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Carbon market pays off: €89m to fund French projects

EurActiv, July 14, 2014

For the first time ever, the sale of carbon credits will finance projects that help tackle climate change. The EU Commission will fund 19 projects, two of which are in France. EurActiv France reports.

UN report: economic growth and decarbonisation ‘two sides of same coin'

EurActiv, July 11, 2014

The deep decarbonisation of developed economies, such as the EU, can go along with economic growth, according to a report published by the United Nations this week.

Global warming requires more frequent rethink of 'normal' weather: U.N.

Reuters, July 10, 2014

Alister Doyle

The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday.

Zero carbon and economic growth can go together, UN study says

 Guardian, July 10, 2014

Oliver Milman

The top 15 emitter countries could make deep cuts to emissions while also tripling economic output, according to the study

US, China take small steps toward fighting climate change, but differ on global plan

Associated Press, July 9, 2014

By LOUISE WATT

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.

UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

Guardian, July 8, 2014

Suzanne Goldenberg

Report is the first of its kind to prescribe concrete actions that the biggest 15 economies must take to keep warming below 2C

U.N. climate talks more advanced second time around, says former head

Reuters, July 8, 2014

BY BEN GARSIDE

(Reuters) - U.N. climate negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer told Reuters.

Clean energy takes centre stage in China as national interests evolve

South China Morning Post, July 7, 2014

David Fullbrook says security and pollution are drivers behind a shift towards renewables

Is the EU's emissions trading plan on its deathbed?

EurActiv, July 4, 2014

The future of the directorate-general for climate hangs on the line. What will the next European Commission do on emissions trading? They'll surely need to think outside the box, argues Jason Anderson.

EU seeks uniform regulation of hormonally active substances

EurActiv, July 4, 2014

Hormonally active substances have been blamed for conditions like infertility and cancer, but they can still be found in pesticides and every-day products like food packaging and cosmetics, causing the EU to discuss uniform regulation and attempt to balance consumer fears and economic interests. EurActiv Germany reports