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IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

The Guardian, April 13, 2014

Damian Carrington

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth

Step up action to curb global warming, or risks rise: U.N.

Reuters, April 13, 2014

Alister Doyle

(Reuters) - A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air.

U.N.: Time Is Running Out for Climate-Change Action

Time, April 13, 2014

Sam Frizell

Experts appointed by the U.N. has said immediate action is necessary to halt the worst effects of climate change. A worldwide push over the next 15 years is the only way to avoid the disastrous effects

Cities on frontline of climate change struggle

BBC News, April 11, 2014

By Paul Rincon

Half of the world's population now lives in cities, and this proportion is set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. Yet cities are particularly vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change precisely because their locations are fixed.

EPA defends enforcement plan to focus on biggest polluters

Reuters, April 10, 2014

Valerie Volcovici

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to focus on cracking down on just the largest polluters will deliver "lasting returns" to the American public, its top enforcement official said on Thursday.

Latvia backs Poland’s idea to set up EU energy union

Itar-Tass, April 9, 2014


WARSAW, April 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Latvia has spoken in favour of Poland’s idea to create a European energy union, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma told a joint news conference with Polish head of government Donald Tusk on Wednesday.

UN launches decade-long initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

United Nations News Centre, April 9, 2014

9 April 2014 – The United Nations launched to the business community today the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.

Climate panel debates global warming strategy in Berlin

AFP, April 7, 2014

Government envoys and scientists gathered under the UN banner in Berlin Monday to hammer out a list of options for curbing carbon emissions driving dangerous climate change.

Fresh from issuing its starkest-ever warning about the impacts of global warming on Earth's weather system, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet until Friday to vet the choices meant to inform policymakers.

UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

AP, April 7, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.

Time running out to meet global warming target - U.N. report

Reuters, April 6, 2014

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

  • Tough action needed to keep temperatures below 2C goal
  • End dependence on high-polluting fossil fuels by 2050-IPCC
  • Governments, scientists to meet in Berlin to approve draft