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Island nations seek UN Security Council help in fighting climate change
More than a dozen small island nations made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council on Thursday for help in combatting climate change, which they said poses a threat to their very existence.
Straits Times
'Slow forest drought recovery may boost climate change'
Trees and other vegetation take longer than expected to recover from extreme drought, thus storing less carbon dioxide and accelerating global warming, a study said on Thursday.
Daily Times
Climate change expert warns against copying bad habits
In the pursuit of techno-logical advances, small island developing states such as Jamaica are being urged to minimise the high environmental costs associated with such progress.
The Gleaner
Jefe de ONU pide esfuerzos mundiales para ayudar a pequeños Estados insulares
El secretario general de la ONU Ban Ki-moon pidió hoy a la comunidad internacional ayudar a los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo (PEID) a combatir el cambio climático, promover el desarrollo sostenible y abordar sus vulnerabilidades.
Avanza América Latina en legislación frente a cambio climático
Liliana Peña, directora regional adjunta del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (Pnuma) aseguró este jueves 30 de julio en Panamá, que América Latina es una de las regiones que más estrategias legislativas implementó para enfrentar el cambio climático.
Radio Habana Cuba
Le voyage «climato-compatible», de plus en plus dans l'air du temps
Paris-Madagascar, Tokyo-Bali, Istanbul-Téhéran... en apparence, jamais voyager n'a été aussi simple. Pourtant, le bilan carbone du transport aérien est particulièrement montré du doigt.
20 Minutes
African river study fills gap in carbon emissions tally
African rivers emit a vast amount of greenhouse gases, a major paper on this understudied topic reveals.
Ces 3.000 éoliennes qui produisent autant que 10 réacteurs nucléaires
Les eaux européennes accueillent de plus en plus d'éoliennes offshores. En 2014, elles ont produit l'équivalent de 10.393 mégawatts-heure.
BFM Business
U.S. 'laughing gas' emissions cause concern
Emissions of nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') generated from agriculture in the U.S. has been underestimated by 40 percent, according to a recent study.

Digital Journal
Column: Why climate change is a woman’s issue The Des Moines Register
Robots epic sea voyage reveals climate change secrets
They have been travelling through the depths of the North Atlantic, out of sight, out of mind, to better our understanding of climate change.
The New Economics of Climate Change The New Yorker
With only 10 days of negotiations left before the summit, cash commitments cause concern.
Heads of state may not be part of concluding round of talks during the crucial Paris climate summit in December unlike the Copenhagen conference which failed to clinch a deal despite presence of almost all top political leaders there during final leg of negotiations six years ago.
Times of India
New US climate plan due on Monday, roll-out set for 2022
States could face two-year grace period to ensure they can meet new power plant emission standards
World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty
The World Bank said coal was no cure for global poverty on Wednesday, rejecting a main industry argument for building new fossil fuel projects in developing countries.
Climate talks hinge on money
With only 10 days of negotiations left before the summit, cash commitments cause concern.
Risque climatique : les investisseurs pourraient perdre 4 200 milliards de dollars
C’est une nouvelle alerte pour les investisseurs ayant des actifs dans les compagnies extractives d’énergies fossiles. Cette fois, elle est lancée par The Economist Intelligence Unit, qui vient de publier une étude sur le risque carbone.
Climate change ‘urgent and growing threat’ to national security: Pentagon
A new Pentagon report says that climate change is an “urgent and growing threat to our national security” and blames it for “increased natural disasters” that will require more American troops designated to combat bad weather.
Washington Times
Mali : Hydrogène naturel, une des clés du nouvel ordre mondial de l'énergie de demain
Pays pauvre ouest-africain, le Mali se voit projeter soudainement au cœur des enjeux du Plan Marshall énergétique de demain, suite au miracle qui s'est produit autour de la découverte du gisement de gaz d'hydrogène naturel dans les terres de Bourakèbougou, localité située à une quarantaine de kilomètres de Bamako, à vol d'oiseau
Les Afriques
Científicos aseguran que un diluvio de grandes proporciones azotará la Tierra
La Tierra estaría próxima a ser azotada por un diluvio de grandes proporciones. Así lo han asegurado científicos rusos, quienes han vaticinado que dicho fenómeno se haría presente en el planeta cerca del año 2050.
El Comercio
Campaigners warn of climate finance corruption risk
Countries like Bangladesh and the Maldives need cash to deal with global warming, but have a poor record on transparency
La desertificación afecta a 2,1 millones de hectáreas de tierra
De 3,5 millones de hectáreas de superficie cultibable, en la frontera agrícola, 2,1 millones de hectáreas de cultivos -el 60%- están en proceso de degradación o desertificación, según el Viceministerio de Tierras
Página siete
Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is unsustainable: UN
The massive conversion of Borneo's forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia's largest island, making it "clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our closest relatives," a new United Nations report revealed on Wednesday.
New Kerala
New UN-backed plan sets disaster resilience standards for hotels in Asia and Pacific
A United Nations-backed plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80 per cent of the world's disaster events, has been announced today.
UN News Centre
Tick populations booming due to climate change
Ticks are spreading further north in the US and Canada with the potential to transmit diseases to dogs and humans, reports Earth Island Journal
Could carbon pricing still play a role in Paris climate talks?
A global deal on climate change could yet include ambitious language to encourage countries to put a price on carbon emissions, even though the latest text remains sparse on details when it comes to the potential use of market mechanisms.
Q&A with Mary Robinson: What is climate justice?  Road to Paris
The Climate Negotiations in Paris - Time for Change (blog) Huffington Post
French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of draft Paris deal
France wants to see serious progress by October on text for a new deal on global warming, says Laurence Tubiana
India will be playing a “leading role” in climate change discussions: Laurence Tubiana
India is a very important country and will be playing a "leading role" on the climate change discussions, Laurence Tubiana, Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations and the Special Representative of the French Government for the December climate meet today said in New Delhi.
Economic Times
G20 could determine if rich meet climate finance promise RTCC
Progress on green growth is 'uneven', OECD finds
Subsidies for fossil fuel reform inconsistent with strategies for green growth, according to new analysis from the OECD
As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen
Is the world better suited for an agreement than it was in 2009?
Later Deadline Expected in Obama’s Climate Plan
The final version of President Obama’s signature climate change policy is expected to extend an earlier timeline for states to significantly cut planet-warming pollution from power plants, according to people familiar with the plan.
NY Times
UAE Described as Pioneer in the Field of Renewable Energy
When the government of Kenya hosted a U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in Nairobi back in 1981, one of the conclusions at that meeting was a proposal for the creation of an international agency dedicated to renewable energy.
Panamá investiga la cantidad de CO2 presente en sus manglares
La iniciativa, que concluye en 2018, busca determinar qué cantidad de carbono absorben y almacenan estos humedales
El Comercio
“Chaque tonne CO2 évitée sur le sol africain doit ouvrir droit à rémunération”, déclare Fabrice Le Saché
Ecosur Afrique le leader du crédit carbone en Afrique vient de réaliser avec succès une première transaction dans le marché intra-africain. Cette opération est doublement salutaire, car non seulement elle a été un succès, mais aussi elle lance un signal fort allant dans le sens d’un échange Sud-Sud de crédits carbone.
Infos Plus Gabon
Northern Forests Falter in Combating Climate Change
The Earth relies on its vegetative cover to extract and hold onto carbon dioxide when a great deal of it finds its way into the atmosphere, as has happened with the burning of fossil fuels.
Atribuyen el calor de este verano a cambios en la circulación del aire
Un investigador de la Universidad de Jaén (UJA) apunta al cambio en los patrones de circulación del aire como el causante de las altas temperaturas durante este verano.
Les "riches" n’ont pas assez peur du changement climatique
Selon une étude menée par une équipe de scientifiques américains, seulement la moitié des habitants des pays riches perçoit le changement climatique comme une menace. Les chercheurs expliquent qu’il faut développer des stratégies de communication pour changer la tendance.
Paris Match
People's Climate March: the revolution starts here  Guardian
The Road to Paris - UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres expects that a global and legally binding agreement will emerge from a climate summit in Paris later this year, but she concedes that the commitments countries have made so far fall short of keeping temperature rise below two degrees.
Radio New Zealand
France urges nations to reveal details of climate action plans, road maps
France, host of this year’s climate change conference, has urged all nations to reveal details of the climate action plans they have been submitting, and present road maps for attaining the targets they have set.
India Express
French Special Envoy for COP 21 confident about the successful Paris outcome
aurence Tubiana, Ambassador for International Climate Change Negotiations and Special Representative of the French Government for COP 21, today spelt out the key elements of a "good outcome" of the conference in Paris in December this year as one that formalises a new legal instrument that is universal and legally binding to enable the global community address the challenges of climate change.
Investment flows are not automatically climate finance: India
The government on Monday said investment flows in themselves cannot be treated as finance for climate-friendly technologies unless specifically designated as such.
U.S. private sector vows to ante up on climate finance
Some of the biggest U.S. corporate names on Monday offered their support - and billions of dollars in green financing pledges - to buttress the Obama administration's quest for a global agreement on combating climate change.
Las 13 mayores compañías de EE.UU. se alistan contra el cambio climático
Piden un acuerdo ambicioso contra el cambio climático en la Cumbre de París y, mientras tanto, predican con el ejemplo
ABC España
Ban welcomes UN's endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing
The United Nations General Assembly on Monday endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the world "on the path to a more prosperous, just and sustainable world for this and future generations."
India asks France to ensure global climate deal brings down tech costs
India has urged France — the official host of the UN-sponsored global climate change conference scheduled in Paris in December — to facilitate a consensus on the need to ensure that high intellectual property rights (IPR) costs of green technology do not act as barriers to freer flow of technology to developing countries.
The Hindu
España prorroga el Protocolo de Kioto hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020
El Consejo de Ministros ratificó el viernes y elevó a las Cortes Generales la enmienda internacional que prorroga el Protocolo de Kioto estableciendo un nuevo periodo de compromiso de reducción de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero para luchar contra el cambio climático que se extiende hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020, la llamada «Enmienda Doha» (dado que fue acordada en la Cumbre Doha 2012), informa en una nota el Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente.
ABC España
Les impacts du changement climatique ou quand en 2050 le climat de Bordeaux sera celui de Séville
Alors que la France accueille en décembre 2015 la conférence des Nations unies sur le climat (COP21), ce livre apporte les clés pour en comprendre les enjeux et fournit des pistes pour se mobiliser tout au long de l’année.
Renewable energy poses challenge for Tokyo
The world’s largest wind turbine looms over the port of Onahama, dwarfing the derricks of a bulk carrier as it unloads coal at a nearby pier. Each blade on this 7 megawatt (MW) monster is longer than the wingspan of an A380 superjumbo.
Financial Times
Kenya: Country's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth
Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.
In Pakistan, solar lamps turn women into green energy entrepreneurs
A s the sun sets and darkness falls over a village outside Bahawalpur, Shama Bibi switches on her solar lantern and starts sewing clothes for an upcoming family wedding.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Light trim for rough draft of climate pact
Senior diplomats charged with condensing an unwieldy draft for a global climate rescue pact, due to be inked in December, handed in their much-anticipated homework.
Global warming deal takes shape with latest UN draft
A global pact to fight climate change began to take shape after the United Nations published a new draft of a deal that envoys from 195 nations are working to seal at a year-end summit in Paris.
Fresh negotiating text promises 'strong foundation' for Paris Climate Summit
Hopes this year's UN climate summit in Paris will deliver an ambitious new international accord received a boost yesterday, as the UN published a 'streamlined' version of the crucial negotiating text underpinning the talks
U.S. companies pledge financial, political support for U.N. climate deal
Thirteen big name American companies on Monday were to announce $140 billion in low-carbon investments to lend support to a global climate change deal in Paris in December, the White House said.
Climate Change: Apple, Microsoft, Google Among US Companies To Pledge $140B To Cut Carbon Emissions
Several U.S. companies, including Apple Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Bank of America Corp., will on Monday announce at least $140 billion in new investments to lower their carbon emissions and increase funding for clean energy
International Business Times
Las ciudades reaccionan para frenar el cambio climático
Las zonas urbanas aportan su grano de arena para frenar los gases que procuden el efecto invernadero
ABC España
Climat : les Nations unies s’emploient à faire repartir les négociations d’un bon pied
Les Etats disposent d’un nouveau texte sur lequel s’appuyer pour négocier. Les discussions en vue du futur accord de Paris, qui reprennent fin août, doivent s’en trouver facilitées.
Les Echos
India’s climate action plan to provide clear CO2 reduction target
India's national climate action plan will provide a clear target for reducing the amount of carbon dioxide produced for every dollar of economic output or gross domestic product, dropping the earlier plan of providing a detailed, comprehensive and sector-wise goals to reduce carbon dioxide pollution and adapt to climate change.
Economic Times
China’s climate change plan represents decisive move
Chinese premier Li Keqiang recently unveiled the country’s plan for combating climate change.
Irish Times
Climate change : Minister echoes global warming concerns
The present unsustainable global economic order has brutally overexploited natural resources to achieve so-called development, benefitted a few while plunging millions in the developing world into poverty and debt.
The Express Tribune
Climate talks: Is the planet to be saved or doomed?
With just four months until COP 21, negotiations plod on but the public are mobilising
Irish Times
Investors could lose $4.2tn due to impact of climate change, report warns
Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows
Al Gore flies into Australia to push momentum towards Paris climate summit
Former United States vice-president Al Gore has flown into Australia for a whistlestop tour that includes meetings with state government ministers and senior business figures as part of efforts to build global momentum towards the Paris climate change summit later this year.
The Age
Sebastião Salgado focuses on big picture with parable of reforestation in Brazil
At a Paris climate change meeting, the celebrated Brazilian photographer joined Bishop Fredrick Shoo of Tanzania in extolling the merits of reseeding forests
La música es uno de los protagonistas a la hora de denunciar el cambio climático
La música es uno de los protagonistas más importantes a la hora de reivindicar la sostenibilidad del planeta y denunciar el cambio climático porque llega a los corazones de forma inmediata, y dos periodistas,
Paris Rolls Out Blueprint to Fight Climate Change
Many local governments in France are not waiting for a U.N. climate conference in December to set plans to fight heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Paris, which is getting special attention since it is hosting the climate summit, is planning to transform itself into an eco-city in the months ahead.
Voice of America
The week climate change diplomacy went into overdrive
An unprecedented climate diplomacy drive is now fully underway, spanning continents and forcing governments to focus on what a UN global warming pact will look like
Secret weapon in fight against climate change: mayors
Sixty big-city mayors from around the world gathered at the Vatican this week to discuss their role in addressing climate change. Mayors often play an unheralded role in reducing carbon emissions.
Christian Science Monitor
Brazil, Indonesia climate pledges due within weeks – EU commissioner
The EU is expecting Brazil, Indonesia and Colombia to submit climate pledges to the UN “in the coming weeks,” according to commissioner Miguel Arias Canete.
Africa Advised to Take DIY Approach to Climate Resilience
African countries would do well to take their own lead in finding ways to better adapt to and mitigate the changes that climate may impose on future generations instead of relying only on foreign aid.
Namibia: Third Climate Change Communication to Be Submitted This Year
Namibia will submit its Third National Communication (TNC) to the UN body aimed at addressing climate change at the end of this year.
The Namibian
India launches biological diversity preservation initiative
A new initiative has been launched by the Indian government to highlight the economic consequences of the loss of biological diversity and the associated decline in ecosystem services, an official statement said on Thursday.
Abrupt climate change may have doomed mammoths and other megafauna, scientists report
Ever since humans uncovered the fossil records of the mammoths, giant sloths and other extinct megafauna that walked the Earth until about 11,000 years ago, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery of why they vanished. Was it human hunting and activity? Or did climate change bring about their end?
Washington Post
La loi sur la transition énergétique définitivement adoptée au Parlement
L’attente aura été longue, la gestation difficile. Mais le projet de loi de transition énergétique pour la croissance verte est arrivé à son terme.
Le Monde
Les égouts transformés en puits de carburant vert
Nos égouts pourraient bien devenir les puits de pétrole du futur. Des scientifiques québécois fabriquent en effet du biocarburant avec des microalgues récoltées dans les eaux usées.
Le Journal de Montréal
El cambio climático amenaza la población de tortugas marinas
El cambio climático y el aumento del nivel del mar suponen una seria amenaza para la población de tortugas marinas, apunta hoy un estudio de una universidad de Australia
El Nuevo Diario
WWF alerta que habrá más incendios forestales debido a los efectos del cambio climático
WWF alerta del aumento de la frecuencia de los grandes incendios forestales y de que serán más devastadores debido a la falta de acción contra el cambio climático. Así lo refleja el documento presentado por la organización ecologista 'Un grado más, un bosque menos', sobre la relación entre clima e incendios forestales.
A ‘Third Way’ to Fight Climate Change (by Tim Flannery) NY Times
UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda
The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Wednesday.
U.N. climate deal draft must be shorter, clearer: minister
Ministers working towards a new U.N. deal to tackle climate change, due in December, need a negotiating text that is shorter and more manageable than the current draft, the Marshall Islands' foreign minister said after informal talks in Paris.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
France law to halve energy use, slash nuclear dependence
French lawmakers were set to adopt a new law on Wednesday that will halve the country's energy consumption by 2050 and slash its reliance on nuclear energy.
Climat: la lutte contre le réchauffement, un "impératif moral", selon des maires du monde
Une soixantaine de maires du monde entier, réunis au Vatican à l'invitation du pape François, ont signé mercredi une déclaration dans laquelle ils affirment que la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique d'origine humaine est "un impératif moral pour l'humanité".
La apuesta colombiana contra el cambio climático
Después de más de tres años de análisis, estudios técnicos y concertaciones que involucraron a diversos sectores de la economía e instituciones del Gobierno, Colombia ha anunciado cuál será su meta para la reducción de las emisiones de gases que están provocando el calentamiento global.
El Tiempo
Altas temperaturas globales del primer semestre rompen récord
Registraron su mayor nivel desde que comenzaron los registros en 1880. La máxima anterior se registró en 2010.
Diario Financiero
'It's a moral obligation'
The most important climate conference of this decade will take place in Paris at the end of the year. In an interview, French COP21 delegate Philippe Lacoste explains how the summit works and what happens if it fails.
Deutsche Welle
UAE drops fuel subsidies to boost finances and cut emissions
The United Arab Emirates is to end billions of dollars worth of petrol subsidies in a bid to strengthen the Gulf state’s finances and limit spiralling car usage in the country, which has one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas emission rates in the world.
Financial Times
London economy vulnerable to climate change, assembly report finds
Mayor Boris Johnson urged to act as over half of the largest 100 companies listed on London Stock Exchange are found to have no plans to deal with climate risks
Philippine bishops campaign for action at Paris climate summit
Philippine bishops say many voices must be heard in addressing the growing problem of climate change, citing the country's vulnerability to environmental catastrophes after Pope Francis' latest encyclical.
Ecumenical News
Philippines to raise 10m signatures for pope’s climate petition
The world’s third-largest Catholic country is plagued by natural disasters and church leaders say they will mobilise believers to join Pope Francis’s campaign
Sharper focus on climate risks bodes well for Paris – but a global deal is just the start (opinion) BusinessGreen
Mr President, Africa needs your climate leadership in Paris RTCC
Pope represents fundamental shift in climate change  Globe and Mail
France signals 'breakthrough' in climate talks
France signalled a "breakthrough" Tuesday at 46-nation talks in Paris tasked with paving the way for a highly-anticipated climate rescue pact to be inked in December.
France's Fabius says climate talks were constructive
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday that climate ministers had made some progress in preparatory talks for reaching an ambitious agreement on global warming at the end of the year.
Líderes políticos y religiosos se unen en París contra el cambio climático
La batalla contra el cambio climático es un deber moral para con las generaciones venideras.
El País
Sommet des consciences, « La crise du climat nous fait redécouvrir des valeurs communes »
Au Sommet des consciences à Paris, mardi 21 juillet, une quarantaine de hautes autorités religieuses et morales ont lancé un appel pour le climat, lors d’un sommet organisé au Conseil économique, social et environnemental.
La Croix
Climate change ‘a matter of conscience’ at Paris summit
Mankind’s relationship with nature was the focus of the Climate Summit of Conscience in Paris, hosted by French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday.
World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'
Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.
Pope urges U.N. to take strong action on climate change
Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the United Nations to take a "very strong stand" on climate change at a landmark summit this year in Paris on global warming.
Gov. Brown blasts climate change 'deniers' during Vatican conference
Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking at a conference hosted by Pope Francis, on Tuesday denounced climate change skeptics as well-financed “troglodytes” determined to “bamboozle” local leaders.
LA Times
Interview: China sees sincerity in ministers' climate consultations leading up to COP21: official
Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative on climate change affairs, told Xinhua on Tuesday that he's confident of reaching an accord eventually in tackling global warming after attending the two-day preparatory talks of ministers in Paris.
Colombia pledges to cut carbon emissions 20 percent by 2030
Colombia, South America's third-largest economy, has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by at least 20 percent by 2030 as a contribution to a new agreement aimed at fighting global warming, the government said on Tuesday.
Developed nations need to reduce emission vigorously: Javadekar
Stressing that India was "aggressively" walking the energy efficiency path and will reduce its emission intensity, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked developed countries to reduce their emissions "vigorously" ahead of the climate conference in Paris in December.
Another month, another global heat record broken -- by far
Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.
Innovation Sputters in Battle Against Climate Change
In the race to develop technologies to slow climate change, the world is off track. That’s the latest assessment from the International Energy Agency, which presented a bleak outlook ahead of the planned climate summit meeting in Paris this December, where countries rich and poor are hoping to agree on a strategy to slow global warming.
NY Times
Five key lessons from the latest Stern Report on climate change
It's been 10 years since the publication of Nicholas Stern's ground-breaking Stern Review, which famously found the costs of inaction on climate change far exceeded the costs of action.
We need a business renaissance to address climate change
Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments
An unprecedented coalition of the UK’s most eminent scientific, medical and engineering bodies says immediate action must be taken by governments to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
The Guardian
2015 on course to be Earth's hottest year ever after record-breaking June temperatures
Both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have reported the global warmth of June 2015 matched or exceeded any previous June in historical records.
The Independent
Ministers to discuss 2C carbon budget at Paris talks
French government raises possibility of UN deal detailing implications of a trajectory to avoid dangerous warming - See more at:
Hansen: 2C warming will raise sea level several metres
Scientists warn feedback effects will melt polar ice faster than thought, causing “highly dangerous” impacts this century
Offshore wind on track to become cheaper than gas power within five years, says report
Industry-commissioned study details how offshore wind is on a steep cost reduction curve that should allow new projects to compete with new gas power plants
Business Green
Swamp power: how the world's wetlands can help stop climate change
From Asia’s peat swamp forests to Europe’s wetlands, swamp farming can provide valuable low-carbon energy, wildlife habitat and a means of depolluting waterways – and help reduce carbon emissions in the process
The Guardian
Study shows tropical fish genetically adapting to cope with warmer waters
As climate change continues to heat up the world's oceans, many aquatic species will face increasing threats to their survival. But one little fish has found a way to genetically adapt.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Opinion: Climate change spawning disasters
For many decades, climate was seen as constant and even the science shows that it was constant because first rains fell between October 15 and 18 every year in Zimbabwe, with local farmers arranging their planting calendars in line with the seasons.
Accord sur le climat : les Marshall, premières petites îles à publier leurs engagements

Les îles Marshall, qui comptent parmi les petits Etats insulaires ultravulnérables au changement climatique, ont publié dimanche 19 juillet leur engagement de réduction de gaz à effet de serre, appelant les grandes nations émettrices à l’action.
Le Monde
Alcaldes de varias ciudades, al Vaticano por cambio climático

Alcaldes de ciudades de todo el mundo como Madrid, México D.F. o Bogotá se reúnen hoy en el Vaticano para debatir sobre fenómenos como el cambio climático o la esclavitud moderna, un acto que contará con la presencia del papa.
El Universo
El boom de la energía solar en Chile: Casi US$13.000 millones en carpeta
Chile tiene a la fecha 2.267 MW proveniente de fuentes renovables no convencionales en operación, lideradas por la energía eólica y con la energía solar en el segundo lugar.
The 'stars are aligning' ahead of 'most important environmental summit in history', says UN climate change chief
The most important environmental meeting in history is on course to decisively tackle climate change as an “unstoppable and irreversible” momentum builds to “green the planet”, the United Nations climate change chief has told The Independent.
The Independent
Periled by climate change, Marshall Islands makes carbon pledge
The sparsely populated cluster of Pacific atolls becomes the first small island nation to submit a carbon-cutting pledge ahead of a year-end conference in Paris
Oil majors to reveal climate strategy in October
Coalition of top oil and gas producers to “announce next steps” ahead of critical UN climate summit
Climate change: Don’t introduce new agenda in Paris conference, says Javadekar
India today cautioned the developed nations against introduction of any new agenda at this "late hour" if they want to make the crucial climate change conference in Paris scheduled for later this year a "success".
Financial Express
Canada provinces agree to strategy on pipelines, climate change
Canada's provinces reached a long-sought deal on Friday over an energy plan for the country, agreeing broadly to curb greenhouse gas emissions while also promoting the use of pipelines.
Oil price fall casts shadow over coal-based chemical projects
Several mainland Chinese projects, including two by oil giant China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec), using coal instead of oil or natural gas as feedstock for the production of key base chemicals have been delayed or shelved after the sharp fall in oil prices eroded their cost advantage.
South China Morning Post
S. Korea, Honduras agree to cooperate in energy and climate change
President Park Geun-hye and her Honduran counterpart, Juan Orlando Hernandez, agreed Monday to cooperate in the energy industry and join forces to cut greenhouse gas emissions which are blamed for global warming.
The Korea Herald
Blog: Kids Are Why We Should Care About Climate Change Huffington Post
Concentración de gases de efecto invernadero alcanza picos récord, dice la Noaa
Los gases de efecto invernadero que están en el origen del cambio climático, alcanzaron picos de concentración récord en la atmósfera en 2014, cuando el planeta además registró una temperatura récord en su superficie, reportaron este jueves investigadores de todo el mundo.
El País
Los rindes podrían caer un 35% por el cambio climático
En la actualidad, la temperatura media global es de 15º, pero según el meteorólogo Mauricio Saldívar, podría aumentar 4,8º para el año 2100. “Este cambio climático es diez veces más rápido que cualquier otro ocurrido en 65 millones de años”, aseguró en el Foro Internacional de Cambio Climático organizado en Buenos Aires, hace pocos días, por el Ministerio de Agricultura.
Les centrales électriques fonctionnant aux hydrocarbures bientôt suppléées par l'énergie solaire (rapport)
Selon les estimations des experts de l'agence Bloomberg, le prix de l'énergie solaire continuera de chuter jusqu'à devenir la moins chère du marché.
Maghred Emergent
Top climate envoys confident Paris on course for success
Summary of negotiator meetings show broad strokes of global climate pact, though carbon cuts unlikely to be legally binding
China June coal output falls nearly 5 percent -stats bureau
BEIJING, July 15 (Reuters) - China churned out 327 million tonnes of coal in June, down 4.9 percent from the same period last year, despite rising seasonal power demand, with major producers slashing output to minimise losses, data from the country's statistics bureau showed.
EU carbon market compromise pleases no-one
Environmentalists criticise freebies to polluters, while business lobby claims carbon costs will drive manufacturing overseas
Polynesian leaders push climate change message
Polynesian leaders are meeting in Tahiti today to form an agreement on their position on climate change.
Radio New Zealand International
Britain's first 'energy positive' house opens in Wales
Powered by the sun, this low cost three-bedroom house is the first in the country to produce and sell more energy than it uses
Exxon and Chevron prone to ‘groupthink’ on climate – study
Lack of diversity on boards makes US oil majors particularly liable to ignore carbon risk, find Oxford University researchers
Ditch meat to fight climate change?
A more balanced diet saves money, lowers cholesterol and helps to avoid obesity . But soon, the federal government may officially add another, and altogether more controversial, reason to the list: Skip that steak to combat climate change.
Business innovation: the leaders committed to sustainable development
Seven initiatives from private enterprise for sustainable development that are genuinely inspiring
The Guardian
El Vaticano insiste en agenda de combate a cambio climático
El Vaticano sigue presionando a gobiernos del mundo para que escuchen los llamados del papa a combatir el cambio climático y el tráfico de personas invitando a alcaldes a una reunión en el Vaticano la próxima semana para hablar de sus dos principales proyectos, la explotación de la Tierra y su gente.
La República
México respaldará a Francia en COP21
El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto advirtió que México respaldará con "decisión y firmeza" a la convocatoria que ha hecho Francia para celebrar el Acuerdo de Partes de la COP21 contra el Cambio Climático a realizarse en París.
El Universal
Vatican : esclavages modernes et changements climatiques sont liés
A l'initiative du Vatican, ces deux thèmes feront l'objet d'une Conférence internationale le 21 juillet, à laquelle les maires des villes comme Lubumbashi, Libreville ou Accra ont été invités .
Agence d'information d'afrique centrale
Changements climatiques : les leaders polynésiens réunis à Tahiti
Le séminaire réunissant les membres du Polynesian leaders group (PLG) autour des changements climatiques, s'est ouvert ce mercredi.
Pakistan, Bangladesh face ‘state failure’ as globe heats up
Study compiled by experts from US, UK, China and India underlines migration potential from warming world.
June hottest on record: Japan Meteorological Agency
Last month was the hottest June on record by a wide margin, Japan Meteorological Agency said, increasing the likelihood that 2015 will also be the warmest.
Sydney Morning Herald
U.N. Climate Chief to business: Support the talks
At the close of this year, we can be confident we will have that new agreement, which needs to put the world on track to a low carbon economy by charting a defining and definitive course towards limiting a global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius this century.
Christiana Figueres: How cities are accelerating sustainable development
As home to more than half of the world’s 7 billion people and one of the largest sources of emissions, cities are well situated to reshape social and economic growth and usher in an era of climate-safe, sustainable development.
C40 blog
What could a legally binding UN climate deal look like?
Countries agreed to target a ‘legally binding’ climate pact in 2011, but four years later it’s still not clear how it will work
Here’s Where People Are Most Concerned About Climate Change
Only 42% of people surveyed in the U.S. say they are very concerned about climate change
People in much of Latin America and Africa see climate change as the number-one global threat, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
How Climate Change Could Make Your Flights Longer
Flights over the Pacific Ocean have gotten longer due to climate change-related changes in wind patterns, a shift that could be mirrored in other regions across the globe, according to new research.
Cambio climático, la principal preocupación mundial, según encuesta
El cambio climático es ya el primer motivo de preocupación mundial dentro de los desafíos globales, con especial relevancia en América Latina y África, indicó una encuesta divulgada hoy por el Centro de Investigaciones Pew.
El Universo
“El cambio climático no se puede discutir como el fútbol, es una cuestión de ciencia”
Iñigo Losada, director de Investigación de IH Cantabria y coautor del quinto informe de evaluación del grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el cambio Climático (IPCC), asegura que “el cambio climático no es algo que se pueda discutir como el futbol.
El Diario
Le réchauffement global risque de provoquer migrations et terrorisme
Les pénuries alimentaires et baisses des réserves en eau induites par le réchauffement risquent d'entraîner d'importantes migrations de population, désorganiser les Etats et favoriser le terrorisme, en particulier au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique, mettent en garde des experts internationaux.
«Le défi climatique peut renforcer l’économie»
De passage à Paris pour la conférence scientifique « Notre avenir commun face au changement climatique », qui s’est tenue du lundi 6 au vendredi 10 juillet à l’Unesco et à l’Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, l’économiste américain Joseph Stiglitz a répondu aux questions de plusieurs médias internationaux, dont Le Monde.
Le Devoir
India Calls for End to Extravagance as It Works on Climate Plan
India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar called on richer nations to change their lifestyles in an effort to halt global warming, noting his own country is working on a robust series of initiatives for curbing pollution.
For climate change, India is a make-or-break player
Earlier this month, the U.N.’s climate chief Christina Figueres told the media that an Indian pledge to voluntarily cut carbon emissions is “critically important” to any meaningful agreement at a crucial UN climate summit in Paris in December.
Business Insider
How Climate Change Might Kill People
Temperature swings can kill, and not just with heat waves, researchers reported Monday.
NBC News
Solar power industry vows to step up campaign to topple Abbott government
Vow to expand marginal-seats campaign against Coalition comes after ban on Clean Energy Finance Corporation from financing wind and small-scale solar
Which Advanced Country Has the Most Climate Sceptics? Hint: It's Not the United States
It's not necessarily a competition you should be particularly keen to win, but which country in the world has the most climate change “sceptics”?
To Talk To A Five-Year-Old About Climate Change
Climate change can be a scary thing to talk about with grown-ups, let alone children. It is also very complex, with long-term effects that reach into future decades and centuries, and causes that include an invisible, odorless gas.
Huffington Post
Fossil fuel industry must 'implode' to avoid climate disaster, says top scientist
‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis
La vente de quotas de CO2, un butin convoité à l'approche de la COP21
La réforme du marché du carbone après 2020 pourrait permettre de dégager 80 milliards d'euros pour des projets de lutte contre le changement climatique, dont une part incertaine pour les pays en développement.
La Tribune
Cuba construirá siete parques de energía eólica
Cuba construirá siete parques eólicos con inversión extranjera directa, dentro de un programa de desarrollo a mediano plazo de fuentes de energía renovable, anunció este sábado el titular del Ministerio de Energía y Minas (Minem), Alfredo López.
El Spectador
América Latina encabeza el giro hacia las energías renovables
El calentamiento global, como el sol, no se puede tapar con la mano. Por ello, Naciones Unidas está instando a los países a alcanzar compromisos para evitar que la temperatura media del planeta aumente más de dos grados en las próximas décadas.
Financing for Development: What to expect from UN Addis Ababa summit
Who will foot the bill to end poverty and tackle climate change? That’s the big question as the third Financing for Development Conference opens in Addis Ababa on Monday.
Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study
The economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions.
UN conference in Paris will show the way in overcoming climate change threat: Prakash Javadekar
NEW DELHI: Sounding optimistic about crucial UN conference in Paris later this year, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said to overcome the threat of climate change "joint efforts" from all the nations will be required and Paris will show the way.
Economic Times (India)
Abbott government extends renewable energy investment ban to solar power
A directive banning the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in existing wind technology will also apply to small-scale solar projects, a move that will effectively throttle the industry, the Australian Solar Council said.
Other countries 'airy-fairy' on climate change, says Tony Abbott, as Australia delays new emissions target announcement
The Abbott government does not get enough credit for its emissions reduction policies, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said, as he revealed Australia will not announce post-2020 climate targets until August.
Sydney Morning Herald
Australia’s financial system ‘vulnerable’ to climate change
Australia’s financial system could be vulnerable to the effects of global warming both in terms of direct climatic changes and in any slump for exports of carbon-intensive exports.
The Australian
Bond market innovation could help China climate change pledge
As the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, China has an important role to play in meeting the 2°C limit.
South China Morning Post
(Opinion) 'We can be the first generation that ends poverty'
An African proverb teaches that “fine words do not produce food”. That wise counsel is foremost in my mind as leaders gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a pivotal global financing conference to put the world on course to end poverty and protect the planet.
La lucha contra el cambio climático devalúa inversiones en energía fósil
Las alertas del impacto de las medidas contra el cambio climático en las energías fósiles han saltado en la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico. En uno de sus últimos informes, la OCDE vaticina que “el endurecimiento de las políticas climáticas no solo tendrá un impacto en las decisiones de inversión futura, sino también en la rentabilidad de los activos existentes”.
El Pais
"El cambio climático no se va a ir, empeorará si no hacemos algo”
La experta del Banco Mundial está convencida de que la base de los cambios está en las mismas comunidades, a las que debe educárseles para adaptarse a la nueva realidad climática.
La Prensa Grafica
Bees Are Losing Their Habitat Because of Climate Change
As if pesticides, disease and habitat loss were not enough, there’s more bad news for bees. Changing temperature and weather conditions due to climate change has restricted the area where bees can survive, and the pollinators have struggled to adapt, according to new research published in the journal Science.
Fossil fuel firms risk wasting billions by ignoring climate change, says IEA
The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Facebook Doubles Renewable-Energy Target to 50% by End of 2018
Facebook Inc. set a goal of running half its operations with clean energy by the end of 2018, and eventually expects to reach 100 percent.
BRICS bank’s first project should be green – Modi
A new development bank to be signed off by emerging economies this week should make its first ever investment in the clean energy sector, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said.
Outsider enters race to head UN climate science panel
Austria and Montenegro have entered an energy economics expert into the contest to lead the UN’s climate science panel.
Easing Alaska's wildfire seasons means tackling climate change
Alaska is burning. As of July 8 more than 300 fires are blazing across the state in an extreme and costly fire season that could last well into August. Firefighters and the resources they depend on are being pressed to the limits.
Alaska Dispatch News
One Direction wants leaders to take direction on climate change
Guess what, One Direction lovers? You have a new reason to coo over your favorite boy band. Earlier this week, band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan released a YouTube video as part of the action/2015, which launched in January to raise awareness about global issues, including climate change.
Seas could rise 6 metres even if governments curb warming - study
OSLO, July 9 (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by at least six metres (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published on Thursday.
Nuestro futuro común
Opinión: Christiana Figueres y Joseph Alcamo. En los últimos doce meses hemos visto un espectacular aumento del número de países que han mostrado su apoyo a una visión de largo plazo frente al cambio climático. Un avance sin duda emocionante.
El Universal
El mundo se queda sin abejorros
Los insectos, vitales para cultivos como el tomate, desaparecen por el cambio climático. Expertos proponen una insólita gran migración asistida por el ser humano para salvarlos.
El Pais
Ontario, Quebec, and California rally against climate change
North America’s three amigos in the fight against climate change are urging other leaders to join their crusade.
Toronto Star
World Suffering Surge in Extreme Rainfall Due to Climate Change
The world is suffering a surge in record-breaking rainfall because of climate change, scientists say.
Around the world in 5 climate change lawsuits
When a Dutch district court ordered the Netherlands government to up its climate game, campaigners were overjoyed.
Climate change hits one in six world heritage nature sites
THE climate is no respecter of beauty. Almost one in six of the UNESCO world heritage sites listed for their natural value are already being battered by the changing climate. This threatens their "outstanding universal values" – the features that qualify them for protection.
New Scientist
$15 Trillion Plan Would Have All of America on Renewable Energy by 2050
A group of scientists has published a plan for the United States to have all of its energy come from renewable sources by 2050, an ambitious goal that carries a $15 trillion price tag.
Epoch Times
Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years
ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.
Banks urged to halt coal finance before Paris summit
A coalition of NGOs told banks to quit financing the coal industry on Thursday ahead of a summit tasked with securing a global warming pact.
Why You Should Short Public Oil Companies
U.S. coal companies have lost about 75 percent of their market value during the bull market that began in 2009. Oil and gas companies, which account for 60 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, and about 84 percent of fossil fuel market cap, have fared much better. But risks abound.
Bloomberg View
Gobernadores norteamericanos discuten sobre cambio climático
Los gobernadores de las provincias canadienses de Ontario y Québec, y de la estadunidense California, encabezaron hoy discusiones sobre acciones contra el cambio climático en la Cumbre Climática de las Américas.
Cambio climático y vulnerabilidad social
2.000 científicos provenientes de un centenar de países están reunidos en París para evaluar el estado del clima del planeta y elaborar propuestas para luchar contra los desarreglos climáticos, en el marco de la conferencia "Nuestro futuro común bajo el cambio climático".
Gap Narrowing for Averting Climate Disaster: UN
Climate scientists gathered Tuesday in Paris, five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to show that a radical shift to sustainable energy can still limit disastrous planet warming.
Here’s The Most Lucrative Way to Fight Climate Change
A new report outlines how to grow the economy and stymie climate change at the same time.
Paris climate pledges need explaining says Morocco minister
INTERVIEW: Hakima El Haite tells RTCC she hopes Rabat summit will offer clarity on what is on table for a UN deal.
Obama plans to put solar panels on low-income homes
The White House outlined a series of measures Tuesday designed to put more solar panels on low-income housing and expand access to solar power for renters.
China poised for a boom in green bonds
China is on the brink of a major green bonds push to finance clean energy and low carbon buildings.
Will Hillary Clinton swear off fossil-fuel money? Bernie Sanders already has
The Nation magazine and 350 Action are challenging presidential candidates to “neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions” from fossil fuel companies — and that’s putting the heat on Hillary Clinton in particular.
Edelman loses executives and clients over climate change stance
Edelman, which calls itself the world’s largest public relations firm, has lost four executives who lead its corporate-responsibility practice – at least in part because of the company’s unwillingness to take a strong stand on climate change.
In photos: On the front lines of climate change
Most of the planet remains, at least for now, relatively unscathed by rising tides, severe droughts and increasingly powerful weather events that mark a warming planet. But climate change has arrived – and those living on low-lying Pacific Islands are already dealing with effects like king tides, bleaching coral, graveyards getting washed out to sea.
Al Jazeera
Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas
The company’s fifth data center will be completely powered by a nearby wind farm.
« Il faut une vision à long terme face au changement climatique »
Tribune. Au cours de l’année écoulée, le nombre de pays qui se sont prononcés en faveur d’une vision à long terme sur le changement climatique a augmenté de façon spectaculaire.
Le Monde
Close the dangerous emissions gap in 10 steps –report
There is 27 gigatonne gap between global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 under business as usual and the level needed to hold warming to 2C.
New Climate Economy's 10 ways to solve climate change
The New Climate Economy has today launched a major report outlining key actions that governments and businesses can embrace to help the world tackle climate change.
Business Green
Billions in gas projects stranded by climate change action, says thinktank
More than $280bn (£180bn) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects being planned over the next decade risk becoming “stranded” if global action is taken to limit climate change to 2C, according to a report by the thinktank Carbon Tracker.
New govt climate change target 'not enough'
The Government is being criticised for not doing enough in setting a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions based on 2005 levels by 2030.
3News (New Zealand)
Deaths Mount in Pakistan as Heatwave Is Linked to Climate Change
ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s lack of preparedness in the face of increasingly intense weather events is being blamed for a growing death toll following what has been one of the most sustained heatwaves in the country since records began.
Climate change is a matter of human rights, agrees UN
Last Thursday the Human Rights Council sent a strong signal to the ongoing climate negotiations by adopting by consensus a new resolution on climate change and human rights. -
Japan is building solar energy plants on abandoned golf courses—and the idea is spreading
Japan’s energy strategy in the aftermath of Fukushima calls for roughly doubling the amount of renewable power sources in the country by 2030. It is already building solar power plants that float on water. Perhaps inevitably, then, the nation has turned to building solar plants on old golf courses.
12 tools for communicating climate change more effectively
Uncertainty is an unavoidable feature of the climate change debate – just like any other complex scientific and societal issue. But sceptics have used (and in some cases abused) the presence of uncertainty in climate projections to argue that the science is not sufficiently settled to warrant policies to cut carbon.
(Opinion) Calderon and Stern: Fight climate change, boost economy
Recent trends in the global economy — such as the falling cost of clean energy, the spread of carbon pricing and the continuing volatility of oil prices — are building momentum for low-carbon growth and
USA Today
Cambio climático: dos mil científicos discuten soluciones
Científicos llegados desde un centenar de países debatirán a partir desde mañana en París sobre los medios para luchar contra los desarreglos climáticos, en el marco de una gran conferencia titulada "Nuestro futuro común bajo el cambio climático".
El Commercio
ONU busca 100.000 millones anuales para el cambio climático
Los países más pobres serán los más afectados por las peores consecuencias del cambio climático, como el aumento del nivel del mar, las inundaciones, las tormentas y las sequías.
Para lidiar con la inminente amenaza, que acabará con innumerables vidas humanas y causará estragos en la agricultura, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) pretende el aporte de 100.000 millones de dólares por año para 2020, como parte del Fondo Verde para el Clima que ayudará a los países en desarrollo a fortalecer su resistencia y adaptación al cambio climático.
Nobel Laureates call for action on climate change at Lindau
At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, some of the world's most senior scientists have signed a joint declaration on climate change, backing the science, and calling for action.
Deutsche Welle
Coal investment is the most urgent climate threat
Head of the OECD says wealthy countries should help poorer nations that cannot afford to replace coal with low-carbon alternatives.
Climate News Network
Kenya is building Africa’s biggest wind energy farm to generate a fifth of its power
Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm this week, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Quartz Africa
WMO: Premature to Tell If Intense Heat Linked to Climate Change
The World Meteorological Organization said it is too soon to know whether intense heat waves sweeping Europe, parts of the United States and southern China are linked to climate change.
PM hopefuls zero in on climate change, promise to work with Notley
Opposition leaders with their eyes on the prime minister’s office are promising a different approach on climate change from the federal Conservatives that will include working with a new Alberta government grappling with its own pledges to get tougher on greenhouse gas emissions.
Galgary Herald
March for Jobs, Justice and Climate draws on allies for a clean-energy revolution
David Suzuki, Jane Fonda, Naomi Klein and Joel Plaskett marched loudly through downtown Toronto on Sunday, along with thousands of others: an eclectic coalition of unionists, environmentalists, anti-poverty groups, faith organizations, health care workers, and leaders from frontline First Nations communities.
The Star
Solar energy revolution: Past point of no return
When the SunShot Initiative was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, even I thought it was a little crazy to think the goal of $1-per-watt solar energy was within reach. In this article from April 2011, I said that $1 per watt by 2017 had a "fighting chance" at best, but it was a long way off at the time.
USA Today
UN climate change chief tells charities to stop complaining about global warming
Environmental charities should spend less time complaining about global warming and more time coming up with workable solutions to the problem, the UN’s climate change chief has said.
UK Independent
Los científicos, convencidos de que el cambio climático está tras la ola de calor en Europa
LONDRES (Fundación Thomson Reuters) - Mientras Alemania y España sufren altas temperaturas y Londres registró esta semana su día más caluroso en el mes de julio de la historia, los científicos dicen que es "virtualmente innegable" que el cambio climático está aumentando las posibilidades de ese tipo de olas de calor en Europa.
36 premios Nobel exigen actuar contra el cambio climático
Después de la encíclica del papa Francisco, y del reciente contundente compromiso de China, 36 premios Nobel han expresado públicamente hoy su preocupación sobre las consecuencias del cambio climático, y han pedido a los líderes de todo el mundo actuar para limitar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. En una declaración firmada en la isla de Mainau, en el lago de Constanza (sur de Alemania), los galardonados con el máximo reconocimiento a la carrera científica recuerdan que hace 60 años en la misma isla se firmó una análoga declaración contra el uso de las armas nucleares, más conocida como Declaración de Mainau.
El Pais
Regions on four continents vow to cut carbon at ‘summit of stars’
Twenty states and regions from the Basque Country to British Columbia have set carbon-cutting targets at a summit probing how sub-national governments could confront climate change.
Rising number of local governments set targets to cut emissions
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday.
3 EU regions sign ‘Under 2 MOU’ to limit global warming
France’s Rhone-Alpes, Scotland and Spain’s Basque County have signed the “Under 2 MOU,“a memorandum of understanding aiming to keep global warming at less than two degrees Celcius.
Caribbean States 'lighting path' towards sustainable future, says UN chief in Barbados
2 July 2015 – This is a year for global action, with international community in the final stretch of preparing a transformative post-2015 agenda for sustainable development that will be agreed in New York in September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Bridgetown, where, two decades ago, the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted to tackle vulnerabilities facing small islands.
UN News Center
Germany to mothball largest coal power plants to meet climate targets
Germany agreed on Thursday to mothball about five of the country’s largest brown coal power plants to meet its climate goals by 2020, after months of wrangling between the parties in chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition.
Why South Australia is eyeing a renewable future
As the federal government drags its feet on climate action, the state is powering ahead with renewables.
CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis
Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change
Prince Charles has said that “profound changes” to the global economic system are needed in order to avert environmental catastrophe, in an uncompromising speech delivered in front of an audience of senior business leaders and politicians.
Iowa Catholic leaders: Politicians must address climate change
ANKENY — Catholics must implore their political leaders to take action on climate change, and politicians must possess the courage to act, Iowa Catholic leaders said Thursday.
Anuncian en Francia declaración sobre compromisos para combate a cambio climático
Representantes de ciudades y regiones del mundo, reunidos en Lyon desde el 1 julio, anunciaron el jueves una serie de compromisos para combatir el cambio climático que, de forma colectiva, representan una reducción de emisiones de 1.500 millones de toneladas de carbono para 2020.
CRI online
Ban Ki-moon felicita en Barbados a los Estados Caribeños por su aplicación de energías renovables
02 de julio, 2015 — El Secretario General de la ONU se encuentra en Bridgetown, Barbados, para asistir a la inauguración de la 36 Cumbre de la Comunidad del Caribe (CARICOM).
UN News Center
Cities, regions, demand bigger climate say
Lyon (AFP) - Leaders of city and regional governments gathered Wednesday in the French city of Lyon, in the grips of a western European heatwave, to demand a bigger stake in the global push to curb global warming.
U.N. warns of risks as Europe enjoys scorcher
The United Nations warned on Wednesday of the dangers posed by hot weather, especially to children and the elderly, as much of Europe sweltered in a heatwave whose intensity it blamed on climate change.
INTERVIEW: "Climate change is in everybody's backyard" – Robert Redford
1 July 2015 – Actor and environmental activist Robert Redford paid his first visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week.
UN News Centre
1,700 cities stress local action key to UN climate deal
Holding half of the world’s population and releasing 70% of its greenhouse gases, cities are vital players in fighting climate change.
Fossil heavy FTSE 100 threatens UK economic stability – report
The UK’s FTSE 100 stock market index is exposing investors to unacceptable levels of risk due to the high level of listed fossil fuel companies.
Scientists predict polar bear population crash
Salmon: Imperilled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, thereby causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the animals depend on for survival, a study has found.
Brisbane Times
Alaska’s Glaciers Melt Faster as Climate Change Speeds Up
LONDON—The glaciers of Alaska are melting and retreating: the chief cause is climate change and the loss of ice is unlikely to slow, according to a new study by US scientists.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yes, The Pope Can Comment On Climate Change
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a word for those who think Pope Francis shouldn't comment on climate change.
Huffington Post Religion
Les villes pour le climat
Il n’y a pas que les Etats qui se préoccupent du réchauffement climatique. A cinq mois de la COP21, et alors que 195 pays négocient actuellement pour préparer un texte commun avant la fin de l’année, les collectivités locales s’affirment, elles aussi, comme des acteurs majeurs.
Lyon celebra la cumbre mundial de regiones contra el cambio climático
Luchar contra el cambio climático. Con ese objetivo ayuntamientos y regiones se reúnen este miércoles y jueves en la Cumbre Mundial del Clima y los Territorios en Lyon, Francia.
La ONU avisa de que las olas de calor serán cada vez más frecuentes
Las olas de calor, como la que España y parte de Europa vive estos días, crecerán en frecuencia e intensidad, por lo que hay que estar preparados. Este es el aviso que lanzan conjuntamente la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ante este fenómeno en ascenso como consecuencia del cambio climático.
Global Climate Pact Gains Momentum as China, U.S. and Brazil Detail Plans
WASHINGTON — Five months before a United Nations summit meeting aimed at forging a historic global accord to cut climate-warming emissions, significant signs of progress toward an agreement are emerging.
New York Times
U.S., China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change Goals
The United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on the issue in December.
Green Climate Fund shortlists projects worth $500m
The Green Climate Fund has reviewed 120 requests for cash totalling US$6 billion to help poor countries deal with climate change.
Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal
The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this year by unveiling plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Financial Times
China makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit
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 in Paris later this year.
China’s new climate change plan — in four graphs
On Tuesday, China formally submitted its climate change action plan to the United Nations. The document, which can be viewed here (in Chinese first, and then in English), formalizes the commitment made by President Xi Jinping alongside President Obama last November – to reach a peak in emissions by 2030, and make “best efforts to peak early.”
Washington Post
US and Brazil agree on ambitious climate change agenda
WASHINGTON: Ahead of the key Paris climate change summit this year, the US and Brazil today agreed on an ambitious agenda to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change, as they underlined the need for a deal that reflects the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
Economic Times (India)
Opinião - KAKÁ: Ganhando o jogo das nossas vidas
O papa Francisco fez um apelo para todos os seres humanos botarem seus corações e suas almas na luta contra a mudança climática por meio de uma encíclica, uma carta na qual expressa as nossas responsabilidades pessoais e coletivas de enfrentar um tema tão urgente e alarmante.
Folha de S.Paulo
Cambio climático: la temperatura media subió 0,5° en la Argentina
El cambio del clima no es una sensación. La temperatura promedio en la Argentina subió al menos medio grado. Y en algunas regiones, como la Patagonia, el alza llegó a 1° C.
La Nacion
Rafael Correa propone crear una Corte Internacional de Justicia Ambiental
El presidente ecuatoriano, Rafael Correa, sugirió en la inauguración de la Conferencia de Desarrollo Sostenible la creación de una Corte Internacional de Justicia Ambiental, a través de un tratado vinculante entre las naciones dispuestas a luchar contra el cambio climático.
El Espectatdor
Pace of climate talks far too slow: UN chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on climate change were moving too slowly and urged governments to quicken the pace ahead of the December conference on reaching a new global deal.
UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace'
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.
Robert Redford urges global action on climate change
Robert Redford said he came to the United Nations Monday not as an actor but as an environmental advocate, father, grandfather and concerned citizen to urge the world's nations to take action now on climate change.
China to unveil UN climate pledges imminently: Li
China is about to submit its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, ahead of the Paris climate summit, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.
South Korea to cut 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from BAU levels
South Korea has finalised its 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from business-as-usual (BAU) levels, higher than its earlier plan for a 15-30 percent cut.
China y UE prometen cooperación más estrecha en cambio climático
China y la Unión Europea (UE) acordaron este lunes mejorar la cooperación en la batalla cuesta arriba en contra del cambio climático mundial.
China works for 'win-win' climate plan, poised for U.N. pledge
China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials.
ONU: Acuerdo sobre cambio climático avanza a paso lento
La ONU alertó ayer que las negociaciones para lograr un acuerdo global contra el cambio climático en la cumbre que se celebrará en París, a finales de año, avanzan demasiado lentas y reclamó a los líderes internacionales que se involucren personalmente para acelerarlas.
UN climate deal will come too late for Kiribati, says leader
A proposed UN pact to address climate change will come too late for the population of Kiribati, the president of the tiny Pacific state told the UN General Assembly on Monday.
Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'
Brazil, China, India and South Africa say they are disappointed in failure to make good on promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020
Realistic Goals for the Paris Climate Conference (by Michael Bloomberg) Wall Street Journal
'Paris deal on climate change should reflect differentiated responsiblities'
The developing countries' bloc of Brazil, South Africa, India and China have underscored that the ambitious Paris Agreement on climate change to be adopted later this year should "fully reflect" differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries.
Advanced developing countries quartet BASIC puts out vision of proposed Paris Agreement
The advanced developing countries quartet, BASIC, has put out its vision of the proposed Paris Agreement. Meeting in New York, on the sidelines of the UN climate day, the quartet of advance developing countries has suggested focusing on more than reducing carbon pollution, and take on board each of the six issues that countries identified in Durban as central to a global climate deal.
Economic Times
2015 opportunity to tackle climate change may never come again Thomson Reuters Foundation
China plays critical role in global climate actions: UN climate chief
China has always had a critical role in global efforts to address climate change, and made contributions to renewable energy development, said United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres in a recent interview with Xinhua.
Inter-religious march in Rome demands action on climate change
Several thousand Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Moslems marched through Rome to the Vatican on Sunday to demand action on climate change and thank Pope Francis for his encyclical on the environment.
Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing
Brazil, China, India and South Africa voiced disappointment Sunday over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.
China's UN Climate Pledges 'Expected': Report
China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a state-run newspaper said today, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.
Foro de ONU sobre cambio climático con la mira en París
La Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas realiza hoy un evento de alto nivel dedicado al cambio climático, foro que busca perfilar posturas comunes de cara a la cumbre de París sobre el tema, prevista en diciembre.
Prensa Latina
Broad coalition formed to seek common ground on tackling climate change
Major business, union, research, environment, investor and social groups have formed the Australian Climate Roundtable in an effort to “put the climate policy debate on common ground and offer a way forward”.
The Conversation
Ils mouillent la chemise pour réduire la pollution à Lyon
Mercredi 1er juillet et jeudi 2 juillet, en pleine vague de chaleur, Lyon accueille le Sommet mondial « Climat et Territoires », en présence de 800 membres d’organisations non gouvernementales du monde entier, mais aussi (le 1er juillet seulement) du Président François Hollande, de Laurent Fabius et du secrétaire général adjoint de l’ONU, Janosz Pastor.
Le Progres
EU ministers set to call for ambitious Paris climate deal, say reports
China and the European Union are today expected to issue a joint call for the world to intensify efforts to tackle climate change, declaring it one of the greatest threats facing humanity.
US climate deniers call Paris summit 'a threat' to the world
Fundraising letter warns UN deal on climate change would spell an economic suicide for America
Barack Obama turns tables in David Attenborough climate change interview
US president has opportunity to put questions to naturalist but ends up admitting action on climate change must be global and quicker
Iceland to Reveal Paris Climate Summit Goals This Week
The Icelandic government’s priorities for the UN climate change summit to be held in Paris next year will be presented to the public this week. The country’s environment minister says Iceland will most likely subscribe to the same set of goals Norway and the EU have proposed.
Icelandic Review
Royal Dutch Shell bids to develop carbon capture project
A windswept North Sea gas platform, manned by half a dozen maintenance workers, seems an unlikely place to embark on a low-carbon revolution.
Financial Times
Time to step up game on climate change (by Robert Redford) CNN
'Religious leaders have a duty to speak out about climate change': The Dalai Lama speaks at Glastonbury (video)
On Sunday at Glastonbury, the Dalai Lama joins a panel including editor-in-chief Katherine Viner and columnist George Monbiot to discuss the environment, ending nuclear weapons and whether he agrees with the Pope's view of global warming.
Polluting countries should make room for refugees (op-ed) Washington Post
How to clean up our act on climate change (opinion) Khaleej Times
Oil Majors Urged by UN to Plan for Phasing Out Fossil Fuels
The top United Nations climate diplomat urged the heads of six European oil majors to plan for phasing out fossil-fuel emissions by 2100 and to work with governments on cleaner forms of energy.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Big oil companies must work harder on climate, says U.N.
Oil companies should urgently intensify their efforts to fight climate change, the United Nations climate chief said in a letter replying to six European firms.
UN Climate Chief to Big Oil: Talk Isn’t Enough
The United Nations official who is convening international climate change talks has a message for big oil-and-gas companies that claim to support tougher carbon-pollution policies: prove it.
National Journal
EU ministers seek ambitious, binding deal at Paris climate talks -draft
European Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally binding deal to curb global warming, enforced through five-yearly reviews, a draft of their position statement for U.N. climate talks shows.
Bill Gates discusses climate change with French president – video
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has met with French president François Hollande to discuss some of Gates' ideas for the next United Nations conference on climate change, or COP21.
Gates to double investment in renewable energy projects
Bill Gates is planning to double his personal investment in innovative green technologies to $2bn over the next five years in an attempt to “bend the curve” in combating climate change.
Financial Times
Obama and Brazilian President Rousseff to talk climate change next week
When the president of the western hemisphere’s most populous country meets with the president of its second most populous — Dilma Rousseff of Brazil — next week, climate change will be a focal point of discussion, a White House spokesman said Thursday.
Washington Post
Cientos de personas marcharán el domingo en Roma contra el cambio climático
Cientos de personas de diferentes religiones marcharán el próximo domingo en Roma para hacer un llamamiento a los líderes del mundo para que adopten en la Cumbre de París de diciembre un acuerdo global legalmente vinculante y ambicioso para luchar contra el cambio climático y para celebrar la Encíclica del Papa Francisco sobre medio ambiente 'Laudato Si'.
Europa Press
Indonesia Has Key Role in Climate Change Battle, Says IPCC
Climate science and sustainability experts have called on Indonesia to take a leadership role in the fight against climate change, and say the country could play a key part in tackling the issue.
Jakarta Globe
Los ciudadanos son más conscientes de cambio climático que sus líderes
Una encuesta de la Confederación Sindical Internacional reveló que nueve de cada diez personas en el mundo piden a sus líderes electos que hagan más para evitar las consecuencias del calentamiento global.
El Espectador
Coral breeding may help cooler reefs survive warming-study
Corals that naturally thrive in the hottest tropical waters can be bred with cousins in cooler seas to help them survive mounting threats from global warming, scientists reported on Thursday.
Grenada Rebuilds Barrier Reefs
The Eastern Caribbean nation of Grenada is following the example of its bigger neighbours Belize and Jamaica in taking action to restore coral reefs, which serve as frontline barriers against storm waves.
Severe weather linked more strongly to global warming
Attempts to attribute extreme weather events to global warming have often failed because they have looked at the wrong thing, leading climatologists claim.
Top consumer brands pledge to halve food waste by 2025
The world's top food and drink companies have promised to halve the food they waste by 2025, seeking to preempt government regulation prompted by concern about the environmental, economic and social costs of such inefficiency.
Climate pressures threaten political stability - security experts
Politically fragile countries face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned.
G7: Make ‘climate fragility’ a foreign policy priority
Syria crisis shows how climate change can lead to instability and conflict, experts say in call for cooperation
Study Suggests Key Role for Warming in Extreme Weather
When massive storms inundate coastlines or a veritable snowpocalypse keeps a city buried for days, the first question on many minds is: Was climate change to blame?
Climate Central
Environmental protesters scale New Zealand parliament roof
Four environmental protesters breached security Thursday at New Zealand's parliamentary complex by scaling the roof and perching themselves on a ledge above the main entrance.
Associated Press
Climate campaigners win court case against Dutch government
Judges rule the Netherlands should deepen emissions cuts to at least 25% by 2020, in landmark legal decision
La justicia holandesa ordena que el Gobierno reduzca emisiones de CO2
No hay precedentes de esta sentencia en otros países del mundo. Los jueces argumentan que las autoridades “tienen la obligación de proteger a los ciudadanos”
El País
Le niveau de la mer montera de 6 mètres : appel à l’union des Réunionnais
Lors d’une conférence de presse hier, Paul Vergès a mis en avant une nouvelle donnée qui remet tout en cause.
Unnatural Disaster: How Global Warming Helped Cause India’s Catastrophic Flood
The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people and was one of the worst disasters in the nation’s recent history. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role in the catastrophe.
Yale Environment 360
Cambio climático obligará a sembrar el café cada vez a más altura
El cambio climático que afecta al mundo obligará en pocos años a sembrar el café de buena calidad unos 300 metros más arriba que ahora, dijo hoy el director ejecutivo de la Asociación Coordinadora Indígena y Campesina de Agroforestería Comunitaria de Centroamérica (ACICAFOC), Alberto Chinchilla
Bogotá será sede de Cumbre del Clima contra el efecto invernadero
La cumbre se desarrollará bajo la consigna “Tu hábitat, tu planeta, tu vida”, como un espacio de encuentro entre gobernantes y ciudadanos de Latinoamérica
Efe Verde
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity
A study released Wednesday reinforces a trend revealed by state records, showing that wildfires have been blistering Alaska with greater frequency and intensity.
Associated Press
Will Greece go hungry if it exits the euro? That's a question for the insurance industry
A systematic shock to global food could cause riots, food price hikes and disruption to stock markets. A new report aims to help prepare insurers
The Guardian
Sunny Side ’15: Helping viewers warm up to climate change docs
The consensus in the scientific community is that climate change is a serious global problem, but TV executives gathered at Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, France on Tuesday believe the issue is also a serious ratings problem.
Qui doit payer pour protéger le climat ? (Opinion)  Les Echos
Solar market surge not enough to ward off climate crisis, BNEF warns
Global energy markets are set to be overturned by a huge surge in small-scale solar and faltering demand, according to new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance
China puts $7.7tr price tag on its Paris climate plan
It will cost China over $7.7 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said.
Financial Review
US Climate envoy urges India to be ambitious in climate action plan
With China expected to announce its national climate action plan shortly, the global attention is now on India and its plans for reducing carbon pollution and slow down global warming.
Economic Times
Sustainable soil management key to curbing climate change and ensuring food security - UN agency
Mountain soils are of great importance to ecosystem and food security, according to a newly released United Nations-backed publication, which also highlights technical insights and human activities of a sustainable soil management approach with special attention to mountain peoples.
Miscalculating climate risks could see credit crunch repeated, study warns
By undervaluing climate risks rating agencies are risking a repeat of the global credit crisis that sparked the global economic downturn, researchers will warn today.
Sunny outlook for solar overshadowed by coal – Bloomberg
Emissions from coal threaten dangerous levels of global warming despite surge in renewable investment, analysts warn
Cheap renewables not enough to knock-off coal - Bloomberg analysts
Energy analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have concluded that the days of new coal power plants in Australia and much of the developed world are now over. Renewable energy is cheaper and will get cheaper still in the future.
Climate Spectator
Changements climatiques : les provinces s'unissent pour un plan d'action
Les ministres de l'Environnement des provinces ont convenu de renforcer leur collaboration contre les changements climatiques.
Cambio climático pone en riesgo avance sanitario
La amenaza para la salud humana a raíz del cambio climático es tan importante, que pone en peligro los avances sanitarios que se han logrado en el último medio siglo.
El Colombiano
Can Africa fund its own growth?
Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilising adequate resources to fund its growth and future transformation agenda.
Business Features
EEUU: Habrá 69.000 muertos por año a raíz del cambio climático
La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA) advirtió hoy que, de no tomarse las medidas necesarias contra el cambio climático, Estados Unidos deberá afrontar un promedio de 69.000 muertos anuales hasta 2100 como consecuencia de este fenómeno.
El Mundo
Natural cooling of the Sun will not be enough to save Earth from global warming, warn scientists
There is about a one-in-five chance of the Sun entering the same kind of cooling phase that allowed "frost fairs" to be held on the frozen River Thames 300 years ago - but scientists warned that the next solar transition will not be enough to save the world from global warming.
The Times of India
Invest in Africa's women farmers
CLIMATE change is happening: Scientists say it is, environmentalists agree and, most important, women farmers report the truth of it.
Business Day Live
Gas plants and cars bring ‘carbon lock-in’ risk – study
Investing in fossil fuel infrastructure undermines the shift to a low carbon economy, researchers warn – and it’s not just coal
Climate Change Calls for Science, Not Hope NY Times
Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, study says
Climate change threatens to undermine half a century of progress in global health, according to a major new report.
Climate change health risk is a "medical emergency", experts warn
The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health, experts warned on Tuesday.
Top doctors' prescription for feverish planet: Cut out coal
Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.
White House outlines long-term costs of inaction on climate change
Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.
El cambio climático pone en peligro los avances sanitarios de medio siglo
El informe afirma que el impacto procede de la mayor frecuencia e intensidad de olas de calor, inundaciones, sequías y tormentas, y propone la creación de un nuevo cuerpo internacional independiente que vele por la salud global en relación con el cambio climático
Solar Impulse envisage de redécoller du Japon pour Hawaï dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi
Il y a une fenêtre météo favorable. Et lorsque l'on avance à l'énergie solaire, cela a son importance. Les organisateurs du vol de Solar Impulse 2, immobilisé au Japon depuis trois semaines, envisagent de redécoller dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi en direction d'Hawaï.
Asia renewable bond market set for takeoff: ADB
Issuance of renewable energy bonds is set to take off in Asia as new regulations push banks to step back from extending loans to projects, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in its June bond market report.
Pretenden alcanzar acuerdo vinculante en cumbre sobre Cambio Climático
Ante la próxima Conferencia de ONU sobre Cambio Climático (Cop21), que se realizará en diciembre próximo en París, se trabaja para alcanzar un acuerdo vinculante, sostenible y evolutivo, aseguró hoy la ministra francesa de Medio Ambiente, Segolene Royal.
Weather Channel taking active stance on climate change
The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring the voices of 25 prominent people talking about the need to take action on climate change.
Benin: Porto Novo - an African City Taking Action Against Climate Change
Porto Novo in Benin, Rouen in France and Da Nang in Vietnam are taking steps to mitigate the harsh effects of climate change, which will hit them hard if they don't.
The Conversation
Sahel gets surprise rainfall boon from climate change
A wide belt of Africa is enjoying higher rainfall than for decades past, boosting harvests and keeping the threat of drought at bay. And the main factor, according to new research, is climate change.
Largest offshore wind turbine unveiled in Fukushima
A huge floating wind turbine for an experimental offshore power generation project was unveiled Monday at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
Climate change could lead to smaller loaves of bread in 2050, scientists say
Global warming could leave loaves of bread diminished in size due to a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, scientists say.
Opinion: The Oceans Need the Spotlight Now IPS
Paris climate summit: France wants a pre-meet on deal outline
France is also acutely conscious of the fact that the previous such move had backfired and Copenhagen meeting had ended in a failure.
Indian Express
Iberdrola calls for energy reforms to back ‘efficient’ renewables
The boss of one of Europe’s biggest power companies has called for deep changes to the way the continent runs and regulates its electricity sector, urging an end to fossil fuel subsidies and a renewed focus on “efficient” renewable sources of energy.
Financial Times
The Left and Right Try to Lobby Pope Francis Months Ahead of U.S. Visit
Conservatives aren't the only ones who have been lobbying. Ahead of Francis’s September trip to the U.S., both left- and right-leaning believers, as well as secular groups, are offering him their unsolicited counsel
ACT Government signs up to two international climate change agreements ABC Australia
Anglicans should fast once a month for climate justice, says Bishop of Salisbury
The Bishop of Salisbury will propose that members of the Church of England fast and pray for "climate justice" on the first day of every month when he addresses the Church's General Synod in July.
Christian Today
Peru harnesses ancient canal system to tackle Lima water shortage
Restoring a pre-Inca network of channels to ensure a steady flow of water from the mountains should help Lima meet some of its growing needs
Climate change turning sacred land against Navajo
A 19-year drought in Navajo Nation is stretching an already struggling people. But the climate change is also highlighting their endurance and ingenuity.
Christian Science Monitor
Yoga can help deal with climate change (comment) IANS
Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt: 'Climate change ... the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years' (comment) Sydney Morning Herald
The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours
Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving?
The Observer
John Prescott: World leaders should listen to the Pope on the climate (opinion) Daily Mirror
Cutting fossil fuel subsidies essential to battling climate change (Kofi Annan and Robert E. Rubin)  The Age
Activists, U.N. celebrate pope's call to arms on climate change
Pope Francis' appeal to save the planet won praise from climate change activists, scientists and the United Nations on Thursday as a moral imperative to governments to make 2015 a turning point in efforts to slow global warming.
Moral imperative to address climate change, says UN Chief
The Pope's environment encyclical is a reminder to act on the moral imperative to address climate change says the United Nations' Christiana Figueres.
ABC Australia
May 2015 was the hottest on record, say US govt scientists
Last month was the hottest May on record since 1880, according to data released by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
Pope: Earth has turned into an "immense pile of filth"
VATICAN CITY - CBSNEWS - In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a "structurally perverse" economic system where the rich exploit the poor, turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
Release of encyclical reveals pope’s deep dive into climate science
VATICAN CITY — He warns of “synthetic agrotoxins” harming birds and insects and “bioaccumulation” from industrial waste. He calls for renewable fuel subsidies and “maximum energy efficiency.” And although he offers prayers at the beginning and end of his heavily anticipated missive on the environment, Pope Francis unmasks himself not only as a very green pontiff, but also as a total policy wonk.
Washington Post
Pope attacks emissions trading as a possible 'ploy'
June 18 (Reuters) - Pope Francis attacked one of the major policy initiatives in the fight to combat climate change, warning in his encyclical published on Thursday that the trading carbon credits could merely reward speculators instead of controlling global greenhouse gas emissions.
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
Both Catholics, Non-Catholics Applaud Pope For Bold Remarks On Climate Change
Catholics across the nation are reacting to a sweeping encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the issue of climate change. The 184-page papal letter explains that it is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social ramifications.
Climate change projects in poorest nations lose out in battle for funds
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urgent plans to help the world's poorest people become more resilient to extreme weather and rising seas are on hold because of a lack of cash in a U.N. climate fund set up for least developed countries, amid fierce competition for limited aid.
Record year for renewable power; heat, transport stay fossil
The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows.
Faith Leaders Stand With Pope Francis on Climate Change
Pope Francis is expected to take a strong stand on climate change in a major new papal document to be released Thursday. But faith leaders from other religions are already stating their support.
National carbon market may start by end of 2016
China's long-awaited nationwide carbon trading scheme is likely to be ready by the end of 2016 or early 2017, an official with the country's top economic planner said on Wednesday.
Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet
Pope Francis will call Thursday on the world's leaders to pull together to fight global warming, publishing his hotly-anticipated thesis on the environment which slams profiteers and slaves to progress.
EU calls for efforts to make Paris climate change talks successful
The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday called for efforts to make the global climate change talks in Paris successful.
Asia must invest more in clean energy to cope with climate change, says ADB
Asian Development Bank tells governments to seize the chance low oil prices present to eliminate fuel subsidies and level the playing field for renewables
Cambio climático: la cita de París, vital para el futuro
En la COP21, que se realizará a fin de año en Francia, se buscará alcanzar un acuerdo que permita contener el calentamiento por debajo de los 2°C.
La sequía en California, una advertencia para todos según expertos de la FAO
Cuanto más desarrollado es un país, más preparado se encuentra frente a la sequía, pero eso no quiere decir que esté completamente protegido, afirma Mohamed Bazza, responsable de Recursos Hídricos de la FAO
EU ambassadors visit Green Knesset ahead of COP-21 climate summit
The Green Knesset project, a comprehensive plan that aims to transform the house of parliament into a sustainable building, was launched in January 2014.
Jerusalem Post
¿Por qué es relevante lo que diga el Papa sobre cambio climático?
Preguntas y respuestas sobre la encíclica ecológica que se presentará este jueves.
Nitin Desai: What we need from Paris (opinion) Business Standard
Mark Ruffalo talks climate change and what you can do about it Grist
IEA: China should shoulder greatest burden in raising climate ambition (blog) Carbon Brief
White House secures $4 billion in investments for clean energy
The White House has secured more than $4 billion to boost clean energy and fight climate change from foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies, doubling a goal set in February, administration officials said.
Pope takes climate to papacy’s heart
Shortly after Pope Francis was elected as leader of the Catholic Church two years ago, he invited a leader of the cartoneros — the waste collectors and recycling specialists of Buenos Aires — to attend his inauguration in Saint Peter’s Square.
Financial Times
La France dévoile sa stratégie bas carbone
Quelle trajectoire suivre, dans les différents secteurs économiques, pour atteindre les objectifs que se fixe la France en matière d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre, soit une réduction de 40 % en 2030 et une division
Le Monde
Funds lacking to help poor tackle climate impacts, says World Bank
Funding to help developing countries prepare for future climate impacts lags well behind carbon cutting initiatives, a report published today reveals.
Ahead of pope's climate message, U.S. Catholics split on cause of global warming
Ahead of Pope Francis' much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, a poll released on Tuesday found that U.S. Catholics are divided on the causes of global warming, mirroring the views of the general public.
Will India phase out fossil fuels as pledged by G7 nations?
After G7 countries committed to phase out fossil fuel consumption by 2100 in Germany recently, is it time that India also pursued this goal?
The Hindu
Peru climate pledge hinges on forests wager
Peru, a country three-fifths covered by Amazon jungle, is setting itself up for a fall in staking its UN climate pledge on exacting aims to tackle deforestation, according to experts.
Thousands to lobby MPs to back strong climate change action
Thousands of people from snowboarders and surfers to bee keepers and nuns are set to converge on parliament on Wednesday to urge their MPs to back strong action on climate change.
‘Children can change the world for sure’
Getting the right message to children today will definitely shape the future: A two-day event on the importance of sustainability and renewable energy underlined this belief, as the programme concluded on Tuesday.
Khaleej Times
Mombasa draws up master plan to combat worsening flooding
Flooding is nothing new in Mombasa County, on Kenya’s coast. Some areas are inundated each year, and the region has seen big floods every few decades, including most recently in 1997.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Campaigning for the climate: activism, arrests and hopes  Guardian
Cracks appear in the climate change deniers’ defenses (opinion) Washington Post
Brown says California to lead on fighting climate change
Giant fossils at the Museum of Natural History were the back drop for an urgent message on climate change from the Governor and science leaders on Monday.
Gov. Brown, UN Official Talk Climate ‘Threat’ In LA
California Governor Jerry Brown met with a top United Nations delegation Monday to discuss the impacts of climate change downtown Los Angeles.
China to join EU in pledge to get Paris climate deal
China, the world's biggest polluter, will sign a joint pledge with the European Union this month to seek a U.N. agreement to tackle climate change as one of "the greatest threats facing humanity," according to a draft statement seen by Reuters.
China ‘deserves more credit’ for renewable energy effort
China should be given more credit for its investment in clean electricity, the head of the International Energy Agency says.
Paris climate summit must be start of frequent carbon reviews, says IEA
The crunch climate change conference to take place in Paris later this year must be the beginning of a new process of five-yearly meetings, rather than a one-off, the world’s energy watchdog has warned.
Businesses call on European Commission to deliver post-2020 carbon market reform plan
Businesses call on European Commission to deliver post-2020 carbon market reform plan
Pope Francis, in leaked draft letter, calls for curbing global warming
A leaked draft of a highly anticipated letter on the environment by Pope Francis casts climate change as a threat largely caused by humans and urges action to reduce the emissions that cause global warming.
LA Times
Himachal Pradesh earns Rs 1.93 crore through carbon credits under bio-carbon project
This will be the first installment of the sequestered carbon credits ,which the state government has received from the government of Spain.
Indian Express
Holding Back Climate Change Isn’t as Hard as You Think
The global economy grew strongly last year without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, suggesting that government regulations, carbon markets and existing technologies are starting to bite in the battle against climate change.
Clean goals could cut dirty jobs
The switch to renewables may combat global warming, but politicians are looking at ways to avoid it costing jobs.
Adaptation Funding a Key Issue for Caribbean at Climate Talks
With less than six months to go before the next full United Nations Conference of the Parties also known as COP 21 – widely regarded as a make-or-break moment for an agreement on global action on climate change – Caribbean nations are still hammering out the best approach to the talks.
80 Day Race to start in Paris
80 Day Race has announced during a press conference in Hôtel de Ville in Paris that the French capital city will have the honour to host the start and finish event of 80 Day Race, the first around the globe sustainable competition in which teams cover 40,000 kilometres by using land-based vehicles that do not consume fossil fuel and do not contain a combustion engine.
Climate change is brewing a major problem for the tea industry
A myth ties the origins of tea to an errant gust of wind that blew tea leaves into a Chinese emperor’s hot water more than 4,700 years ago.
Zayed Future Energy Prize calls on leading clean tech firms to enter funding race
High-profile $4m prize extends deadline for entries to the end of June, as Jonathon Porritt urges energy storage sector to get involved
Climate change the “biggest” economic risk facing the world
Former US Treasury chief Hank Paulson leads call for US politicians to take global warming seriously
Climate change conference in Paris later this year is of global importance
The intervention by Pope Francis has humanised what often is a forbiddingly technical and arcane debate
The world is off course to prevent two degrees C of warming, says energy agency
In a major report to be released Monday, the Paris-based International Energy Agency — which provides independent energy analysis and has 29 member countries, including the United States — will state that current national commitments to cut greenhouse gases are ambitious but still insufficient to keep the world below two degrees Celsius of warming above preindustrial levels.
Washington Post
China reaffirms 2030 climate commitments: State Council
China's Premier Li Keqiang reaffirmed the government's commitment to achieve peak carbon emissions by "around 2030", the State Council said in a statement issued late on Friday.
Pope Francis to Explore Climate’s Effect on World’s Poor
Ban Ki-moon arrived at the Vatican with his own college of cardinals. Mr. Ban, the United Nations secretary general, had brought the leaders of all his major agencies to see Pope Francis, a show of organizational muscle and respect for a meeting between two global institutions that had sometimes shared a bumpy past but now had a mutual interest.
NY Times
Storm on climate change awaits pope's environment letter
Pope Francis will call on all people to be "stewards of creation" and address the hot-button topic of climate change on Thursday in the most feverishly awaited papal encyclical in decades.
Weak climate plans mean world set to overshoot temperature goal - IEA
Countries' current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.
NZ should expect more droughts - climate change issues minister
New Zealand can expect more droughts as climate change hits home, a government minister said this morning.
NZ Herald
Renewable power will overtake coal if climate pledges are kept
Wind, solar and other types of renewable power will overtake coal to become the world’s top source of electricity in just 15 years if the pledges countries are making for a global climate change deal this year are met.
Financial Times
Scientists say climate change hastened demise of Latin America's oldest civilization
Caral, the Americas' oldest civilization, located north of present day Lima, Peru, faced a grave crisis as a result of climate change some 4,000 years ago, archaeologists said.
Europe’s cities push back at big energy
Smaller is better when it comes to battling climate change, the cities argue in response to a letter from traditional energy companies.
In Trade Debate, Climate Concerns Roar Back to House Floor
Global warming has returned to Washington. An issue that Congress largely ignored since the death of climate and energy legislation five years ago has come back in a most unlikely place: the trade debate.
National Journal
Climate Change and the Road to Paris: It's All About that Trust (blog) Huffington Post
Women must be at the forefront of climate change solutions Lucire
UN climate talks inch forward, putting off tough decisions
Two weeks of U.N. climate talks ended Thursday with negotiators trimming a draft global climate pact but leaving core sticking points to be untangled later, before a December summit in Paris where the landmark agreement is to be adopted.
Nations warn time running short to prepare Paris climate deal
Several nations expressed growing unease on Thursday that time is running short to resolve disputes about global warming after U.N. talks ended with little progress toward an international deal to combat climate change meant to be agreed in December.
October bid for climate text after troubled round
UN talks ground to a close in Bonn Thursday, having made little headway in crafting a world climate pact but with a new tactic for pushing the process over the December finish line.
Bonn meeting ends with last-minute compromise on Paris climate text
Climate change negotiators meeting in Bonn on Thursday came up with a last-minute compromise that observers hope will put the talks on track for a new global agreement on greenhouse gases.
Ethiopia’s contribution to UNFCCC praised
International aid agency Oxfam praised Ethiopia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), saying that it sets far-reaching short-term and long-term goals on adaptation and reducing emissions.
Jakarta Post
UN welcomes oil groups’ help to fight global warming
The UN will take up an offer from six of Europe’s largest oil and gas groups to help it fight global warming as countries work on sealing a new international climate change agreement.
Financial Times
Climate change progress 'too slow'
International talks in Bonn have made progress towards a new global deal on climate change, says the UN, amid calls from NGOs for a faster pace.
G-7’s Fossil Fuel Pledge Fails to Spur Momentum at UN Talks
Pledges by some of the richest industrial countries to phase out fossil fuel emissions by the end of the century failed to translate into substantial progress at United Nations climate talks this week.
What Elephant? Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Tackle Big Questions
NGOs feel that not enough progress has been made towards finding an agreement.
Draft text for global climate deal due by end-October: official
Another round of UN climate talks wrapped up on Thursday after making little headway towards producing a text for a worldwide pact due in just six months' time.
UN to present new ‘streamlined’ climate text in July
Chairs of talks for a global emissions deal propose new “tool” that will synthesise and clarify discussions so far
Inaction on climate change now will cost us all in the future
The head of the International Labour Organization yesterday opened a summit meeting devoted to tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth, saying that up to 60 million jobs can be created in a greener, low carbon economy if the right policies are adopted.
U.N.: Pope's encyclical may have 'major impact' on climate talks
Pope Francis is likely to have a major impact in spurring U.N. negotiations on global warming with an encyclical on the environment next week, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Thursday.
Bonn climate summit brings us slowly closer to a global deal  The Conversation
Slow pace of UN climate talks raises Paris stakes
Smaller and clearer plans for global deal expected this week, but doubts over progress linger among participants
Climat: après de laborieux pourparlers à Bonn, un projet de texte promis pour octobre
Après dix jours de laborieuses discussions à Bonn sur le climat, les coprésidents des débats ont promis jeudi qu'un avant-projet de texte de négociation pour la conférence de Paris serait prêt d'ici à fin octobre, soucieux de calmer les craintes d'enlisement.
Noch kein brauchbarer Vertragstext
Die G7-Staaten haben sich ehrgeizige Klimaziele gesetzt. Doch eine Klimakonferenz in Bonn zeigt: Bei der Realisierung hakt es noch.
Pour François Hollande, travail et climat, même combat
Le président de la République est à Genève ce jeudi au siège de l'Organisation international du Travail (OIT) pour parler un peu social, beaucoup climat.
The young climate campaigners to watch before the UN's Paris summit
Some are students and others work as journalists or community organisers, but all are stimulating debate in the lead up to the climate summit
Una alianza verde con Europa (opinión) El País
On final day, Bonn climate talks seek exit from text mire
After 10 days, climate negotiations in Bonn have barely advanced in clearing a draft text of a thicket of problems
What countries have offered for Paris climate agreement
Ethiopia on Wednesday became the latest country to present a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions for a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted in Paris later this year.
Worldwide study finds high concern about fixing climate change
Almost 80 percent of people worldwide are perturbed about global warming and most want tough action to fix the problem, according to a new study that the United Nations touted as a spur to an international climate deal later this year
Alarm sounded over progress towards key climate summit
International talks regarded as a key milestone towards a new global climate deal are due to end on Thursday, amid concern that progress has been slow.
Looking for a faster pace at Bonn climate talks
In the second of two weeks of key climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, leading up to the Paris UNFCCC summit in December at which a new international agreement will be concluded, it’s clear that the pace of the talks needs to kick into higher gear.
Keep big oil, coal and gas away from table, 224,000 urge UNFCCC
Today, at the Bonn Climate Change Conferenceof the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Corporate Accountability International has delivered a call to the parties of the UNFCCC on behalf of Rainforest Action Network, "hundreds" of other organisations and hundreds of thousands people to "protect the treaty and climate policymaking from the undue influence of the globe’s biggest polluters".
Business Spectator
Poorest states urge action on climate damage in Paris deal
The world's poorest countries plan to push hard for a new global climate change deal, due in December, to address the losses and damage already being caused by worsening extreme weather and rising seas, which are hitting their people hard.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
La mayoría de ciudadanos pide un acuerdo vinculante frente al cambio climático
El calentamiento global preocupa a cerca del 80 % de ciudadanos del planeta y el 67 % reclama un acuerdo internacional de carácter vinculante para reducir emisiones, según una encuesta mundial hecha pública hoy ante la celebración de la Cumbre del Clima de París a fin de año.
Pharrell Williams calls on leaders to deliver green jobs at UN climate summit
Grammy-award winning star says: ‘I’m passionate about two big issues: climate change; and education and skills for young people.’
FAO alerta de modificaciones en el campo por el cambio climático
El subdirector regional de la FAO para África, Bukar Tijani, advirtió hoy que se viven estaciones más secas y otras más húmedas, además el cambio climático modifica la adaptación de pastores, agricultores y pescadores.
Radio Onda Azul
Green groups urge ban on corporate polluters at UN climate talks
Environmental groups urged governments on Wednesday to ban oil companies and other big corporate polluters from any involvement in U.N. talks on slowing climate change, saying any role was like letting an arsonist work as a fire fighter.
Pakistan crafts plan to cut carbon emissions 30pc by 2025
As Pakistan struggles with the rising risks of floods and melting glaciers, it is crafting a plan to cut its planet-warming emissions under a new global climate deal due to be agreed in Paris in December.
As world warms, Paris climate deal must tackle loss and damage ActionAid International
The G7 and climate change - Sort of The Economist
No ‘Planet B’ in dealing with climate change iol
Pressure grows at U.N. climate talks for clearer deal outline
Negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Bonn are under growing pressure to speed their efforts to slim down the draft text for a new global climate deal due in Paris in December, so that ministers can start working on it this summer.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Multinationals throw weight behind UN climate deal
Economic prosperity could be placed at risk unless countries agree ambitious carbon cutting pact, say business leaders
Climate peril stirring in permafrost, experts tell UN
Scientists on Tuesday called for action to defuse a time bomb of Arctic greenhouse gas as negotiators at UN talks grappled over a climate rescue pact.
China, India reject calls for tougher climate goal at UN talks
Development needs cited by emerging superpowers as science and geopolitics clash at Bonn negotiations
World Leaders' Actions Heat Up Over Climate Change
Global warming is on the political agenda this week with a pair of meetings in Germany, where world leaders pledged to act on climate change, and negotiators are crafting the language for a new climate treaty.
Voice of America
Forest protection scheme sewn up at UN climate talks
Negotiators reached a surprise resolution to thorny issues relating to forest protection at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday, increasing the odds it will be included in a new global climate deal due to be agreed in Paris in December, experts said.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Seychelles Citizens Share Views Ahead of Cop 21
Seventy-seven percent of a selection of Seychellois islanders feel that climate change is a national priority and agree that it should be.
Seychelles News Agency
Faith groups in “People’s Pilgrimage” seek climate deal boost from Pope
A “People’s Pilgrimage” to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.
British companies call for government action on climate change
Eighty British businesses urged the government on Wednesday to take decisive action to fight climate change and build a low-carbon economy in a letter to Prime Minster David Cameron.
White House unveils $34m climate plan to disaster-proof developing countries
The initiative, one of a stream of new climate measures, will give the countries access to critical data and help to build plans for coping with weather extremes
Forests Win Big In Bonn Climate Breakthrough Huffington Post
Why climate uncertainty justifies action Financial Times
UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon
Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress.
G7 climate vision requires gargantuan economic shift
When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to "decarbonize" the global economy, they're talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission.
G7 leaders bid 'Auf Wiedersehen' to carbon fuels
Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U.N. climate deal later this year.
Long road ahead as G7 fixes on climate change targets
G7 leaders’ support for an end to fossil fuel pollution before the end of this century marks a turning point in more than 20 years of efforts to tackle climate change.
Financial Times
Latinoamérica comprometida con el cambio climático
América Latina acude con interés y un claro compromiso a la nueva ronda de negociaciones sobre el cambio climático de la ONU en Bonn (Alemania), pero sin un frente unido, a diferencia de otras regiones como Europa.
El Nuevo Siglo
G7 to support climate insurance for poor, finance disappoints
Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to provide insurance against climate hazards for up to 400 million more vulnerable people and back development of early warning systems, but did not outline a clear path for increasing climate aid up to 2020.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Líderes del G-7 buscan poner fin al uso de combustibles fósiles
Líderes de los países más industrializados del mundo resolvieron el lunes empezar a desvincular a sus economías de la energía basada en combustibles fósiles, en un importante paso en la batalla contra el calentamiento global que mejora los posibilidades de un acuerdo sobre cambio climático este año.
G7 leaders wrap up summit with pledges and warnings
The world leaders have wrapped up a G7 summit in Germany, addressing major issues including the crisis in Ukraine, climate change, Greek economy and global security threats.
Faith groups seek climate deal boost from Pope, pilgrimage
A "People's Pilgrimage" to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Scientists Are Coming Up With 'Last Ditch' Remedies for Climate Change
As talks aimed at slowing global warming drag on, researchers are pushing new ideas that some are calling last-ditch attempts to avert the worst effects of climate change.
India insists on draft agreement for pre-2020 climate actions at Bonn
The negotiations on climate change action between now and 2020 took an interesting turn last week when at least two clear proposals emerged—one from the EU and the other from the G77 and China, the group that represents the concerns of most of the developing world.
Down to Earth
Do 'whatever it takes' for a deal, says majority in global climate survey
Nearly two-thirds of people believe that negotiators at key UN climate talks in December should do “whatever it takes” to limit global warming to a 2C rise, according to what is believed to be the most comprehensive survey of global public attitudes to climate change ever conducted.
Canada commits to G7 plan to end use of fossil fuels
Canada has joined other Group of Seven leaders in pledging to stop burning fossil fuels by the end of the century, but Canadian officials are playing down the promise as an “aspirational” target and Stephen Harper says it will only be reached through advances in technology.
Globe and Mail
India playing pro-active role in dealing with climate change, says government
India is playing a pro-active role in coordinating the developing world ahead of UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December, and has set an example for the developed world by taking pre-2020 emission reduction actions, the government today said
Is gas a weapon in the fight against climate change?
The bosses of the four biggest polluting companies in history talking about how they can help solve global warming may seem like the height of hypocrisy.
Reaching the $100bn goal by 2020: Lessons for the G7 on scaling up climate finance BusinessGreen
One Earth, One Ocean (by Christiana Figueres and José María Figueres) Project Syndicate
G7 poised for historic call to phase out fossil fuel emissions
Delegates at summit indicate Angela Merkel has won battle for group of seven to target carbon pollution end
Global citizens 'very concerned' about climate
The widest global effort yet to gauge citizens' views on climate change showed 79 percent to be "very concerned" about its effects, but less than half support a carbon tax to curb emissions, organisers said Sunday.
Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit
From the typhoon-ravaged Philippines to the Arizona desert, thousands of people gathered across 79 countries Saturday for what was touted as the world's largest-ever public debate on climate change.
New UN climate fund to take risks to promote green tech
A new United Nations fund set up to help developing nations tackle climate change will take bigger risks than many international lenders to promote innovative green technologies, the head of the fund said.
COP21 in Paris is 'moment of truth'
When asked what is at stake in next December's COP 21 conference on global warming, Nicolas Hulot quotes a participant at a recent climate change gathering in Morocco.
Irish Times
California keeps talking climate change, but who’s listening?
The outcome was never in doubt when California’s Democratic-controlled Senate last week took up – and passed – the latest package of environmental bills to come out of California.
Sacramento Bee
‘Big oil’ split over climate-change risk as Paris talks loom Telegraph
Climate change action on Obama, Merkel’s G7 agendas
PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s meeting yesterday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an opportunity for the pair to champion an issue dear to them both: climate change.
David Cameron told to push climate agenda at G7 summit
Prime Minister should advocate goal to bring net global emissions down to zero by mid-century, NGOs and businesses say ahead of key meeting
China greenhouse gases: Progress is made, report says
China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, according to a report from the London School of Economics.
Chinese emissions may peak by 2025, says analysis
In a boost for hopes to curb climate change, China's greenhouse gas emissions will probably peak in 2025, five years earlier than its stated target, a study said Monday.
Japan says open to G7 carbon emissions target
Japan said on Sunday it would favor the Group of Seven major industrial democracies setting their own target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in a boost for efforts to combat global warming.
Merkel urges G7 to throw weight behind climate fund
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the Group of Seven industrial powers to throw their weight behind a long-standing pledge to seek $100 billion to help poor countries tackle climate change
We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from? GreenBiz
The Case for a Carbon Tax (op-ed) NY Times
Path to 2 C emerges as thorn at climate talks
The world community has rallied around the goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), but how to get there is becoming a headache.
France needs climate deal push
Little more than six months are left before France is supposed to steer the world to the most demanding and complex deal on climate change ever attempted.
NZ Herald
West must pay up to secure deal at Paris climate change summit, warns Fabius
Rich countries must keep their financial promises to the poor on global warming, or key international climate change negotiations this year risk falling apart, the French foreign minister will warn his counterparts in other developed nations this weekend.
Double counting forest emissions threatens UN climate pact
To have a chance of limiting warming to below 2 degrees, emissions balance sheets submitted to the UN must add up
Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit
One of the first debates is in the Philippines, a Southeast Asian nation particularly vulnerable to climate change and already hit by an average of 20 major storms or typhoons a year
Unique consultation brings climate down to the citizens
Today people from 80 countries will join the largest ever global debate on climate change
Irish Times
Norway confirms major divestment from coal
Norway's Parliament has formally endorsed a move to exclude coal companies from the country's $900 billion oil fund because of their impact on climate change.
Environment Ministry begins consultations for climate action report to UN
The Ministry of Environment is conducting a series of workshops around the country and inviting Peruvians to log on and contribute to its report on Peru’s climate actions ahead of COP21 in Paris.
Peru This Week
UN invites world’s seven billion people to become agents of change on World Environment Day
With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources – “be it refusing to buy single-use plastic bags or riding a bike to work.”
UN News Centre
Hindustan Zinc celebrates World Environment Day
Hindustan Zinc carried out a special plantation drive on the occasion of World Environment Day - 5th June, 2015.
Odisha Diary
Trouble looms as warmer oceans push marine life toward the poles
Rising sea temperatures attributed to global climate change could drive many marine creatures away from the equator, but their move toward the poles promises to put them in peril in habitats that are smaller and less hospitable, scientists say.
Through the looking glass: transparency in a UN climate deal RTCC
UN says China to make pledge for climate treaty this month
China is expected this month to formally submit its pledge for a global climate treaty that countries are seeking to finalize by December, the United Nations' top adviser on climate change said Thursday.
Private Citizens Meet on Climate Change
This Saturday, June 6th, hundreds of citizens in 80 countries will have a chance to voice their concerns and learn about climate change. The comments and opinions will be considered when the next Climate Change Conference is held in Paris in December.
Voice of America
Private sector urged to exert greater influence on climate action negotiations
A senior UN official on climate change on Thursday called on the private sector to make greater efforts and play a big role in future climate action negotiations.
Bonn climate talks start slow as hefty text avoids chop
Negotiators need to step into “higher gear” in whittling down global climate treaty in embryo, or face failure in Paris
Nations meet in Germany to refine global climate deal
Six months.That's how much time the international community has to develop a climate deal that legally binds the world's nations to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
USA Today
New fed data shows no stopping or slowing of global warming
Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new federal study that rebuts doubters who've claimed that that heating trends have paused.
World Bank Carbon-Market Push Facing Poorer-Nation Suspicion
The World Bank is working to overcome poorer nations’ suspicions about putting a price on carbon emissions as it seeks to expand greenhouse-gas trading internationally, according to the lender’s special climate-change envoy.
Philippine climate campaigner launches global pilgrimage
After a high-profile stint as the Philippines' top climate envoy, demanding world powers do more to fight global warming, Yeb Sano is embarking on an epic pilgrimage to force change.
Investors need climate change behavioral shift: study
Most investors need to make a significant behavioral shift and start factoring climate change into their portfolio risk management, a study on its impact on financial market returns found on Thursday.
EU regulators find some industries may need another 10 years of free carbon credits
Some of Europe's most heavily polluting industries could need to retain access to free carbon allowances covering all their emissions for the decade to 2030 if the EU is to avoid pricing companies out of the bloc, a regulators' assessment has found.
Australia questioned on climate change policies at UN meeting in Germany
Advanced economies are on track to meet just 30% of the UN target to reduce warming, says lobby group, as Australia feels wrath of developing nations
On the way to a historic agreement on climate change
UN talks in Bonn this week are paving the way for COP21 in December. We asked Jennifer Morgan of the World Resources Institute how things are shaping up for a historic international agreement on climate change.
Deutsche Welle
G7, EU still lag UN's global warming target, says monitor
The major industrialised economies are far off track in helping the world meet the UN's global warming target, a monitoring group said on Thursday.
Fossil fuel divestment is rational, says former Shell chairman
The former chairman of Shell has said that investors moving their money out of fossil fuel companies is a rational response to the industry’s “distressing” lack of progress on climate chguange.
Pope to enter climate change fray with green thesis on June 18
Pope Francis's hotly-anticipated environmental manifesto will be published on June 18, six months ahead of an international conference on climate change in Paris, the Vatican said Thursday.
Consume with care – Ban Ki-Moon The Malaysian Insider
Al Gore inspires 'CO2,' an opera; a physicist lectures on climate change with a string quartet
Climatologist David Adamson stood alone onstage. A film featuring images of the Earth appeared on a screen behind him. He spoke directly to the audience, laying out the case that climate change threatens civilization as we know it.
UN climate effort under pressure for pre-pact action
As frustration grows with the protracted political process of penning a world climate pact for 2020, rich nations face ever-louder calls to take action in the coming five years to stop planet warming spiralling out of control.
El Nino to disrupt rains, cut Africa, E Asia harvests, scientists say
Farmers in Africa and East Asia are expected to suffer crop losses as extreme weather linked to the El Nino phenomenon alters rainfall patterns, scientists told a conference on climate change in Bonn on Wednesday.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
UN weighs up climate threat in new development goals
Widened remit of anti-poverty push seeks to ensure countries resilient to rising climate impacts and access clean energy
California lawmakers advance aggressive climate change plans
California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state’s carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years.
State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling
State senators passed legislation Wednesday intended to help California tackle climate change by setting new targets for generating renewable energy, reducing gasoline use and increasing energy efficiency in buildings.
LA Times
Rich states can't meet 2020 climate aid goal alone: researchers
An international commitment to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries tackle climate change is unlikely to be met if only government funding from rich nations is counted towards it, researchers said.
Un millón de gestos contra el cambio climático
El Gobierno lanza una campaña para animar a ciudadanos e instituciones a que se comprometan a tomar medidas que ayudan a reducir las emisiones contaminantes
El Mundo
China’s national carbon market: When, where and how?
Traders are banking on Beijing’s plans for a national carbon market being a success, but challenges in its design remain
Marshall Islands, the Flag for Many Ships, Seeks to Rein In Emissions
Far out in the Pacific Ocean, the tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands has taken on a vital role in international shipping, with its flag flying over the third-largest number of ships in the world.
NY Times
Ikea vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing group, has vowed to spend €1bn on renewable energy and other measures to tackle climate change in a move that dwarfs what some countries are doing to address fossil fuel pollution.
Financial Times
Oil majors' climate call exposes U.S.-Europe rift on carbon pricing
The failed attempt by the world's oil majors to speak on climate change action with one voice has laid bare disagreement between U.S. and European companies on putting a price on carbon.
The Cultural and Geopolitical Impacts of Climate Change
It used to be all about polar bears and trees, but these days climate scientists are paying more attention to people.
Could climate resilience market top $200bn?
Research suggests companies investing to prevent predicted $1tr of losses will reap benefits, but warns of funding shortage for projects with low returns
Minister blames India's heatwave on climate change, as death toll reaches 2,500
A heatwave which has claimed the lives of up to 2,500 people in India, and the subsequent delayed monsoon rains, are the results of climate change, the country's Minister for Earth Sciences has said.
Kevin Rudd – forget the UN, G20 must lead on climate change
A UN deal in Paris in December won’t bind countries to climate action, nor provide the framework for deeper carbon cuts to halt global warming, ex -Australia PM Kevin Rudd has said.
Ban Ki-moon urges governments to invest in low carbon energy
The world’s governments and businesses need to choose wisely and invest in low carbon energy, not the dirty fossil fuels of the past, according to the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.
Global CO2 pricing seen unlikely to be big part of Paris climate deal
A global carbon emissions pricing system pushed by top energy companies is unlikely to be a big part of any United Nations' deal to curb global warming, some experts say, because many countries have little faith in such cross-border initiatives.
UN Conference for Climate Change Features Workshops on Gender and Climate
The annual United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change began yesterday in Bonn, Germany to discuss how to manage the scientific phenomenon of a changing climate and the effects it has on the Global South and women.
Ms. Magazine
India minister blames climate change for deadly heatwave, weak monsoon
India's earth sciences minister has blamed climate change for a heatwave that has killed 2,500 people and for deficient monsoon rains, after the government said on Tuesday the country was headed for its first drought in six years.
Lord Stern: India must tackle 'worrying' coal use
Economist says country should learn from China's example that unfettered coal-powered growth can cause huge problems
Rousseff’s Washington Visit Spurs Talks on Climate-Change Divide
When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits Washington this month, the climate-change schism between developing countries like hers and the U.S. will be front and center on the agenda.
Morocco 'to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 13% by 2030'
Morocco's environment minister on Tuesday announced that the North African nation will reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030 by at least 13 percent.
Japan PM Abe unveils carbon cutting target
Asian country settles on 26% target cut on 2013 levels by 2030, in a move likely to underwhelm activists and scientists
Private sector must pay more into $100bn global climate fund, says report
World Resources Institute advises businesses as well as governments to increase funding to enable poor countries to cut emissions and rebuild infrastructure
'Radical transition' of economy needed to curb climate change: study
Harmful impacts of global warming such as heat waves and sea level rise are mounting and show a need for a "radical transition" to a greener economy, a study presented at U.N. climate talks said on Tuesday.
En 100 años se ha perdido el 64% de humedales a nivel mundial
Estas zonas sirven para la irrigación de cultivos y actúan en la reducción de desastres naturales, tales como tsunamis
El Comercio
Study: Global warming risks changes to ocean life unprecedented in the last 3 million years
Continued warming of the Earth’s oceans over the next century could trigger disruptions to marine life on a scale not seen in the last 3 million years, scientists warn in a study released Monday.
Washington Post
Why the Paris Climate Summit might actually work Mashable
New round of UN talks seeks a shape to climate deal
UN climate talks are expected to resume in Bonn today, tasked with sculpting a historic deal on greenhouse gases due to be sealed in Paris little more than six months from now.
French minister: 2015 climate deal must avoid US Congress
The global climate agreement being negotiated this year must be worded in such a way that it doesn't require approval by the U.S. Congress, the French foreign minister said Monday.
France suggests world leaders at start, not end, of climate summit
France suggested on Monday that world leaders should attend only the start of a summit on climate change in Paris in six months, hoping to avoid a repeat of the last failed attempt in 2009 when they came at the end and left empty-handed.
UN Climate Deal in Paris May End Up Burying 2 Degree Goal
The UN's Paris climate conference, designed to reach a plan for curbing global warming, may instead become the graveyard for its defining goal: to stop temperatures rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
France seeks new impetus for climate talks
France sought Monday to breathe life into talks for a UN climate pact, calling for a "pre-agreement" to be forged weeks before a crucial conference in Paris in December that must seal the final deal.
Climat: la France met la pression pour un "pré-accord" avant la conférence de Paris
"A moins de 200 jours" de la conférence de Paris, "chaque rendez-vous doit constituer un pas supplémentaire vers l’accord" qui liera 195 pays, a souligné le ministre français des Affaires étrangères Laurent Fabius à l'ouverture de négociations intermédiaires.
UN climate talks "inadequate," says French ecology minister Royal
Ségolène Royal has slammed UN climate talks as painfully "inadequate," in the face of the urgency of climate change. Talks to hammer out a historic deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, resumed on Monday, ahead of crunch talks in Paris later this year.
Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate
In Bonn, Germany, hundreds of people have gathered to work on a draft version of a major United Nations agreement to control greenhouse gas emissions that are changing the Earth's climate.
Nuevas negociaciones en Bonn para buscar un acuerdo contra el cambio climático
La carrera para conseguir un acuerdo mundial contra el cambio climático vive una nueva etapa a partir de este lunes en Bonn (Alemania), donde se celebran nuevas negociaciones intermedias, a menos de 200 días de la gran conferencia de París.
La Nacion
La mayor alianza por el clima en España urge a la acción y al despertar de la sociedad
Unas 400 organizaciones han presentado hoy un manifiesto donde urgen a la acción para luchar contra el cambio climático y el "despertar" de los ciudadanos contra el calentamiento del planeta.
China cautions French calls for speedy UN climate pact
Beijing envoy dampens enthusiasm for swift deal on first day of Bonn climate talks, calls for more financial assurances
Las petroleras intentan no quedarse fuera del pacto sobre cambio climático
"El cambio climático es un desafío crítico para nuestro mundo", reconocen seis grandes grupos petroleros europeos en un escrito enviado a Christiana Figueres, secretaria ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático.
El País
Bonn U.N. talks seek to trim unwieldy climate change plan
Governments will try on Monday to streamline an 89-page draft text of a U.N. deal to fight climate change due to be agreed in Paris in December, hoping to avoid the acrimony of the last failed attempt.
Climate change: The bumpy road to the Paris talks
In little more than six months' time representatives of almost 200 countries will sit down in Paris to thrash out a deal on climate change.
UN climate talks resume to prepare deal on greenhouse gases
The French foreign minister is to open UN climate talks in Bonn aiming to prepare a deal on greenhouse gas emissions. The accord would then be finalized in Paris later this year.
Deutsche Welle
Climate talks resume in Bonn as clock ticks on UN deal
Officials from nearly 200 countries meet in Bonn on Monday to try and thrash out the basis of a global climate change deal, due to be signed in Paris this December.
European energy groups seek UN backing for carbon pricing system
Six of Europe’s largest oil and gas companies have banded together for the first time to ask the UN to let them help devise a plan to stop global warming
Financial Times
Will the Bonn climate talks take world closer to a Paris deal?
Diplomats gather in Germany today for a fortnight of negotiations for a global agreement on climate change, but will they deliver any real progress?
France steps up efforts to produce crucial draft text to guide countries at Bonn talks
As negotiators from 190-odd countries gather in Bonn to work towards a consensus on an agreement to help slow down global warming, as the host of the crucial December round of negotiations, France is not taking any chances.
Economic Times
Australia to face climate questions in Germany
Australia will be quizzed on its carbon emission reduction policies during the United Nations climate change meetings in Germany.
AAP/Climate Spectator
India to seek more funds from rich nations at climate talks
With 2015 heading towards being the hottest year on record, India and China will negotiate for a treaty to put a check on the rising temperature.
Hindustan Times
World has policy handle 'on 75% of emissions'
Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science.
Daily Telegraph