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11/20/15 - climate-l.iisd

UNECE Committee Explores Pathways to Sustainable Energy

20 November 2015: Participants at the 24th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE24) of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) discussed various pathways to sustainable energy, considered different conceptions of what “sustainable energy” is, and explored the challenges and opportunities of accelerating a transition in the UNECE region’s energy system. The meeting featured a high-level segment that examined these issues in depth.


 

11/20/15 - climate-l.iisd

Standing Committee on Finance Reports to COP 21

20 November 2015: The Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) has submitted information on the outcomes of its work in 2015 to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in advance of its 21st session.


 

11/20/15 - climate-l.iisd

UNFCCC Workshop Report on Enhancing Capacity Building Published

20 November 2015: The Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) has submitted information on the outcomes of its work in 2015 to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in advance of its 21st session.

 


 

11/20/15 - OOSKAnews

OOSKAnews Voices: Climate Is Water: Solidarité Between Practice and Policy in Paris

Paris has been much in the news since the November 13th attacks, but Paris has also gathered attention in the preparation for the annual UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference (November 30-December 11, 2015).

11/19/15 - climate-l.iisd

FAO and Partners Launch Upgraded Web Platform to Estimate Carbon Stocks in Trees

19 November 2015: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), and Tuscia University have launched an upgraded version of GlobAllomeTree, a web-based toolbox and data repository to assess carbon stocks in forests.


 

11/18/15 - The Economist

The Paris climate-change conference needs to be more ambitious

WHEN world leaders went to the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009, it was with a sense of great optimism that it might result in meaningful progress toward global climate and development goals. Those ambitions quickly proved unrealistic. But sentiment now seems to have moved too far in the other direction. As the climate change conference scheduled to take place in December in Paris draws nearer, the goals being set for the conference are far too modest rather than too ambitious.

 

11/18/15 - The NY Times

Britain Calls for Closing of Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

LONDON — The British government on Wednesday called for the closing of all coal-fired power plants in the country by 2025, and proposed that use of the plants be restricted two years before that.

11/13/15 - Climate Action Network

CAN Annual Policy Document: “The Paris Package: A Springboard for Sustained Transformative Change”, November 2015

We need a global transformation across the world to respond to the climate crisis. In the words of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “Human influence on the climate system is clear and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gasses are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.”    – See more at: http://www.climatenetwork.org/publication/can-annual-policy-document-paris-package-springboard-sustained-transformative-change-2#sthash.NsvMxwDZ.dpuf

11/06/15 - USA Today

Obama administration rejects Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced Friday that his administration has rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline project after more than six years of review.

 

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