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Climate change and desertification a threat to social stability - UN (by Monique Barbut)

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation -

EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc's industries can compete in global markets while meeting goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Wednesday.

Global warming to hit your bubbly's taste!

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: IANS - Climate change can not only play havoc with environment, it can also ruin the taste of your favourite bubbly.

Clean energy: Is a boom coming in 2014?

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Clean energy is off to a strong start in 2014, with global investment rising as prices for wind and solar power continue to drop. Renewables still hold a small share of total energy mixes, but clean-energy growth is picking up momentum.

Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: UN/Reliefweb - Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.

Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Brown Daily Herald - “The cost of inaction today is going to be much bigger tomorrow,” former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told The Herald before attending a University conference Wednesday to discuss international climate change policy.

New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: International Business Times - New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.

Purisima renews call for global effort vs climate change

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Philippine Star - Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima reiterated calls for the development of a global risk-sharing mechanism to enhance resilience to climate change.

U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

17. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized projects.

EIB plans $3bn clean energy spend

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Climate Spectator - Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than €2 billion ($2.95 billion) raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances.

A boycott to save the planet (by Desmond Tutu)

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: The Hindu -

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.

Seychelles' Climate Change Ambassador Jumeau Tells "Sustainability Conference" Islands Must Find Solutions Together

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Pacific News Center - Jumeau said, "Each island has it's own specificity but common problems we all face are climate change, sea level rise, problem with coral reefs, diminishing fisheries. We have food security problems, especially in low lying islands. You have water security problems on islands. We have all sorts of problems that are similar because we are islands."

WMO: El Nino could cause ‘dramatic rise’ in temperatures

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: RTCC - There are growing signs the weather phenomenon known as El Niño could develop this year, causing global temperatures to soar, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has warned.

Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: IPS - The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle has few sanctuaries left in the world, and this is one of them. But in 2012 only 53 nests were counted on the beaches of this national park in Costa Rica. And there is an enemy that conservation efforts can’t fight: the beaches themselves are shrinking.

UAE applauded for green initiatives

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Khaleej Times - Speakers at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) that commenced in Dubai on Tuesday underlined the urgent need for change and to enforce and adopt low carbon policy. The two-day summit is being held under the theme ‘Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future’.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Accepts Invitation to Join the Road to Paris 2015 At World Green Economy Summit

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Zawya - In the session titled "Road to Paris 2015", Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President for Strategy & Business Development for DEWA, Chairman of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership, said: "We welcome the invitation to 'Road to Paris 2015' this morning and today we start on this road

Meet the pilots behind the sun-powered plane that can 'fly forever'

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: CNN - following 12 years of complex designs and intense training, aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are set to conquer new heights, taking up the challenge of the first solar flight around the globe.

South Africa to procure still more renewable energy

16. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: South Africa Info - South Africa's Department of Energy is to increase the amount of energy it will be procuring under the third window of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers, Energy Minister Ben Martins announced on Tuesday.

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