon-capture plant

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust', say development agencies

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

US Wind Industry Booming, Already Surpassing 2013 Levels

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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.
Categories: Climate Change News

The Global Green Economy Index Winners And Losers

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 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].”
Categories: Climate Change News

Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality


Categories: Climate Change News

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges


Categories: Climate Change News

National Grid calls on businesses to join winter demand management drive

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve


Categories: Climate Change News

MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets


Categories: Climate Change News

Big business and trade unions lead calls for bold EU climate change package

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

CBI and European Trade Union Confederation both issue plea for governments to deliver ambitious emissions reduction goals


Categories: Climate Change News

Colombia reports drop in deforestation

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:11pm
Colombia has for the first time released an annual report on deforestation, revealing that forest loss during 2013 was lower than the recent average. The government says some 120,933 hectares of natural forest were cleared between January and December 2013.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

'No forests, no cash': palm oil giants commit to sustainability, but will they follow through?

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:31pm
Four of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers signed a landmark commitment in New York in September to further implement sustainable practices across one of the country’s largest commercial sectors. Then-President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) witnessed the undertaking, which is hoped to expand the country’s palm oil industry while making it more environmentally friendly.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Coal, climate and orangutans – Indonesia’s quandary

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:14pm
What do the climate and orangutans have in common? They are both threatened by coal - the first by burning it, and the second by mining it. At the recent United Nations Climate Summit in New York, world leaders and multinational corporations pledged a variety of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation to avert a looming disaster caused by global warming.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:05pm
A number of the world's top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Island, a hugely biodiverse rainforest island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The scientists, with the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers (ALERT), warn that commercial logging on the island could imperil the island's stunning local species and its indigenous people.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Saving Asia's other endangered cats (photos)

Mongabay Rainforest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:47am
It's no secret that when it comes to the wild cats of Asia—and, really, cats in general—tigers get all the press. In fact, tigers—down to an estimated 3,200 individuals—arguably dominate conservation across Asia. But as magnificent, grand, and endangered as the tigers are, there are a number of other felines in the region that are much less studied—and may be just as imperiled.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests
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