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Source: Gulf Times - HE the Minister of Business and Trade, Sheikh Jassim bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani said yesterday that the UN Conference on Trade and Development was furnishing an ample opportunity to continue contribution to global efforts towards sustained development.
Source: AFP - A prize-winning, super energy saving LED bulb from Dutch electronics giant Philips, said to last over 20 years, went on sale online and in stores Sunday to coincide with Earth Day.
Source: AFP - The Arctic Ocean could be a significant contributor of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, scientists reported on Sunday.
Source: Financial Times - The chief executive of BASF, the worlds biggest chemical maker by sales, has warned the European Union that it risks undermining the continents industrial competitiveness if it tampers with the emissions trading scheme.
Source: The Hindu - How many of us (who own two-wheelers) can spend a day without using the vehicle? Bangalore, which has a large population of two-wheelers, is rated as one of the more polluted cities in the country.
Source: IDN - The international community acknowledged Germany's commitment to sustainable development as representatives of about 100 countries, gathered in Panama City at the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), decided on April 19 to base the global research body's Secretariat in Bonn.
Source: AFP - UN chief Ban Ki-moon made a call to double global consumption of renewable energy over the next two decades in order to ensure sustainable economic development.
Source: DNA - The civil society members came down heavily on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which was agreed upon under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol, saying it had failed to achieve its dual objectives of reducing emissions and contributing to sustainable development.
Source: BusinessGreen - UNFCCC unveils scheme to help fund green projects in the world's least developed countries
Source: AFP - Climate change will more than quadruple US corn prices in years of peak volatility, environmental scientists said on Sunday.
Source: BusinessGreen - The EU is investigating whether a Chinese plan to funnel revenues from a passenger tax on international flights towards emissions reduction initiatives is sufficient to exempt the country's airlines from the bloc's own carbon reduction laws.
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Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to travel to Washington D.C. to attend a meeting on Friday with World Bank finance ministers, UN spokesman told reporters here Thursday.
Source: Viet Nam News - Communities, despite playing a vital role in climate change adaptation, did not have their own voice in major dialogues, prompting a change in the way we should communicate about climate change.
Source: Telegraph - A committee of EU politicians is attempting to argue that climate change is a feminist issue.
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Source: Xinhua - A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that China hopes negotiations for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol will be completed at the year-end Conference of the Parties meeting in Doha.
Source: Dow Jones - The European Union's executive body will seek to slow the release of new permits on to the EU carbon market, the EU Climate Chief said Thursday, a move that could boost the sagging EU emissions trading market.
Source: Reuters - A European Commission plan to boost the carbon market is unfeasible and could bankrupt Polish companies, Poland's environment minister said on Thursday.
Source: AFP - Slovenian adventurer Matevz Lenarcic successfully concluded a 100-day eco-friendly trip around the world on Thursday in an ultra-light plane boasting super-low fuel mileage.