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China works for 'win-win' climate plan, poised for U.N. pledge

Reuters, June 30, 2015

By Barbara Lewis and Robin Emmott

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials.

UN Chief: Climate negotiations moving at a ’snail’s pace’

Associated Press, June 29, 2015

By Edith M. Lederer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

EU ministers set to call for ambitious Paris climate deal, say reports

Business Green, June 29, 2015

By Jessica Shankleman

Draft text leaked as China and EU prepare for joint climate change declaration

China plays critical role in global climate actions: UN climate chief

Xinhua, June 28, 2015

BERLIN, June 28 (Xinhua) -- China has always had a critical role in global efforts to address climate change, and made contributions to renewable energy development, said United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres in a recent interview with Xinhua.

Redford: Time to step up game on climate change

CNN News, June 28, 2015

By Robert Redford

(CNN)On Monday, I'll have the honor of addressing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and representatives from 193 countries gathered at U.N. headquarters in New York to call for immediate action on global climate change.

Top consumer brands pledge to halve food waste by 2025

Reuters, June 25, 2015

 

  • Industry group of 400 retailers, brands signs up to pledge
  • A third of all food produced is wasted
  • Hopes to reduce water usage, minimise climate change impact
  • France cracks down on supermarkets

Big oil companies must work harder on climate, says U.N.

Reuters, June 25, 2015

By Susanna Twidale

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Oil companies should urgently intensify their efforts to fight climate change, the United Nations climate chief said in a letter replying to six European firms.

Severe weather linked more strongly to global warming

Nature, June 24, 2015

Jeff Tollefson

Climatologists propose different approach to detect human role in extreme events.

China puts $7.7tr price tag on its Paris climate plan

Financial Review, June 24, 2015

by Valerie Volcovici and David Brunnstrom

It will cost China over $7.7 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said.

Climate pressures threaten political stability - security experts

Reuters, June 24, 2015

BY LAURIE GOERING

LONDON, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Politically fragile countries face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned.