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Poland says allowances, not reforms start date, focus of carbon talks

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The focus of EU talks on carbon market reform has moved on to spare allowances from a debate over when reforms should begin, Poland's climate envoy said on Tuesday, adding a deal by the end of June was possible.

Art and Climate Change - Inspiring a Sustainable Future

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
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UN chief to open Vatican climate change conference

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: AP - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

Canada provinces urge PM to take stronger action on climate change

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The leaders of nine Canadian provinces and territories on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take stronger measures to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Over-consumption, climate change threaten food security, water supply: FAO

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - There will be enough water to produce food for 10 billion people in 2050, but over-consumption and the impact of climate change threaten food security and water supplies in many regions, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

India builds first 'smart' city as urban population swells

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western India.

Nepal's community forests fight poverty and destruction

New from UNFCCC - 15. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Deutsche Welle - Climate change, deforestation and land grabbing don't only threaten Nepal's rich biodiversity, but the economic wellbeing of millions of its citizens. Could community-managed forests hold the key?

Why MF distributors go online

News from India - 15. April 2015 - 15:31
Distributors need to invest big sums of money to build capabilities has reduced with online platforms

New complications to computation of taxable income

News from India - 15. April 2015 - 15:31
A third dimension has now been added to the computation of taxable income

Soul brother

News from India - 15. April 2015 - 14:59
A musician’s musician, electric bassist Marcus Miller holds a funky groove as elegantly as he produces the music of best-selling names in jazz, pop and R&B

IISD/ENB @ 2nd Drafting Session on the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on FfD | 14 April 2015 | New York, US | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 15. April 2015 - 7:39
On Tuesday, 14 April 2015, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), covered the Second Drafting Session on the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which runs from 13 to 17 April 2015, from the UN Headquarters in New York. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/ffd-icffd3-fds2/

Nokia’s once-castoff infrastructure business is back

News from India - 15. April 2015 - 6:24
For Nokia, partially extricating itself from the struggling infrastructure business seemed like a smart and inevitable move

Beware central banks offering negative rates

News from India - 15. April 2015 - 5:37
True, thousands of borrowers throughout Europe have loans linked to euro and Swiss franc Libor rates, some of which are now in negative territory

Turkish lessons

News from India - 14. April 2015 - 21:05
There is a reason why the weakness in Turkey deserves public attention

Rebooting the rural jobs scheme

News from India - 14. April 2015 - 20:45
At a time when rural economy is badly in need of stimulus, the least the govt can do is increase spending on MGNREGA

Ontario and Quebec sign cap-and-trade deal, urge Ottawa to take leadership role

New from UNFCCC - 14. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Montreal Gazette - As Quebec and Ontario announced that they would link their carbon markets, they urged Ottawa to work more closely with the provinces to curb climate change

DC Earth Day rally to feature performances by Usher, Common

New from UNFCCC - 14. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: AP - Usher, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Common and Train are scheduled to headline an Earth Day rally and concert on the National Mall, hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien.

Ontario confirms it will join Quebec, California in carbon market

New from UNFCCC - 14. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Ontario will join a cap-and-trade market set up by Quebec and California to reduce carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change, provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday.

China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming

New from UNFCCC - 14. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.

Japan's CO2 emissions hit second-highest on record

New from UNFCCC - 14. April 2015 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants.

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