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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.
VOA
 
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.
Retuers
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Euronews
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
RTCC
 
CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis
Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
BBC
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
Read more at
KCRG
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Truthdig
 
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.
DirectMatin
 
 
 
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.
Euronews
 
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.
ABC.es
 
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.
TIME
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
AP
 
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.
AP
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Xinhua
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
EFE
 
 
 
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.
RTCC
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
PTI
 
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.
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
AFP
 
 
 
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.
BusinessGreen
 
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
Guardian
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
Guardian
 
 
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
IPS
 
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.
nature
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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
RTCC
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
Témoignages
 
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
Terra
 
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.
RealScreen
 
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
BusinessGreen
 
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.
IBNS
 
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.
BusinessGreen
 
Sunny outlook for solar overshadowed by coal – Bloomberg
Emissions from coal threaten dangerous levels of global warming despite surge in renewable investment, analysts warn
RTCC
 
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.
Radio-Canada
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AP
 
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.
AP
 
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
EFEVerde
 
 
 
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.
20minutes.fr
 
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.
CNBC
 
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.
Notimex
 
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.
AP
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Independent
 
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
Bloomberg
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
RTCC
 
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
BBC
 
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."
WBNS-10TV
 
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.
Reuters
 
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
Pope Francis: 'Revolution' needed to combat climate change
CNN
 
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.
NPR
 
 
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AP
 
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.
TIME
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Xinhua
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
Milenio
 
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
EFEVerde
 
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.
Univision
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Guardian
 
‘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.
AP
 
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.
CBSLA.com/AP
 
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.
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.
BBC
 
 
 
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.
Guardian
 
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
BusinessGreen
 
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.
Bloomberg
 
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.
Politico
 
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.
IPS
 
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.
electricautosport.com
 
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.
GreenBiz
 
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
BusinessGreen
 
 
 
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
RTCC
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
EFE
 
 
 
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.
Politico
 
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.
AP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
BBC
 
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.
Bloomberg
 
What Elephant? Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Tackle Big Questions
NGOs feel that not enough progress has been made towards finding an agreement.
Telesur
 
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.
AFP
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
China.org.cn
 
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.
Reuters
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
AFP
 
 
 
Noch kein brauchbarer Vertragstext
Die G7-Staaten haben sich ehrgeizige Klimaziele gesetzt. Doch eine Klimakonferenz in Bonn zeigt: Bei der Realisierung hakt es noch.
dpa
 
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.
L'Express
 
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
Guardian
 
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
AFP
 
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.
AP
 
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
Reuters
 
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.
BBC
 
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.
GreenBiz.com
 
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.
EFE
 
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.’
Guardian
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
AFP
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
AP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Al-Jazeera
 
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.
Bloomberg
 
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.
Guardian
 
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
PTI
 
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.
BBC
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
AFP
 
 
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Bloomberg
 
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
BusinessGreen
 
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.
BBC
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Reuters
 
 
 
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
AP
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Guardian
 
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
RTCC
 
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
AFP
 
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.
AP
 
 
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AP
 
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.
Xinhua
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
AP
 
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.
Bloomberg
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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
Guardian
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
AFP
 
 
 
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.
ClimateWire
 
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.
AFP
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
AP
 
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.
eco-business.com
 
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
RTCC
 
 
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Newsweek
 
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
BusinessGreen
 
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.
Independent
 
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.
RTCC
 
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.
Guardian
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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
BusinessGreen
 
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.
Bloomberg
 
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.
AFP
 
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
RTCC
 
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
Guardian
 
'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.
Reuters
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
AP
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
AFP
 
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.
TV5
 
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.
RFI
 
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.
NPR
 
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.
EFEVerde
 
 
 
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
RTCC
 
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.
Reuters
 
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.
BBC
 
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.
RTCC
 
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?
BusinessGreen
 
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
 
French minister backs Obama, says climate change threatens global security
Climate change is a threat to international security, France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal warned Saturday — adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions at a landmark Paris conference this year.
AP
 
Everything you always wanted to know about the U.N. climate talks
Climate change negotiations seem to crawl along interminably at the pace of the glaciers they are meant to protect, with little perceptible progress as meeting follows meeting and conference follows lackluster conference.
GreenBiz.com
 
Coalition of island nations to take part in Paris Summit
Fiji will lead a delegation with other island nations to Paris, where the Global Climate Summit will be held In December.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
 
Solar Impulse plane starts six-day Pacific Ocean crossing powered only by the sun
The Solar Impulse 2 plane took off early on Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
Guardian
 
Sir Ranulph Fiennes calls for urgent action on climate change after witnessing Arctic melting
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, has added his voice to calls for urgent action to tackle climate change after seeing the effects of warming on the planet first-hand during trips to the Arctic.
Independent
 
Super typhoons to increase in strength with climate change, researchers find
A warming planet is already stoking the depth of tropical cyclones within the north-west Pacific and their ferocity will proceed to extend even with average local weather change over this century, a world analysis group has discovered.
Gazette Herald
 
Children the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, doctors say
The sick, the elderly and the young have long been identified as vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate change.
Sydney Morning Herald
 
Media failing on climate-change coverage (opinion/commentary) Toronto Star
 
 
 
What is your climate change business plan? (opinion) Financial Times
 
Das WCCB ist startbereit General-Anzeiger
 
Mid-year talks to shape fate of climate pact
Negotiators are gearing for twin meetings next week that may determine whether the vaunted 2015 Paris climate accord will be a big bang or a fizzle.
AFP
 
UN Fosters Use of Pre-2020 Carbon Credits for Climate Plans
The United Nations climate secretariat’s head of carbon-market demand encouraged countries to use existing credits created under the Kyoto Protocol to meet emission-reduction targets even after that pact ends in 2020.
Bloomberg
 
France defends 'imperfect' fossil fuel sponsors for Paris climate summit
French climate official says sponsorship of UN climate conference by EDF, Air France, and other big carbon emitters was needed for financial reasons
Guardian
 
Oil giants brush up climate credentials ahead of Paris summit
New initiative backed by UK, Chinese and Saudi firms seeks to explore ways they can contribute to emissions challenge
RTCC
 
David Cameron: 'It’s time the market got to work on climate change'
UK Prime Minister says he is 'fully behind' François Hollande's ambitions for a global climate dea
BusinessGreen
 
UNESCO says Great Barrier Reef not in danger
UNESCO has stopped short of listing the Great Barrier Reef as endangered but expressed concerns over its health, as environmental groups say the Australian government must up efforts to protect the unique ecosystem.
Deutsche Welle
 
This has been a month of extreme weather around the world
Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
AP
 
France invites Britain's Prince Charles to Paris climate conference
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday invited Britain's Prince Charles to the Paris climate change conference in December on a personal visit to his London home, handing over a written invitation from President François Hollande.
Radio France International
 
 
 
France’s Ségolène Royal lambasts slow pace of climate talks
Ségolène Royal, France’s environment minister, has criticised the sluggish pace of UN climate negotiations, saying they are so unwieldy they threaten efforts to seal a global warming deal in Paris this year.
Financial Times
 
Financial markets ignore climate impacts at their peril: experts
Financial markets have yet to grasp the urgency of investing in measures to protect businesses and people from the worsening impacts of climate change, depriving those efforts of much-needed funds, climate finance experts said.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Green investment bonds growing but rules needed to boost appeal
A growing number of investors and energy firms say fixed-income bonds are a user-friendly way to raise the huge amounts of capital needed for a transition to lower carbon energy.
Reuters
 
World Bank sets methane price floor to cut emissions
Initiative aims to drive investment in bioenergy and waste management in poor countries, limiting potent greenhouse gas
RTCC
 
World Bank sets date, start price for $25 million U.N. CO2 credit auction
The World Bank will on July 15 hold a first of its kind auction worth $25 million for U.N.-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Thursday.
Reuters
 
Climate change compounding natural disasters - Obama
US President Barack Obama warned Thursday that climate change was making natural disasters worse, as he toured the National Hurricane Center ahead of the annual storm season.
AFP
 
Ban Ki-Moon challenges the transport sector to take action on climate change
The transport sector must do more to combat climate change, including being part of the action at December's summit on global warming in Paris, the United Nations Secretary-General has urged.
Sydney Morning Herald
 
‘Pole to Paris’ cyclist in RI en route to UN climate conference
British scientist Daniel Price has kicked off the Indonesian leg of his bicycle tour to raise global awareness of climate change.
jakarta Post
 
Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel divestments, say experts
Other investors are likely to follow Norwegian fund’s move out of coal-based investments, due to its size as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund
Guardian
 
Don't burden future generations by leaving emissions cuts to them: Garnaut
Former climate adviser to two Labor governments Professor Ross Garnaut says Australia should ensure the heaviest burden of cutting greenhouse gases is not pushed onto future generations and new emissions targets should be set accordingly.
Sydney Morning Herald
 
 
 
How the U.S. West Can Live with Fire
The summer and fall promise to extend a long run of worsening years for American wildfires—fires that are projected to be fueled more by climate change.
Scientific American
 
ITF 2015: leaders debate railways role as Paris climate conference approaches
The global transport sector is on the verge of drastic transformations in sustainability, connectivity and emerging transport pathways.
Railway-technology.com
 
Government to train 50,000 people to become solar professionals
The government will train 50,000 people to become solar professionals over next three years and will launch a mobile application to help solar product users access nearest available manpower for fixing snags.
Economic Times
 
Global warming is ruining some prized French red wines
As some Rhône winemakers have observed, the vines are starting to go wonky.
Globe and Mail
 
'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply
Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security.
LA Times
 
France ready to step in if climate talks stall, says Tubiana
Chief French climate diplomat says hosts of COP21 will take lead if countries fail to deliver new text by August
RTCC
 
Carbon tax or trade? Debate loses steam as world embraces both
Tax versus trade is an issue that has stalked the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) over its 10 years of existence, but is fading in importance as the world moves towards increased use of both methods of cutting greenhouse gas pollution.
Reuters
 
Corporate sponsorship of UN climate talks sparks NGO ire
France today unveiled a list of companies which will sponsor the year-end UN climate talks in Paris, sparking accusations of corporate "greenwashing" from campaigners.
AFP
 
Climat : des ONG dénoncent le financement de la COP21 par des « champions de la pollution »
La conférence sur le climat qui se tiendra en décembre à Paris (COP21) coûtera finalement 170 millions d’euros, soit 20 millions d’euros de plus que celle de Copenhague, en 2009.
Le Monde
 
Carbon pricing winning favour with tiger economies
More leading emerging nations are mulling making the polluter pay than ever before.
RTCC
 
 
 
Exxon, Chevron Say No Thanks to European Peers on Climate
The biggest U.S. oil producers have dismissed the prospect of joining their European peers in forging a common stance on climate change, with Exxon Mobil Corp.’s CEO saying he doesn’t intend to “fake it.”
Bloomberg
 
Norway oil fund to slash coal investments
Norway's parliamentary parties have agreed that the country's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund should stop investing in coal companies because of their impact on climate change.
AP
 
Climate campaign wins over more senior executives
He calls carbon dioxide “the enemy”. He thinks global warming is one of the century’s biggest challenges and he wants the international climate change deal due to be agreed in Paris this December to be an outstanding success.
Financial Times
 
UNDP to give Bangladesh $8.75m for climate change adaptation
The United Nations Development Programme has pledged to provide $8.75 million to save Bangladesh's coastal areas from the adverse impact of climate change in three separate projects.
Financial Express
 
Global finance must face up to climate challenge
Trillions of dollars need to be redirected into building low-carbon economies to avoid serious climate change, the UN warns.
eco-business.com
 
Queen's Speech: UK to combat climate change but end new subsidy for onshore wind
The government has confirmed plans to end subsidies for new onshore wind farms while promising to seek an international deal on tackling climate change at a major summit in Paris later this year.
BusinessGreen
 
Ben & Jerry’s Is Using Its New Ice Cream Flavor To Talk About Climate Change
When we pull a pint of ice cream out of the freezer, we’re only thinking about one thing: eating our dessert! But, Ben & Jerry’s is trying to change all that with its latest flavor, dubbed Save Our Swirled.
Refinery29
 
Climate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.
AP
 
Green Race: The Next Space Race? (blog) Huffington Post
 
Governments certain to seal Paris climate deal: U.N. climate chief
Governments are certain to sign a global climate deal in Paris in six months' time even though most countries have yet to outline how they plan to cut emissions, the United Nations' climate chief said on Tuesday.
Reuters
 
 
 
Political mood good for climate deal: France's Fabius
Despite "extremely complex" issues, the political mood for reaching a global climate deal this year is stronger than ever, says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
AFP
 
World has no choice but to decarbonise - UN climate chief
Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday.
Reuters
 
Don Felipe destaca la importancia que tiene luchar contra el cambio climático
El Rey ha destacado hoy la importancia que tiene la lucha contra el cambio climático al inaugurar en Barcelona el XII salón "Carbón Expo 2015", uno de los principales foros sobre mercados de carbono y el cambio del clima y que se celebra unos meses antes de la Cumbre del Cambio Climático de París.
EFE
 
Avec la COP21, Fabius veut conjurer l'échec de Copenhague
Le monde n'a jamais été aussi proche d'un accord universel sans précédent sur la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique mais de nombreux obstacles restent à surmonter avant la conférence de Paris, en décembre, juge le chef de la diplomatie française.
Reuters
 
Energy industry calls for new emissions targets to aid low-carbon growth
World governments need to set clear long-term goals at Paris climate talks and invest about $50tn to bring about changes needed to avoid dangerous global warming, say World Energy Council
Guardian
 
Investment fund CEOs call for long-term greenhouse gas cuts
Some of the world's biggest investment funds urged the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Tuesday to commit to a long-term goal to cut world greenhouse gas emissions as part of a U.N. climate deal due to be agreed in December.
Reuters
 
European Parliament committee approves carbon reform from 2019
Members of the European Parliament on Tuesday approved a compromise deal to begin a new reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) from January 2019.
Reuters
 
Shell boss endorses warnings about fossil fuels and climate change
Ben van Beurden agrees we need to capture carbon emissions of fossil fuel reserves, but predicts that the world will be ‘zero carbon’ by century’s end
Guardian
 
US set to miss own emissions goals, study says
President Barack Obama’s landmark moves to curb climate change will not do enough to meet the US’s own emissions targets, according to a study, but the bolder action prescribed would almost certainly trigger fiercer opposition.
Financial Times
 
World's least-polluting nations aim to set Paris climate bar high
If your country were responsible for only 0.05 percent of the world's climate-changing emissions, you might not think it worth making a plan to curb that pollution - especially when you still need to get electricity to much of your population
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
 
 
Meet the woman who oversees one of the world's largest climate funds
The Climate Investment Funds hopes to stimulate clean energy projects in the developing world.
Fortune
 
Global green bond market touched $37 billion in 2014: Moody’s
India needs as much as $200 billion to meet its target to install 100GW of solar power and 60,000MW of wind power by 2022
Livemint
 
Why oil firms want a say in global climate talks
Major oil companies including Total, Eni, Saudi Aramco, BG, Royal Dutch Shell, and others have come together to form an industry group to weigh in on climate negotiations to take place in Paris later this year.
Christian Science Monitor
 
Prix du carbone : quels sont les enjeux?
Pour limiter le réchauffement climatique, les politiques et chefs d'entreprises réfléchissent à augmenter le prix du carbone, un des enjeux de la conférence de Paris sur le climat (COP21)
Le Figaro
 
Rapid urban growth requires prompt action (by Michael R Bloomberg) Financial Times
 
U.S., Canada and Mexico create new climate change partnership
North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies.
Reuters
 
UN chief seeks ‘global action’ on climate change this year
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Monday called for "global action" this year to limit climate change as international weather experts began a quadrennial congress in Geneva.
AFP
 
Axa to divest from high-risk coal funds due to threat of climate change
The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change.
Guardian
 
At UN meteorological forum, experts meet to discuss post-2015 action plan, climate change
With a welcoming 'tweet' from the International Space Station and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's renewed appeal for “bold climate action,” the United Nations-backed World Meteorological Congress opened its seventeenth session today as international delegates will seek to address continuing concerns over global warming.
UN News Centre
 
French president revives political duo with his ex
A new person has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings at the Elysee Palace: Segolene Royal, the president's ex-companion and mother of his four children.
AP
 
 
 
World leaders missed chance to tackle climate change, says economist
Nicholas Stern tells the Hay festival the global economic crisis was a perfect opportunity to make progress on climate change – and we missed it
Guardian
 
UN Secretary General urges Ireland to lead on climate change
On the second day of his visit to Ireland, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ireland to "to align its climate efforts with its admirable engagement on hunger".
RTE
 
Calpers and Calstrs urge G7 to back emissions goal
The chief executives of US public pension giants, Calpers and Calstrs, have taken the unusual step of urging G7 finance ministers to back a firm goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the global climate change deal due to be sealed in Paris this year.
Financial Times
 
Malawi forests shrink as power deficit fuels charcoal business
Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi's forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the dirty fuel as a power deficit stokes demand.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Fiji to benefit from Japan's climate change aid package
Fiji may be set to receive a significant share of a climate change aid package from Japan after the PALM 7 Pacific leaders meeting in Tokyo.
Radio New Zealand International
 
Something to sneeze at: Climate change to worsen ragweed counts in Europe, just like America
Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.
AP
 
Sustainable agriculture needed to tackle climate impacts in ASEAN
Oxfam’s Grow campaign policy coordinator, Riza Bernabe, has said ASEAN can help small-scale farmers and fisherfolk in Southeast Asian countries to become resilient to climate change by reproducing sustainable agriculture practices on a wider scale across the region.
jakarta Post
 
Religious leaders call on Abbott government and Labor to pledge deep carbon cuts
Leading religious figures have called on the Abbott government and Labor to commit to deep cuts in greenhouse gases after the current goal expires in 2020.
The Age
 
Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message
There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
AP
 
Paris Can't Be Another Copenhagen (by Kevin Rudd) NY Times
 
 
 
Europe calls for climate action Australian Financial Review
 
UN climate fund passes financing threshold with Japan deal
The U.N.'s fund for climate aid to developing countries says it now has enough cash to kick off projects before a key climate summit in Paris.
AP
 
UN climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan inks pledge
The U.N.'s Green Climate Fund can start deciding where to deploy its cash following the signing of an agreement with the Japanese government that means it will have enough money to begin operating.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Global news organisations agree to share climate change content
The Guardian, El País, Le Monde and China Daily are among 25 publishers aiming to raise awareness in the runup to the next UN summit
Guardian
 
Fossil fuel giants reject calls to keep oil, gas and coal in ground
Heads of Statoil, Glencore and Total use Paris summit to register climate concern but dismiss fears assets are dangerous
RTCC
 
Top EU companies urge drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
Top European companies urged governments on Thursday to set a goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero well before 2100, saying that going green can bring profits rather than costs.
Reuters
 
Coal and solar power executives clash at Paris climate conference
Tony Hayward, chairman of mining company Glencore, has clashed with wind and solar power executives who say renewable energy can replace coal in industrialising countries such as India and China.
Financial Times
 
Climate Change: Some Companies Reject ‘Business as Usual’
When it comes to climate change, business as usual is simply “not an option”. That was the view of Eldar Saetre, CEO of Norwegian multinational Statoil, as international industry leaders met in Paris for a two-day Business & Climate Summit, six months ahead of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21 ) that will also be held in the French capital.
IPS
 
Oil Giants Band Together to Add Voice to Climate Debate
Europe’s largest oil companies are banding together to forge a joint strategy on climate-change policy, alarmed they’ll be ignored as the world works toward a historic deal limiting greenhouse gases.
Bloomberg
 
UN tasks Africa on climate change impact on food security
The UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Accra, Ghana, says African governments and other stakeholders must take steps to mitigate climate change impact on food security.
The Guardian (Nigeria)
 
 
 
Brazil's ditching of climate change targets may not signal policy shift
Dilma Rousseff’s reneging on a plan to limit CO2 emissions had many fearing the worst but June’s summit with the US may simply mean a delayed announcement
Guardian
 
Bahrain to host major forum on climate change
A major forum will be held in Bahrain next week to discuss the impact of climate change on small islands and the importance of sustainable ecological policy-making.
TradeArabia
 
Civil society said key to climate justice for the Caribbean
AS the countdown to the crucial December climate talks in Paris continues, civil society actors have been urged to action in furtherance of a stable climate future for Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Jamaica Gleaner
 
Abe to meet Pacific island leaders to talk aid, disasters
Leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered in Japan Friday to start a two-day meeting to discuss their development needs, including steps to deal with climate change.
Malaysian Insider
 
Can cities, businesses, and other new climate actors help bridge the emissions gap? Grist
 
Time for companies to show true colors on climate change (op-ed) Korea Herald
 
The Catholic Case for Tackling Climate Change (blog) Huffington Post
 
France's Hollande concerned about slow progress in climate talks
French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to "decarbonize" its investment portfolios.
Reuters
 
François Hollande calls for 'miracle' climate agreement at Paris talks
French president says role of businesses will be key to the success of any emissions agreement reached by world’s nations at crunch climate change talks at the end of this year
Guardian
 
Time short for global climate deal in Paris, warns Hollande
French President Francois Hollande warned Wednesday that time was short for a year-end deal on climate change and called on world leaders to unlock the complex process in the months ahead.
AFP
 
 
 
'Sea change' with climate-friendly businesses
As the Business & Climate Summit gets underway in Paris, DW spoke with the UNFCCC's Nick Nuttall about expectations for a new climate deal, putting a price on carbon, and the role of business in climate change.
Deutsche Welle
 
At Coast Guard graduation, Obama warns of climate change threat to national security
President Obama warned Wednesday that climate change is a growing and "serious threat" to national security, tying severe weather to the rise of the extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and the civil war in Syria.
Washington Post
 
Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat
President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security.
AP
 
China, Brazil to jointly address climate issues for sustainable growth
As a result of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing visit to Brazil, China and Brazil Tuesday signed a joint statement on addressing the climate change issue together for a common vision of sustainable development.
Xinhua
 
France wants business world to help curb climate change
French President Francois Hollande is calling on business leaders to get more involved in fighting global warming by financing climate-friendly projects and investing in green technologies.
AP
 
Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases: study
Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia's Gazprom account for almost a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions if the burning of all the coal, oil and gas they produce is taken into account, a study said on Wednesday.
Reuters
 
Pope's No. 2 offers new insights into climate encyclical
A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of resources, Pope Francis' deputy said Wednesday.
AP
 
Coal and gas power dying out in Europe, says energy chief
Gérard Mestrallet, chief executive of Engie, one of the world’s biggest power companies, says fossil fuel electricity generation is on the way out in Europe.
Financial Times
 
‘Tell them we are afraid’: Marshallese urge sustainability but fear future
As the Marshall Islands tries to convince the world to reduce emissions, many residents face a future without a country
Al-Jazeera
 
From Kansas to Copenhagen: clean energy beacons around the world
From small islands to towns and cities, here are the climate trail blazers showing the way to an energy future that does not run on coal, oil and gas
Guardian
 
 
 
Second Largest Island in U.S. Goes 100% Renewable
As most Alaskans can attest, energy in The Last Frontier is expensive. The average residential electricity rate of more than 18 cents per kWh is a full 50 percent higher than the national average, ranking among the highest in the country.
EcoWatch
 
Climate countdown: 200 days to Paris
Negotiators have just 200 days left to prepare for the key UN climate conference in Paris, tasked with a new global agreement to reduce CO2 emissions and limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. A tall order?
Deutsche Welle
 
Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.
AP
 
Merkel and Hollande pledge an end to fossil fuel pollution
Angela Merkel and François Hollande have pledged to strive for an end to fossil fuel pollution as part of a “profound transformation” of the global economy this century.
Financial Times
 
Rich countries urged to follow Merkel’s call on climate finance
International aid agency Oxfam is urging rich countries to follow German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call on climate finance for developing nations, which she made in Berlin on Tuesday.
Jakarta Post
 
California Joins 12-State Climate Change Agreement Ahead Of 2015 UN Conference In Paris
California has joined a pact with 11 other states and countries to slash greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.
International Business Times
 
German ministry softens CO2 emission demands for power plants
Germany plans to force coal-fired power plant operators to reduce their CO2 emissions by 2020 by less than previously planned, according to an economy ministry document seen by Reuters on Monday, bowing to opposition from within the industry.
Reuters
 
Investors worth $25tr reveal plan for tackling climate change
Investors managing $25tr in assets have set out the actions they are taking to reduce tackle climate change, in the latest move designed to increase business pressure on world leaders to sign a global deal to slash carbon emissions later this year.
BusinessGreen
 
Corporate CO2 targets will fail to deliver on 2C target, report warns
CDP and WWF analysis shows just a few companies have greenhouse gas targets in line with scientific recommendations
BusinessGreen
 
Paris Summit will drive renewables growth, utilities say
A climate deal in Paris this year will increase emphasis on renewables and clean tech over the next five years, although utilities fear this could spur a ‘death spiral' in the industry, a new survey finds.
BusinessGreen
 
 
 
Catholic Church spearheads signature campaign vs climate change
INQUIRER.net
INQUIRER.net
 
This will give you hope: Developing countries are racing to install wind and solar
There’s been a lot of glum news on the climate front lately, including the latest stats on the growing number of people who will be exposed to extreme heat, and analyses underscoring just how far off track we are from staying within a safe range of overall warming.
Washington Post
 
Major Antarctic Ice Shelf May Disappear by 2020
With climate change heating things up, and the Earth's poles rapidly melting, it should come as no surprise that a major Antarctic ice shelf may completely disappear by 2020, according to a new NASA study.
Nature World News
 
Global warming could sink large parts of Kochi: Scientists
Within 100 years, rising sea levels caused by global warming could submerge large swathes of coastal land in Kochi, Kerala's second most populous city, scientists at the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) have predicted.
IANS
 
Earth has warmest 12-month stretch on record for fourth straight month
NOAA announced today that May 2014 to April 2015 marked the warmest 12-month period on record, matching the record warm period established just a month ago spanning April 2014 to March 2015.
Washington Post
 
Mountains hold climate change surprise, scientists find
Mountains are shaped differently than scientists thought they were, and that could be good news for mountain-dwelling species adapting to climate change.
Christian Science Monitor
 
Global businesses must lead the way on climate action (by Laurent Fabius and Christiana Figueres) Guardian
 
Chemo for the Planet (op-ed) NY Times
 
The Path to Paris: Why we need to take a great leap forward on climate change (opinion) Irish Times
 
France calls for prompt climate declarations at Berlin talks
France has urged world nations to publish their climate-saving targets by October, well ahead of crucial December treaty talks in Paris. France issued its call in Berlin at preparatory talks involving 35 nations.
Deutsche Welle
 
 
 
Climate talks can't fail as there is no alternative planet, says French minister
‘We must commit ourselves very resolutely because there isn’t an alternative solution,’ Laurent Fabius says ahead of UN climate summit in Paris
AFP
 
India seeks climate change roadmap from developed nations
India on Monday said developed countries should present a pre-2020 roadmap for combating climate change before the 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris.
IANS
 
'Pre-2020 targets important for Paris climate deal'
It is as a critical meeting of select nations ahead of the Paris negotiations, which is to stitch together a new global climate deal under the UN climate convention
Business Standard
 
Fabius: Momentum growing behind long term climate target
France’s foreign minister says more countries are coming out in support of a long term decarbonisation goal as part of a proposed UN climate pact later this year.
RTCC
 
Al Gore confident in global climate deal at Paris conference
Environmentalist and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is optimistic that world leaders will reach a crucial deal this year on fighting climate change.
AP
 
African Women Mayors Join Forces to Fight for Clean Energy
When some 40,000 delegates, including dozens of heads of state, descend on Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year, a group of African women mayors plan to be there and make their voices heard on a range of issues, including electrification.
IPS
 
Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign new climate change agreement
Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a new climate change agreement with "government leaders from around the world" on Tuesday, his office announced.
LA Times
 
Will the Paris business summit mobilise support for climate action?
France wants the private sector to play a “major role” in efforts to reach a global climate pact in Paris this December.
RTCC
 
Climate Week Paris: no economic growth unless we tackle climate change, says Unilever boss
Business leaders and investors have gathered in Paris this week to discuss and demand climate measures to ensure long-term economic and environmental sustainability.
Blue & Green Tomorrow
 
Global energy subsidies fuel climate change, says IMF study
Governments around the world will subsidise the cost of oil, gas and coal to the tune of $5.3tn this year, fuelling pollution and climate change as they misallocate the equivalent of what is spent globally on public health, according to a new study.
Financial Times
 
 
 
IMF says energy subsidized by $5.3 trillion worldwide
Governments around the world charge prices for energy that do not account for its harmful environmental, health and other side effects, amounting to a $5.3 trillion "post-tax" subsidy this year, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Monday.
Reuters
 
Oxford University says will not invest in coal, tar sands companies
The University of Oxford will continue to avoid investments in companies involved in coal extraction and tar sands, the university's highest decision-making body said on Monday.
Reuters
 
‘Nowhere to move’: Marshall Islands adapts amid climate change threat
Rising sea levels pose an existential threat to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a chain of 29 atolls and several islands that stand on average barely 6 feet above sea level.
Al-Jazeera
 
Progress on sustainable energy improving, but 'world must move faster' – UN backed-report
Renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvements will need to accelerate dramatically if the world is to achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, according to a United Nations-backed report released today as senior leaders from government, business, finance, civil society and global institutions are gathering in New York for the second annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum.
UN News Centre
 
Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Unilever boss urges world leaders to reduce carbon output
The head of Unilever has called on world leaders to raise their game in the battle against climate change.
BBC
 
French Foreign Minister Fabius in China to push climate deal
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Beijing Saturday to campaign for a comprehensive international climate deal ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris in December.
dpa
 
Canada plans to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030
Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change.
AP
 
Germany's Merkel calls for global emissions trading system
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS), the bloc's flagship policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, to become a global system.
Reuters
 
Fighting Climate Change Will Take Economic Innovation, Too
If any of us want to make a dent in the adverse effects of climate change in our lifetimes, we’ll need all hands on deck.
TIME
 
 
 
China's reduction in CO2 emissions in just four months totals the entire greenhouse gases emitted by the UK over the same period
China has dramatically cut its carbon dioxide emissions since the beginning of the year, with its reduction equalling the UK’s total emissions for the same period.
Independent
 
Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change
Environmentalists say presumption of global temperature rise to 4C undermines multinational’s ability to talk with authority on climate change
Guardian
 
Dhaka slum dwellers among most vulnerable to climate change
The government should formulate a policy for bettering water and sanitation services in slums and coordinating relevant non-government organisations' activities, speakers told a workshop yesterday.
The Daily Star
 
Concordia announces honorary doctorate recipients
Concordia University will honour a First Nations advocate, a leading environmentalist, an internationally renowned musician, a scientist, a philanthropist and a business woman with honorary doctorates in June.
Montreal Gazette
 
Tuvalu’s capital atoll grows despite sea level rise
Despite ongoing sea level rise, the main atoll in the south Pacific nation of Tuvalu has grown in size over the past 100 years, according to five scientists whose four-page paper was published earlier this month by the Geological Society of America.
Mariana's Variety
 
Poor Land Use Worsens Climate Change in St. Vincent
For 32 years, Joel Poyer, a forest technician, has been tending to the forest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
IPS
 
March of the Penguins director to close Cannes with climate change film Ice and the Sky
The director is hoping to use his screening at the festival to draw attention to the devastating consequences of climate change
Independent
 
Cannes: Bertolucci, Wenders, Meirelles Back Climate Change Initiative
Several of the world’s leading filmmakers have pledged their support to Film4Climate, an initiative to encourage the film and entertainment industry to take action on climate change.
Variety
 
Holding hands against fossil fuels
Hands Across the Sand is a global annual event which first developed in 2010 in response to the environmental calamity that was the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
NZ Herald
 
Has the Kyoto protocol made any difference to carbon emissions? (blog) Guardian
 
 
 
New climate deal seen aiding GDP, lacking sanctions: U.N. chief
A U.N. deal to combat global warming due in December will seek to lift world economic growth and be based more on encouragement than threats of punishment for non-compliance, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday.
Reuters
 
Paris climate deal to boost global economic growth, says Figueres
Head of UN climate convention rejects notion carbon curbs will slow growth, admits 2015 deal will not be a “silver bullet”.
RTCC
 
China coal decline continues as economy flatlines
Analysis from Greenpeace suggests use of world’s most polluting fossil fuel by top emitter could be in terminal decline.
RTCC
 
Figueres Optimistic Ahead of Paris
Last week saw Christiana Figueres, the head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Australia to promote the importance of international climate policy this year across multiple sectors. In keeping with her busy schedule she spoke at events hosted by non-governmental organisations, business groups, universities and state governments.
The Verb
 
UN climate official pans Arctic drilling in subtle slap at Obama administration
The United Nations’ top climate official took a subtle poke at the Obama administration on Wednesday over its decision to conditionally allow oil exploration off Alaska’s coast, suggesting that the Arctic’s oil and gas should stay underground.
Washington Post
 
European Commission drops demand to cut fossil fuel subsidies
Bloc accused of ‘cowardice’ after wiping requests to ditch billion-dollar bumps for coal and oil from annual review.
RTCC
 
Why the Marshall Islands are rocking the boat at UN shipping talks
Foreign minister Tony de Brum has maritime emissions in his sights in the latest bid to safeguard his country’s future.
RTCC
 
How will the world react to Pope Francis's encyclical on climate change?
Whatever the Pope says in his highly-anticipated climate message it will present challenges - not just for climate sceptics, but for all Catholics, on how we should act to protect our environment and the world’s poorest people.
Guardian
 
Budget 2015: An assault on Australia's climate programs
As the Treasurer was finalising his Budget speech on Tuesday, the World Bank released a report on Decarbonising Development: Three Steps to a Zero Carbon Future and our Bureau of Meteorology announced that El Nino is back - a big problem for Australia as global warming puts our already extreme weather on steroids.
Climate Spectator
 
Charlize Theron: Mad Max landscape awaits unless we tackle climate change
The star of the new Mad Max movie, Fury Road, has spoken of the film as a cautionary tale which offers a premonition of a world ravaged by drought and hardship unless global warming is addressed.
Guardian
 
 
 
G7 energy ministers upbeat on Paris climate deal
Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations said on Tuesday there was unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change, markedly improving prospects for a U.N. climate deal in Paris later this year.
Reuters
 
Pope: God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth
Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world's most vulnerable.
AP
 
Will a Paris climate change pact have any teeth?
Few experts RTCC has spoken to over the past three months believe there is any doubt that Paris will deliver a climate change pact
RTCC
 
Europe quietly shelves forestry debate ahead of Paris climate talks
A delicate negotiation about how to account for forestry and land use emissions looms large over this year’s UN climate conference in Paris.
EurActiv
 
French organisations to host climate change events next week
The Agence Française de Développement, the Alliance Française de Dhaka and the Embassy of France in Bangladesh are going to organise a series of events on climate change next week.
Dhaka Tribune
 
UK Tories to slow onshore wind; Brazil’s renewables get a boost
Change is in the air for the UK energy sector following the Conservative party’s success in the nation’s general election last Thursday – the party won a total of 331 constituency seats out of 650, allowing the Conservatives to form a majority government.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
 
India eyes $1.1 billion solar loan from German bank KFW
German development bank KFW could lend India $1.1 billion for rooftop solar projects, on top of another loan it has extended to help the Asian country fund its ambitious green energy plans, India's top renewable energy bureaucrat told Reuters
Reuters
 
Weather centers to arm Central Africa's farmers against climate shifts
For many of the past five years, Marthe Efoulan, a 42-year-old farmer in Meyomessala, in southern Cameroon, has been fooled into planting her crops too soon.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Evangelicals finally join the climate-change battle
Hundreds of millions of environmentalists will think “it’s about time” when they hear more evangelical Christians are becoming serious about tackling climate change.
Vancouver Sun
 
El Niño confirmation puts farmers and climate specialists on alert
Farmers, commodity investors and climate specialists are braced for extreme weather this year after Australia’s meteorology agency warned of the emergence of El Niño for the first time since March 2010.
Financial Times
 
 
 
Paper finds a surprising link between warm temperatures and math test scores
We all know about some of the more obvious consequences of warmer weather — like heat waves. But poorer math performance, at least in the short term when kids take tests on particularly hot days?
Washington Post
 
Green road to Paris (opinion) Indian Express
 
Climate deal will prove all are on board (by Laurence Tubiana) BusinessDay
 
Pacific works on responses to climate change Matangi Tonga Online
 
Beyond borders: India, China must show climate stewardship (comment) Business Standard
 
World Bank says carbon pricing will be key to reaching U.N.’s zero-emission goal
Safely reaching the U.N.’s climate target requires governments to have a long-term vision that includes carbon pricing, the World Bank said Monday.
AFP
 
Start now for cheaper carbon-free growth - World Bank
Countries around the world can move their economies onto a path that cuts net emissions of climate-changing gases to zero at an affordable cost but they should start now, the World Bank said.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
 
Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action
Here's a job that sounds perfect for either a superhero or a glutton for punishment: Get nearly 200 countries to finally agree to take serious action on climate change.
npr
 
Sea Levels Rose at Faster Pace, Study Says
Global sea levels are rising faster than previously thought, though seawaters haven’t climbed as high as scientists estimated, according to a new study.
Wall Street Journal
 
New UK climate secretary Amber Rudd: 'really green and no-nonsense'
New minister for energy and climate change expected to push hard for a deal to cut emissions and boost investments in energy sector
Guardian
 
 
 
Couillard calls for Canadian unity and action on climate change
In a federalist cri de coeur before the Ontario Legislature, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard declared his province is ready to “reclaim its place” within a united Canada.
Globe and Mail
 
Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves
National plan puts women at centre of strategy to save trees from being felled for firewood by providing microloans to start business
Guardian
 
Government, business leaders address climate change
The Delegation of the European Union to Japan held a symposium in which ambassadors of European countries and executives of major corporations discussed environmental measures in the EU.
Japan Times
 
Statoil Sets Up Renewables Unit as CEO Changes Executive Team
Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest oil producer, is establishing a unit for renewable energy as Chief Executive Officer Eldar Saetre shakes up his management team three months after taking over the company.
Bloomberg
 
To address climate change, MIT lab seeks the wisdom of crowds
Thomas Malone does not believe there is a solution to the problem of climate change. He thinks there are lots of solutions — and he has set out to find them.
Boston Globe
 
Troubling new research suggests global warming will cut wheat yields
Observant aliens visiting Earth and studying its civilizations would probably be pretty obsessed with wheat. They couldn’t fail to note how staggeringly many people we feed with the crop on this planet.
Washington Post
 
An anthology of poetry on climate change
UK’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy introduces a series of new work from a variety of poets commissioned specially for the Keep it in the Ground project
Guardian
 
When opera takes on the big issues
A new work about climate change follows a tradition of librettos inspired by contemporary topics
Financial Times
 
What to make of recent emission trends? (blog) Business Spectator
 
French president says UN climate fund could help Caribbean
French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change.
AP
 
 
 
Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival
Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.
IPS
 
Caribbean Leaders Sign off on Climate Change Declaration
The document makes a special appeal to the conscience of the world’s richest countries to do their part to help small island developing states.
Telesur
 
India pledges to fight climate change but falls short of stating emissions cap
PM offers grand vision of green India but no clues on country’s possible contribution to global climate pact
RTCC
 
Can Latin America blaze a trail towards a Paris climate deal?
Regardless of size or political orientation, governments are actively seeking to be part of the climate solution, say experts
RTCC
 
Greater youth involvement in climate change sensitisation encouraged
WATER, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill is encouraging the nation's youth to become more informed and involved in educating the public about climate change adaptation
Jamaica Observer
 
Weather and conflict in Africa: It's almost winter and 'strike season' in South Africa; war more likely in hot years
EACH winter in South Africa, weeks of angry demonstrations erupt in cities across the country as employees down tools and flock into the streets during pay negotiations.
Mail & Guardian
 
Growing Antarctic sea ice limiting access to continent
Australia and other Antarctic neighbour nations are becoming snarled in a looming climate problem affecting operations on the southernmost continent: there's too much ice.
Sydney Morning Herald
 
Gigantic underwater waves’ mysterious life explained for first time, study says
They lap at the beaches, allow surfers to “hang 10″ and, in the form of tsunamis, destroy coastlines, killing hundreds of thousands of people
Washington Post
 
The world's potentially catastrophic gas problem
Warmth is not a word normally associated with Russia's far northern extremities, one of the coldest places in the world with temperatures sometimes dropping to -50 degrees Celsius.
Al-Jazeera
 
Is the G20 getting serious about climate change? The Interpreter
 
 
 
Climate change: we must look to international agencies to save the world The Observer
 
China, US in leadership position in emission reduction: UN climate chief
The agreement between China and the United State on emission reduction last year send huge political message and took a leadership position in emission reduction, the United Nations climate change chief Christiana Figueres said here on Thursday.
Xinhua
 
Australian MP's adviser says U.N. using climate change for 'new world order'
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's chief business adviser has accused the United Nations of using debunked climate change science to lead a new world order, provocative claims made to coincide with a visit from the top UN climate negotiator.
Reuters
 
Poor nations urged to push rich nations to pay for environmental damages
Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan expressed his resentment over non-serious attitude and response of the rich polluting countries in tackling global warming and extending financial and technical support to the poor countries boost their climate-resilience against unavoidable climate change.
Daily Times
 
Experts: CO2 commitments already fall short
Keeping global warming down to no more than two degrees - that's the goal for this century. Two new studies suggest the committments themselves are already too weak.
Deutsche Welle
 
Country on target to meet its annual energy saving goal
The country is optimistic about meeting its energy and environment goals for 2015, the top economic planner said on Thursday as officials shed light on efforts to slash green house gas emissions.
China Daily
 
Intl consortium to submit document to UNFCCC before Paris climate summit
An international consortium of academic institutions and think tanks has come up with a document it hopes can help delegates to this year's Paris climate summit reach an agreement on how to address climate change.
GMA Network
 
Will carbon cause the next financial crisis?
Environmental advocates say that huge stores of fossil fuels must go unused if the world holds a prayer of adapting to climate change. But those with a vested interest in coal, oil and gas aren't budging — yet
GreenBiz.com
 
EU grants support Rwanda land tenure regularization programme
The European Union (EU) Thursday signed financing agreements with Rwanda, vowing to grant 8 million euros to support land tenure regularization program and technical cooperation.
Xinhua
 
Fertile but fragile Bangladesh at climate risk
The Sendai Framework is a UN recognized and accepted Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with worldwide coverage. It signals the start of a post development agenda after the end of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for this year.
Pressenza
 
 
 
Is it global warming or just the weather?
Scientists are getting more confident about attributing heatwaves and droughts to human influence
Economist
 
Climate change aggravates ‘pollen tsunami’, more people suffer allergies
Allergists have pointed to climate change and urbanization as potential culprits of the massive pollen production.
Dailytimesgazette.com
 
UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics
The United Nations climate chief says technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have also helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen.
AP
 
Diversify now, warns UN climate boss Christiana Figuer­es
One of the world’s most powerful climate change officials has urged Australia to work on diversifying its economy as it moves to combat climate change and cuts its national emissions.
The Australian
 
Greg Hunt promised UN climate envoy Australia's industrial emissions will drop
Christiana Figueres says the environment minister has assured her emissions from industry and power generation will be reduced, despite experts’ scepticism
Guardian
 
UN climate negotiator Christiana Figueres tells Australia to move away from coal
The United Nation's top climate negotiator says Australians must move away from our reliance on coal.
ABC Australia
 
Global carbon dioxide levels break 400ppm milestone
Concentrations of CO2 greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record global average in March, figures show, in a stark signal ahead of Paris climate talks
Guardian
 
Global average CO2 skyrockets past significant benchmark, NOAA says
For the first time since we began to track the greenhouse gas in our planet’s atmosphere, carbon dioxide surpassed 400 parts per million in March — a concentration that scientists consider a significant milestone for Earth’s climate and our ability to reverse the trend.
Washington Post
 
EU, China set to announce climate pact late summer
Carbon markets and green investment flows on agenda for economic superpowers ahead of Paris climate summit
RTCC
 
Germany says EU carbon deal to remove 200 million permits a year from 2019
Germany expects an EU deal to reform its carbon market to result in the one-off removal of 900 million backloaded permits from the market, plus a further 200 million certificates per year from 2019, an environment ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, correcting comments made earlier by a senior German official.
Reuters
 
 
 
Bank of America's New Policy to Limit Credit Exposure to Coal
Bank of America announced Wednesday it will reduce its financial exposure to coal companies, acknowledging the risk that future regulation and competition from natural gas pose on the industry.
Reuters
 
Climat : « La question du financement peut faire dérailler la COP 21 »
Pascal Canfin, ministre du développement de 2012 à 2014 et conseiller climat du think tank américain World Resources Institute (WRI), analyse, dans un livre à paraître jeudi 7 mai, les enjeux de la conférence mondiale sur le climat qui se tiendra à Paris en décembre
le Monde
 
Clean tech seen as game changer for women in energy sector
Clean energy startups are attracting women, experts say, by offering an outsized opportunity to have an impact on society in an exciting sector with potentially lucrative financial rewards.
Greenwire
 
Meet The Woman Helping Native American Communities Get Ready For Climate Change
The effects of climate change are already being felt across America. In Alaska, rising sea levels and eroding coastlines have forced a dozen different communities to relocate
Huffington Post
 
Big Oil’s Disruptive Climate Change
Even as oil rallies back above $60 a barrel, obituaries are being drafted.
Wall Street Journal
 
The world's poor need clean energy - not fossil fuels BusinessGreen
 
Germany, the Green Superpower (op-ed) NY Times
 
Policy: Climate advisers must maintain integrity (comment) Nature