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UN publishes draft of slimmed-down Paris climate change deal
A new draft of the potential global agreement on climate change, to be negotiated this December in Paris, has been published by the United Nations.
UN unveils first draft agreement ahead of climate talks
The agreement on global action against climate change, due to be signed in Paris in two months time at the COP21, has reached an important stage. It was made public and presented to governments on Monday.
El borrador de acuerdo de París propone poner fecha al fin de las emisiones
El documento reduce a menos de un cuarto el texto existente hasta ahora y concreta qué estará en el futuro tratado y qué en la Decisión acordada que lo desarrolle.
Draft climate text released - but what about the emission gap?
Implementation of the 146 national climate action plans submitted in preparation of the Paris climate summit would result in global warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius - which is still above the target of 2 degrees Celsius.
Deutsche Welle
Toughen climate action every five years, U.N. draft suggests
All nations should agree to toughen curbs on greenhouse gas emissions every five years under a U.N. accord to combat global warming due in December, according to a first suggested text of a U.N. agreement on Monday.
Leaders ‘will not negotiate’ at Paris climate talks
Summit organizers want them to show up at the start, not the end, to avoid a repeat of the Copenhagen disaster.
India leads Asia's dash for coal as emissions blow east
Deep in the thickly forested hills in its east, India last month started production at what it hopes will in five years be Asia's biggest coal mine.
UNDP tasks FG on climate change negotiations
United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has urged Nigeria to rally other African nations with a view to canvassing common position to address climate change challenges and its negative effects on people’s livelihood at the forthcoming COP21, holding in Paris, France.
National Mittor
L’Afrique peut quadrupler la part des énergies renouvelables d’ici 2030
Les énergies renouvelables, de moins en moins chères, pourraient couvrir près du quart des besoins énergétiques du continent africain d’ici 2030, soit quatre fois plus qu’actuellement, selon un rapport publié lundi 5 octobre par l’Agence internationale des énergies renouvelables (Irena).
le Monde/AFP
Germany offers India €2 billion in solar, clean energy funds
Leaders Modi and Merkel agree renewables finance package and to cooperate on plans for global climate deal in Paris
Climate Home
Alemania e India firman acuerdos, entre ellos de energías renovables
El primer ministro indio, Narendra Modi, y la canciller de Alemania, Angela Merkel, anunciaron hoy en Nueva Delhi la firma de 18 acuerdos bilaterales en sectores como defensa, industria, energías renovables o educación, entre otros, en un salto en las relaciones bilaterales entre ambos países.
La Vanguardia
Ahead of Paris meet, Berlin's billions put India firmly on low-carbon track
Recognizing "renewable energy" and "efficient use of energy" as the most effective routes to mitigate climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions, India and Germany on Monday decided to move on this path more aggressively under the new 'Indo-German Climate and Renewable Alliance'.
Times of India
UN battle looms over finance as nations submit climate plans
Divisions over money between rich and poor countries re-emerged as nations submitted their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.
Intégration du changement climatique dans le plan Maroc Vert
L’Agence pour le développement agricole a présenté, lundi à Rabat, le bilan des réalisations dans le cadre du projet d’intégration du changement climatique dans la mise en œuvre du plan Maroc Vert à l’occasion de sa clôture. Plus de 2.500 agriculteurs ciblés ont pu adopter des mesures d’adaptation et 3.000 autres ont bénéficié de formation.
Le Matiin
Low carbon cities are US$17 trillion opportunity, says New Climate Economy
Low carbon urban development represents a US$16.6 trillion opportunity by 2050, according to a new working paper report from The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a major international initiative to analyse and communicate the economic risks and opportunities of climate action.
Companies Struggle to Make Carbon Capture Viable
Deep in Canada’s oil country, a group of energy companies is trying to perform something close to a miracle: making dirty fossil fuels green.
NY Times
Climate change is a global problem. Climate action is a local solution (comment) Guardian
Upping the ante at COP21 (opinion) EurActiv
Here's What the G-20 Nations are Pledging on Climate Change
The United Nations last December set a deadline of Oct. 1 for countries to submit pledges on what they’re prepared to do to rein in fossil-fuel emissions as part of their contribution to a new deal to fight climate change.
India promises to slash emissions, but wants help
India submitted its long-awaited climate pledge on Thursday, vowing to reduce the intensity of its emissions 33 to 35 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Business Spectator
France to consider phasing out diesel tax breaks: minister
France is considering raising taxes on diesel over the next five years to end an advantage over gasoline and encourage drivers to choose cleaner cars, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.
Angela Merkel to focus on climate change in talks with Modi
The two countries are expected to sign deals on green energy and rejuvenation of the Ganga at the meeting
Philippines aims to cut carbon by 70 percent by 2030, if it gets help
The Philippines aims to cut its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030 but only if it gets financial and technical help to meet that target at international climate change talks this year, a presidential aide said on Friday.
Francia inaugurará cumbre climática
El presidente Evo Morales informó ayer que el canciller de Francia, Laurent Fabius, inaugurará la segunda Cumbre Mundial de los Pueblos sobre Cambio Climático, que se realizará en la población de Tiquipaya (Cochabamba), del 10 al 12 de este mes.
La Razón
Six experts vie for top U.N. climate science job
Six candidates are vying to become head of the U.N.'s top authority on climate change science this week, seeking to narrow down uncertainties about future warming to guide a trillion-dollar shift to greener energies.
El Panel de Expertos en Cambio Climático elige nuevo presidente
El Panel Intergubernamental de Expertos en Cambio Climático (IPCC) elige esta semana nuevo equipo directivo, que deberá guiar el trabajo de miles de investigadores en el mundo durante los próximos 5 a 7 años, cuando se espera un nuevo informe de evaluación sobre el estado de la ciencia del clima.
ABC España
Are solar panels now as cheap as fossil fuels?
SolarCity has released the most efficient and most affordable solar panels. Does this make solar a viable alternative to traditional energy sources?
Christian Science Monitor
La part du renouvelable va augmenter rapidement prédit l'Agence internationale de l’énergie
La progression s’accélère. De quoi parler de bascule. Le rapport publié ce vendredi 2 octobre par l’Agence international de l’énergie (AIE) prédit que les énergies renouvelables fourniront 26 % de l’électricité mondiale en 2020.
Usine Nouvelle
Sur l’île de Pâques, les guetteurs de l’océan
Les eaux de cette terre lointaine et isolée sont pillées par les navires industriels chinois, espagnols, coréens, russes
Le Monde
Vivienne Westwood's Paris show
Bold prints and floating jackets prevailed at Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week on Saturday.Westwood, known for her environmental activism, said she picked an underlying theme of saving the Italian city of Venice from the effects of climate change for the spring/summer 2016 collection
The Guardian view on the Paris climate change summit: reasons to be cheerful Editorial guar
Why Business Innovation Will Help Build a New Climate Economy Forbes
A Big Boost for the Climate Summit (editorial) NY Times
India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge
As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
Insurance bosses call for collective action on climate change
Lloyd's of London and other insurers called for collective action to address climate change on Thursday, after a report from the UK regulator this week highlighted risks to their industry from global warming.
'Not ideal': climate change experts criticize emissions pledges ahead of Paris summit
At least 140 countries have submitted their tentative pledges to limit greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the Paris summit. A quartet of climate research bodies has criticized the pledges saying they're "not ideal."
Deutsche Welle
Philippines commits to cut emissions by 70 per cent
The Philippines’ initial commitments to help achieve a below two degree Celsius increase in global temperatures were transmitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on Thursday as part of the nation’s contributions to the climate negotiations this year.
Los planes nacionales contra el cambio climático siguen siendo insuficientes
El Climate Action Tracker afirma que con los compromisos presentados hasta ahora ante la ONU por los grandes paises emisores de gases invernadero, la temperatura del planeta subirá 2,7 grados
La Vanguardia
Paris Climate Deal Should be Comprehensive, Equitable: India
Calling for a comprehensive and equitable climate change agreement at Paris summit later this year, India today said developing countries can do more if they are enabled in their efforts with the provision of finance, technology transfer and capacity building support from developed countries.
Los estados insulares reclaman medidas urgentes para hacer frente al cambio climático
Los estados insulares del Pacífico y el Caribe han reclamado este jueves ante la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas que se tomen medidas urgentes para hacer frente al cambio climático, con el presidente de Micronesia hablando de un "potencial genocidio" a causa del incremento del nivel del mar.
Europa Press
COP 21 : l’Inde s’engage a minima sur le climat
L’Inde n’est pas prête à sacrifier son développement : dans sa contribution à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique remise à l’ONU, le jeudi 1er octobre, le gouvernement de Modi s’est engagé sur une promesse, l’augmentation de la part des sources d’énergies propres à hauteur de 40 % de sa production d’électricité d’ici 2030, plutôt que sur un objectif contraignant de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.
Le Monde
La température devrait augmenter au-delà de la limite des 2°C d'ici 2100
COP21- Cette projection se base sur les promesses de réduction des gaz à effet de serre faites avant la COP21 par les principaux pays émetteurs. La dernière fois que le climat a été plus chaud de 2°C, c'était il y a 125.000 ans...
Le Figaro
World leaders take stock of progress made on climate change ahead of talks in Paris
As countries submitted their national climate action plans, or to in the UN negotiations jargon intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), it became clear that collectively all the contributions would not meet the reductions as required by science to meet the temperature goal.
Economic Times
Atténuation des effets du changement climatique : Les acteurs se forment en évaluation des besoins technologiques
Depuis hier, et ce, pour trois jours, des ressortissants de sept pays (Panama, Guyane, Honduras, Pakistan, Jordanie, Burkina Faso et Mozambique) suivent, à Dakar, une formation, en vue de renforcer leurs capacités dans l’évaluation des besoins en transferts technologiques dans le cadre de la lutte contre le changement climatique.
Le Soleil
Skiing, climbing, global warming: French Alps show dilemma
The Alps are the birthplace of downhill skiing and a crucible for mountain climbing - but now the French government is trying to help their winter tourist towns adapt to a warming world.
Building a Global Climate Agreement That Will Work: Country Action by All Major Emitters Huffington Post
Creating the climate for action: Lessons from the UN global goals process Devex
It’s getting hotter
At climate talks in Paris later this year, negotiators should ponder the damage already done
The Economist
France to be 'extra vigilant' on climate negotiations
French President Francois Hollande says that France must be "extra vigilant" over upcoming climate change negotiations in order to reach an ambitious agreement at a global summit in December in Paris.
Food industry CEOs call for 'sound' deal on climate change
The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation's conference on climate change later this year in Paris.
Shun negativity, discuss lifestyle and climate justice: Javadekar
Advocating bringing in positivity before the Paris conference on climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday called for discussions on issues like lifestyle and climate justice.
India is all set to submit its 'climate action plan' within UN deadline
India will on Thursday submit its post-2020 'climate action plan' to a UN body in Bonn, specifying what the country will do to fight the threat of climate change.
Economic Times
UN sees over 30 national climate action plans submitted in just three days
Israel, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Congo among latest flurry of INDC submissions
Airlines commit to climate action ahead of Paris
Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce among signatories to open letter pledging a carbon market to curb aviation emissions
Climate Home
Nueva Zelanda busca salvar zona natural única
No es común que un país pretenda proteger una zona natural más allá de su territorio. Eso es lo que persigue Nueva Zelanda en una zona de difícil acceso e inigualable biodiversidad.
Deutsche Welle
World's energy systems at risk from global warming, say leading firms
The world’s energy infrastructure is at risk from the extreme weather expected to result from climate change, a group of prominent energy companies has warned.
CREDIT AGRICOLE prend de nouveaux engagements pour le climat
Dans le contexte des négociations internationales sur le climat et en amont de la COP 21,
Ex-climate negotiator hopes for 'miracle' on people's pilgrimage
Armed with Pope Francis’s blessing, Filipino Yeb Sano begins 1,500km walk from Rome to Paris where he will arrive before crunch climate change summi
Climat : l’avertissement de la Banque d’Angleterre aux investisseurs
Selon Mark Carney, gouverneur de la Banque d’Angleterre, les investisseurs sous-estiment les pertes potentielles liées au réchauffement climatique.
Les Echos
Kyrgyzstan: Living with global warming
The Pamir Range is home to more than 5,500 plant species and a habitat for exotic animals. But this biodiversity is threatened.
Deutsche Welle
Bhutan reaffirms to remain carbon neutral
Bhutan has reaffirmed to remain carbon neutral and pursue low emission development to achieve the ambitious global targets of climate change post 2020.
Kuensel online
Millions face hunger due to climate change, "super El Nino" - Oxfam
At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains linked to record global temperatures and an expected "super" version of the evolving El Nino weather pattern, aid charity Oxfam has warned.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Crean Observatorio de la Selva Maya de la Península de Yucatán
Con la apertura del Observatorio de la Selva Maya (OSM), la Península de Yucatán se convirtió en la primera región del país en contar con un organismo que contribuye al monitoreo y creación de políticas públicas dirigidas a reducir la deforestación y la degradación de su territorio, que permite combatir los efectos del cambio climático.
Yucatan a la Mano
China's Xi Jinping Announces Cap-and-Trade Carbon Program: Will it Work?
China’s President Xi Jinping won kudos for announcing on his state visit to Washington, D.C. in late September that China will by 2017 enact a cap-and-trade system designed to cut carbon emissions
The $100 Billion Question on Climate Starts to Find an Answer
Industrial nations are starting to answer the question of how they will scale up aid for projects that curb global warming, unleashing development banks to help catalyze investment.
Free Lunch: The road to Paris Financial Times
Small islands remain ‘humanity’s moral compass,’ leaders tell UN, urging action on climate change
The President of the Dominican Republic, among other leaders of small island developing States addressing the General Assembly today, noted the importance of tackling climate change as a key part of the broader work of ensuring sustainable development for all.
UN News Centre
African nations and donors agree plan to protect Congo forests
Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon's, to help ease poverty and combat climate change.
BoE's Carney say firms must be more open about carbon footprint
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday that companies must be more open about their "climate change footprint" to avoid abrupt changes in asset prices that could destabilize markets.
Zambian President Blames Global Warming for Worst Power Crisis
Zambian President Edgar Lungu said global warming was partly to blame for the "unprecedented" power crisis robbing the economy of jobs and restraining productivity.
The Marshall Islands 'Will Go Under' If The Paris Climate Talks Fail, Foreign Minister Says
An interview with the foreign minister of a country that could disappear.
Huffington Post
BRICs Ministers Support comprehensive, balanced and equitable outcome at COP 21.
"The Ministers expressed their full support for a successful outcome at the COP 21 later this year. They called for a comprehensive, balanced and equitable agreement with legal force for the post 2020 period that is in conformity with the principles and provisions of UNFCCC to be attained in an open, transparent and inclusive negotiating process," the joint statement said.
New Kerala
Climat : les calottes sont cuites ?
Alors que les relevés publiés en août confirment le réchauffement des températures, la réduction de la surface glaciaire au niveau des pôles inquiète les scientifiques.
Pacific states face volatile seas as warming intensifies El Nino
Scientists warn greenhouse gas emissions will cause bigger swings in ocean levels, threatening vulnerable coastal communities
Climate Home
Eficiencia energética: Latinoamérica tiene ejemplos para dar al resto del mundo
El programa Energía Sostenible para Todos de la ONU (SE4ALL), que promueve los centros mundiales de energía sostenible, está llevando a cabo un proyecto destinado a elevar la eficiencia energética mundial con el fin de frenar el cambio climático. La iniciativa ha llegado a América Latina, que, por su parte, ya tiene ejemplos para dar al resto del mundo en este campo.
Solar-powered cars spark South Africans' interest in clean tech
Teams from two South African universities have taken solar-powered cars to Australia to compete in an international rally and showcase their government’s efforts to inspire green technology at home.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Long road of climate action to follow Paris, officials say
Ahead of Paris, negotiators are trying to determine how much money developed nations should contribute to help more vulnerable ones adapt to climate change as well as nail down what each nation will pledge to do to cut carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable energy.
Can pledges to cut emissions save the world from climate change?
Many nations are pledging to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but these plans may not be enough.
Christian Science Monitor
Asocian el cambio climático con bajo peso en el nacimiento
Un nuevo estudio dirigido por la Universidad de Utah se suma a la lista cada vez mayor de los impactos negativos que el cambio climático puede tener sobre los seres humanos: bajo peso al nacer.
Europa Press
Getting to $100 Billion in Climate Change Aid
The world’s advanced industrial nations committed to “mobilizing jointly $100 billion a year by 2020, to address the needs of developing countries.” The money was to come from “a wide variety of sources, public and private, bilateral and multilateral, including alternative sources of finance.”
NY Times
Why Cities Are the Next Frontier in the Fight Against Climate Change
Cities represent more than 70% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions
L’avenir du climat passe aussi par la place financière suisse Le Temps
Modi calls for climate change agenda that helps developing countries
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met U.S. President Barack Obama and France and Britain's leaders on Monday, and called for a climate change agenda from upcoming global talks in Paris that helps developing countries with access to finance and technology.
Devant l’ONU, la France promet d’augmenter ses financements climat
« Accélérer ». Le message de François Hollande sur le climat, martelé jusqu’à la fin de son déplacement aux Nations unies, lundi 28 septembre au soir, avait le mérite de la simplicité.
Le Monde
Francia aumentará a 5.000 millones año contribución contra cambio climático
El presidente francés, François Hollande, anunció hoy que su Gobierno aumentará de 3.000 a 5.000 millones de euros su presupuesto anual para financiar acciones contra el cambio climático.
France to raise contribution to climate change finance to 5 bln euros
France will increase its contribution to helping developing countries tackle climate change from 3 billion euros to five billion euros, President Francois Hollande said on Monday.
India backs solar power as Paris climate talks loom
Under a blistering sun, workers install a sea of solar panels in a north Indian desert as part of the government's clean energy push --- and its trump card at upcoming climate change talks in Paris.
United Nations: 'Too late' for world if no climate deal in Paris, French president Francois Hollande says
Reaching a successful climate deal in Paris at the end of the year is the last chance to save the planet, France's president Francois Hollande has warned.
ABC Australia
At UN, Putin bids to sponsor climate forum
Russian president slips in desire to host international climate forum in New York speech
Climate Home
Paris greens itself ahead of climate summit
As part of a new climate action plan, Paris went car-free this past Sunday. Among other things, the French capital intends to build out bicycling and renewable energy to cut emissions. Can it become a model green city?
Deutsche Welle
Egypt: Sisi Expounds Egyptian and African Viewpoint On Climate Change At UN Meeting
President Sisi asserted at the meeting the importance of reaching at Paris meetings a sustainable and balanced agreement that is congruent with the size of challenges emanating from climate change, added the spokesman.
Egypt State Information Service
National climate pledges to curb temperature rises: study
National promises to curb greenhouse gas emissions will help avert the worst levels of global warming by 2100, but more action is needed to keep temperature rises within the 2 degree limit set by governments, a study showed on Monday.
Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies
The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has announced its support for the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, calling for reform, and ultimately, elimination, of fossil fuel subsidies.
Blue & Green Tomorrow
Al Gore previene del cambio climático en Miami Beach
El exvicepresidente de Estados Unidos Al Gore alertó este lunes en Miami sobre las consecuencias del cambio climático y la subida del nivel del mar, en un día en el que la costa sur de Florida (EEUU) está en alerta de inundaciones debido a las mareas altas y las tormentas, informa Efe.
La Razón
Malawi: NYNCC Take Youth Voices to COP Meet
The National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) on Friday presented its agenda towards the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP)
Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)
France's Hollande says climate talk promises must now become action
French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday he was encouraged by promises made by leaders at the U.N. General Assembly to reach a climate change deal in Paris in November, but said those words now had to be turned into concrete action.
Climat : Hollande exhorte les dirigeants mondiaux à “accélérer”
Le président français a jugé dimanche qu'il y avait « encore beaucoup de travail » avant de sceller un accord « crédible » lors de la COP21 en novembre à Paris.
Les Echos
Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Brazil on Sunday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for an envisioned global pact against climate change.
Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate
The pledges that countries are making to battle climate change would still allow the world to heat up by more than 6 degrees Fahrenheit, a new analysis shows, a level that scientists say is likely to produce catastrophes ranging from food shortages to widespread extinctions of plant and animal life.
NY Times
President Humala proposes a responsible forest management to face climate change
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala highlighted the responsible forest management, Peru’s contribution to face climate change, as well as “better uses” uses of technology in several economic activities.
Cop 21 : François Hollande estime qu'il reste beaucoup de travail à faire
Le président français a jugé dimanche qu'il y avait encore beaucoup de travail avant de sceller un accord crédible lors de la conférence sur le climat fin novembre à Paris.
Peru says to crack down on palm oil-related Amazon deforestation
Peru will confront the deforestation of its Amazon region by issuing a decree next month putting palm oil plantations under federal rather than local authority, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said on Sunday.
Obama calls for 'strong' climate deal in Paris
US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged world leaders to step up efforts for a "strong" climate agreement at year-end talks in Paris.
African renewable energy fund reaches $200m investment target
TOWARDS supporting sustainable private-sector led economic growth, the African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF), a dedicated renewable energy fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa, announced that it successfully reached its final close at its hard cap, with US $200 million of committed capital to support small- to medium-scale projects.
The Guardian (Nigeria)
China climate announcements turn tables on Congress foes
Donald Trump was succinct last week when asked how the United States should respond to climate change.
Cameron pledges £6bn to fight global climate change
Encouraging developing countries to adopt solar energy and rolling out mobile banking will be among the projects to benefit from the funding
The Telegraph
Talks on climate change reveal broad support for durable deal in Paris: Ban
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reported on Sunday that ahead of an upcoming United Nations climate conference in Paris, world leaders have voiced broad support for reaching a durable agreement that will accelerate investments in clean energy and spur a global, low-carbon transformation well before the end of the century, consistent with a below 2 degrees Celsius pathway.
To build a greener economy, Bhutan wants to go organic by 2020
Farmer Phub Zam, 55, is in a hurry. Monsoon rains have hit her farm in Bhutan’s Paro valley and Zam is rushing to harvest her broccoli before crop is damaged.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Réchauffement climatique: de nouveaux pays, régions et villes s’engagent
Quatorze villes, régions et pays se sont engagés jeudi à réduire de manière drastique leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre d’ici 2050, rejoignant les 24 qui en avaient déjà fait de même.
Global Warming Hits New York City Ballet's Swan Lake
There is no lake in this 20th century Swan Lake. Which may be a warning from Danish set designer and geologist Per Kirkeby about the crisis of global warming.
Huffington Post
Le "Train du Climat" dans toute la France, du 6 au 25 octobre 2015
Initié par SNCF et «les Messagers du climat», un collectif de scientifiques et médiateurs impliqués dans le partage des connaissances sur le climat, le Train du Climat accueillera le public qui souhaite s’informer sur la question des changements climatiques.
Climate change and the myth of stranded assets (blog) Financial Times
AP Interview: India says reducing poverty is climate justice
India will confirm plans next week for a fivefold increase in renewable energy by 2020, the environment minister said. But it will continue to champion poor countries in their demand that industrialized nations assume the brunt of responsibility for decades of climate-warming emissions.
Climate change to dominate Modi-Obama talks
Climate change will be a notable component in the agenda for the meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 28, the U.S. administration has said.
The Hindu
U.S., China to Announce Steps to Fight Climate Change
Moves include pledge by China to launch cap-and-trade program to reduce and put price on emissions
Wall Street Journal
Papa Francisco habla del respeto a la vida, cambio climático y migración en el Congreso
En un inédito discurso ante una sesión conjunta de ambas cámaras del Congreso de Estados Unidos, el Papa Francisco habló este jueves del cambio climático, la inmigración, la defensa de la vida y las desigualdades económicas.
U.S. climate finance in limbo, risking 'trust gap' before Paris
A looming federal budget confrontation and Republican hostility to UN global-warming talks threaten a U.S. down payment into a key climate-aid fund, money considered vital to a climate deal in Paris this December.
ADB to double climate change funding
The Asian Development Bank is massively stepping up its efforts to tackle climate change in the region, pledging to double annual spending on the issue to $6bn by 2020.
Financial Times
China to announce 2017 launch of carbon market, U.S. officials say
China will announce Friday that it will launch a national carbon emissions trading market in 2017 as part of a joint climate change statement with the United States meant to boost prospects for a global climate pact, U.S. officials said.
China Says It Will Start the World's Biggest Carbon Market by 2017
On Friday, China will also announce that it will work closely with the US on a host of other climate measures.
Mother Jones
Melbourne and Sydney join Compact of Mayors coalition on climate change
Australia’s two largest urban areas are among 10 new cities added to the UN initiative launched by Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, in 2014
Cambio climático también impacta a los destinos turísticos del Caribe
El aumento de los fenómenos naturales ha impuesto al calentamiento global como tema de reflexión entre los actores que promocionan y viven de los destinos turísticos del Caribe. El retroceso económico padecido por la Isla Dominica como consecuencia de los estragos producidos por la tormenta Erika, el pasado mes de agosto, ejemplifica en una “escala menor” el impacto que el cambio climático podría tener sobre los destinos del Caribe si no se toman correctivos a tiempo.
El Universal
Indonesia to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions; details thin
Indonesia promised on Thursday to curb its rising greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but a lack of detail made it hard to judge the magnitude of Jakarta's plan or how much it would help a U.N. push to combat climate change
India to put across its view on climate change at all forums: Javadekar
New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday said that India will put across its stand on climate change 'eloquenly' on all available forums, ahead of his visit to US to participate in Paris Business Dialogue and Major Economies Forum.
Zee News
Zimbabwe: Fund Climate Change Projects, Richer Nations Told
Government has challenged developed nations to take responsibility and fund climate change projects in developing countries as lack of funding has negatively impacted on the implementation of various related activities.
The Herald
The cars that ate Paris
THE French capital gave birth to the flâneur, that casual wanderer of the modern town whose “immense joy” is to stroll the streets “amid the ebb and flow of movement”, in the words of Baudelaire.
Global goals can deliver on 2C and new development finance – here's how  Guardian
WWF: World's richest reef system could soon succumb to climate change
The publication last week of the Worldwide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Living Blue Planet report painted a bleak picture of the state of the world’s oceans: marine populations, including reef ecosystems, have halved in size since 1970 and some species are teetering on the brink of extinction
Pope calls on U.S. for urgent action on climate change
Pope Francis on Wednesday pressed the United States to take urgent steps to prevent environmental ruin and address poverty, further pushing the Catholic Church's case to address climate change.
Cambio climático, pobreza e inmigrantes, los temas del papa Francisco en la Casa Blanca
El Papa Francisco instó el miércoles a Estados Unidos a que ayude a combatir el cambio climático y abordó otros temas que suscitan división de opiniones como la inmigración y la desigualdad económica en su primera visita al país.
Big players in climate talks converge in the U.S. as new pledges are made
At least a half-dozen key countries are expected this week to announce new greenhouse gas emissions targets that will make up the spine of the new accord that could be reached in Paris in December.
Obama says Paris climate talks bound to 'fall short' on carbon curbs
President Barack Obama said he hopes major countries agree to "aggressive enough targets" to cut carbon emissions at climate talks in Paris later this year, but he said any deal will fall short of what is needed to slow global warming.
Fortune 500 listed companies pledge to use 100% renewable electricity
Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, NIKE, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial, and Walmart have today joined RE100, pledging to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions and seize the business benefits.
Blue & Green Tomorrow
100% de l’énergie mondiale pourrait être renouvelable d’ici 2050
L’organisation Greenpeace et la GWEC publie un rapport démontrant que le monde pourrait fonctionner à 100 % sur l’énergie renouvelable à l’horizon 2050.
Agence Ecofin
Major companies join alliance seeking 100 percent green electricity
Companies including Goldman Sachs, Walmart and Starbucks joined an alliance on Wednesday that aims to get 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources to combat climate change.
Los eurodiputados piden a la UE ambición y fondos para la cumbre climática de París
Los eurodiputados aprobaron un informe del socialista francés Gilles Pargneaux, que pide “objetivos climáticos jurídicamente vinculantes, acompañados de instrumentos financieros sólidos”.
New York climate week to test global zeal for Paris pact
Climate Week’s diet of low-carbon announcements peps up December summit as leaders fly in for UN jamboree
Climate Home
As UN says world to warm by 3 degrees, scientists explain what that means
As nations around the world prepare to sign a global climate treaty in Paris this December at the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21), the U.N.’s climate chief has said that the world is still on track for dangerous warming
Green technology, funds crucial to India's climate change
Ahead of the climate change summit in Paris in December, India today said green technology needs of emerging economies are "crucial" to fight greenhouse gas emissions and sought financial as well as technological support from developed nations.
Russia rejects criticism of greenhouse gas plan, will not amend: top Putin adviser
Russia has rebuffed calls for a more ambitious plan to cut its carbon dioxide emissions after environmentalists branded its current pledge inadequate and backward-looking.
Global warming: are trees going on strike?
Trees, crucial absorbers of climate-harming carbon dioxide gas, may finally be balking at an ever-earlier spring season brought on by global warming, researchers said Wednesday.
Obama Takes on Climate Change: The Rolling Stone Interview
In Alaska, President Obama was in a very good mood. He visited the state in late summer to draw attention to the looming climate catastrophe the world faces, but with the exception of one big policy speech when he sounded as apocalyptic as any hemp-growing activist, he spent most of his three days up north beaming.
Rolling Stone
Why the Paris conference may not be enough (blog) Economist
Pope Francis and the case for climate change optimism Washington Post
UN Launches Online Shopping Platform to Cancel Your Emissions
The United Nations climate body announced on Tuesday the launch of an online platform where anyone—individuals, families, businesses—can buy carbon credits tied to specific projects to “cancel out” their personal emissions.
UN Climate Change Initiative Lets Users 'Offset' CO2 Emissions By Investing In Clean Energy
The United Nations is making it easier for companies and people to "offset" their carbon dioxide emissions by investing in clean energy projects in developing countries. The initiative aims to minimize carbon pollution in the short-term as countries wrestle with shifting their energy mix from fossil fuels toward lower-carbon alternatives.
International Business Times
Global Companies Joining Climate Change Efforts
Some of the world’s most prominent companies are expected to set a long-term target on Wednesday of powering their operations entirely with renewable energy, the latest in a wave of commitments suggesting that corporations are becoming more serious about battling global warming.
New York Times
India, US Sign Agreement on Energy Security and Climate Change
Washington: India and the US have signed a significant MoU on energy security, climate change and clean energy which Secretary of State John Kerry said reflects the commitment of the two countries to make the Paris summit later this year a success.
Climate leaders should work with oil companies to put a price on carbon
As Pope Francis visits the US, and the UN Summit on Sustainable Development and Climate Week kick off in New York City this week, government leaders, businesses, activists and global citizens will be discussing new ideas to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Leonardo DiCaprio dumping fossil fuel investments
Environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to make smarter investment decisions to help in the fight against climate change. The Wolf of Wall Street star has joined a new campaign aimed at pulling funding for fossil fuel companies in a bid to boost investments in renewable energy sources instead.
Al Gore urges UK over climate change position
The UK government should "resume" its leadership on climate change, former US Vice-President Al Gore has urged. Mr Gore said he was "puzzled" by the government's wholesale cuts to subsidies for renewable energy.
BBC News
A Climate Change Denier Is Unlikely to Win White House
While Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress voiced their support for defunding Planned Parenthood, nearly 2,700 structures were destroyed by two unpredictable California wildfires, California's four year drought reached epic proportions, and the summer of 2015 became the warmest summer ever recorded on planet Earth.
Huffington Post
Pope Francis' visit reminds us of our global responsibility to the planet and its people.
All of the world will be watching as Pope Francis arrives in Washington today. Over the next five days, he'll also visit New York and Philadelphia. You don't have to be Catholic – or even religious at all – to pay attention to his stunning 2015 encyclical.
Corporations Can Sue Countries Over the UN's Climate Change Agreement
This December, the world will gather in Paris for COP 21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. This is a historic gathering, and the last chance for perhaps another decade for the nations of the world to truly and meaningfully come to an agreement to seriously reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Huffington Post
UN climate chief presses speedy action after pledges
The UN climate chief urged nations Monday to ensure the speed of future efforts, saying the planet was on course for warming of a still-dangerous three degrees Celsius.
Responsable de ONU pide acelerar esfuerzos contra cambio climático
La advertencia fue hecha en medio de la cuenta regresiva para la conferencia internacional sobre cambio climático (COP21) que se celebrará en diciembre en París y tiene el objetivo de cerrar un acuerdo histórico entre 195 países para limitar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.
El Universal
UN, Alec Baldwin honor grassroots efforts to slow climate change
An indigenous group living on the border of Guyana and Brazil has used drones, smartphones and GPS units in a grassroots effort to pinpoint deforestation and other environmental damage caused by illegal logging and mining in their territory.
OECD: leading countries spend $200bn a year subsidising fossil fuels
Thinktank says member states and six biggest emerging economies should use sum to tackle climate change instead
Progress on cutting fossil fuel subsidies 'alarmingly slow' - OECD
Major nations are "alarmingly slow" in keeping pledges to cut fossil fuel subsidies despite signs of a decline in support worth up to $200 billion (£129 billion) a year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Monday.
India's energy mix to have 40% renewable sources by 2030
At least 40 per cent of India's total power capacity will come from renewable sources by 2030. The decision to substantially alter the energy mix that powers India in future is likely to be taken at the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government decides the country's targets for the Paris climate change agreement.
Business Standard
Javadekar touts "Indian lifestyle" as remedy for climate change
Only an "Indian lifestyle" free of the extravagant habits of the West can save the world from the worst of climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday, as the world's third largest emitter prepared for U.N. talks on global warming.
Climate change high on agenda of Chinese President Xi's visit to US
High on Chinese President Xi Jinping's agenda will be plans for greater cooperation on climate change in the run up to December's UN climate change conference in Paris.
Channel News Asia
‘Inconceivable’ Paris won’t deliver climate pact, says UNEP chief
Achim Steiner tells Climate Home heads of state and Ban Ki-moon have critical roles to play in coming months
COP21 : « Il faut montrer que la société civile est mobilisée » (video)
Quelles actions sont prévues dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique par les associations à trois mois de la COP21 ?
Le Monde
Angry Birds Takes on Climate Change
Could a few really upset birds get people all over the world to fight the cruel effects of our ever-warming planet?
France hopes for $100 billion climate fund by 2020
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he expected there to be a global consensus to fulfil the ‘famous promise of a $100 billion’ climate fund by 2020.
Dhaka Tribune
French FM urges rich states for technological, financial support to Bangladesh for climate effects
All countries, particularly the rich, must help Bangladesh to tackle the impacts of climate change, the French foreign minister has said in Dhaka.
As droughts worsen, joined-up adaptations build resilience in arid Kenya
Gusts of wind blow the dust coming from thousands of animals as they make their way to Urura borehole in Kenya's arid northern Merti ward.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
¿Quién debe pagar por adaptación de Bogotá al cambio climático?
Aumento de precipitaciones y reducción del agua son algunos de los efectos que vivirá la ciudad.
El Tiempo
Indigenous and local groups from 20 countries recognized with UN Equator Prize
A Brazilian indigenous group that inspired the film Avatar, a conservation outfit in Indonesia that is saving sea turtles and a movement for pygmy rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are among the 20 winners of a United Nations prize that recognizes outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change.
UN News Centre
Business, NGO and political leaders join forces to back a low carbon future
Former US Vice President Al Gore and CBI Director-General urge UK not to miss economic benefits of a low carbon world following the Paris Climate Summit.
Blue & Green Tomorrow
Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks
A £20 wind turbine, 3D printed water filter and modular cargo bike among offerings from network of sustainable lifestyle innovators
Signs suggest the time is right for a climate change breakthrough at the upcoming Paris conference Public Radio International
Pope Francis and the climate collision ahead Politico
Carbon pricing schemes double since 2012 in climate fight: World Bank
The number of carbon pricing schemes worldwide has almost doubled since 2012 but most taxes or markets have prices too low to prevent damaging global warming, the World Bank said on Sunday.
India likely to announce national climate action plan on wednesday
India is likely to announce its national climate action plan as early as Wednesday, after the Cabinet puts its seal of approval at its weekly meeting.
Economic Times
No poverty, hunger in 15 years? UN sets sweeping new goals
A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change.
Pacific Islanders Plead for Urgent Climate Action as Seas Rise
The village where Anote Tong attended school some 40 years ago is no longer there. As the Pacific Ocean encroached on the settlement, the villagers left for higher ground.
Climate warrior Pacific islands set eyes on Rugby World Cup
Tournament gifts tiny Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga global platform as new documentary tells tale of hardy underdogs
Bogotá es la sede para hablar del cambio climático
El grupo de invitados internacionales que participarán en el Encuentro de las Américas frente al Cambio Climático, comenzó a llegar en las últimas horas a la ciudad. Ellos son parte de la movilización social para manifestarse desde Bogotá y de diversas maneras, por la Justicia Climática y para que sus expresiones, sean tenidas en cuenta, en la Cumbre del Clima en Paris (COP21), el próximo mes de diciembre
EU ministers unite on climate mandate ahead of Paris summit
EU ministers on Friday finalised what they said was a tough negotiating position for U.N. climate talks later this year after overcoming objections from coal-reliant Poland.
L'Europe s'accorde sur des objectifs communs avant la conférence climat
Les pays de l'UE se sont entendus sur un mandat de négociation afin de réduire de 40% les émissions de gaz à effet de serre d'ici à 2030 puis à 50% en 2050. Les organisations environnementales jugent l'accord peu ambitieux.
Le Figaro
Companies accelerate use of carbon pricing
The number of companies putting a price on their carbon pollution has risen sharply in the past 12 months as governments prepare to agree on tougher action to combat climate change this year.
Financial Times
Climate change: Biggest threat to plants may be competition, not heat
As rising temperatures change the face of the planet, a new study investigates what will happen to species interactions.
Christian Science Monitor
Int'l space agencies agree to cooperate on climate change
Representatives of international space agencies have agreed to work together to combat the effects of climate change through science and technology, announced Mexico's Communications and Transport Ministry (SCT) on Sunday.
Agencias espaciales, contra el cambio climático El Universal
EU negotiating plan for Paris to back long term goal, 2C target
Council report due Friday will emphasise support for tough ambition mechanism to drive long term CO2 cuts
Polish elections complicate EU quest for Paris climate stance
Looming parliamentary elections in coal-dependent Poland will bedevil European Union efforts on Friday to agree a strong position for a global deal to tackle climate change.
Global warming `hiatus` may be just statistical error
A team of scientists has suggested that global warming "hiatus" never happened.
La UE afina mañana su posición de cara a la cumbre climática de París COP21
Los ministros de Medio Ambiente de la Unión Europea (UE) afinarán mañana su posición de cara a la cumbre climática que se celebra a principios de diciembre en París, el COP21, una cita en la que los Veintiocho aspira a lograr un ambicioso pacto mundial y obligatorio de reducción de emisiones
El Diario
Francis' visit to highlight climate change issue
The first ever pope to call climate change a largely man-made problem, is set to continue highlighting the issue during his U.S. tour later this month, even to skeptical audiences
USA Today
`West Polluted World' for 150 Years, and India Says It Won't Pay
“You made the mess -- you clean it up” may well be India’s attitude at the coming international climate-change talks in Paris.
Companies must lead on climate change (VIDEO)
Laurence Tubiana, France’s climate change envoy, discusses with Pilita Clark, FT environment correspondent, the prospects for a positive outcome to the Paris talks in December to limit global warming. She says companies must ‘show the way’ on climate change
Financial Times
Climate-smart development crystallizes on Senegal's salt flats
In Senegal's central Kaffrine region, stretches of the national highway cut through vast salt ponds. Yet the salt industry - which could help local people earn more and cope with worsening climate pressures - is little developed, experts say.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
A Lyon, Hikari, le premier îlot urbain à énergie positive
Disposés le long d’une place nautique, trois nouveaux bâtiments s’alignent au centre du confluent, un morceau de ville futuriste dans le prolongement de l’hypercentre de Lyon, entre Rhône et Saône, construit sur d’anciennes friches industrielles
Le Monde
Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic issue
Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They're now trying humor.
Climate vulnerability linked to religion, study indicates
African communities’ food production assessed in context of beliefs and climate change
Irish Times
Can new climate finance numbers clear fog around $100bln goal?
New figures due out in early October are expected to show how much funding to help developing states address climate change needs to be drummed up to meet a 2020 pledge of $100 billion a year, dispersing the fog surrounding the numbers.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Los 16 grandes emisores del planeta ya cuentan con un plan para descarbonizarse en 2050
El Panel de Expertos del Cambio Climático (IPCC) dejó claro en su quinto y último informe de Evaluación que solo una reducción drástica de las emisiones nos permitirá contener el aumento de temperatura en 2 grados centígrados sobre el nivel preindustrial para final de siglo, que es el nivel considerado «seguro» por los científicos. Y que para ello hay que reducir un 40-70% el CO2 en 2050.
ABC España
These Giant Arctic Bloodsuckers Are Thriving On Global Warming
There are a lot of environmental changes occurring as the planet warms: melting ice caps, rising sea levels, heat waves, you name it. But perhaps the most terrifying of all is that climate change is boosting swarms of giant arctic mosquitoes.
Global drought: why is no one discussing fresh water at Cop21?
In December, the UN’s conference on climate change gathers in Paris but the issue of fresh water is absent from the agenda. How can policymakers be brought onside?
Global warming's one-two punch: extreme heat and drought Guardian
Analysis Policy Politics What do the world's poorest nations need from Paris – a view from the LDCs BusinessGreen
Reinsurers call for action at climate change summit
Politicians must act to cap global warming when they meet at a United Nations summit at the end of the year as the financial and humanitarian consequences of natural catastrophes become ever clearer, reinsurers meeting at an industry conference said.
Diplomats raise hopes for deal to cut greenhouse gases
Diplomats are closer to reaching a legally binding global climate change accord in Paris this year than they have publicly disclosed, according to UK government officials.
Financial Times
World must protect climate as it preserved ozone layer: Ban
Let us ensure that we protect our climate the way we have preserved the ozone layer, Ban said in his message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, observed annually on 16 September.
New Kerala
Tunisia warns of tourism dive if planet overheats
Holidaymakers could desert north-African state as temperatures jump and rising sea-levels eat away seafront hotels
World urged to make clean energy cheaper than coal
Top environmental advocates on Wednesday urged the international community to increase and coordinate investments in research and development for renewable energy to make it cheaper than coal within 10 years.
Wind industry says could supply 25 percent of EU electricity by 2030
Wind farms could supply a quarter of the European Union's electricity needs by 2030 if member states come good on energy and climate pledges, an industry report said on Wednesday.
Expectativas para la COP21
Los gobiernos alcanzarán un nuevo acuerdo universal sobre cambio climático en su reunión de París, en diciembre de este año. Desde 2012, estos han logrado un buen avance y ya se ven claros los perfiles del resultado.
El Colombiano
«Les changements du climat mettent notre résilience économique en danger»
Directeur exécutif du Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement, l’Allemand Achim Steiner appelle les Etats à accélérer leur transition vers une économie verte à l’approche de la conférence de Paris sur le climat
Le Temps
Pope urges EU ministers to step up climate fight
Environment chiefs told to work hard to secure global goals in meet days before bloc finalises Paris strategy
P&G to slice emissions in new effort to combat climate change
Procter & Gamble Co. intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its manufacturing and other facilities by 30 percent over the next five years, executives with the Cincinnati-based company said today.
Cincinnati Business Courier
Worst-case scenario for sea level rise: No more New York, Berlin or Shanghai
A new study shows that if we were to burn all the Earth's fossil fuels, the Antarctic ice sheet would melt. That would trigger massive sea level rise - with dramatic consequences for humanity.
Deutsche Welle
We have lift-off: Experts call for green growth boost at Paris
Apollo project will clamour at UN summit for US$15 billion in renewable investment a year this decade to halt climate change
Youth to get voice in climate change debate
An expected 1,000 dynamic youth from high schools, tertiary institutions, and community groups across the island are expected to converge at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on Septem-ber 25 for the second Youth Climate Change Conference (YCCC).
jamaica Gleaner
UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest: Oxfam supports journalists’ participation with additional fellowships
The authors of the top five prize-winning stories will be invited to attend and cover the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris
The climate wars are coming – and more refugees with them (opinion) Al-Jazeera
What would a Paris climate deal mean for the shipping and aviation industries?
How will the outcome of Paris affect two of the world economy's most important sectors, shipping and aviation?
What Will Happen At the Paris Climate Conference? Huffington Post
Paris climate summit: Don't mention Copenhagen BBC
Figueres: "No hay ningún país que haya hecho su mayor esfuerzo" hacia COP21
La secretaria ejecutiva de la convención de la ONU para el cambio climático, Christiana Figueres, aseguró hoy en una entrevista a Efe que ningún país ha hecho hasta la fecha su máximo esfuerzo de cara a la cumbre del clima COP21 que se celebrará en París a principios de diciembre.
Global climate change pledges will not be enough-U.N.
National promises to cut emissions as part of preparations for a United Nations summit at the end of the year would cap global warming at the unacceptably high level of 3 degrees Celsius, the U.N.'s climate boss said on Tuesday.
The upcoming climate summit won’t limit rising temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius
Global temperatures are likely to shoot past the agreed safety limit of 2 degrees Celsius even if a deal is reached at the upcoming Paris climate summit, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said in Brussels Tuesday.
LMDC concerned over slow pace of negotiations before Paris conference
The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) on climate change on Tuesday expressed concern over the slow pace of negotiations ahead of the Paris conference.
Paris pledges on greenhouse gases still fall short
If people were even half as good at cutting carbon dioxide pollution as they are at talking about it, there would be no such thing as a climate change problem.
Financial Times
India appeals rich nations not to indulge in blame game ahead of Paris climate conference
Amid growing concerns among developing countries against the rich nations' mitigation-centric approach to arrive at a global climate deal, India on Tuesday strongly opposed to such an idea and said the Paris climate conference can be a success only if developed nations "do not indulge in a blame game".
Times of India
EU policy ‘blind spots’ to hit credibility in Paris
The European Union could wildly miss its carbon-cutting target for 2030 with key policies undefined ahead of critical Paris climate talks in December.
Chinese cities pledge early carbon emissions peak under deal with U.S.
Leaders of 11 Chinese cities and provinces are to announce that their carbon emissions will start to fall earlier than China's national target of 2030 at a U.S.-China meeting on Tuesday, a move meant to build momentum for a global climate change accord in December.
Desarrollo, clima, conflictos y refugiados, claves en la Asamblea de la ONU
La nueva agenda de global de desarrollo, la lucha contra el cambio climático, guerras como la de Siria y la crisis de los refugiados en Europa centrarán los primeros compases de la 70 sesión de la Asamblea General de la ONU, inaugurada hoy en Nueva York.
U.S. and Chinese Climate Change Negotiators to Meet in Los Angeles
President Obama’s top climate change negotiator met with his Chinese counterpart in Los Angeles on Tuesday to announce joint actions by cities, states and provinces in both countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
NY Times
Des éco-hackeurs au service du climat
Les averses ne les ont pas découragés, même s’ils auraient plutôt besoin de soleil. Vêtus de lunettes de chantier, de casque antibruit et de salopette bleue de travail, Joscha Winzer et Leonie Gildein scient et rabotent les dernières pièces d’aluminium avant de débuter l’assemblage de leur prototype
Le Monde
Norway to complete $1 billion payment to Brazil for protecting Amazon
Norway will make a final $100-million payment to Brazil this year to complete a $1-billion project that rewards a slowdown in forest loss in the Amazon basin, Norway's Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.
Feds: Arctic sea ice levels shrink to 4th lowest level
Summer Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth lowest level on record this month, dispelling faint hopes of a recovery, federal scientists said.
Artistes, auteurs et organismes canadiens signent un manifeste pour la planète
Une multitude de personnalités et d'organismes du Canada provenant d'une pluralité de milieux signent «Un grand bond vers l'avant: Manifeste pour un Canada fondé sur le souci de la planète et la sollicitude des uns envers les autres», qui est lancé ce mardi en marge du Festival international du film de Toronto (TIFF)
La Presse
People's Climate Music hip hop tour brings diversity to climate change fight
As New York City gears up for Climate Week and the UN Sustainable Development Summit at the end of September, musicians, actors and activists – including Bill McKibben, Malik Yusef and Naomi Klein – are touring the US in a bus to highlight how people of color are disproportionately affected by climate change.
Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels
Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources – five experts give their opinion on what the future holds
EU to discuss strategy for Paris climate change summit
As Brussels creaks under the strain of one of the largest refugee crises since WW2, member states will have another set of key policy decisions to agree on this week
New Aussie PM bringing a climate of change?
Is there a climate of change in Australia? Australians awoke on Tuesday to a new Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull. Six years ago, while in opposition, Turnbull lost the leadership of his political party in part because of his support for stronger climate change policy.
New Scientist
The heat is on to ensure sustainable development in Asia's swelling cities
With growth in Asia driving up greenhouse gas emissions, the development agenda must take an integrated approach to urban crises and climate change
The Guardian
El cambio climático empuja las plantas tropicales hacia las cumbres
Esta «escalada» forzada pone en riesgo la estabilidad de la cadena trófica y amenaza la biodiversidad de las plantas de la alta montaña
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wins UN award for climate change
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nations Champions of the Earth award in recognition of her country’s initiatives to address climate change.
Italia podría perder sus glaceares a consecuencia del cambio climático
Los glaciares italianos han perdido más de la mitad de su hielo en el último siglo, según expertos, muchas de estas formaciones desaparecerán en las próximas dos décadas a causa del calentamiento global.
Radio Habana Cuba
Canadian courts could face climate-change cases in wake of Dutch ruling
Canada could one day face a lawsuit such as the one that saw a court in The Hague order the Netherlands government to slash greenhouse gases, the lawyer who spearheaded the groundbreaking legal action says.
The Globe and Mail
Alabama Students Will Finally Be Required To Learn About Climate Change And Evolution
Students in Alabama will be required to learn about climate change and evolution for the first time next year, after officials announced an overhaul of the state's science education standards.
Huffington Post
For energy industry, it’s a time for new realities
It hardly looks the ideal backdrop for a deal on climate change. In a few action-filled weeks as global leaders prepare for crunch talks in Paris in December, the price of oil has collapsed to fresh six-year lows.
Gulf News
Une Nuit blanche en plein réchauffement (climatique)
Déluge d’eau sur un pont, inondation dans un jardin, nuées suspendus dans une rue, et blocs de glace qui fondent sous vos yeux… Le réchauffement climatique sera au cœur des créations artistiques proposées pour la prochaine Nuit blanche, ce grand festival dédié à l’art contemporain, en plein air et gratuit.
BLOG: Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More! Huffington Post
Global warming to pick up in 2015, 2016: experts
Man-made global warming is set to produce exceptionally high average temperatures this year and next, boosted by natural weather phenomena such as El Nino, Britain's top climate and weather body said in a report Monday.
Global warming hiatus could be coming to an end: UK’s Met Office
Record temperatures and changes to climate patterns in the world’s oceans are among signs that a global warming pause is coming to an end, Britain’s Met Office said in a report on Monday.
2015 will be 'the hottest year on record' – but experts predict 2016 will be even warmer
The slowdown in global warming is likely to end within two years as the Earth’s climate system undergoes a radical shift that could push temperatures to record highs this year and next, according to the Met Office.
Global warming alert as El Niño returns with a vengeance
The world is starting to heat up again, say British scientists, raising speculation that a 15-year slowdown in the rate of global warming could be coming to an end.
Financial Times
La pause du réchauffement climatique toucherait à sa fin
Le ralentissement du réchauffement climatique observé depuis quelques années se termine, estiment les services météorologiques britanniques dans un rapport publié lundi. Ils s'attendent à des températures records en 2015 et 2016.
La Tribune
Forests key to climate change pact: Durban congress
Two major UN conferences on climate change and sustainable development must tackle the key issue of deforestation, the World Forestry Congress urged Friday.
Threat to oceans from climate change must be key to Paris talks, say scientists
The dangers posed by global warming to the world’s oceans must be a key part of any future international climate change agreement, a group of marine research scientists are insisting, as up to now the role of the planet’s biggest ecosystem has been largely ignored at the long-running UN climate talks.
EU climate policy will be ‘futile’ without Paris finance deal, warns think-tank
Bruegel Institute argues a centralised European climate fund and more federal approach is needed for effective climate policy
La Antártida quedará sin hielo si se queman las reservas de combustible fósil
La capa de hielo de la Antártida se derretiría si se quemasen todas las reservas disponibles de combustibles fósiles de la Tierra, lo que se traduciría en una elevación de entre 50 y 60 metros del nivel del mar, según un estudio publicado en Science Advances.
Crean un mapa mundial para vigilar el espesor del hielo de los polos
Según los investigadores, esta información sobre el permafrost, de acceso libre y gratuito, podría servir como sistema de alerta temprano frente a los efectos del calentamiento global
ABC España
Pressée de tenir ses promesses, la France réduit ses aides au charbon
L’événement était prévu pour le début de l’été. L’annonce de la candidature de Paris à l’organisation des Jeux olympiques 2024, le 23 juin, risquant de lui voler la vedette, il a été reporté à la rentrée.
Le Monde
France ends aid for coal exporters
French government announces end to export subsidies for firms building coal plants overseas
South Africa Pushes to Expand Renewable Energy
Some see effort to connect private solar and wind power plants to the grid as a model for africa
Wall Street Journal
Bolivia to host new People's Summit on climate change
The Bolivian government is organising a World People's Conference on Climate Change and Defence of Life to be held in Cochabamba on October 10-12.
Green Left Weekly
Australian Museum's Tim Jarvis leads mountain climbs to campaign on climate change
Hopes are not high for a political agreement when world leaders meet for the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris.
Sydney Morning Herald
France officially mobilises for the COP21 Paris Climate Change conference
They’re off. France on Thursday waved the starting flag for the Climate Change Conference due to open on 30 November. Marking the COP21 kick-off, the French prime minister confirmed a move to help reduce the use of coal globally.
Radio France International
François Hollande lance la mobilisation générale en faveur du climat
L’événement était prévu pour le début de l’été. L’annonce de la candidature de Paris à l’organisation des Jeux olympiques 2024, le 23 juin, risquant de lui voler la vedette, il a été reporté à la rentrée.
Le Monde
South Asia "at front lines" of mounting climate costs - bank
South Asian economies stand to lose around 1.3 percent of their collective annual GDP by 2050 even if global temperature increases are kept to 2 degrees Celsius, experts and public officials warn.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Africa Sees U.N. Climate Conference as “Court Case” for the Continent
As the clock ticks towards the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December, African experts, policy-makers and civil society groups plan to come to the negotiation table prepared for a legal approach to avoid mistakes made during formulation of the Kyoto Protocol.
Rich-poor climate reconciliation in sight at UN talks
As Paris summit nears, negotiators are trying to defuse tensions over national responsibilities for climate change
Parisians will try car-free Sunday as run-up to hosting climate talks
On Sept. 27, the city of Paris will banish cars to reclaim its streets and drive home a message as it prepares to host a landmark climate change summit in December. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on that Sunday, most parts of the central districts of the French capital will be closed off to private motorized vehicles.
Southern Ocean soaks up more greenhouse gases, limits warming
The vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica has started to soak up more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in recent years, helping limit climate change, after signs its uptake had stalled, a study said on Thursday.
Desmond Tutu suma más de 300.000 firmas contra el cambio climático
El premio Nobel de Paz consigue un gran éxito en un texto dirigido a Barack Obama y Ban Ki-moon en el que se defiende a las energías renovables
La Vanguardia
INDCs to tackle climate change won't hit socio-economic goals: Official
Government today said that India's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for Paris climate summit in December this year, which are likely to be announced this month, will not compromise the country's socio-economic goals.
Economic Times
To help climate migrants, Bangladesh takes back land from the sea
Bangladesh is going ahead with an ambitious plan to reclaim land from the sea to help relocate people who have lost their homes to sea level rise, erosion and extreme weather.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Moral case to tackle climate change overwhelming, says Lord Stern
Rome conference speech describes inaction as discrimination that devalues lives of future generations
Propuesta de ley ambiental no reducirá dependencia al petróleo
Un proyecto de ley que hubiese obligado a los californianos a disminuir drásticamente el consumo de gasolina tuvo un cambio significativo luego que legisladores californianos retiraran un componente clave: reducir la dependencia al petróleo en un 50% en los próximos 15 años.
La Opinión
75 CEO veulent jouer un rôle actif dans la politique climatique
Septante-cinq responsables d'entreprise et d'université veulent jouer un rôle actif dans la lutte contre les changements climatiques. Ils appellent la délégation belge qui se rendra à Paris en décembre à l'occasion de la conférence des Nations unies sur le climat (COP21), à soutenir un accord ambitieux.
Pacific leaders agree to disagree on climate change
A meeting of South Pacific nations has failed to reach agreement on tackling climate change, Kiribati President Anote Tong said Thursday after regional powers Australia and New Zealand refused to compromise.
Jordan reveals wide-ranging plan to curb emissions
Arab kingdom is the first Middle Eastern nation to submit its climate action strategy, outlining plans to boost energy supply as insecurity grows
North Face, K2 Sports and 90 other brands pen letter on climate change
Companies hope letter will help US bolster its negotiating position at Paris climate talks
France vows to end aid for coal exporters
The French government has vowed to end state aid for companies exporting coal technology as the country tries to set a good example in the run-up to December’s UN-sponsored climate change summit in Paris.
Financial Times
The Climate Story Nobody Talks About NPR
Weak climate deal would harm new global goals: Robinson
A new set of U.N. development goals, due to be adopted later this month, will be undermined if an international deal to tackle climate change does not set the world on track to keep within a safe limit of global warming, top human rights advocate and U.N. envoy Mary Robinson said.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
China must embrace global obligations on climate change: premier
China must embrace its global obligations when it comes to combating climate change, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, adding that the country was already under huge pressure to meet emission reduction goals.
EU: climate damage must be treated with “urgency” in Paris deal
Signs of shift in focus on compensation for warming impacts as EU commissioner sets out stall at Pacific meeting
Ségolène Royal: Pushing a broad battle against climate change
Twenty-three years after she represented France at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Ségolène Royal is again France’s environment minister.
Irish Times
El cambio climático divide a las islas del Pacífico
Los líderes del Foro de las Islas del Pacífico se reunieron hoy en una cumbre divididos acerca del cambio climático, con las posiciones de Australia y Nueva Zelanda enfrentadas a las de los pequeños estados insulares.
La Razón
Aquino presence in Paris climate meet unsure due to severe El Niño
President Benigno Aquino III is one of the few Asian leaders invited to the United Nations’ climate change conference in Paris in December, but he might not make it because of an extreme environmental phenomenon.
COP 21 : les Etats africains exigent des pays riches une aide chiffrée
Les pays industrialisés ont promis d'aider les pays en voie de développement à faire face aux effets du réchauffement climatique. Aucun engagement financier précis n’a été pris pour l’heure, au grand dam des représentants des pays africains présents à Bonn, en Allemagne, lors de l’avant-dernier round de négociations avant la prochaine conférence de l'ONU sur le changement climatique (COP 21).
Uruguay pedirá en COP21 que países ricos financien nuevos modelos sostenibles
Uruguay buscará que los países ricos financien la adaptación de los Estados en vía de desarrollo para un modelo productivo más sostenible en la Conferencia de las partes sobre el Cambio Climático (COP21) de París.
Developing country markets: What impacts could the Paris COP have?
The CDKN Negotiations Support team give some predictions on what Paris could mean for companies operating in least developed countries
How much do companies really care about COP21?
Expectations may be high among government officials, NGOs and activists gearing up for the United Nations climate talks in Paris this December, but most corporate CEOs don’t expect much.
Mental Health Another Casualty of Changing Climate IPS
Scientists to resurrect 30,000-year-old virus to show climate change danger
While it might seem like a terrifying concept, scientists are about to bring a 30,000-year-old virus back from the dead in Siberia as a warning about the effects of climate change.
Silicon Republic
Warrior for Tuvalu Fiji Times
Commentary: Can the Paris Climate Talks Prevent a Planetary Strike Out? Jakarta Globe
Green Energy for the Poor (opinion) International NY Times
Inaction on climate change could derail Pacific Islands Forum
Australia's federal opposition political party has warned the Australian government's failure on climate change action could derail the Pacific Islands Forum.
Palau says without solidarity, Forum efforts are wasted
The President of Palau Tommy Remengesau says the Pacific Islands Forum needs to come together on the issue of climate change.
Radio New Zealand International
Shipping regulators wary of UN climate intervention
UK and US envoys admit to industry the International Maritime Organization could be overruled on emissions goals
Adelaide joins race to become world's first carbon neutral city
South Australia aims to attract $10bn in low-carbon investment as part of ambitious new strategy and will seek to attend UN climate talks in Paris
Changement climatique : la Côte d’Ivoire a son premier document de réduction de gaz à effet de serre
Des experts, cadres des secteurs publics et privés, ainsi que des acteurs du développement durable en Côte d’Ivoire et de la société civile, ont validé, lundi à Abidjan, un document définissant une stratégie pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES), principales causes du changement climatique, de 28 à 36% d’ici 2030, a constaté l’AIP.
California debate mayor iniciativa contra el cambio climático
Esta semana California podría reafirmar su papel de ejemplo en el combate al cambio climático si aprueba una ley que sentará un precedente
Uniradio San Diego
Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture
In rural Kenya, where it may only rain twice per year, farmers and herders are embracing so-called “climate-smart” agriculture.
Las energías renovables ya pueden competir con las convencionales
Las energías renovables, en especial la eólica y la fotovoltaica, ya no están fuera del rango de coste de las energías convencionales, tras el fuerte abaratamiento que han experimentado en los últimos cinco años.
El Economista
COP 21 : la France à l’heure des « smart cities »
L’avènement des réseaux intelligents est présenté comme la prochaine grande révolution qui touchera le domaine de l’énergie. Avec eux, un nouveau modèle de villes, les smart cities, s’apprête à redessiner le paysage urbain mondial en alliant considérations environnementales et technologies Big Data.
Quand les changements climatiques menacent les régimes de retraite
Les changements climatiques constituent l'une des plus grandes menaces pour les régimes de retraite, et les gestionnaires de retraite pourraient être forcés de se positionner publiquement pour remplir leurs obligations légales, indique une étude.
La Presse Canadienne
What hope success at the Paris climate talks? In conversation with Connie Hedegaard  The Conversation
Can the Paris climate talks hit it out of the park or be a planetary strike-out?  The Conversation
Extreme Weather and Food Shocks (opinion) NY Times
Climate pact hinges on finance: conference host France
Forging a global climate pact hinges on rich nations making firm financial commitments, French President Francois Hollande said Monday
No global accord on climate change without financial commitment, says Hollande
The international climate conference scheduled for the year-end in Paris is doomed to fail without firm financial commitment by the world's rich nations to curb climate degradation, French President Francois Hollande said Monday.
UN climate talks in Paris our 'last chance', say Pacific islands: 'This is not politics, it's survival'
Pacific island nations under threat from rising seas have warned that climate talks in Paris represent the “last chance” to save them from obliteration.
La OCDE aclarará en octubre los compromisos financieros del cambio climático
Francia y Perú, como países que dirigen el proceso negociador para un acuerdo sobre el cambio climático en diciembre, han encargado un informe a la OCDE para que a comienzos de octubre aclare los compromisos de financiación destinados a hacer frente a ese fenómeno.
La Vanguardia
France's Hollande says risk climate talks could fail
French President Francois Hollande warned on Monday that climate change talks in Paris later this year could fail especially if the issue of financing for emerging nations was not resolved.
French President Sees Risk of Failure in Global Climate Deal
Talks to reach a global agreement on climate change in Paris in December could fail partly due to a lack of progress on aid to help poorer countries deal with the consequences of warming, said French President Francois Hollande.
Islas del Pacífico piden moratoria de minas de carbón por el cambio climático
Varias islas del Pacífico vulnerables al aumento del nivel del mar por el calentamiento global pidieron una moratoria mundial a las nuevas minas de carbón, informaron hoy, 7 de septiembre, medios locales.
Climate deal: India seeks debate on 'lifestyles' at Paris meet
India on Monday appealed to countries across the globe to include a debate on "lifestyles" while arriving at a climate deal when they assemble in Paris later this year. This followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech last week when he sought to change the discourse on the issue from "climate change to climate justice".
Economic Times
Centre plans media blitz on climate action ahead of Paris meet
In the run-up to the global climate conference in Paris later this year, the Modi government will launch an extensive media and public campaign for three months on efforts being made to reduce greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change in India.
Times of India
World loses South Africa-sized forest area in 25 years: FAO
The world has lost forests the size of South Africa over the past 25 years, a decline of more than 3 percent, although the rate of forest loss has significantly slowed, a report by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Monday.
80 % de la déforestation est due à l’agriculture
Depuis 1990, la planète perd chaque année 51 600 kilomètres carrés de forêt, l’équivalent de la taille des régions Nord - Pas-de-Calais et Centre réunies. C’est l’un des constats du rapport sur « l’évaluation des ressources forestières mondiales 2015 », dévoilé, lundi 7 septembre, à Durban, en Afrique du Sud, où se tient toute la semaine le XIVe Congrès forestier mondial.
Le Monde
Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal
Ten of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers support an international deal at this year’s UN climate conference, COP21, in Paris that will limit climate warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP.
Zimbabwe: Climate Change Policy Expected This Month
THE final draft of the national Climate Change Policy, which aims to provide the framework for the introduction of climate protection measures, is expected to be ready by the end of this month.
The Herald
California's climate fight comes down to late negotiations
Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in North America, which would reduce California's carbon footprint and boost the state's renewable energy use to 50 percent in 15 years.
Green infrastructure could save cities fifth of world GDP by 2050
Building compact, connected and efficient cities could save 3.7 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year by 2030
Failure to act on climate change means an even bigger refugee crisis  Guardian
Peruvian Minister to attend climate change consultation in France
Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, in his capacity as COP 20 President, will take part in the Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change scheduled for 6-7 September in Paris, France.
París es sede de reunión para acuerdos sobre cambio climático
Representantes de 57 países iniciaron el domingo en París una reunión de dos días para avanzar hacia un acuerdo que limite el calentamiento global, cuya firma se prevé en la conferencia de diciembre en la capital francesa.
La Nación
PIDF leaders agree climate change position for Paris
A number of Pacific leaders have agreed to a common position on climate change that they intend to take to a major United Nations summit in November.
Radio New Zealand
Pacific 'trailblazing' for the earth
The outgoing chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum says the small Pacific Island nations that are vulnerable to climate change are the trailblazers returning balance to the earth.
Radio New Zealand
India launching campaign to publicise measures to fight climate change
The government is launching an aggressive outreach campaign in the country and abroad to publicise all the measures India is taking to reduce carbon dioxide pollution and slow down the global rate of temperature rise, shedding its traditional defensive approach.
Economic Times
New centre promotes clean technology for Asia-Pacific
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened (1 September) its first Asia-Pacific regional hub to promote clean technology.
Militant Pacific Islands ready to fight
The island states of the Pacific are outraged at what they regard as indifference by industrialised countries of the effects of climate change on their survival and, in some cases, their very existence.
Jamaica Observer
Rich countries discuss $100bn climate finance pathway
Ministers from 18 countries who in 2009 promised to deliver $100 billion a year in climate funds by 2020 met on Sunday in Paris to discuss how they would find the cash and what type of finances would count.
Young Methodists Plant Churches With Environmental Gospel
Growing up in nearby Eden Prairie, Minn., Tyler Sit felt called to be a minister. But he was not sure what kind.
NY Times
Dix-huit pays vont mobiliser 100 milliards pour les pays pauvres
Dix-huit pays donateurs, dont la Suisse, ont réaffirmé dimanche leur engagement à mobiliser 100 milliards de dollars par an, à partir de 2020, pour financer la politique climatique des pays en développement. Ces ressources doivent provenir de fonds publics et privés.
La Liberté
McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie join for climate change song
Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces to record a song about climate change.
Global playwriting competition
The 2015 Global Playwriting Competition on Climate Change has attracted 31 entries from 14 countries namely Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Fujairah, India, Iran, Malta, Nigeria, Philippines, Slovenia, UK, USA, and Vietnam.
Manila Times
Climate Change Lobbying Cannot Win Without The Money Talk Huffington Post
Los agricultores pobres, principales víctimas del cambio climático (Billl Gates) La Nación
Contours of UN climate pact starting to take shape 3 month before Paris global warming summit
U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement.
Climate Pledges Covering 70% of Pollution Mark Progress at Talks
Countries responsible for almost three-quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas pollution have submitted pledges to reduce emissions, indicating progress toward a historic climate deal the United Nations is seeking by December.
New strategy to boost flagging climate talks
As a December deadline looms, diplomats wrangling over the text of a climate rescue pact kicked the can further down the road Friday, frustrated at their own lack of progress.
At UN climate talks, growing frustration
The "snail's pace" of progress on an agreement to combat climate change caused widening unease at U.N. negotiations on Friday, with time fast running out before a Paris summit at which a global accord is due to be reached.
'Snail's pace' row over progress at UN climate talks
UN officials have reacted sharply to criticism from their Secretary General that climate talks are going at a "snail's pace".
Compensation poses sticking point ahead of climate change talks
The US and other wealthy countries are inching towards a deal with poorer nations on one of the most divisive issues in UN climate change talks: dealing with the damaging impacts of global warming.
Financial Times
Parties post 'modest progress' on climate talks
Negotiations toward a new global climate change treaty wrapped up in Bonn with participants praising modest progress made. The slow pace, however, continues to be criticized - and many tricky topics remain.
Deutsche Welle
Un nouveau texte pour accélérer les négociations sur le climat
Les négociateurs de l'ONU ont décidé vendredi à Bonn de donner un coup d'accélérateur aux pourparlers sur le climat, toujours enlisés à trois mois de la conférence de Paris, en proposant en octobre un texte de négociation «cohérent» et «concis».
Climate Change Negotiators Are Undeterred by Slow Progress
Climate change advocates at a conference in Bonn, Germany this week lamented the slow pace of crucial negotiations on how to curb global warming—but several leaders said they remained optimistic that a final deal is within reach.
Nations seek shared post-2050 carbon emissions goal
Negotiations are gaining momentum toward a new treaty that would set post-2050 targets for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, giving individual nations more time to bring their own short- and medium-term goals up to speed.
UN edges closer to Paris climate deal as co-chairs start work on draft text
The first draft of the Paris negotiating text is set to be unveiled in the coming weeks, countries agreed today, stoking fresh hopes that the world is on track to sign a global deal to tackle climate change in the French capital at the end of this year.
Climat : plus que cinq jours pour définir une base de négociations
Après la « politique des petits pas » privilégiée depuis des mois sur le climat, comme en convient Ahmed Djoghlaf, l’un des deux diplomates chargés d’orchestrer les négociations, place à la politique des grands travaux ! C’est, en substance, la mission confiée par les 195 pays de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC) aux deux coprésidents des débats (cochairs), vendredi 4 septembre, en assemblée de clôture de la session de Bonn.
Le Monde
Los países dan luz verde a la redacción de un acuerdo contra el calentamiento
Negociadores de 196 países han concluido esta tarde en Bonn (Alemania) la ronda extraordinaria de negociaciones climáticas de Naciones Unidas y han dado luz verde a la elaboración de un borrador de texto para alcanzar un pacto global de lucha contra el cambio climático en París a finales de año.
Frustration, and maybe progress, as Paris climate talks near
With an international summit on climate change in Paris only a few months away, the talks-before-the-talks are gaining increasing importance as negotiators struggle to refine language and craft a coherent agreement that the world’s nations can all agree to sign at the December conference.
Christian Science Monitor
UN climate talks inch forward as countries agree path to Paris
Co-chairs at Bonn conference to draft new negotiating text for global deal – set for release in first week of October
Climate stalemate prompts call for world leaders to intervene
World leaders must step into the ongoing UN climate change negotiations, to remove roadblocks and ensure their negotiating teams can lay the groundwork for an agreement at landmark talk in December, an influential group of former leaders has urged.
US, EU considering loss and damage options for Paris deal
Major developed economies exploring compromise options on contentious issue of loss and damage at negotiations in Bonn
China slowdown needn't hamper climate deal: U.N.
A slowdown in the Chinese economy that has alarmed global stock markets won't cast a "dark cloud" over U.N. efforts to reach an accord to slow global warming by December, the United Nations' climate chief predicted on Thursday.
Negotiators Mull Options for Long-Term Goals in Climate Deal
A global climate deal may need a specific, long-term goal, one that goes beyond objectives for the next 10 or 15 years, according to negotiators. The challenge is finding one that will satisfy almost 200 nations when they meet in Paris in December.
UN climate talks: Hints of compromise on key issue
Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.
There is no 'magic wand' to solve climate change warns UN climate chief, as Bonn talks stall
Christiana Figueres and Richard Kinley urge countries to put forward 'bridging' texts, as negotiators fear talks are grinding to a halt
Negociadores sobre acuerdo contra cambio climático empiezan a desatar el nudo gordiano
¿Quién pagará los platos rotos del cambio climático? Los diplomáticos comenzaron a abordar este jueves en Bonn (Alemania) uno de los meollos de las estancadas negociaciones sobre el clima.
107 ‘sunshine countries’ could weld together ahead of Paris meet to give shape to PM’s vision
India is gearing up to flex its solar muscles by hosting energy ministers from 107 countries for bringing to life PM Narendra Modi's vision of creating a worldwide platform for "sunshine countries" ahead of the global climate talks in Paris.
Times of India
Las islas del Pacífico piden indemnizaciones por el cambio climático
El Foro de Desarrollo de las Islas del Pacífico pedirá a los principales emisores de gases de efecto invernadero que indemnicen a los países insulares afectados por el cambio climático, informó hoy la prensa local
La Razón
Celebrities, artists launch campaign backing U.N. development goals
S upporters of global goals to end poverty and promote human rights, an agenda that goes before the United Nations this month, kicked off a massive campaign this week, saying publicity is key to winning the backing of world leaders.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals
The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.
Rich countries to unveil climate finance package at World Bank summit
Lima billed as venue for proposal to help developing countries invest in green energy and prepare for extreme weather
China surges ahead of India on energy generation and consumption
As the world eagerly awaits India’s climate action, there is absolute clarity that the country’s intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) will not be similar to that of China.
Hindustan Times
How the Paris climate deal can save lives
The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, but its mitigation and adaptation plans are not ambitious
Nations' pledges to cut emissions called insufficient
Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won't be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more.
National emissions plans too weak to limit climate change: study
National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December, European researchers said on Wednesday.
Climate Envoys Urge Faster Talks as Global Deal Deadline Nears
Climate envoys across the globe urged a faster pace of talks with only seven days left for formal negotiations before a December conference where nations aim to reach a global agreement to rein in pollution.
Negociaciones en Bonn sobre cambio climático a paso de tortuga
Las negociaciones hacia un acuerdo que limite el dramático recalentamiento del planeta avanzan a paso de tortuga en Bonn (Alemania), según una amplia mayoría de diplomáticos que este miércoles reclamaron se aborde de una vez la sustancia del asunto.
Pressure mounting on UN as Bonn climate talks stutter
Seven days of negotiations remain before Paris summit to finalise global pact, but what leaders will sign is unclear
El cambio climático centra el debate del Foro de Desarrollo de las Islas del Pacífico
Las naciones del mundo tienen una difícil decisión: adoptar una acción decisiva para reducir las emisiones de carbono y un acuerdo vinculante para hacer frente al actual calentamiento global, dijo el primer ministro de Fiji, Frank Voreqe Bainimarama
Obama plans to announce climate change strategy on last day in Alaska
Fact sheet outlining initiatives, including community grants and systems to counteract effects of global warming in Arctic, did not address oil drilling
Emissions 'far above' 2C target
Global plans to curb carbon dioxide are well below what's needed to keep temperatures from rising above 2 degrees according to a new analysis.
Fossil fuel majors say they back global climate deal
Many of the world's largest energy firms support a global deal to limit warming to 2C, says CDP
Pakistan frontier province targets carbon neutrality by 2018
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, riven by the war on terror and extreme floods, has ambitious plans for hydropower and forests
Latin American Scientists Call for More Human Climate Science
With the effects of global warming becoming more and more visible and the complicated socio-economic decisions indispensable to address this planetary crisis, science needs a new breed of experts: social scientists who specialise in climate change.
IEA chief calls Japan’s 22% nuclear energy policy ‘realistic’
Fatih Birol, newly installed executive director of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, has said the nation’s energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns provides a “realistic and balanced outlook,” underscoring the importance of continued use of nuclear power in the country.
Climate change could push these tiny marine organisms to evolve — irreversibly
Human activities are causing plenty of obvious changes to the world’s oceans, from mounds of garbage accumulating on the seafloor to bleached coral reefs killed by rising water temperatures.
Washington Post
Artic animals that can’t cope with climate change face death
When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.
In new UN goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world
Global development has often begun with big checks from foreign aid budgets. But the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals take a very different approach.
Christian Science Monitor
From solar panels to gardens, citizens share climate change ideas
Just over 500 people offered up ideas on how to battle climate change at Wednesday’s open house set up by Alberta’s new climate change advisory panel.
Edmonton Journal
Words Matter in the Paris Climate Agreement Huffington Post
Opinion: Women in the Face of Climate Change IPS
UN chief to speed climate talks with New York leaders meet
Ban Ki-moon to chair climate change session on sidelines of 2015 General Assembly, as fears grow over Paris deal progress
Australia, New Zealand defend climate plans, say face high costs
Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they faced unusually high costs to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of their respective dependence on coal and livestock, after criticism that they are doing too little to tackle climate change.
Obama pleads for Paris climate change deal
US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at crucial talks in Paris later this year.
Obama recorre glaciar para alertar sobre el cambio climático
Desde 1815, este glaciar situado a unos 200 km al sur de Anchorage, la ciudad más grande de Alaska, se ha reducido en más de 2 km.
El Comercio
Cutting emissions would cost too much, NZ tells UN
New Zealand and Australia have told the United Nations they cannot do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions because it would be too costly.
Radio New Zealand
Powerful leaders focused on climate change for good reason: U.S. Congressman
Climate change is drawing the attention of the world's most powerful leaders for good reason, Eliot Engel, member of the U.S. House of Representatives told the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament here Tuesday.
Las temperaturas en agosto estuvieron ya entre 1,3 y 2 grados centígrados por encima de la media, superando en un grado los umbrales habituales de El Niño.
El actual fenómeno de El Niño puede convertirse en uno de los cuatro más fuertes registrados en los últimos 65 años, dijeron hoy expertos de la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM).
Pressure grows for fossil fuel divestment as climate talks enter final straight
Divestment Summit in Paris today declares it a 'moral necessity' to ditch fossil fuel investments, as climate talks continue in Bonn
UN hands over draft global sustainability agenda to Member States
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday approved a resolution sending the draft '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community "to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the... dream of a world of peace and dignity for all," according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
General Mills pledges $100 million to combat climate change
Last year, the poverty-fighting nonprofit Oxfam slammed 10 big food and beverage companies for not doing enough to fight climate change, and called out General Mills and Kellogg in particular for being “clear laggards.” Now General Mills is trying to get its act together.
Climate change could alter key ocean bacteria: study
Climate change could put a type of oceanic bacteria into evolutionary overdrive in a way that could pose a threat to its long-term survivability and its important role in the food chain, according to a study published on Tuesday.
The shrinking glaciers of Austria
The view is breathtaking. Sheer cliff faces extend beneath the gondola as it glides from the Styrian town of Ramsau to the southern part of the Dachstein Massif, home to three glaciers.
To stem migrant flow, Tanzania offers climate-stressed farmers loans
At a busy intersection in Tanzania's largest commercial city, farmer-turned-hawker Pascal Kipeta runs a wooden stall offering a wide range of Chinese products to motorists, while keeping an eye open for city guards who might seize his merchandise.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy
After oil prices hit a record high in July 2008, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands was forced to declare an economic emergency since around 90 percent of its energy needs were met by imported petroleum products.
Flood victims 70 per cent more likely to identify action on climate change as top priority, report finds
Cardiff University research finds those impacted by the 2013 and 2014 floods are more supportive of efforts to deliver an international climate agreement
The Debrief: What's happening in Bonn right now? Politico
U.N. climate talks begin divided, but with hope for Paris accord
Chances that governments will work out a U.N. accord to combat climate change in December seem brighter than in the run-up to a failed attempt in 2009, experts said as delegates from almost 200 nations met on Monday, hoping to bridge deep divisions.
Climat : il manque de l'argent pour la Cop 21 à Paris
Il n'y a pas assez d'argent pour la prochaine session de négociations sur le climat en octobre, ni pour la grande conférence de Paris sur le réchauffement climatique, a averti lundi à Bonn une responsable de l'ONU.
Paris climate conference faces cash crunch
As nations prepare to sign a historic pact to reduce greenhouse emissions in Paris in December, the UN says it is short of cash for the project. It has called for additional funds so the conference can go ahead.
Storm-Hit Dominica Evokes Poor-Rich Rift as Climate Talks Resume
Just days before global negotiators were set to meet for talks on climate change, Tropical Storm Erika killed at least 20 people on Dominica.
Indonesia looks to increase emissions cut pledge ahead of Paris meet
Indonesia is looking to increase its current pledges on cutting emissions growth, a senior government adviser said on Monday, with a final decision likely by mid-September.
S. Korea pledges cooperation for fight against climate change
Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Monday pledged that South Korea will work closely with the international community to curb climate change affecting the Arctic and to ensure the sustainable development of the polar region.
Korea Herald
Obama says world must reach climate deal in Paris 'while we still can'
President Barack Obama said on Monday that world leaders must agree to cut carbon emissions at a U.N. summit in December because the climate is changing faster than efforts to curb global warming.
Obama: 'En la lucha contra el cambio climático tenemos que ir más rápido'
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, aseguró este lunes que la humanidad ya dispone de los conocimientos científicos y tecnológicos para hacer frente al cambio climático, pero que la lucha contra éste está siendo demasiado lenta, por lo que "hay que ir más rápido"
UN Said to Summon Leaders to Closed-Door Climate Change Meeting
Frustrated by slow progress in global climate talks, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to invite around 40 world leaders including President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to a closed-door meeting next month.
Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf: study
Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges, a U.S. study said on Monday.
Climate change raises odds of ‘grey swan’ superstorms
Climate change will boost the odds up to 14-fold for extremely rare, hard-to-predict tropical cyclones for parts of Australia, the United States and Dubai by 2100, researchers said Monday.
Campesinos, jóvenes e indígenas, fundamentales en el cambio climático
La Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) buscará a través de un foro darle voz a los campesinos, jóvenes e indígenas, quienes resultan fundamentales para enfrentar los retos del cambio climático, dijo a Efe la directora para Mesoamérica del organismo, Grethel Aguilar.
Civil society must be 'equal partners' in implementing UN sustainability agenda, Ban tells parliamentarians
With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises " displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day " Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help drive forward the new UN sustainable development agenda and ensure that civil society are equal partners in "building the future we want."
Dallas Sun
Here's how much the world's forests could vanish by 2050
A new report about deforestation and climate change contains a dire warning: If the world continues along its business-as-usual path, an amount of tropical forest nearly equal to the size of India could be lost between 2016 and 2050.
Vice News
Climate Change Has Got The Earth In Hot Water Forbes
Will Bonn Meeting This Week Speed UN Climate Action? Cleantechnica
Two Droughts and the Cost of 1 Degree of Global Warming Huffington Post
Electric vehicles boost climate 'nirvana' in the Himalayas BBC
Clock ticking as climate negotiators meet in Bonn
Diplomats will gather in Bonn from Monday to thrash out the draft of a climate pact to be adopted at a U.N. conference in Paris in December.
Arrancan reuniones extraordinarias para lograr un pacto climático en París
La Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) inicia mañana en su sede de Bonn (Alemania) la primera de dos rondas extraordinarias de negociaciones para alcanzar un gran pacto de lucha contra el cambio climático en la cumbre que se celebra a finales de año en París.
UN upbeat for Bonn talks as flow of national climate action plans continues
UN climate secretariat confirms countries accounting for almost 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions have now submitted official climate action plans
Essence of the Paris agreement will be a co-operative approach: France's Laurence Tubiana
France's Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference Laurence Tubiana says that the essence of the Paris agreement will be a co-operative approach—"what every country can do, and how we can do better together".
Economic Times
Time and tide not waiting for climate negotiators
Diplomats are gathering in Bonn from today to thrash out the draft of a climate-rescue pact to be adopted at a year-end United Nations conference in Paris.
Straits Times
Climate negotiators urged to up pace at Bonn session
As politicians converge on substantive issues, interim talks next week must address the legal structure of a global deal
Climate Conference: Before Paris, there’s Bonn
No real investments in energy are possible in India with its high interest rate, says France's special representative for climate change Laurence Tubiana prior to this week's Bonn meet
Economic Times
Obama viaja al Ártico para advertir de nuevo de peligros del cambio climático
El presidente de EEUU, Barack Obama, viajará este lunes a Alaska y se convertirá en el primer mandatario en ejercicio del país que visita el Ártico, con la meta de advertir de nuevo de los peligros del cambio climático y de defender su autorización a la compañía Shell para realizar perforaciones en aguas de la zona.
Kerry, Obama to urge action on global warming issues at Alaska conference on Arctic
Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.
Will Ghana present a fair and ambitious idea to climate conference?
Most nations, including all major countries, are in the process of preparing their contribution to present at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris at Le Bourget site in France from 30th November to 11th December.
This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea
In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.
LA Times
Paris Climat 2015 : « Il n'y a pas de plan B, parce qu'il n'y a pas de planète B »
Un événement politique, économique, diplomatique et scientifique majeur va se dérouler dans la capitale française du 30 novembre au 11 décembre prochain : la 21e Conference of parties, la COP-21.
Call for a Future Powered by 100% Renewables Gains Momentum as UN Climate Talks Resume in Bonn Ecowatc
Developing nations need $133 bln geothermal investment by 2030-report
Kenya and Turkey have exceeded forecasts for harnessing geothermal energy, but other developing countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines, are lagging behind on leveraging the renewable power source, a new analysis shows.
Zambia calls on Africa to adopt climate resilient agricultural policies
The Zambian government has called on African countries to adopt climate resilient agricultural policies if the continent is to adapt to the effects of climate change.
Water, Climate, Energy Intertwined with Fight Against Poverty in Central America
Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people – almost half of the population – out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.
Climate Talks: India to Hold Meeting of LMDCs
Ahead of the crucial UN climate talks in Paris later this year, India would hold a meeting, of ‘Like-Minded Developing Countries’ (LMDCs) in September, on climate change to build a consensus on issues related to adaptation, mitigation and financing.
The New India Express
Decenas de personalidades hacen un llamamiento para acabar con “los crímenes climáticos”
Decenas de personalidades, entre ellas el arzobispo sudafricano Desmond Tutu, instaron a “dejar las energías fósiles enterradas” y a movilizarse para acabar con “los crímenes climáticos”, en una declaración publicada este jueves.
La Nación
Paris Bans All Cars For a Day in September
The city of Paris is trying an interesting experiment next month. ‘Une Journée Sans Voiture’ translates to ‘A Day Without a Car,’ and on September 27th Paris will prohibit all motorized vehicles from taking to the streets.
Ghana gets $8 million to fight climate change effects
The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has approved $ 8 million for Ghana to support the government to protect the climate and reduce the effect of climate change on the ecosystem and people.
Chinese-built solar power project benefits locals in Cameroon
The Mvomeka village solar power station project constructed by Huawei Technologies Company Cameroon Ltd. in Cameroon's South Region has brought benefit to around 15,000 villagers.
'Smart' solar palm trees power WiFi, phones in Dubai
A new species of palm tree has started sprouting around Dubai. But instead of producing dates, the fronds of the Smart Palm harness the sun’s energy to allow people to look up city information, access WiFi, and charge their phones, all for free.
Según la NASA, desde 1992 el nivel del mar subió casi 8 centímetros en el mundo
La subida del nivel del mar pone en riesgo numerosas ciudades y pueblos costeros, y amenaza con borrar del mapa multitud de islas. En algunos casos, especialmente en el Pacífico, desaparecerían países enteros.
Snowy Canada Endures Drought, Heat, Fires as Planet Gets Warmer
Canada is maybe one of the last places that come to mind when you think about heat waves and drought. Think again.
Why Climate Change Could Make Hurricane Impact Worse
Hurricane Katrina surprised disaster preparedness authorities when it made landfall 10 years ago, leveling entire communities and killing more than 1,800 people.
Climate change fueling larger wildfires in western U.S.
This year’s catastrophic wildfire season -- with more than 7.6 million acres already burned -- could be just a glimpse at what the future holds.
US News & World Report
The Climate Post: Recent Studies Provide Examples of Emissions Trading Successes, Failures Huffington Post
As momentum builds for December climate talks in Paris, Ban looks ahead to ‘bold’ outcome
Commending France’s “exemplary leadership” on efforts to tackle climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today affirmed that the international community is now at a stage where the final elements of the new climate agreement are being negotiated.
UN News Centre
Ban Ki-moon : « Nous n’avons plus de temps à perdre » sur le climat
Quelques jours avant la reprise, le 31 août à Bonn (Allemagne), des négociations en vue de la 21e conférence mondiale sur le climat (COP21), qui doit se tenir en décembre à Paris, le secrétaire général des Nations unies, Ban Ki-moon, confie au Monde son optimisme sur la conclusion d’un accord international permettant de contenir le réchauffement en cours.
Le Monde
Tutu, Klein and Chomsky call for mass climate action ahead of Paris conference
Artists, journalists, scientists and academics among 100 signatories calling for mobilisation on scale of slavery abolition and anti-apartheid movements
Climate negotiations a ‘race against the clock’
COP 21 officials urge world leaders to ‘look beyond national interests’
Irish Times
You can fight climate change and grow the economy, says Lord Stern
Countries should not create an 'artificial horse race' between climate change and economic growth, says eminent economist
French Government Doubling Size Of Solar Energy Tender To 800 MW
The government of France has decided to double the size of an upcoming solar energy tender from 400 megawatts (MW) up to 800 MW — owing partly to the fact that bid prices for solar energy projects have fallen, putting them on a similar level to wind energy project bids
CHILE: Planta abre las puertas sudamericanas a la geotermia
Chile, un territorio plagado de volcanes y géiseres, inició la construcción de la primera planta geotérmica de América del Sur, un proyecto que busca ser la puerta de entrada de esta energía al país, cuya matriz energética está compuesta mayoritariamente por combustibles fósiles.
El País
Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100 Percent Renewables
An unlikely partnership between Hawaii’s local government and the US military makes the island a leader in energy policy.
The Nation
In rural Mali, women's climate work brings political prowess
A t the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen.
Gambia: 'Climate Change Negotiation Process At a Crossroads'
Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water,Forestry, Parks and Wildlife, has said the whole climate change negotiation process is at a crossroads, as the entire world is expecting a robust and equitable new climate change agreement to be agreed and adopted in Paris.
The Point (Banjul)
Kenya Primate underlines ecumenical call for climate change action
While calling for global carbon emissions cuts, Kenya’s National Council of Churches has launched a multifaith campaign to lobby governments, industries and multilateral agencies to agree on a binding treaty at the United Nations climate change talks in Paris later this year.
Anglican News
Le niveau des mers va monter d'un mètre d'ici 100 à 200 ans, affirme la NASA
Une montée des océans d'au moins un mètre en raison du réchauffement climatique est inévitable d'ici 100 à 200 ans, selon ce qu'affirme la NASA.
Why restoring degraded land is crucial to the climate
A new UN fund is aiming to cut emissions from bad land management and improve food, energy and water security - See more at:
Recycling -- fashion world's antidote to environmental concerns
Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching a new effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental impact, boost its ethical credentials and address looming shortages of raw materials.
How Extreme Weather Is Melting Hollywood’s Winter Shoots
Film productions starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jake Gyllenhaal were recently besieged by unpredictable and expensive weather obstacles.
Vanity Fair
Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"
Having had teaching posts at Oxford, Stanford and Princeton University, Broome was one of 800 authors who contributed to the UN's latest blockbuster climate series.
Huffington Post
Cambio climático: lo que cabe esperar (Raúl Estrada Oyuela) Clarín
Peru: Humala, Merkel, Hollande and Ban Ki-moon talk about COP21 in phone call
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, within the framework of the preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held in Paris in December.
COP21 accord 'impossible without financial commitments': French president
There will be no agreement at the international climate conference in Paris in December if industrialised countries do not pay the 100 billion euros needed annually to finance the transition to renewable energy in developing countries, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.
Senior UN climate change official envisages ‘good agreement’ at upcoming Pairs conference
The climate change agreement world leaders are expected to sign in December “has to take us to a less than 2 degree global warming path because that is the ultimate test of the whole package that will come out of Paris,” according to Janos Pasztor, a senior United Nations official dealing with the issue.
UN News Centre
Hollande exige pago para enfrentar cambio climático
Un acuerdo en la conferencia internacional sobre el clima, agendada para diciembre en París, no será posible si los países industrializados no pagan los 100 mil mdd anuales previstos para financiar la transición energética de los países en desarrollo, advirtió ayer el presidente francés, François Holland
World must face up to cost of carbon reductions, says European climate expert
Former European commissioner Connie Hedegaard agrees with Tony Abbott that wind turbines are not ‘beautiful’, but calls power plants ‘visually awful’
BHP says UN climate change conference will bring consensus
BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie says he expects some level of consensus to emerge when world leaders gather in Paris in November for the United Nations climate change conference.
Sydney Morning Herald
Las agencias de calificación de riesgo no ponderan el calentamiento global
Las agencias de calificación de riesgo, como Moody's, Standard and Poor's o Fitch, no tienen en cuenta el efecto del cambio climático en sus análisis, ni la tendencia política creciente de tratar de frenar el calentamiento del planeta.
El Economista
China, US seek 'clean coal' agreement as industry struggles
U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change - and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that's seen its fortunes fade.
Global insecurity and refugee crisis linked to climate change: expert
Climate change is "adding fuel to the fire" of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum.
Gambia Ahead in Preparation for UN Climate Change Meeting
The minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water, Forestry and Wildlife said The Gambia has completed the preparation of her Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) ahead of many countries, thus making the country among the few African countries to do so.
The Daily Observer (Banjul)
Nigeria: Our Life Style Contributing to Climate Changes - UN
Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki Moon, on the MDGs/SDGs, has said that extravagant lifestyle was partly responsible for the impact of climate changes affecting people across the globe.
Daily Trust
Conférence de Paris sur les changements climatiques : Le Burkina se prépare à prendre part activement
En prélude à la conférence des parties de la convention- cadre des nations unies sur les changements climatiques (COP21/CMP21) qui se tiendra à Paris du 30 novembre au 11 décembre 2015, le ministère de l’environnement et des ressources halieutiques a organisé un atelier de présentation de la contribution du Burkina en vue, d’une part de la réduction des gaz à effets de serre et, d’autre de s’adapter aux changements climatiques.
Top campaigners call for mass climate action ahead of Paris conference
Noam Chomsky, Desmond Tutu, Naomi Klein and Vivienne Westwood among group calling for mass mobilisation on the scale of slavery abolition and anti-apartheid movements.
How green builders are preparing to seize Paris Summit opportunity (opinion) BusinessGreen
United Nations’ Paris summit: India's climate plan to have sectoral goals
India's climate action plan ahead of the United Nations' Paris summit in December will come with sector-specific emphasis on emission reduction.
Economic Times
India says rich world has responsibility to curb climate change
India's environment minister said on Monday that the rich world could not wish away its responsibility for man-made global warming, as he urged developed nations to do more to help his country deal with the impact of climate change.
India's INDCs for UN climate summit to be comprehensive: Prakash Javadekar
Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that India is in "advanced stage" of finalising its national climate action plan.
Economic Times
Credit scheme backfired, hiking greenhouse gases: study (internal)
A global scheme meant to keep atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in check instead caused some 600 million tonnes of excess emissions, researchers said Monday.
Financial gatekeepers are blocking green investment – study
Investment consultants are holding back finance into low carbon sectors by failing to consider the long term, according to a study from Oxford University.
France: la COP 21 au cœur de la «Semaine des ambassadeurs»
Lundi 24 août a débuté la «Semaine des ambassadeurs», rendez-vous de rentrée de la diplomatie française.
“Green” Costa Rica 100% Clean Energy for 94 Straight Days (Video)
Eight years later a handful of other countries have joined this pledge, but none with the ambitious timeline that Costa Rica—a country rich in hydroelectric and geothermal power sources—aims to meet.
Costa Rica Times
$3,8 billones anuales le costaría el cambio climático a Colombia
Según anunció este lunes el Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), en caso de no implementar medidas para lograr una adaptación al cambio climático, el país perdería en promedio 0,5 por ciento de su PIB en el período de 2011 - 2100, esto equivale a 3,8 billones de pesos por año.
El Tiempo
Obama to speak 'frankly' on 11-day climate change tour
President Obama will log more than 14,000 miles on Air Force One over the next 11 days in a climate change tour that will take him from the desert West to the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle.
USA Today
Obama apoya las energías limpias en conferencia en Las Vegas
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, aportó su influencia para promocionar los beneficios de la electricidad generada con energía solar en los estados occidentales durante la conferencia anual de energía verde en Las Vegas, de la que fue anfitrión el senador federal Harry Reid.
Climate change: Tropical forests almost the size of India set to be axed by 2050
Climate change: Tropical forests covering an area the nearly the size of India are set to be destroyed in the next 35 years, a faster rate of deforestation than previously thought, a study warned on Monday.
Financial Express
Malta will offer scholarships for research into climate change to students from developing countries
Environment Minister Leo Brincat today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Malta, to grant scholarships for Masters programmes relating to climate change research for students coming from low-income countries.
Independent (Malta)
Mayors Use Social Media to Fight Climate Change
Three city leaders on Monday signaled their support for international action on climate change by launching a social media campaign and calling on other cities to develop clean energy plans.
Courthouse News Service
Countries Slow to Pledge Emissions Cuts Ahead of Paris Climate Talks
Delays raise concerns over developing economies’ commitment to accord planned for later this year
Wall Street Journal
Too late: Pacific Island leaders warn climate change fallout leaves island nations struggling ahead of Paris talks
Two of the world's most vulnerable low-lying island nations, Kiribati and Tuvalu, say failure at upcoming climate talks in Paris is not an option, as rising sea levels threaten their very existence.
ABC Australia
US Navy to battle climate change with new 210MW solar farm
The US navy is seeking to boost its energy security and save at least $90m with a new 210MW solar farm in the Arizona desert to power its facilities.
"Torre Eiffel" en la selva amazónica medirá el cambio climático
Entre el espesor de la selva amazónica brasileña emerge una estructura metálica blanca y naranja. Es una torre de 325 metros, uno menos que la Eiffel de París, que servirá de laboratorio para estudiar cambios climáticos en este pulmón del mundo.
DRC climate plan ‘leaves laggards with no excuse’
If conflict-riven state can forge a carbon-cutting strategy then so can others says Kinshasa’s lead climate diplomat
Branching out to help solve climate change
Scientists mimic trees to provide another potential solution to growing CO2 emissionsScientists mimic trees to provide another potential solution to growing CO2 emissions
Irish Times
Energía renovable domina matriz energética de Honduras
Hasta el 31 de julio, las plantas térmicas son las que más energía aportaban a la ENEE, con 52.1% (978.6 megavatios de capacidad instalada), mayor que el 47.9% (945.6 MW) de las fuentes renovables.
El Heraldo
UNFCCC, MSSRF to work for conservation of coastal resources
In Andhra Pradesh the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC and the Chennai-based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, MSSRF are going to work together for the conservation of coastal resources.
Grizzlies, polar bears evolve with climate change
Scientists say the Arctic has undergone unusual, and increasingly rapid change over the past few decades as a result of climate change, including the appearance of the Pizzly bear — a grizzly-polar bear hybrid.
World's fastest-melting glacier loses massive chunk in 2 days
One of the world's most rapidly flowing glaciers may have just set another record, and it's not one not that bodes well for low-lying coastal cities and nations around the world, which are vulnerable to sea level rise.
Comedy joins the climate change debate ABC Radio National
Climate Change Shrinking Uganda's Lakes and Fish
Climate change is reducing the size of several species of fish on lakes in Uganda and its neighbouring East African countries, with a negative impact on the livelihoods of millions people who depend on fishing for food and income.
How the private sector can scale up ambition to plug the emissions gap
COP21 presents the perfect opportunity to build momentum behind green initiatives from businesses
Are Coral Reefs Doomed? Changing? Ignored? What We Know So Far
You may have heard some mixed opinions about the state of coral reefs. Some will argue that coral conditions are in a natural flux, or that reefs will have time to adapt to our changing oceans. Others have found that coral populations have sustained irreparable damage. Now several new studies help show that things are a LOT more complicated than you might imagine.
Solarcentury's Frans van den Heuvel: What Paris means to me...
Green businesses have never been more organised but cannot be complacent as they look towards Paris, says Solarcentury chief executive
Climate boss says EU can only back a strong Paris deal
The European Union will support a U.N. deal to cap global warming only if the agreement is legally binding and includes regular reviews to ensure words translate into deeds, Europe's climate boss said on Thursday.
EU calls for urgency in ‘seriously lagging’ Paris climate talks
EU’s top climate official warns that ‘painfully slow’ negotiations must be accelerated to seal a meaningful global emissions pact at Paris summit
EU urges speeding of efforts to clinch global climate deal
The EU has called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to clinch a landmark UN climate deal in Paris in December, complaining that technical talks have been “painfully slow”.
Financial Times
Paris climate change pact: India's stance will be revealed through small print
India is likely to announce its targets for the Paris deal by September-end. The Indian offering– called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)– is expected to have different components with an over-arching target for reducing the emission intensity of the economy by 2030.
Business Standard
Obama stakes claim to Paris climate legacy
US president is pulling out all the stops for a global pact as quiver of climate policies unveiled at home
Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action
Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.
Presidenta de Brasil divulga nuevos objetivos para luchar contra cambio climático
La presidenta de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, anunció el jueves algunos de los objetivos que el país se impondrá para luchar contra el cambio climático, entre las cuales se comprometió a acabar con la desforestación ilegal en la Amazonía para 2030.
China Hubei carbon market reports 100 pct compliance rate
Hubei province, China's second largest carbon market, reported a 100 percent compliance rate in its first trading year, thanks to a decision by the local authority to postpone the deadline by which firms had to surrender their permits.
Le Royaume-Uni, premier État à lancer un réseau de routes électriques
Recharger sa voiture tout en roulant devrait bientôt être possible. Dès 2016, le gouvernement britannique va doter certains tronçons de son réseau routier d'une technologie de rechargement par induction.
We Demain
Morales convoca a segundo encuentro mundial de pueblos sobre cambio climático
El presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, convocó hoy la segunda "Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra", prevista para octubre próximo en la región de Cochabamba, en el centro del país.
Les forêts du globe malades du réchauffement climatique
Les forêts du monde « ont survécu à d’importants changements climatiques par le passé ». Mais elles doivent aujourd’hui faire face à des bouleversements « trop rapides pour que leur processus d’adaptation suive le rythme ».
Le Monde
How climate change is spawning a new view of conservation
Conservation has long been about protecting communities of plants and animals where they are. But climate change is leading to a nascent form of conservation that embraces change and seeks to provide a thriving stage on which it can happen.
Christian Science Monitor
Climate change is so dire we need a new kind of science fiction to make sense of it (comment) Guardian
Bridging the Geezer-Young Person Gap to Drive Climate Change Solutions Huffington Post
Time to tap in to an underused energy source: wasted heat The Conversation
China's carbon count could be overstated by 14 percent: Nature
International organizations could be overestimating emissions from China, the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gas because of problems in the way they calculate their data, said a study published by Nature on Wednesday.
Denmark looks to lower its climate goals
New Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt has announced plans to scale back Denmark’s ambitious carbon reduction goals to the the disappointment of environmental organizations and his political rivals.
The Local
EU debate on green energy targets pitches UK against Germany
Britain and Germany will line up on opposite sides of a European Union green energy debate starting next month on how to meet agreed renewable energy targets for the next decade.
EPA launches methane crackdown, as oil giants commit to cut emissions
The US' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has this week announced new measures to slash methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025, as part of the latest phase of Obama's Climate Action Plan
India offers technology to Pacific island countries to cope with climate change
India today offered its expertise and technology to the 14 resource-rich countries of the strategically important South Pacific region to help them combat the threat of climate change, a major concern for the island nations.
Economic Times
Las costas españolas retrocederán hasta tres metros en 2040 por el cambio climático
WWF recoge estos pronósticos en su informe «Un grado más, una playa menos» y anima a los ciudadanos a pedir al Gobierno un modelo energético 100% renovable
ABC España
India's Adani in talks with Softbank, Foxconn on $3 billion solar plan
India's Adani Group is in talks with Japan's Softbank (9984.T) and Foxconn (2354.TW), maker of Apple's iPhone, to secure investment in a $3 billion project to make solar cells and panels in the country, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Los glaciares tropicales de Colombia, entre más los afectados por el cambio climático
El deshielo de los glaciares son una prueba irrefutable de que el clima está cambiando y entre los glaciares tropicales, concentrados en los Andes, los más afectados son los de Colombia.
Paris UN climate summit to have first-ever “Buildings Day”
For the first time, a dedicated “Buildings Day” will feature at the United Nations’ climate change summit scheduled for Paris this December.
Global Construction Review
Lobsters in New England shift north as ocean gets warmer; boom in the north, bust in the south
The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches — a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean.
How climate change drove evolution of dogs (+video)
Scientists measured the elbow joints of carnivores dating back across 37 million years to determine how hunting styles have evolved.
Christian Science Monitor
Plan for Paris: looking beyond emission cuts (opinion) The Hindu
Muslim scholars call for climate action
Muslim scholars and environmental advocates from about 20 countries on Tuesday called for a global phase-out of greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, joining a chorus of religious leaders urging the world to take strong action against global warming.
Islamic experts urge more Muslim action on climate change
A group of Islamic experts urged the world's 1.6 billion Muslims on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming, in a new example of religious efforts to galvanize action before a U.N. climate summit in Paris in December.
Islamic leaders issue bold call for rapid phase out of fossil fuels
Religious scholars, experts and teachers from around the world unite to make emotive declaration on climate change ahead of crucial Paris summit
Ségolène Royal "optimiste" avant la conférence sur le climat
Ségolène Royal s'est dite mardi optimiste sur l'issue de la COP21, la conférence mondiale sur le climat de décembre prochain, mettant en avant l'implication nouvelle des dirigeants sur la question de la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique.
African States Urged to Bolster Responses to Climate Change
African countries and experts have been urged to strengthen Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as a tool for pre-2020 and post-2020 climate change action.
The New Times
Climate Change and Water: Local water woes could aid climate cause
The current water crisis affecting Jamaica could strengthen the Caribbean's hand and, by extension, that of small-island developing states in the upcoming climate talks in Paris, France - but only provided the other negotiating parties are willing to listen and take heed.
Jamaica Gleaner
Coral reefs are 'likely to disappear from the Earth' despite climate change talks
Even if the talks in Paris are "wildly successful", Professor Peter F Sale says the future of the planet's coral reefs is bleak
The Telegraph
Global warming halts 1,800 years of steady ocean cooling
Global warming caused by human activities has halted 1,800 years of steady cooling trend in the oceans of the world, shows new research.
Uso sostenible energía contribuye a superar barreras del desarrollo en región
América Latina y el Caribe -donde reside el 8,6 % de la población mundial- produce 12 % del petróleo, 9 % del gas natural y 2 % del carbón mineral del planeta, mientras que consume 7 % de la electricidad mundial, señalaron hoy expertos reunidos en la Cepal en el marco de un seminario sobre el uso sostenible de la energía.
200 Electric Cars Headed for Paris Climate Summit
The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 electric vehicles for the United Nations climate summit in Paris in December. It will be the first time the UN uses a zero-emission fleet to meet its entire passenger car needs at a Conference of the Parties event.
Cochin airport to be powered by solar energy
Chief minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday inaugurated a 12 MW solar power plant at the airport here, making it solar energy powered.
Times of India
Climate Change May Get Its Own Museum
Miranda Massie is on a mission to create an institution from scratch. It will cost many millions of dollars and years to build, but when done, it will help define the next 200 years of human existence.
Scientific American
Richard Alley: «El uso de energías renovables nos permitiría evitar el desastre»
Menudo, siempre sonriente y extremadamente expresivo y optimista, el geólogo Richard Alley huye de cualquier visión apocalíptica de un planeta sumergido bajo las aguas por la fusión de los hielos como consecuencia del cambio climático. Su frase más repetida en la entrevista, cada vez que se le pide un pronóstico sobre un aumento abrupto y devastador del nivel del mar, es «no es probable». Pero porque defiende que ya tenemos la tecnología para evitarlo: las energías renovables. «Otra cosa sería si no hiciésemos uso de nuestro conocimiento».
ABC España
Why INDCs can be a firm foundation to a climate deal (opinion)
Why People of Faith Care About the Green Climate Fund (blog) Huffington Post
Paris and the climate talks: business’ shortest route to success (by By Peter Bakker, WBCSD) BusinessGreen
Climate Change is Both a Challenge and an Opportunity (by Mike Bloomberg)
U.S. Is Set to Propose Regulation to Cut Methane Emissions
The Obama administration is expected to propose as soon as Tuesday the first-ever federal regulation to cut emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, by the nation’s oil and natural-gas industry, officials familiar with the plan said on Monday.
NY Times
"Si no logramos bajar las emisiones, el crecimiento económico habrá sido en vano"
Christiana Figueres espera que la conferencia sobre calentamiento global en diciembre logre un acuerdo que dé espacio a la diversidad de los países y sus circunstancias
El Mercurio
U.S. EPA to propose rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas sector
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose regulations on Tuesday aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by up to 45 percent over the next decade from 2012 levels, sources familiar with the issue said on Monday.
Djibouti pledges to slash carbon emissions by up to 60 per cent
The Republic of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa has become the latest country to submit its carbon reduction pledge to the UN ahead of this year's climate summit in Paris
Energy Chamber renews call to remove fuel subsidy
Energy Chamber president Dr Thackwray Driver has renewed the group’s call for removal of the fuel subsidy which he describes as economically unsustainable as well as a threat to the environment as it promotes the use of traditional fuels which increase CO2 emissions.
Guardian (Trinidad & Tobago)
Engie Said to Plan Sale of Over $1 Billion in Asian Coal Plants
Engie, the French utility giant formerly known as GDF Suez SA, plans to sell more than $1 billion of stakes in Asian coal-fired power plants, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Los arrecifes de coral, sentenciados a muerte por el cambio climático
La emisión de dióxido de carbono -causa del cambio climático- está provocando una acidificación del agua que destruye la vida de los corales | Advierten que incluso un 'buen acuerdo' en la cumbre de París no será suficiente para salvar los arrecifes
La Vanguardia
Central Asian glaciers thaw fast in threat to hydro power, farms
Mountain glaciers in Central Asia have shrunk four times faster than the world average, threatening river flows vital for agriculture and hydro power from Uzbekistan to western China, scientists said on Monday.
Les glaciers d'Asie centrale fondent vite
Les glaciers d'Asie centrale ont fondu quatre fois plus que la moyenne mondiale depuis le début des années 1960, perdant 27 % de leur masse, selon une étude parue lundi.
La Presse
Former UN climate chief: World needs new economic model to drive green investment
Businesses must do more to help politicians understand the economics of climate change in the run up to the crucial talks due to be held in Paris later this year, the former head of the UN's climate change secretariat has urged.
Google Launches ‘Project Sunroof’ To Show Where Solar Energy Works Best
Using the new Project Sunroof website you can take a look at your house and see if it's a good candidate for solar panel installation.
Popular Science
Festival's climate alert
ORGANISERS of the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival 2015 have been applauded for recognising the importance of using climate change as their theme for the second year running.
Fiji Times
The Time for Feeling Powerless in the Face of Climate Chaos Is Over (blog) Huffington Post
How climate change and natural capital are changing banking
Peru President to meet French counterpart
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande on September 27 in New York City, where both leaders will address the fight against climate change, Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel-Pulgar Vidal announced.
The Weight of the World - Can Christiana Figueres persuade humanity to save itself? New Yorker
As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive
On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.
Clima extremo aumenta el peligro de crisis de alimentos
El riesgo de crisis de producción de alimentos a nivel mundial y de aumento de los precios van en aumento debido a tormentas cada vez más intensas e inundaciones y sequías más frecuentes asociadas a temperaturas más cálidas, señalaron el viernes investigadores estadounidenses y británicos.
El Financerio
Fiji seeks India's support for climate change talks
India should support Fiji and other Pacific island countries at the climate change talks to be held in Paris later this year, the government-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) said on Monday.
Fiji Times
Climate ‘alarm bells’ are ringing, Obama says ahead of Arctic summit
US President will highlight effects of climate change on Alaska to call for international action
Climate Change: Food Shortage To Triple By 2040 Due To Extreme Weather
The Global Food Security program, which monitors food security in 57 countries, released a report on Friday showing that global food shortage and price hikes will triple by 2040.
Headlines & Global News
Las especies ganadores y perdedoras del cambio climático
Los impactos del calentamiento empiezan a hacerse notar en los ecosistemas españoles, donde los científicos han detectado ya un reemplazamiento progresivo de especies animales y vegetales que permite distinguir a los «ganadores» y «perdedores» del cambio climático.
ABC España
Egypt, Sudan heat waves kill 108 people in August, authorities blaming climate change
Temperatures were as high as 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) in parts of southern Egypt over the past week.
Mail & Guardian
Couple cycles from Vietnam to Paris to warn about climate change
A couple who had set on a bicycle ride from southern Vietnam in February 2015 to raise awareness about consequences of climate change arrived in Tehran last week.
Tehran Times
Johan Museeuw and six other Belgian cyclists head to Paris for Climate Change awareness
Seven cyclists left the Atomium in Brussels at 6am on Saturday morning, to head to Paris.
Brussels Times
African climate experts to discuss mitigation actions in Rwanda
Rwanda is set to host the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regional workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to climate change.
Costa's last stand: climate change could see tourists swap the Med for the Baltics
Drought and forest fires could mean Mediterranean resorts losing out to cooler climes and holidaymakers travelling outside peak season, EU report predicts
The Hullabaloo Online
Suplemento alimenticio para vacas podría ayudar a combatir cambio climático
La cría de ganado representa el 44% de las emisiones de metano en el planeta derivadas de la actividad humana. Cada vaca emite unos 500 gramos de este gas por día
La Tercera
Francis of the forest Korea Joongang Daily
Humans have already used up 2015's supply of Earth's resources – analysis
Earth ‘overshoot day’ – the day each year when our demands on the planet outstrip its ability to regenerate – comes six days earlier than 2014, with world’s population currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 planets a year
It's only August and we've already used a year's worth of natural resources
When it comes to the Earth's resources, humanity is doing a pretty dismal job of balancing its checkbook.
If global warming really did pause, the planet just pressed ‘play’ again
In June, in a bombshell study in Science, federal researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) took away climate skeptics’ number one favorite argument — the notion that in recent years, global warming had slowed down or hit a “pause.”
Washington Post
1st presidential visit to Arctic to focus on global warming
President Barack Obama says he'll use his upcoming trip to the Arctic region to press world leaders to do more to fight climate change.
Tree loophole casts shadow over EU carbon action
European environment law provides more financial incentives to fell a tree than to plant one, campaigners say.
Zambia to Host Climate Change Indaba
Zambia will in November this year host a high level board meeting of the Worldwide Green Climate Fund (GCF), according to a report by ZANIS.
Zambia Reports
Méditerranée : le changement climatique réduirait les revenus touristiques des pays riverains
Le changement climatiqus pourrait affecter la demande touristique dans les régions de l'Union européenne (UE) car les nouvelles conditions climatiques pourraient influencer l'attrait relatif des différentes régions, avertit le Centre commun de recherche (CCR) de la Commission européenne.
People's Daily - French
Cinco países prueban que el mundo no necesita combustibles fósiles
Desde comienzos de 2015 este país centroamericano puede decir que es 100% verde.
Semana Sostenible
La fin du labour imposée en 2020 ?
Le monde s’apprête à vivre une révolution. Le prochain accord universel sur le climat, encore en cours de négociation entre les 195 pays invités à la Cop 21, conditionnera le développement économique de l’ensemble d la planète.
Terre-net Média
Move over MoMA, New York’s new climate change museum is about to be the hottest place in town
For many, climate change is not yet personal, but Miranda Massie is trying to change that. Massie is the executive director of the forthcoming Climate Museum in New York City, a project that seeks to make the impacts of and solutions to a changing climate intimate and tangible
Getting women actively involved in climate change mitigation (opinion/analysis)
How would you spend $100B? Ensuring water security in a changing climate Devex
Changement climatique : que dit et que fait l'Afrique ?
Dans la perspective de la COP 21 à Paris, les pays africains commencent à livrer leurs contributions, éclairées par le texte de l'ONU sur le climat.
Le Point Afrique
We need a miracle on climate change (opinion) Washington Post
La hora del clima (opinión) El Observador
Rich nations' climate plans fall short of hopes for Paris summit
Developed nations are on track to cut their greenhouse emissions by almost 30 percent by 2030, Reuters calculations show, falling far short of a halving suggested by a U.N. panel of scientists as a fair share to limit climate change.
Modi economic advisor urges India climate talks rethink
Arvind Subramanian says calls for finance from rich countries should be moderated and emission cuts made a priority
Kirbati's President Tong calls for global moratorium on coal mining
Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action, in the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December
Matangi Tonga Online
How climate change is putting your investments at risk
Investors can no longer ignore the effect that climate change will have; direct exposure to energy companies is endangering portfolios
Islamic leaders to release climate change declaration
Istanbul summit will issue statement urging Muslims to treat action on global warming as a religious duty
Las minas usan energía renovable en Chile
Las tres calderas industriales que la mina de la estatal Codelco tiene en la parte alta de las montañas de Calama consumieron alguna vez 67.000 barriles de diésel al año para producir brillantes láminas de cobre para exportación
La Prensa/Wall Street Journal
Ségolène Royal : "L'Afrique australe attend des technologies, pas de l'argent" (podcast)
Ségolène Royal, Ministre de l'Écologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Énergie est l'invitée de Pierre Weill à 7h50 à l'occasion de sa tournée africaine en préparation de la COP21.
France Inter
AMÉRICA LATINA: La generación eléctrica verde, única alternativa para la región
Ante el reto de ajustar su infraestructura energética para lograr duplicar su oferta eléctrica hacia el 2050 y al mismo tiempo reducir sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI), América Latina tiene solo una salida: la generación eléctrica verde.
El País
Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling
Many countries that promised to cut GHG emissions under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol are now exceeding their targets, bringing new hope for success at the Paris climate talks
Power plant CO2 emissions at 27 year low
Most of the environmental news we hear today is disheartening information about the consequences we’ll soon be facing thanks to climate change
Les papillons pourraient disparaitre à cause du changement climatique
Selon une étude publiée lundi, seuls des efforts énergiques pour freiner le réchauffement climatique couplé à une refonte des campagnes, notamment en Grande-Bretagne, permettront de sauver de nombreuses espèces indigènes de papillon.
People's Daily - French
August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this Year, According to Global Footprint Network
This year Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 13, as carbon emissions continue pushing the Ecological Footprint further above the planet’s annual budget, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
Fox Nebraska
Think local, act global: Sharjah schoolgirl spreads environmental message through culture
A 16-year-old girl from Sharjah is motivating citizens to become more environmentally-aware through her tailored audience approach. Environmental communications experts say this may be the best strategy we have.
The National
Haunted by Copenhagen
Six years later, and as preparations for the 21st summit scheduled for Paris in December get into high gear, the situation still haunts people like climate negotiator on behalf of the Government of Grenada Dr Spencer Thomas
Jamaica Observer
Something is happening here BusinessGreen
Arab world vulnerable to global warming Arab News
A New Evangelical Band Bangs the Drum on Climate Change Huffington Post
Paris climate deal ‘not a failure’ if it busts 2C goal
Judge UN carbon-cutting pact on its framework for long-term action, say co-chairs Dan Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf
IPCC scientists to meet with Greg Hunt, urge all sides to respond to climate science
As the political manoeuvring continues over Australia's emissions targets, the world's top climate scientists are urging all sides to respond to the science.
ABC Australia
India coordinating with nations for balanced agreement in climate change summit: Prakash Javadekar
India is coordinating with various countries to ensure an "equitable and balanced" agreement at the forthcoming UN climate change summit in December, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.
Economic Times
Britain’s Hammond in China for security, climate talks
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was in China Wednesday for talks on security cooperation and a potential accord at Paris climate change talks in November.
China Pushes for Better International Co-operation ahead of Global Climate Change Talks in Paris
Today we're bringing you our final report in our series on what's being done in China to try to combat global climate change.
Climat : avant la COP21, les États adaptent leurs promesses
En annonçant une réduction de 26% de ses émissions en vue de la conférence sur le climat de décembre à Paris, l'Australie a suscité les critiques de la part des défenseurs de l'environnement. Car comme pour d'autres pays, derrière cet engagement se cachent quelques arrangements avec les chiffres. Explications.
Le Figaro
Críticas a Australia por rebajar sus metas climáticas
Australia ha recibido críticas por su nuevo objetivo de reducción de gases de efecto invernadero, alejado de las ambiciosas metas de la mayoría de países ricos.
Green with gas: Oil majors eye UN climate deal
Shell and BG are leading calls for an ambitious global pact in Paris, but it’s still unclear how they will help lubricate talks
Carbón, futuro negro
El bajo crecimiento económico que vive Colombia por la caída en el precio del petróleo se agravará pues, muy seguramente, la comercialización del carbón será suspendida en un futuro muy próximo.
El Espectador
Chile Mines Turn to Renewable Energy
The three industrial boilers at the state-owned Codelco mine high in the mountains here once consumed 67,000 barrels of diesel a year to turn out shiny copper sheets for export. Now, the job is powered by nearly 3,000 solar panels that take advantage of the Atacama Desert’s cloudless blue sky.
Wall Street Journal
Tara: mission ornithologique au Groenland avant la COP21
La goélette océanographique Tara a retrouvé son élément favori, la glace: le deux mâts d'observation des écosystèmes marins soumis au réchauffement climatique cabote depuis la fin juillet le long de la côte orientale du Groenland, pour une mission ornithologique.
Carib artists raise their voices for climate justice
Award-winning St. Lucian poet and playwright Kendel Hippolyte thinks that Caribbean nationals should view the Earth as their mother
Quels sont les Pays les plus menacés par le Changement Climatique?
Les effets du changement climatique sur nos vies sont de plus en plus connus, notamment grâce au travail des scientifiques.
World’s First Digital Map of the Seafloor Could Help Fight Climate Change
The Earth’s oceans hold many secrets but the seabed is no longer one of them: scientists have created the world’s first digital map of the seafloor.
Yahoo! News
Paris summit: India should put the heat on rich nations (analysis) Hindustan Times
COP and the carbon bubble: What a climate deal could mean for fossil fuel GreenBiz
Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target
Australia plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by between 26% and 28% below 2005 levels by 2030, PM Tony Abbott has said.
Climat: l'Australie s'engage à réduire ses émissions de 26% d'ici 2030
L'Australie veut réduire ses émissions de carbone d'au moins 26% d'ici 2030 par rapport aux niveaux 2005, a annoncé mardi le Premier ministre Tony Abbott, soulignant que son gouvernement restait déterminé à trouver un équilibre entre objectifs environnementaux et économiques.
Papa establece día mundial de oración por el medioambiente, refuerza su mensaje ecologista
El Papa Francisco estableció el lunes la "Jornada Mundial de Oración por el Cuidado de la Creación" para llamar la atención sobre los problemas medioambientales del planeta, aprovechando la reacción mayormente positiva a su encíclica sobre ecología.
Pope declares Sept. 1 'World Day of Prayer' for environment
The Vatican on Monday (Aug. 10) announced a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the latest move by Pope Francis to push environmental issues up the global agenda.
Australia criticized over greenhouse-gas reduction target
Australia has been criticized over its new greenhouse-gas reduction target which lags behind the ambitions of most wealthy countries.
Ikea to sell only energy-saving LED lightbulbs
Halogen and compact fluorescent bulbs will no longer be sold worldwide from September by retailer, which says LED technology has reached a tipping point
Why Shell Cut Ties to Conservative Lobby Group Over Climate Change
Does it matter that Royal Dutch Shell plans to cut ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over climate policy?
Gaz à effet de serre : les énergies renouvelables tiennent-elles leurs promesses ?
Selon le centre européen commun de recherche (JRC), les énergies renouvelables déployées par les 28 Etats membres ont permis en 2012 d’éviter l’émission de 716 millions de tonnes de CO2.
Sciences et avenir
An easy climate change win before Paris? Business Spectator
El delegado de la ONU para el cambio climático analiza con Morales la cumbre de diciembre
El secretario general adjunto para el cambio climático de la ONU, el húngaro Janos Pasztor, se reunió hoy con el presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, para analizar la estrategia del organismo con vistas a la conferencia global sobre ese problema que se celebrará en París en diciembre.
New project to help cocoa farmers tackle climate change
A project based on applied climate science has been launched to help cocoa farmers in Ghana adapt to the effects of climate change. - See more at:
Afirman que las vacas emanan más gases que toda la industria
La producción agropecuaria y el cambio climático en la Argentina.Eructan sustancias de efecto invernadero como el metano, lo que hace subir la temperatura del planeta.
Iran, Spain sign agreement on renewable energy
Iran and Spain have agreed to have technical cooperation on designing and manufacturing equipment related to solar energy systems and renewable energies.
Egypt: Environment Minister - We Seek to Activate Framework Convention On Climate Change in Paris
Minister of the Environment Khaled Fahmi said on Friday 07/08/2015 that the current steps in the field of climate change to prepare for Paris Conference, which will be held in November, come as part of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. "We seek to implement the current convention not to change it", he said.
Egypt State Information Service
Canadians pull the plug on renewable energy scheme
The Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the country’s Atlantic seaboard, has ended a programme which gave citizens an incentive to produce renewable energy.
How to Get Electricity to 300 Million People in India, Without Fossil Fuels LiveScience
Can grassroots climate action save the planet? RTCC
The Forest Path to an Ambitious Climate Deal (by Paul Polman) Huffington Post
Ban calls for well-being of indigenous peoples
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2015, called for improvement of the health and well-being of indigenous peoples.
Trinidad and Tobago pledge 15 per cent CO2 cuts by 2030
The Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has pledged to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 15 per cent across the transport, energy and heavy industry sectors by 2030, through a climate change plan expected to cost $2bn.
State addresses climate change
THE Fijian Government is committed to raising awareness through projects, training programs and strategic measures on the ever growing global problem of climate change.
Fiji Times
Will these Alaska villagers be America's first climate change refugees?
Scientists estimate that due to climate change, the village of Kivalina, in northwestern Alaska, will be underwater by the year 2025.
France ready to fund solar projects in rural Zambia
THE French government says it is ready to finance small solar energy projects to help Zambia cope with its power deficit. - See more at:
The Post (Zambia)
África, un continente muy vulnerable al cambio climático
África necesita una estrategia para hacer frente a las consecuencias del cambio climático. El continente africano es particularmente vulnerable a los efectos del calentamiento global y a las variaciones de clima debido a múltiples factores adversos en los que el hombre también es parte implicada.
El Mundo
Global warming: National Geographic map shows 'striking' retreat of Arctic ice sheet
National Geographic has produced an animated gif showing the "striking" retreat of Arctic ice that has occured over the last few years.
Climate Change: Why Can’t We Just Remove CO2 From the Air?
If we have put too much CO2 into the air, wouldn’t it make sense to find ways to remove it again? Well, yes: It would. But sadly it isn’t likely to be easy or cheap and, according to new research, it isn’t an adequate “solution” to the problems of climate change.
El primer globo aéreo impulsado por "energía solar" hace su debut en el Reino Unido
El uso de energía solar es algo cada vez más común, claro, depende mucho de la región del mundo de la que estemos hablando, ya que algunas han desarrollado el uso de esta energía en mayor medida que otras.
The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water (blog) Reuters
An inconvenient truth The Indian Express
Curbing global warming: Mission impossible? (opinion) Washington Post
Small steps on a planetary concern (commentary) Christian Science Monitor
EU needs climate finance plan by Paris, says Luxembourg presidency
Brussels needs to work out $100 billion roadmap and iron out internal position before Paris talks, says Carole Dieschbourg
COP21 and decoding the economics of climate change
With just four months to go until international delegates descend upon Paris for the much-discussed United Nations climate conference, COP21, the stakes for shifting to a low-carbon economy are starting to come into focus.
Ghana develops national climate change learning strategy
Ghana is developing a national climate change learning strategy to equip the public with the right set of skills and knowledge as part of efforts to address the impact of climate change.
Graphic Online
El dinero no nos salvará: los países ricos sufrirán más con las inundaciones
Las naciones más desarrolladas pueden invertir más en protegerse de desbordamientos. Un estudio que analiza las variables climáticas y económicas pone en duda que esta situación se mantenga
El Confidencial
HSBC India To Launch Green Bonds Soon
The Indian subsidiary of international banking giant HSBC is planning to issue its first green bond issue in the country this year
Pole to Paris: Cycling British Scientist in China to Raise Climate Change Awareness
Daniel Price, who is on a round-the-world cycling campaign, has arrived in China earlier this month. The 27-year-old British scientist with a PhD in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand is cycling halfway around the world from the South Pole to Paris to raise awareness on climate change.
NTPC plans solar power push
NTPC Ltd is exploring options to manufacture solar equipment as part of the state-owned power producer’s strategy to be present across the green energy value chain.
Suplemento alimenticio para vacas podría ayudar a combatir cambio climático
La cría de ganado representa el 44% de las emisiones de metano en el planeta derivadas de la actividad humana. Cada vaca emite unos 500 gramos de este gas por día.
La Tercera
La technologie ne sauvera pas les océans
Des chercheurs allemands ont démontré que la technologie ne pourra pas stopper le changement climatique et que la meilleure façon de le limiter était d’arrêter immédiatement la combustion d'énergies fossiles.
Paris Match
US carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low
Heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April, the Department of Energy announced Wednesday.
Is the Caribbean a paradise for renewable energy?
The Caribbean nations have all the incentives and resources to convert to 100% renewable energy. But is it happening?
Climate justice
THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is urging Fiji and other Pacific Island countries to rally and speak in union against the excessive carbon emissions of industrialised countries.
Fiji Times
A message to climate negotiators: Don’t forget farmers
Financing adaptation in the most vulnerable developing countries (opinon) The Daily Star