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#101034
2014-09-23

EU cannot afford climate change 'oblivion'

Two major international agreements will be signed in 2015, making it an important year for climate change: a new legally binding global treaty on climate change and a new sustainable development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals.

News Headlines
#101040
2014-09-23

Climate change takes front and center at United Nations summit

(CNN) -- The first item on the long list of issues to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week: Climate change.

News Headlines
#101041
2014-09-23

Superpowers have failed us, so small nations must unite for climate revolution

(CNN) -- No nation is immune to the impact of climate change but it is the world's poorest that will be hit the hardest. A fair and inclusive global agreement to combat climate change is a moral imperative. Time is of the essence for Africa.

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#101042
2014-09-23

U.N. puts spotlight on climate change

(Reuters) - With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue.

News Headlines
#101015
2014-09-19

Ahead of UN climate summit, leading investors urge transition to low-carbon economy

18 September 2014 – Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, inves ...

News Headlines
#101020
2014-09-19

The deepest cuts

ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate change

News Headlines
#101022
2014-09-19

For Trees Under Threat, Flight May Be Best Response

The whitebark pine grows in the high, cold reaches of the Rocky and Sierra Mountains, and some individuals, wind-bent and tenacious, manage to thrive for more than a thousand years.

News Headlines
#100997
2014-09-18

Investors call for climate change deal

More than 340 institutions managing £15tn of assets say governments must put a ‘meaningful’ price on carbon

News Headlines
#100998
2014-09-18

Ban Ki-moon to join climate change march

The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is to join a public march calling for action on climate change this weekend.

News Headlines
#101002
2014-09-18

Latin America at a Climate Crossroads

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change.

News Headlines
#101003
2014-09-18

Figueres: "If we want to prevent conflicts, we have to address climate change now"

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September.

News Headlines
#100976
2014-09-17

Economic growth possible even while tackling climate change, UN-backed report finds

16 September 2014 – Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released today by a commission of global leaders argues that major structural and technological changes in the world economy are making it possible to achieve lower carbon emissions and econ ...

News Headlines
#100980
2014-09-17

This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia.

News Headlines
#100983
2014-09-17

Climate summit previews push for new global treaty

When the United Nations Climate Summit begins on 23 September in New York City, US President Barack Obama will be there.

News Headlines
#100985
2014-09-17

Will the Upcoming Climate Summit Be Another Talkathon?

PENANG, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit Sep. 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.

News Headlines
#100986
2014-09-17

Tackling Climate Change and Promoting Development: A “Win-Win”

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - A widespread perception exists that developing countries must make a choice between tackling climate change and fighting poverty. This assumption is incorrect, according to the authors of a new report on green growth.

News Headlines
#100950
2014-09-16

Climate change remedies 'affordable', says global body

Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned.

News Headlines
#100954
2014-09-16

U.N. Climate Summit: Staged Parade or Reality Show?

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 2014 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed one-day Climate Summit next week is being hyped as one of the major political-environmental events at the United Nations this year.

News Headlines
#100927
2014-09-15

Brazil building Amazon observation tower to monitor climate change impact

Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper has reported.

News Headlines
#100928
2014-09-15

Has the great climate change migration already begun?

As rising sea levels, drought and disasters scrub some of Earth’s most picturesque places off the map, the first climate refugees apply for asylum. But the UN doesn’t grant refugee status for victims of climate change. Where will they go?

News Headlines
#100930
2014-09-15

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

(Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.

News Headlines
#100935
2014-09-15

Rules of thumb for climate change turned upside down: Wet and dry regions recalculated

With a new analysis of land regions, climate researchers are challenging the general climate change paradigm that dry regions are getting drier and wet regions are getting wetter. In some regions they are encountering divergent trends.

News Headlines
#100943
2014-09-15

To End Poverty, Act on Climate

Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations' progress in both of its critical missions -- peacekeeping and development: Hardship often leads to conflict, and the worsening impacts of climate change are causing hardship. That is what makes the UN Climate Summit on September 23 so imp ...

News Headlines
#100892
2014-09-12

Ozone layer showing signs of recovery: UN

The Earth’s protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, the latest assessment by scientists across the world has said.

News Headlines
#100895
2014-09-12

Developing nations should do more to tackle climate change: European Union

NEW DELHI: The European Union today sought flexibity in a key principle in the climate change talks which says that the developed nations are more responsible in tackling the global warming as they are historical carbon emitters.

News Headlines
#100860
2014-09-11

'We are running out of time': CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere surprise scientists

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere made the biggest jump last year since 1984, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, raising alarm bells about society's inaction on curbing global warming.

News Headlines
#100866
2014-09-11

Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened – UN reports

The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations today reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere.

News Headlines
#100834
2014-09-10

As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’

9 September 2014 – The United Nations weather agency today voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to.

News Headlines
#100841
2014-09-10

David Suzuki: Fighting climate change offers many health benefits

What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation, and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can.

News Headlines
#100850
2014-09-10

Half of North American bird species threatened by climate change

Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday.

News Headlines
#100809
2014-09-09

Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984

A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.

News Headlines
#100815
2014-09-09

Now climate change is affecting jobs NGOs need to nurture 'green-skills'

A report shows extreme weather is affecting youth unemployment in south-east Asia. Is training the answer?

News Headlines
#100793
2014-09-08

To be counted during Paris summit, India must cut its carbon footprint

Former Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh set a cat among the pigeons, in his inimitable style, at a recent national conference on climate and sustainable development at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai. He asserted that India would be “the last man standing at Paris” ...

News Headlines
#100777
2014-09-05

Blue-Green Economy' Needed for Island Nations Threatened by Rising Sea, Says UN

Small island nations have been facing increasing difficulties as the state of the world continues to change. Now the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is recommending that small island developing states (SIDS) adapt a new strategy for socioeconomic purposes to weather the storm of clim ...

News Headlines
#100756
2014-09-04

Will banning high-powered kettles and hairdryers help climate change efforts?

Euro and climate sceptics have attacked EU rules controlling the energy use of appliances, saying they will not reduce emissions. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.

News Headlines
#100758
2014-09-04

New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks

UN is trying to convince countries to make new pledges before they meet in Paris to finalise a new deal on cutting emissions, reports Climate News Network

News Headlines
#100717
2014-09-02

Africa's farmers face 'failed seasons' risks

Many small-scale farmers across Africa face the threat from "failed seasons", a report has warned.

News Headlines
#100729
2014-09-02

SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

2 September 2014 – World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.

News Headlines
#100702
2014-08-29

Help small island states win their battle against climate change

Earth’s fate is inextricably linked to 52 nations threatened by rising sea levels – the rest of the world should not let them drown

News Headlines
#100686
2014-08-28

Climate change's health toll: 'We can save millions of lives, even now'

While the effects of climate change on the environment are gaining wide attention, there's a lack of awareness about the impact on human health. The WHO's Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum tells DW how both can be adressed.

News Headlines
#100690
2014-08-28

For Caribbean, no Climate Policy without Water Policy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 27 2014 (IPS) - Amidst growing concern over the impact of climate change on water resources worldwide, Caribbean stakeholders are working to ensure it is included in the region’s plans for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

News Headlines
#100664
2014-08-27

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

WASHINGTON: Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous, and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

News Headlines
#100650
2014-08-26

Wild Weather: U.S. Hit by 'Most Unusual Year' for Temperatures

If you haven't seen anything like this year's weather, well, neither has anyone else. This year is on track to set a temperature record that climate researchers say is unique since the first time stats were taken in 1900. A typical year in the U.S. would see near-average temperatures or a spike ...

News Headlines
#100654
2014-08-26

Venezuela needs low-carbon action - not greenwash

The Venezuelan government is being praised for organising an event last July with over 100 organisations dedicated to promoting civil society participation at the United Nations climate change negotiations. The event was a preparatory meeting for a conference this November called the ‘Social Pre ...

News Headlines
#100583
2014-08-25

'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists

A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland.

News Headlines
#100589
2014-08-25

Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

(Phys.org) —An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change

News Headlines
#100556
2014-08-21

Climate change to 'severely impact' growth in South Asia

As more extreme weather hits South Asia, the effects of climate change are taking a toll on the economy, with the region at risk of losing up to 8.8 percent of their GDP by 2100, analyst Mahfuz Ahmed tells DW.

News Headlines
#100542
2014-08-20

Greenland ice loss doubles from late 2000s

A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year. Added to the discharges coming from Antarctica, it means Earth's two big ice sheets are now dumping roughly 500 cu km of ice in the oceans annually.

News Headlines
#100546
2014-08-20

Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

SAN FRANCISCO — The threats from climate change are many: extreme weather, shrinking snowpack, altered ecosystems and rising and more acidic seas, to name a few. Another lesser-known issue may hit especially close to home for city dwellers. In the world’s already smoggy metropolises, pollution i ...

News Headlines
#100521
2014-08-19

Climate change to slash south Asian GDP, development bank warns

South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.

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