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Source: Reuters - California will tighten controls on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, factories and public utilities under a pair of bills signed on Thursday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown
Source: Reuters - Kenya aims to restore trees and vegetation across almost nine percent of its land mass by 2030, the government said on Thursday, in a bold initiative to combat climate change, poverty and hunger.
Source: CNBC - After decades of wrangling, governments around the world are beginning to take the issues of climate change and sustainability seriously.
Source: Climate Home - Berlin delivers new decarbonisation proposal but lack of detail on coal phaseout and electric cars anger green groups
Source: SciDev.Net - The developing world and emerging markets are among the most exciting places for climate policy and innovation, according to a former White House official who advised the Obama administration in the run-up to the COP20 summit in Lima, Peru.
Source: NY Times - Seventy-four years ago, a naval battle off this remote spit of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean changed the course of World War II. Last week, President Obama flew here to swim with Hawaiian monk seals and draw attention to a quieter war one he has waged against rising seas, freakish storms, deadly droughts and other symptoms of a planet choking on its own fumes.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change within the year to bring it closer to force.
Source: AFP - Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Thursday to formally join the Paris climate change agreement this year, a potentially major step toward the pact entering into force.
Source: The New Times - Governments have been urged to intensify efforts in climate change fight and food insecurity to boost intra Africa trade and investments. The call was made by Dr. Mohamed Badraoui, the Chief Executive Officer of Institute National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Morocco.
Source: Bloomberg BNA - The Paris Agreement appears to be on pace to become international law no later than early 2017 and possibly as soon as this November, in time for the United Nations' next climate summit
Source: Bloomberg - Most carbon credits go unsold at auction, lowering the price of CO2.
Source: UNFCCC - Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 Sept 2016 Experience gained using markets in the Asia-Pacific region to combat climate change can help ensure success of the global climate change agreement adopted in Paris last December.
Source: UNFCCC - Tackling climate change will take broad-based action from towns and cities, the private sector, public and private organizations, even individuals. This fact is clear in the Paris Climate Change Agreement with its strong focus on action by non-State actors.
Source: NY Times - Climate change has increased the likelihood of torrential downpours along the Gulf Coast like those that led to deadly floods in southern Louisiana last month, scientists said Wednesday.
Source: Al-Arabiya - Last week the US and China said they would ratify the Paris Agreement, which commits the two massive nations to making efforts to slow down climate change. Its an important document and not insignificant that these two have signed up they are, after all, two of the worlds biggest polluters.
Source: North Africa Post - Climate change is expected to severely impact the MENA region and tackling climate change is therefore a key priority both for the Mediterranean countries governments and for their international partners.
Source: Guardian - Speaking at a literary festival in Bhutan, the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh recently predicted that Himalayan regions, for no fault of their own, will face a catastrophe as climate change takes hold.
Source: The New Times - Hall, an architect from Light Earth Designs, was yesterday presenting Rwanda's current urbanisation and Green Cities Development Plans, at the ongoing Global Green Growth Week
Source: UN News Centre - Speaking at a gathering of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the focus of cooperation between the two organizations on a range of sectors, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and gender equality and womens empowerment.
Source: Reuters - After this week's G20 summit in China failed to set a target year to phase out hundreds of billions of dollars in state subsidies for polluting fossil fuels, green groups and experts are urging Germany to finish the job as host of next year's summit.