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Dilma disappoints with weak rainforest target

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news.mongabay.com - Dilma disappoints with weak rainforest target Rhett A. Butler June 30, 2015 Tweet print Tweet print print Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff disappointed environmentalists with what they call weak ...

UNEP - Resource Efficiency - Consumption - Education, Lifestyles and Youth

unep.org - Adopting more sustainable consumption patterns is the responsibility of all citizens. But for this shift to be effective and for individuals to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, the full participa...

Azerbaijan Installs LED Street Lights in its Capital's Historical District - UNEP

unep.org - Some of the 600 LED lights that are replacing public street lights in Icherisheher were presented to the public in Azerbaijan's capital city today, launching a demonstration project coordinated by ...

Hopes for zero deforestation in Brazil climate plan

rtcc.org - Amazon protection on the agenda when president Dilma Rousseff meets Barack Obama in Washington next week Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions 41% between 2005 and 2012, largely by slowing destru...

UNEP Executive Director Participates in UN General Assembly Panel on Climate Change - UNEP

unep.org - UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner Speaks at the General Assembly high-level event on climate change New York, 29 June 2015 - United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Stein...

EU@UN - EU-China Joint Statement on Climate Change

eu-un.europa.eu - Summary: 29 June 2015, Brussels – European Union-China Joint Statement on Climate Change 1. The EU and China (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Two Sides’) recognise their critical roles in combating...

EU unveils Morocco summit to gauge climate pledges

rtcc.org - Appraisal of power of UN country submissions to curb global warming set for October, but organisers unsure who will show A European Union-devised summit in Morocco will assess the adequacy of carbo...

UN News Centre - Remarks at Opening of the General Assembly High-Level Event on Climate Change

un.org - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 29 June 2015 I thank the President of the General Assembly for his leadership, and for organizing this timely and important high-level event. Our jo...

US and Brazil set energy goals in sign of improving ties - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - The US and Brazil have unveiled ambitious energy goals in a sign of growing co-operation after a spying scandal damaged ties two years ago. US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma R...

China climate change plan unveiled - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - China - the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has announced details of its climate action plan. The office of Prime Minister Li Kegiang said that emissions "will peak by around 2030" an...

Data roaming charges to end in EU within two years - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - Data roaming charges are set to be abolished within the European Union by June 2017, it has been announced. The ban will be preceded by a 14-month interim period, in which companies can still add s...

Why Cities Will Be Vital Players at Paris Climate Talks

huffingtonpost.com - Over the next few days, leaders from cities, local governments and other organizations around the world will gather in Lyon, France. It is an important step toward COP21, the UN conference on clima...

US And Brazil Commit To Climate, Renewable Energy Goals

huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Tuesday new joint efforts to confront climate change, committing the two nations to more aggressive targets ...

Environmentalists Remain Hopeful After Supreme Court Emissions Ruling

huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON -- While the Supreme Court's Monday ruling on mercury standards was a setback for the Obama administration's drive to regulate emissions from power plants, it's not necessarily a death b...

End to Great Barrier Reef dumping is imminent

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wwf.panda.org - End to Great Barrier Reef dumping is imminent The UNESCO World Heritage Committee held Australia accountable for improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Bonn, Germany – The United Nations E...

China’s climate plan sends positive signal ahead of global deal

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wwf.panda.org - China’s climate plan sends positive signal ahead of global deal Renewable energy recognised by WWF are wind, solar, small hydro and biomass. Gland, Switzerland – China’s new climate plan confirms t...

Climate change a security risk second only to terrorism, says defence report

theguardian.com - The Abbott government’s energy white paper made headlines for its curious reluctance to mention climate change – but the looming defence white paper may prove to be a different story. A report on c...

STATEMENT: WRI Says US-Brazil Commitments on Climate Change "Increased the Probability of Success" for Paris Climate Talks

wri.org - WASHINGTON (JUNE 30, 2015)– Earlier today, Presidents Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff committed to intensify collaboration between their two countries and work together to secure an ambitious clima...

An Unnatural Disaster: How Warming Helped Cause India’s Catastrophic Flood by Daniel Grossman: Yale Environment 360

e360.yale.edu - E360 Special Report Unnatural Disaster: How Global Warming Helped Cause India’s Catastrophic Flood 23 JUNE 2015 The boulder in the foreground saved the historic Kedarnath Temple from destruction in...

STATEMENT: WRI Calls China INDC "A Serious and Credible Contribution"

wri.org - WASHINGTON (JULY 30)— China formally submitted its contribution to United Nations climate talks today. The pledge commits China to a peak in emissions by 2030, an increase in the share of non-fossi...

Should You Put a Baby Bird Back in the Nest? Depends If It's Cute

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com - The first days of summer are here: long lazy days, the smell of cut grass… and baby birds falling out of trees. Every year, I see a new flock of people rescuing fallen birds, and then arguing on Tw...

Australia's largest woodlands 'will not be protected if it prevents mining'

theguardian.com - Environmental recognition of the Great Western Woodlands, the largest remaining temperate woodlands in the world, will not be supported if it impinges on mining, the Western Australia mining minist...

Think Today's Refugee Crisis Is Bad? Climate Change Will Make It a Lot Worse

huffingtonpost.com - Last year was the worst year on record for refugees. The number of people fleeing war and persecution jumped to nearly 60 million, the highest figure since the United Nations' refugee agency began ...

Clean fuel standards face political attacks in Washington, Oregon

biomassmagazine.com - Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by their respective state legislatures in recent weeks.   The Oregon Clean Fuels Standard continued moving for...

Julie Bishop plays down significance of China's 60% carbon reduction pledge

theguardian.com - Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has played down the significance of China unveiling its post-2020 emissions reduction target, saying Beijing’s position has been known “for some time”. T...

Russia's Rosneft charged over pipeline leak that caused oil to come out of taps

theguardian.com - Russia’s environmental watchdog has opened a case against state-owned oil corporation Rosneft after a pipeline leak resulted in oily water filling backyards and flowing out of locals’ taps in Siber...

Far from being a ‘Mugabe-style grab’, Scotland’s land reform is too timid | George Monbiot

theguardian.com - ‘Tartan Stalinists”, the “Highland Stasi”, “Scottish Nazi party”, the “new Zimbabwe”: surely the corporate press will soon run out of similes? Or at least drop dead through hyperventilation. No suc...

Brazil announces massive reforestation and renewable energy plan with US

theguardian.com - Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff put climate change at the top of their agenda at their bilateral meeting on Tuesday, with the US and Brazil agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from re...

Ramez Naam: capitalism is not the enemy of climate

theguardian.com - Futurist and author Ramez Naam is an optimist, even when it comes to the problem of climate change. Related: Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle His personal hi...

China makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit

theguardian.com - China will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 60-65% from 2005 levels under a plan submitted to the United Nations ahead of crucial climate change talks i...

China will try to peak carbon emissions earlier than 2030, says premier

theguardian.com - China formally committed to halting the rise in its emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, releasing its much anticipated stra...

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