International Agencies

Pyeongchang is Hosting Biodiversity Convention

Oct 1st, 2014 | By




The city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon, host of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will provide the backdrop for the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) this October. Twenty thousand participants, including representatives from the CBD’s 193 member states, other international organizations and civil society, are expected to

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Despite the UN Climate Summit, Fossil Fuel Firms are Still in For the Long-term

Sep 30th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: More than 300,000 people marched in New York a week ago, with tens of thousands more in cities across the globe. More than 120 heads of state and government convened in New York, renewing their commitment to a global climate deal to be forged next year. France pledged $1bn in climate aid to

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U.N. Biodiversity Convention Opens in S. Korea

Sep 29th, 2014 | By




Some 20,000 government officials, environmentalists and business people from around the world gathered in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Monday for a U.N. environmental convention on biodiversity, the environment ministry said. The 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, dubbed COP 12, kicked off with a ceremony

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Faced With Existential Climate Threat, Small Island Nations Sound Climate Alarm at UN

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
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UN News Center: In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, King Tupou IV of Tonga, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama, and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, all reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against climate change and for sustainable development amid growing environmental challenges for small island developing States

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It’s Time to Recognise Threats of Climate Change

Sep 26th, 2014 | By




Prime Minister Sushil Koirala brought the attention of world leaders to the climate change impacts faced by Nepal and other Least Developed Countries (LDC)  during his address to the UN Climate Change Summit-2014 in New York on Tuesday. Noting that Nepal is the fifth most vulnerable country in terms of climate change, Koirala gave an

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Ban Hails ‘Bold’ Announcements on Tackling Climate Change as Historic UN Summit Closes

Sep 24th, 2014 | By
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UN News Center: Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced today by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on “clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions.” “Today was a great day

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Climate Change Takes Front and Center at United Nations Summit

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
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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. On Tuesday President Barack Obama will address a group of world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit, a one-day meeting hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and open to leaders

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Panama Breaking New Ground on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Sep 21st, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: Environmental sustainability is gaining traction on Panama’s political agenda. The announcement of the upgrade of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) to ministerial status is being followed by a public debate on how to better integrate environmental considerations into public policies. With presence in Panama since 2007, UNEP, as the leading global environmental authority,

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Worlds Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that

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Climate Change Remedies ‘Affordable’, Says Global Body

Sep 16th, 2014 | By
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BBC: The body, a group of chief executives, former prime ministers and finance ministers, argues the cost of tackling climate change is modest. Its report says adding 5% to the $6 trillion (£3.7tn; 4.6tn euros) a year due to be spent on power and transport projects could buy clean technology. Critics say the report is

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UN Climate Summit Set for Major Carbon Pricing Announcement

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
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The huge number of countries and businesses interested in pricing carbon will become clear at the UN’s forthcoming climate summit, according to a senior World Bank official. Rachel Kyte, the bank’s special envoy for climate change, said the meeting will see a number of states, regions and businesses announcing plans to factor in the costs

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New Collaboration Launched to Restore the World’s Forests

Sep 13th, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: Efforts to combat climate change and improve livelihoods by restoring forest lands continue to build momentum. A new collaboration is being launched between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to restore at least 150 million hectares of forest landscapes by 2020, leading up to

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Ozone Layer Showing Signs of Recovery: UN

Sep 13th, 2014 | By
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The Hindu: 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. According to the assessment, carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO),

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Climate Change and the SDGs: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
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In less than two weeks, world leaders will travel to New York for the U.N. secretary-general’s widely anticipated climate summit. On Sept. 23, they will have a unique opportunity to take stock of the latest warnings about climate change, and commit to work harder than ever to tackle rising emissions and growing climate impacts. At

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Efforts to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness

Sep 7th, 2014 | By




The Himalayan Times: Sophie Kemkhadze, Deputy Country Director of UNDP, emphasised on better understanding of climate change and how it has triggered the number and nature of natural disasters, while speaking at a half-day workshop on KOICA ‘Fast Tracking Millennium Development Goals and Safeguarding Development Gains’.“Better preparedness for and better response in post-disaster situations by strengthening

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Nepal Renews Support to Small Island States’ Agenda

Sep 5th, 2014 | By




The Himalayan Times: Nepal renewed its support to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) agenda. Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, Durga Prasad Bhattarai, extended Nepal’s strong solidarity in the cause of the third United Nations Conference on SIDS in Samoa, on Wednesday.Addressing the general debate of the Conference, the Ambassador said that Nepal

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New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: Today, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the GEO SIDS Outlook, part of its flagship Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series. The report, based on the findings of a broad range of SIDS scientists, experts and policy makers, provides four integrated themes for action to support SIDS become the environmental economies of the future – building

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Africa: Higher Profile for Climate Change in New SDGs

Aug 27th, 2014 | By




Following months of lobbying by poor island states and NGOs, action on climate change is to be a stand-alone goal among the 17 newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, a successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expire at the end of 2015, are to be formally adopted at the 69th session

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Think Tanks Seek Synergies in Methodologies to Address Climate Change Concerns

Aug 27th, 2014 | By




Think Tank from across South Asia are working aggressively to address the various issues which are evolving on the climate change front and how societies can adapt to this mercurial situation. Three think tanks – Center for Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP), Public Affairs Centre (PAC) and Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, Nepal recently completed a project

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U.N. Conference Set to Bypass Climate Change Refugees

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
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An international conference on small island developing states (SIDS), scheduled to take place in Samoa next week, will bypass a politically sensitive issue: a proposal to create a new category of “environmental refugees” fleeing tiny island nations threatened by rising seas. “It’s not on the final declaration called the outcome document,” a SIDS diplomat told

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Scientists Say World’s Primary Forests at Risk

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
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A new study by an international team of conservationist scientists has warned that only five percent of the world’s pre-agricultural primary forest cover is now found in protected areas. Warning about the precarious state of the primary forests, the study, which was published in the journal Conservation Letters, stresses on the importance of protecting these areas. “International

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What Would a Fair UN Climate Change Deal Look Like?

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
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The problem comes when you ask negotiators or civil society representatives what that actually means. What, using UN parlance, does an equitable solution to prevent dangerous levels of global warming look like on a country-by-country level? Policy wonks will talk of historical responsibility, climate justice, the right to development, political will and economic capacity. This

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UN Expects Upcoming Samoa Small Island Conference to Generate Vital Partnerships

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: The United Nations expects over 300 initiatives to be announced two weeks from now at a major world conference aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing States, a top UN organizing official today said. Speaking to reporters in New York before he leaves for the Samoan capital, Apia, the Conference’s Secretary-General,

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Tackling Climate Change as a Single SDG Could Backfire

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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SciDev.Net: Climate change is a major challenge — and it sits among many other major challenges targeted by the post-2015 development goals.Biodiversity, health, education, energy and others influence and are influenced by climate change. So goals about them will also mean action on climate change. Development goals that focus on the root causes of sustainability challenges bring people together; they also minimise the

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Doing More on Climate

Aug 15th, 2014 | By




Climate change talks are poised at a critical stage before the Conference of Parties meets in Paris in 2015 to finalise a new treaty, and India’s alliances with developing countries assume significance at this point. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has been stressing on funds from the first world for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and

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UNEP and DNV GL Announce Climate Change Partnership

Aug 15th, 2014 | By




Climate change mitigation The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and DNV GL have announced a new strategic partnership, designed to assist the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), hosted by UNEP, to improve access to climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies in developing countries. The Norwegian government will support the CTCN with NOK 60 million in

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Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans

Aug 13th, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change – including a projected 20-50 per cent decline in water availability – do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Keeping Track of Adaptation

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World Bank Move to Boost Carbon Pricing

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
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The World Bank Group, businesses groups, and investors have called on governments and corporations to support carbon pricing to cut green house gas (GHG) emissions and reduce the worsening impacts of climate change. The group has been organising a statement on carbon pricing and has consulted partner countries, governments, and business associations including the World

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World’s Top Emerging Economies Talk Climate in Delhi

Aug 7th, 2014 | By
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Environment ministers from four of the world’s leading emerging economies meet in Delhi on Thursday to discuss plans to address climate change. The BASIC group, made up of India, China, Brazil and South Africa, usually meet two to three times a year in an effort to coordinate their negotiating strategy at UN climate meetings. Together

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Will These Sustainable Development Goals Do the Job?

Aug 6th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: The UN working group responsible for crafting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has handed down its final proposal, adding a goal to address domestic and global inequality. The recommendations include 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. The list includes a reworking of the eight millennium development goals that expire

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At UN-backed Meeting, World’s Least Developed Countries Urge Partnerships to Boost Productive Capacity

Jul 29th, 2014 | By
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UN News Center: With the kick-off of the United Nations post-2015 sustainable development agenda fast approaching, ministers and senior Government officials from across the globe have gathered in Cotonou, Benin, today to discuss how to strengthen the world’s 48 least developed countries to produce more goods and trade in international markets more efficiently. “The conference is

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Why are Indigenous People Sidelined at UN Climate Talks?

Jul 29th, 2014 | By
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Indigenous people are one of the most vulnerable groups to the impacts of climate change. They stand to lose so much because, as well as relying on the natural environment and biodiversity for their livelihoods (often in fragile ecosystems), their entire worldview or ‘cosmo-vision’ is intertwined with and based on complex interactions with nature and the environment.

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UNEP and Japan Announced Partnership to Tackle Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific

Jul 27th, 2014 | By
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Japan have announced a new partnership to tackle air pollution in Asia and the Pacific with 70 per cent of the estimated seven million air pollution-related premature deaths each year occurring in the region. The Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership is an initiative launched by the UNEP Regional

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Landmark Climate Change Project Launched in Sri Lanka

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
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Economic Development Ministry and UNDP Sri Lanka on Wednesday (23) marked the official launch of its project under the Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience Program, ‘Strengthening the Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery and Development to Climate Change Risks in Sri Lanka’. The occasion was graced by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Resident Representative a.i., UNDP

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Loss and Damage: UN Receives New Climate Compensation Plans

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
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Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate-caused catastrophes. This process is a crucial one for vulnerable nations, as it will essentially shape how equipped they are to deal with more hurricanes, rising sea levels, floods and heatwaves – some of

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UNEP and Climate Action Renew Partnership in Run Up to Paris 2015

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action today announced a two year renewal of their ongoing partnership, building on over seven years of collaboration to increase awareness of climate change issues within the private sector. In the run up to COP 21 in Paris 2015 (where a binding climate agreement is expected) and

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Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Jul 21st, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth’s fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France. The Parties considered the appropriate funding

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Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
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UNEP News Center: The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization will enter into force on 12 October 2014 following its ratification by 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In the last weeks, 12 countries have deposited their instruments including Belarus,

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COP20 President Addresses Major Economies Forum

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
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The President of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference and Peru’s Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, addressed the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate last week in an attempt to generate leadership and consensus on climate change solutions. The MEF took place from 11-12 July in Paris and Pulgar-Vidal, in his capacity as the

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Green Under Siege: World’s Biodiversity Hotspots 85 % Impacted

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
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The world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots—which harbor 75 percent of the planet’s endangered land vertebrates—are in more trouble than expected, according to a sobering new analysis of remaining primary vegetation. In all less than 15 percent of natural intact vegetation is left in the these hotspots, which include well-known wildlife jewels such as Madagascar, the tropical

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Environment Ministers From 29 Countries to Meet in Berlin to Discuss Long-term Goals

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
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Environment ministers and their representatives from 29 countries representing the entire spectrum of interests in climate negotiations will meet in Berlin for two days starting July 14 even as increasing instances of unprecedented heat waves and cold winters illuminate the urgent need for a global plan to counter climate change. The meeting in Berlin, Petersberg

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Efficiency, Renewables, Biofuels Key to Stopping Climate Change

Jul 14th, 2014 | By
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Scientists often hesitate to give a cut-and-dried, yes-or-no answer when asked how serious climate change is going to be, and whether the world can still escape significant damage. Surprisingly, perhaps, a report prepared for a United Nations conference in September is unequivocal. Yes, it says − the worst is not inevitable. The good news is

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Poland a Challenge to EU 2030 Climate Goals, Warns Ed Davey

Jul 10th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: Poland is “the real challenge” to a European agreement on carbon cutting targets for 2030, the UK energy secretary has warned. Brussels is aiming to agree a 2030 climate and energy package by October, that can contribute to global negotiations in Lima scheduled for December. Draft proposals published by the European Commission in January

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U.N. Climate Talks More Advanced Second Time Around, Says Former Head

Jul 9th, 2014 | By




Reuters: U.N. climate negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer told Reuters. Envoys from almost 200 nations are aiming to agree this year on the main elements

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Montreal Protocol: Refrigeration Sector May Face the Heat

Jul 7th, 2014 | By
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A decision by the environment, forests and climate change secretary to not send the top-level negotiating team for a meeting on the United Nations (UN) Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances, to be held in Paris in July, has sent the Indian refrigeration sector scurrying to the national capital to protect its interests. The sector, growing at a compounded annual

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UN Initiative Strengthens Drought Monitoring and Early Warning in Asia-Pacific

Jul 4th, 2014 | By
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UN News Center: Although drought is a “silent killer” in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)said today at a milestone forum on drought monitoring and early warning. “Over the past three

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UNEA Pronounces Kenya a Renewable Energy World Leader

Jul 1st, 2014 | By
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The summit was looking to build towards the UN Climate Change Summit in December in Lima,peru and ultimately the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post 2015. With approximately 80 per cent of its population having to generate its own power off grid, sustainable solutions are a hugely important stride away from the high costs and noxious

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Need to Rewrite the Mountain Perspective!

Jul 1st, 2014 | By
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Tagged as fragile, remote and marginal, these three aspects have featured prominently in discussions and deliberations concerning development in the mountains in our part of the world. Retired but active academician N S Jodha, a former senior staff with the Kathmandu-based Integrated Center for International Mountain Development, has been credited for using these three features

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UN Gains New Powers to Tackle Air Pollution

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
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The UN’s Environment Programme (UNEP) was mandated to step up its work on air quality by the UN Environment Assembly at a meeting last week in Nairobi. This means the international body now can support governments by helping to remove obstacles to tackling air pollution, as well as providing data and reporting on progress. “Many States already

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UNDP to Support Sri Lanka’s Rural Livelihood Development Programs to Withstand Climate-related Shocks

Jun 26th, 2014 | By
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Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Economic Development Wednesday signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Government’s rural livelihood development programs to withstand climate-related shocks. Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka and Resident Representative of UNDP in Sri Lanka Ms. Razina Bilgrami signed the agreement in Colombo

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UN: Forest Policy Must Focus on Human Benefits

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By
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Forests provide essential services in reducing poverty, providing energy and ensuring food security across the world, yet government policies fail to harness these benefits, said the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. “It is time for forestry to shift perspective from trees to people,” said the biennial report, State of the World’s Forests 2014, launched today in

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Keep the Climate, Change the Economy

Jun 20th, 2014 | By




The Guardian: This month, the Obama administration announced new rules aimed at cutting carbon pollution from power stations by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. Never before has a US president attempted to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and the move has been hailed by scientists and policymakers as an important step towards a global economy

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Fighting Desertification Will Reduce the Costs of Climate Change

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
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From the Philippines, Pakistan and the United States to the Middle East and Horn of Africa; death, food shortages, loss of homes and incomes or damage to infrastructure has followed in their wake. As disasters travel from one region to the next, many of us watch helplessly wondering what we can do about it. Yet, everyone

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U.N. Climate Talks Fracture Over Future of Carbon Markets

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
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(Reuters) – The use of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was dealt a blow on Sunday after two weeks of United Nations talks on designing and reforming the mechanisms ended in deadlock. The negotiations, held as part of U.N. climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, made scant progress as envoys representing almost 200 nations tied reforms to progress

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UK Chief Scientist Calls for Urgent Debate on Climate Change Mitigation

Jun 13th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: Britain’s chief scientist has called for researchers to speak out about the risks and benefits of strategies for tackling climate change before national policies are set by the government. Sir Mark Walport, the government’s top science adviser, said the climate change debate had to move on from arguments over the reality of global warming

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Time for Farming to be Taken Seriously at UN Climate Talks?

Jun 12th, 2014 | By
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Unlike Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), agriculture has no specific work programme at the UN’s main climate body. This is out of kilter with the importance of agricultural activities, which are directly responsible for approximately 15% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). When the impact of deforestation is included, this rises to

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Chinese Hints, U.S. Emission Cuts Fall Far Short of Climate Cure

Jun 12th, 2014 | By
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(Reuters) – China’s hints that it will cap its soaring greenhouse gas emissions and a U.S. plan to cut emissions in the power sector, while representing a shift, do not add up to a strong cure for global warming by the world’s top two emitters. Other nations have hailed Washington and Beijing for a newfound

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UN Calls for Eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

Jun 9th, 2014 | By
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The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations. “We have to ensure that oceans continue to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday in a message on the occasion of World Oceans Day, observed

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Peru UN Climate Talks Chair Admits Time Running Out for Deal

Jun 9th, 2014 | By




“Eighteen months it is not enough time to finish with all this discussion,” said Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, who will take over as president of the talks in December, in an interview with RTCC. “So probably in Lima what we’re going to have is some very realistic narrative, to try to lift to Paris a draft agreement

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Building Blocks Missing for 2015 Climate Pact: Ministers

Jun 8th, 2014 | By
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AFP: The clock is ticking for countries to lay the foundations of a 2015 deal to tackle dangerous climate change, ministers warned in Bonn on Friday. A special UN summit in September, followed by a round of talks in Lima in December, must lay the first bricks of a highly complex accord due to be sealed

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