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EU countries dilute draft law capping food-based biofuels

EurActiv, March 25, 2015

The European Parliament is losing the battle on limiting the use of food-based biofuels, after it made major concessions to member states following negotiations with the Council, according to a leaked document seen by EurActiv.

UN climate chief joins alumni calling on Swarthmore to divest from fossil fuels

Guardian, March 24, 2015

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Christiana Figueres calls on Swarthmore College in a letter to ‘play its part in history’ and rid its investments of fossil fuels that cause climate change

UN chief stresses need to mitigate climate change patterns

New Kerala, March 24, 2015

With extreme weather and changing climatic patterns taking a heavier toll on the planet, mitigating and adapting to them remains "among the great tests of our time,"Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, as he stressed the need for timely, reliable information to further strengthen resilience.

Tackling climate change and ending poverty must go hand in hand, says Lord Stern

BusinessGreen, March 23, 2015

By Jessica Shankleman

New paper warns that splitting overseas aid and climate finance is 'deeply damaging'

World Water Day 2015: UN calls for global unity in pursuit of better water access for all

New Kerala, March 23, 2015

As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in "a spirit of urgent cooperation" to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today.

Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact'

BBC News, March 22, 2015

Climate change could have a "huge impact" on China, reducing crop yields and harming the environment, the country's top weather scientist has warned, in a rare official admission.

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from forests drop by a quarter: U.N.

Thomson Reuters Foundation, March 21, 2015

By Chris Arsenault

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yearly carbon emissions from the world's forests have dropped by more than 25 percent in the last 15 years, a U.N. agency said on Friday.

Earth Hour to be marked on March 28

Gulf News, March 19, 2015 

Conscious use of lights as well as water are crucial to fighting climate change

COP 21 national contributions behind schedule, France warns

EurActiv, March 19, 2015

The countries involved in the COP 21 climate negotiations in Paris this year are running late with the submission of their national plans, which are due by the end of March. France has forced the subject onto the EU summit agenda this week to encourage its European partners to prod the late-comers into action. EurActiv France reports

U.N. forum adopts seven goals to mitigate disaster risks

Kyodo, March 19, 2015

SENDAI – The U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction ended Thursday, making the first move to set specific goals and a time frame to mitigate the risks and damage of disasters amid the increasing threat posed by climate change.