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Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impactsWho said large-scale hydropower was out? As an article published by Climate Central recently noted, it has now been omitted from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual reports on renewable energy for eight years running, and “may be seen as a risky bet” for investors
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-05-26 11:45:22
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday
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2015-05-26 11:10:22
OSLO (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest investment funds urged the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Tuesday to commit to a long-term goal to cut world greenhouse gas emissions as part of a U.N. climate deal due to be agreed in December.







UKReuters via Reuters
2015-05-26 06:40:56
Talk by the world’s biggest oil exporter of giving up fossil fuels and embracing solar and wind energy adds momentum towards a global climate change dealSo what to make of the statement by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister that the world’s biggest oil exporter could stop using fossil fuels as soon as 2040 and become a “global power” in solar and wind energy?Ali Al-Naimi’s statement is striking as Saudi Arabia’s wealth and influence is entirely founded on its huge oil wealth and the nation has been one of the strongest voices against climate change action at UN summits
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2015-05-22 07:45:18
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.





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2015-05-13 07:01:06
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations said on Tuesday there was unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change, markedly improving prospects for a U.N. climate deal in Paris later this year.



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2015-05-12 10:56:43
Friday, May 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's chief business adviser has accused the United Nations of using debunked climate change science to lead a new world order, provocative claims made to coincide with a visit from the top UN climate negotiator.



UKReuters via Reuters
2015-05-08 02:45:42
Friday, May 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's chief business adviser has accused the United Nations of using debunked climate change science to lead a new world order, provocative claims made to coincide with a visit from the top UN climate negotiator.



UKReuters via Reuters
2015-05-08 00:45:36
Thursday, May 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Solar thermal technology will generate electricity and tackle water shortages – earning Australia’s science agency CSIRO $500,000 for solar field designAustralian scientists have designed and installed solar energy technology in Cyprus to help the island nation shift away from fossil fuels and also tackle its chronic water shortages
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-05-07 02:14:44
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
The planned curbs in greenhouse gas emissions by the nations of the world fall well short of what is required to avoid global average temperatures exceeding the “danger limit” of 2C this century, a report has warned.







UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-05-03 18:00:00
Thursday, April 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The United States and Japan will miss a U.N. deadline on Thursday to firm up promises to provide billions of dollars for a new U.N. fund intended to help developing nations tackle global warming, the fund said.
UKReuters via Reuters
2015-04-30 08:51:26
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
At this year’s Paris climate summit we need to change the tired narrative that developing nations need to follow the dirty coal route to financial prosperity. The numbers increasingly come out in favour of first movers to renewablesSilicon Valley start-ups are proud of their fast-paced culture and being first movers in creating new product categories and markets
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-04-29 09:58:29
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican and the United Nations teamed up to warn the world of the effects of climate change on Tuesday, coming down firmly against skeptics who deny human activities help change global weather patterns.
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2015-04-28 08:05:01
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Friday, April 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
IQALUIT, Nunavut (Reuters) - The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put aside disputes over issues like Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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2015-04-24 18:25:04
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Economic output by the world's oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.






UKReuters via Reuters
2015-04-22 17:05:28