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UN climate chief to visit PH

New from UNFCCC - 26. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: Rappler - The head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be in the Philippines to join French President Francois Hollande's call for global action in curbing climate change.

The critical flaw in the EU's climate plan

New from UNFCCC - 26. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: Guardian -

Rail budget: a low-impact wishlist

News from India - 26. February 2015 - 15:25
The budget veers away drastically from the prime minister’s commitments to the country and the railways

Indian railways chugs on to recovery

News from India - 26. February 2015 - 14:01
For the first time in a decade, railways has a credible medium-term plan

A tall woman and a bell

News from India - 26. February 2015 - 14:01
Why do the first compartments of a train during rush hour seem relatively empty, but the ones in the middle don’t?

Linkages Update - Issue #235 - 26 February 2015

News from IISD - 26. February 2015 - 13:00
Latest news, information and analysis on international environment and sustainable development negotiations and policy making.

How technology is helping build a modern, secure Indian Railways

News from India - 26. February 2015 - 12:17
The govt has made the right moves by giving Indian Railways a much-needed digital facelift in railway budget 2015

IISD RS @ IPCC-41 | 24-27 February 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya | IISD RS

News from IISD - 26. February 2015 - 11:31
On Thursday, 26 February 2015, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), covered the Forty-first Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-41), from 24 to 27 February 2015, from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/climate-ipcc41/

IISD RS @ CCAC Working Group | Summary Highlights, 24 - 25 February 2015 | Kathmandu, Nepal | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 26. February 2015 - 9:21
IISD Reporting Services, through its CCAC Bulletin, covered the Working Group meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), from 24 to 25 February 2015, in Kathmandu, Nepal. A summary report will be available on XXX February 2015.

Facilitating a cleaner bill of health

News from India - 25. February 2015 - 19:41
Beyond having a clear vision, priorities and road map, we need to address three key enablers—talent, technology and funding—in an integrated manner

THE EUROPEAN (DIS)UNION

News from India - 25. February 2015 - 19:28
Europe’s problems are both geopolitical and economic, critical enough to test its leadership and institutions

Good days in Delhi

News from India - 25. February 2015 - 19:15
The Delhi government announced that power bills for up to 400 units will be 50% cheaper and water will be free for up to 20,000 litres a month

No accountability for sanitation?

News from India - 25. February 2015 - 19:12
If the govt is serious about its own targets for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, then it has no option but to significantly increase its current budgetary allocation for sanitation programme

Mobile technology helps Sri Lanka cope with climate change

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Floods and landslides linked to climate change have battered parts of Sri Lanka in the past two years, disrupting food output, but scientists believe a new program to install low-cost weather stations based on open-source technology could help farmers adapt to increasingly wild weather.

As sea levels rise, climate change threatens entire Pacific cultures

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: RTCC - In the first of a series of columns, poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner reflects on the cultural dimensions of climate change

EU “backtracks” on climate goals in UN pledge, say experts

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: RTCC - Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal

Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - Engineers are creating giant pyramids of ice in the drought-hit Indian Himalayas to see if the melt water they release can help solve water shortages during the region’s dry season

Top officials say UN development system must adapt to challenges posed by post-2015 agenda

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: UN News Centre - Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance of ongoing review and reform of the Organization’s development system as Member States met to begin the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Operational Activities Segment.

Eiffel Tower going green with two wind turbines

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: CBS - The Eiffel Tower has gone green. As part of an ongoing facelift of the iconic structure, a New York company this month installed two wind turbines about 400 feet up on the tower, above the second level.

Climate finance: the focus must be on quality not quantity

New from UNFCCC - 25. February 2015 - 15:59
Source: Guardian -

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