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Norway wealth fund to ramp up renewable energy investments

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Norway's $860 billion oil fund should scale up its investments in renewable energy and weigh the risk to future returns posed by climate change, the finance ministry said on Friday, a shift green groups said was insufficient.

Africa: Low-Income Green Economies Woo Private Capital, More Needed - Experts

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: AlertNet - Business should play a bigger role in financing renewable energy and green growth in low-income countries, to help build a buffer against climate change, experts told a recent conference in Ethiopia's capital.

Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: AP - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

Majuro Cartagena Dialogue Wraps Up, Optimism Expressed

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Marianas Variety - An international climate meeting here last week has "forged a common purpose around a set of objectives" for a new global climate agreement, said Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum on Friday.

‘Small bites, big threat’ is World Health Day message

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: The Hindu - As public health machinery gears up for the World Health Day that falls on Monday (April 7), the focus is on preventing vector-borne diseases. This year’s theme will be ‘Small bites, big threat’, as cautioned by World Health Organisation (WHO).

Africa: New Manual Helps Africa's Muslim Farmers Tackle Climate Change

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: AlertNet - Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming practices among millions of African Muslims facing a threat to their food security from climate change

Can Deserts Stop Global Warming? No, but They Help, Study Says

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: NBC - The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows

Flood-battered islands push climate treaty negotiators to speed efforts

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Al-Jazeera - A tiny Pacific Island nation – still recovering from massive floods that destroyed homes and displaced residents – played host this week to an international climate conference where delegates vowed to push ambitious global targets.

Pollution Traders Bullish as EU Cuts Permit Glut: Energy

7. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Bloomberg - The cost of polluting is poised to rebound after the European Union began reducing a record glut of permits to rescue the world’s biggest greenhouse-gas market.

U.N. climate chief urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The U.N.'s climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

Oil industry can be ‘solution’ to climate change says Figueres

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: RTCC - Top UN climate official calls on fossil fuel executives to lead transition to cleaner forms of energy

UN Tells Oil, Gas Industry to Leave Fuel in Ground

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Bloomberg - In a world that has never produced so much oil and gas, the United Nations is seeking to persuade producers they need to leave three-quarters of their reserves in the ground and explore cleaner energy to combat climate change.

Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World Bank

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons of how protesters and scientists joined forces in the battle against HIV.

Energy industry told to face reality of global warming

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Financial Times - The UN’s top climate change official has issued an unusually blunt message to the oil and gas industry that it must radically overhaul its business model to meet the realities of global warming.

UN to oil industry: You can solve climate change

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Major oil and gas companies have an opportunity to lead the global fight against climate change, according to Christiana Figueres, the United Nations' climate change chief. Traditional energy firms say they are already cutting emissions, but Ms. Figueres offered both environmental and economic reasons for doing more.

Émission de CO2: l'ONU appelle l'UE à s'entendre

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: AFP - Le secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a pressé jeudi les dirigeants de l'UE de s'entendre sur leurs objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre pour 2030 lors d'une conférence en marge du sommet UE-Afrique à Bruxelles.

Germany Aids Mekong Delta's Climate Change Response

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Bernama - Germany will speed up the provision of official development assistance (ODA) for the Mekong Delta in the fields of climate change adaptation, energy and environment, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

China's Shenzhen issues 2014 carbon permits

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Authorities in China's southern city of Shenzhen, China's oldest carbon market, said on Thursday they had issued around 30 million carbon permits for the 2014 compliance year to participants in its emissions trading scheme.

Ban Ki-Moon: EU must agree to a 2030 climate package in June

4. April 2014 - 15:59
Source: EurActiv - The UN's secretary-general has called on EU leaders to set an example and agree on an ambitious 2030 target at a Council Summit in June, that can be taken to a UN conference in Lima three months later, and shape a global, legally-binding treaty by the end of 2015.

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