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Source: IPS - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.
Source: AAP - EUROPE is unhappy with Australia's decision to drop climate change from the G20 agenda and is lobbying the Abbott government to reconsider.
Source: The National - The worlds first clean-energy body, based in Abu Dhabi, is successfully making its case for renewables heard around the globe.
Source: eco-business.com - From Durban, South Africa, to West Chester, Pennsylvania, local and municipal governments are trying to do their part to slow the advance of global climate change and adapt their communities to new climate realities, as laid out in the latest IPCC report by scientists this week.
Source: Solomon Times - Efforts to prepare the Solomon Islands for the impacts of climate change have received a US$9.1 million boost from the World Bank. The money will go help set up early warning systems to alert people if an extreme weather event is about to hit, helping to save lives in the event of tsunamis or other natural hazards.
Source: NewScientist - IT IS hard to prepare for a disaster, but harder still to prepare for a disaster that you can't identify. Yet that is the quandary facing many nations, which still don't know how climate change will affect them even though it is already happening. That means many communities must prepare for the unknown.
Source: Daily Star - Bangladesh will have to spend $7.4 billion to $10 billion a year until 2020 to bring its power grids, roads and water supplies up to the standard needed to serve its growing population, a World Bank report said yesterday.
Source: Asian Correspondent - According to the 2013 Climate Change Vulnerability Index, the Philippines is the 9th most at risk country in the world. Its capital Manila is the city 3rd most at extreme risk from the impacts of climate change within the next 12 years.
Source: Reuters - The world will need far tougher curbs on greenhouse gases, by both developed nations and emerging economies, to keep global warming from exceeding a promised ceiling, a draft U.N. report shows. Rich nations led by the United States would have to halve their emissions by 2030 from 2010 levels to keep warming below an agreed 2 degree Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) ceiling above pre-industrial times, according to the draft obtained by Reuters.
Source: The Verge - Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing today. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips.
Source: Deutsche Welle - Rising sea levels caused by climate change are threatening coastal areas worldwide, today's IPCC report shows. Low-lying Netherlands is already getting prepared by building floating homes and redirecting rivers.
Source: CBC - Heres a look at four nations that environmental researchers say are taking significant, measurable steps in mitigating greenhouse gases.
Source: Newsweek - ...[A]s scientists issue yet another dire warning about the perils of man-made climate change, will governments take action? People concerned about the future of humanity hope so. But science and politics are separate topics.
Source: AP - Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits.
Source: Reuters - China's Hubei province formally launched its carbon market on Wednesday, imposing caps on greenhouse gas emissions from 140 major energy and industrial emitters.
Source: Asian Correspondent - What do Bangladesh and Venice have in common? Most would guess little or nothing and it is indeed hard to see a link between the lush, green mangroves of the Bay of Bengal and the wooden piers lined with gondolas of the Venetian lagoon. But the two places share a common challenge, and a vital one at that: they both are among the most vulnerable places to climate change in the world.
Source: RTCC - Christopher Loeak confirms he will bring bold actions to UN Secretary Generals September meeting
Source: SciDev.net - Fish catches will need to increase by only 3.4 per cent to meet global dietary demand in 2050, according to a study predicting how climate change will affect marine ecosystems.
Source: mongabay.com - A UN program to reduce global carbon emissions may be putting indigenous communities at risk, jeopardizing local land rights and laying the groundwork for large-scale carbon grabs by governments and private investors, argues a new report.