Obama 2016 budget a major headway in tackling climate change

Barrack Obama has initiated one more step towards tackling climate change issues, by announcing a $3.99 trillion budget, with a number of proposals chalked...
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UN appoints new climate chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico as executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The appointment...
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COP22: Global Peatlands Initiative launched to protect peatlands

At UN’s COP22 in Marrakech, the Global Peatlands Initiative was launched with an aim to mobilize governments, international organizations and academia in a targeted...
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Developing countries on track to closing the emissions gap: UNEP

Developing countries’ actions targeting renewable energy and energy efficiency could reduce CO2 emissions by about 1.7 gigatons a year by 2020, says a report...

Oceans play key role in global ‘warming hiatus’

London, Dec 4  Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause...
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Laurent Fabius elected as president of COP21

Laurent Fabius, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, was officially elected as president of COP21 by the 1,300 delegates gathered in the plenary room...
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Drylands can buffer negative impact of climate change: IFAD

World’s drylands play a crucial role in buffering the negative impacts of climate change, land degration and drought, says a new report launched by...
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Richest 10 percent people create 50% carbon emissions: Oxfam

The world's richest 10 percent of the people are responsible for around 50 percent of global carbon emissions, said a study by Oxfam. The report,...
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US proposes new standards to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The US government proposed new standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and...

NASA mission to track climate change through soil data

US space agency NASA has launched a satellite that will provide scientists with tools to forecast weather and track global climate variations. The NASA mission...

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