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Source: PTI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wound up his first visit to France, gifted President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life' which reflects the traditional societal respect for nature in India.
Source: eco-business.com - Report commissioned by Prince Charless charity says protecting tropical forests could enable them to absorb billions of tonnes of the Earths emissions of carbon.
Source: eco-business.com - New Zealands greenhouse gas emissions fell by 1.4 per cent year on year in 2013, but deforestation is continuing apace, according to a government report out Friday.
Source: ABC Australia - World leaders will decide on future emissions targets at a UN meeting in Paris at the end of the year and the Federal Government is coming under international pressure to take an ambitious position.
Source: Globe and Mail - Canadas fight against global warming is taking a big step forward Monday, when Premier Kathleen Wynne formally announces Ontarios plan for a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions
Source: Guardian - Canadian city of 600,000 people is the latest to announce it will use only green energy for electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years
Source: Quartz - This summer, Pope Francis plans to release an encyclical letter in which he will address environmental issues, and very likely climate change.
Source: Huffington Post - It's National Public Health Week, an important time to connect the dots between human health and climate change. Earlier this week, nearly 1,000 doctors, nurses, researchers and other health professionals from 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia did just that, calling for bold action on climate in a letter delivered to President Obama. "The risks climate change poses to public health have been well-documented," they wrote.
Source: The Guardian - How much will a company and all of us regret not taking action if the outcomes are much worse? Given the day-to-day benefits of moving to a clean economy, corporate action on climate is the ultimate no-brainer.
Source: RTCC - Stephany Uy-Tan, mayor of Catbalogan, Philippines, tells how a series of typhoons and the resulting storm surges destroyed 2,500 houses in her city. Speaking on the sidelines of the ICLEI sustainable cities World Congress in Seoul, she says her administration is planting mangroves and trying to preserve traditional tricycles as a climate-friendly form of transport.
Source: Insurance Journal - Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, lives in a country surrounded by risk on all sides, and hes unabashed by his efforts to use flooding events, frequent storms or other out-of-the-usual weather phenomenon as an opportunity to talk about dangers posed by climate change. By 2050 roughly one million New Zealanders will be living in areas vulnerable to severe flooding, coastal storm surges, land slides and windstorms.
Source: Fox News Latino - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that the United States initially will contribute $20 million to promote public and private investment in renewable energy projects in the Caribbean.
Source: World Bank News - The latest accounting of climate finance shows there is a gap of about $70 billion. Closing that gap is critical to building the trust necessary to reach a robust deal at the international climate talks in Paris in December
Source: International Policy Digest - With less than nine months until the Paris Climate Summit, countries are developing their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC). India is among those countries that are not in a hurry to make any national climate commitments that could be internationally binding.
Source: RTCC - Financial institutions with over US$ 2,100 billion in assets publish principles to guide future investments in clean energy
Source: Economic Times - India's demand for a global agreement that will address intensified efforts to tackle climate change between 2015 and 2020 has not gone unheard.
Source: Bloomberg - Set aside any romantic notions of Paris in the spring. Visitors to the French capital are facing the choice of using an umbrella or wearing a mask.
Source: Guardian - New investment comes three years after the former New York mayor gave $50m to the environmental lobby group to expand its Beyond Coal campaign