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Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

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Peter Meisen

Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

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Climate action needs to be part of city planning - urban leaders

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Samuel Mintz
People visit the beach on New Year's Day in Durban, South Africa, on January 1, 2014.
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From Durban, South Africa, to West Chester, Pennsylvania, local and municipal governments are trying to do their part to slow the advance of global climate change and adapt their communities to new climate realities, as laid out in the latest IPCC report by scientists this week. ... Read more about Climate action needs to be part of city planning - urban leaders

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Community Resilience Tops U.N.’s Disaster Relief Agenda

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Kalinga Seneviratne
A women-led village council prepares a “social map” of the local community. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS
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BANGKOK, Jun 26 2014 (IPS) - The Bangkok Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific adopted at the close of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) here today emphasised community-based solutions, and reflects a growing global desire to focus more on grassroots actions in the face of catastrophic climate change. ... Read more about Community Resilience Tops U.N.’s Disaster Relief Agenda

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MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Arthur Neslen Sep 18 2013
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 An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.

Jan Vandemoortele told EurActiv that UN member states were becoming “uneasy” about discussions on a framework to replace the MDGs in 15 months time, which are due to begin in New York on 22 September... Read more about MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Poverty Environment Partnership

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Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

This picture gives the reader basic information about two organizations working to bring together members of the private, public, and volunteer sectors (as well as various existing organizatons) in order to create international development strategies and to solve problems. ... Read more about Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

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Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Jonathan Watts
Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20
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Money will be invested in building transport systems that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The world's biggest development banks have made a fundamental investment shift from roads to public transport, under a $175bn (£111bn) initiative to promote buses, trains and cycle lanes that was unveiled on Wednesday at the Rio+20 Earth summit. ... Read more about Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

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Fiona Harvey and Damian Carrington
Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns
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Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels ... Read more about Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

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U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change

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Deborah Zabarenko and Nina Chestney
U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change
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(Reuters) - Representatives from around the world gather in Rio in June to try to hammer out goals for sustainable development at a U.N. conference designed to avoid being tripped up by the intractable issue of climate change.

But there is concern in the lead-up to the conference, known as Rio+20 or the Earth Summit, that it risks ending up as all talk and little action. ... Read more about U.N. sustainable development summit shifts from climate change

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