Source: New Straits Times - Time is running out for Australias iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said Thursday.
IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) coverage on Wednesday, 5 March 2014, of the the Ninth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
Source: Interntional Bar Association - When climate change negotiators from more than 190 countries gather in Bonn, Germany on 10 March, the pressure will be on: time is running out to meet a deadline to complete a draft negotiating text by December 2014.
Source: Bloomberg - President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, yesterday unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing climate.
Source: Xinhua - The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced plans to build a scientific research station on the remote subantarctic Auckland Island in order to improve global understanding of climate change.
Source: AFP - Out at sea, gentle waves provide power for thousands of homes. In cities, dancefloor moves generate electricity for nightclubs. In the countryside, hikers use leg power to recharge their phones.
Source: Pueblo Chieftain - Xcel Energy and renewable energy developer Community Energy of Boulder on Tuesday announced plans to build the states largest solar farm and the largest east of the Rockies near Xcels Comanche power plant and substation.
Source: Reuters - German power firm STEAG GmbH will receive funding for a 200 million euro ($275.47 million), 108 megawatt wind energy park in southeastern Romania, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Tuesday.
Source: Vancouver Sun - The drive to adopt clean energy comes from a need to improve air quality in its cities
Source: Matang Tonga Online - The European Union and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat have signed a 37.26 million financing agreement to support the Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy programme.
Source: BusinessGreen - Bob Ward seeks 100,000 signatures to support call for the creation of a dedicated fund to help the UK cope with escalating climate change threats
Source: Bloomberg - Nations risk repeating the failure of climate talks in 2009 unless they sign up to mandatory emissions reductions in a treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, according to Bangladeshs climate envoy to the United Nations.
IISD - Reporting Services (IISD RS) will cover the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation on 4 March 2014 from Bonn, Germany
IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) ccoverage on Tuesday, 4 March 2014, of the the Ninth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD - Reporting Services (IISD RS) has produced web coverage from the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation, from Bonn, Germany. In addition, IISD RS will produce a summary report of the Workshop on Thursday, 6 March 2014.
Source: Guardian - Australia's State of the Climate Report depicts a country where heat extremes are swamping the record books
Source: Khaleej Times - The UAE will make three important announcements on global technical support, knowledge-sharing and hosting the Page conference again in the near future.
Source: Christian Science Monitor - A huge ice-free region--the size of New Zealand--that existed within the ice blanket of the southern ocean surrounding Antarctica has disappeared from the region recently.
Source: Economic Times - Bangladesh today asked BIMSTEC countries to take a "unified" stand and seriously consider the adverse impact of climate change keeping in mind global assessments that indicate an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters in the region.
Source: Guardian - Eurobarometer poll finds public in worst-hit members states such as Spain and Greece still support moves to greener economy