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Climate talks off on the rocky road to Paris

15 Dec 14 - A deal struck in Lima between 196 nations today leaves open the possibility of saving the planet from dangerous overheating. But its critics say the prospects of success are now slim.

Carbon trade in Beijing tops 100 million yuan

15 Dec 14 - Carbon trade volume in Beijing has reached 105 million yuan ($NZ21.8 million) since a carbon emissions trading scheme was launched in the city a year ago.

WORLD WEB: Meet the world’s greatest climate wrecker … Australia

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15 Dec 14 - * Welcome to Planet Oz: Julie Bishop’s speech to Lima climate talks * Change of heart: Abbott government commits $200m to Green Climate Fund * Cutting carbon a good business opportunity, private sector told * EU court nails Austria, Poland over breaches to green energy rules * Scots' renewable energy offsets a million tonnes of CO2 every month * How to harvest energy from everything that moves

Our new energy mix is a game-changer, says India

15 Dec 14 - While the political spotlight focused on the world’s two biggest polluters − China and the US − in the run-up to the Lima climate talks, pressure is mounting on India to set emissions targets to help to prevent the planet overheating.

Ocean heat drives surge to global warming record

8 Dec 14 - It’s official, even though it won’t be conclusive for a few months yet: if present trends continue, 2014 will be one of the hottest years on record − and quite possibly the hottest of them all.

WORLD WEB: 'They say that in 30 years maybe Kiribati will disappear'

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8 Dec 14 - * Adapting to a warmer climate could cost almost three times as much as thought, says UN report * German government approves €80 billion climate package * Local buddy scheme to help boost renewables and energy efficiency * Gobal emissions scheme talks renewed * Major new study confirms wind farms do not harm human health

Australia should export more ideas and fewer greenhouse emissions

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8 Dec 14 - As climate negotiators meet at the US-China climate deal United Nations' Lima summit, which comes hot on the heels of the landmark


Lima climate talks ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

1 Dec 14 - A new round of talks in Lima is an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, says a top UN official.

Cities key to economic growth and fighting climate crisis

Lima ... seven million and growing.

1 Dec 14 - How cities develop will be critical to achieve economic growth and tackle climate change, according to a new series of studies.

How climate fund pledges stack up to what's needed

1 Dec 14 - By ELIZABETH DOUGLASS.- Depending on who you ask, the $9.6 billion in pledges for the Green Climate Fund is either a woeful start or an encouraging sign that wealthy nations are serious about helping...

WORLD WEB: Plastics to be banned from European landfill

1 Dec 14 - * Pope Francis backs global efforts to tackle climate change * Medical students to be taught how to cope with impacts of climate change * EU agrees on law to make ships measure CO2 emissions *...

Why Australian investment in renewable energy has stalled

1 Dec 14 - Investment in Australia's renewable energy sector in the year to September 2014 was down 70 per cent on investment during the previous 12 months.

Sydney's green energy plans impress judges

1 Dec 14 - The City of Sydney’s Renewable Energy Master Plan- including plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 - has scooped the prestigious European Solar Prize 2014 award for excellence...

Obama pledge gets dollars flowing into climate fund

24 Nov 14 - It was quite a week for those waiting for some action on climate change.

Investors slow to take up climate change fight

24 Nov 14 - Global investment in climate change reduction has fallen for the second year in a row, a drop of $28 billion from 2012, and far below estimates of what is needed, according to new research

Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth

24 Nov 14 - International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world’s nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C.

WORLD WEB: Toyota hopes to recreate Prius success with hydrogen-powered Mirai

24 Nov 14 - * Next president could make or break US climate plans * Industry shock as marine energy leader Pelamis to call in administrators * Germany’s climate targets unattainable with dirty coal power,...

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks

24 Nov 14 - Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns the United Nations.

Court rules Britain must clean up air pollution

24 Nov 14 - The UK government will be forced to urgently clean up illegal air pollution in British cities following a ruling in the European court of justice.


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Environment projects win financial boost

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25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

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CRL Energy wins environment award

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