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Lima climate talks: Setting the ground for a Paris agreement in 2015

Business Standard (India), November 28, 2014

Nitin Sethi  |  New Delhi  

A 17-member government delegation, led by environment minister Prakash Javadekar, is set to negotiate at the coming United Nations (UN) climate change talks at Lima, Peru. Even as the government draws up the formal strategy, which needs Cabinet approval, some of the negotiators have left forLima to begin talks with partner countries before the formal fortnight-long negotiations begin on December 1.

Plastics to be banned from European landfill

EurActiv, November 27, 2014

Plastic packaging is often criticised for the pollution it causes, but if treated properly, it can also help to save resources and energy. The plastics sector is campaigning to put an end to the disposal of plastics in landfill. EurActiv France reports

Gulf states resist EU-led cuts to ozone-depleting refrigerant

EurActiv, November 26, 2014

The EU has released its first quotas for HFCs as part of a plan to phase out the refrigeration gasses. There is broad global consensus on the subject, but oil-producing countries in the Gulf region are holding up an international agreement. EurActiv France reports

New Carbon Market Most Important in Climate Deal, U.K. Says

Bloomberg, November 26, 2014

By Mathew Carr  

A new carbon market that will spur emerging nations to cut emissions is the key element of next year’s planned global climate accord, a U.K. official said.

Germany cuts coal to reach climate targets

Deutsche Welle, November 25, 2014

Germany wants to reduce coal power to achieve its climate goal - and send a positive signal to the climate summit in Peru in early December. The government is planning new legislation.

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

New York Times, November 25, 2014

By CORAL DAVENPORT

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death.

Russia's Rate of Global Warming Twice as High as World Average

The Moscow Times, November 25, 2014

Russia is heating up 2.5 times faster than the rest of the world, but may yet stand to benefit from it, the country's chief meteorologist said in comments carried by the Interfax news agency

China insists rich nations must do more at Lima climate meeting

AFP, November 25, 2014

Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said on Tuesday, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month.

Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank

Reuters, November 23, 2014

BY ALISTER DOYLE

(Reuters) - Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.

Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

Reuters, November 23, 2014

BY ALISTER DOYLE

(Reuters) - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures.