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Moody's: Fiji's credit profile supported by continued improvements in economic and institutional strength; remains vulnerable to climate events

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: EconoNews - Moody's Investors Service says that Fiji's (Ba3 stable) credit profile is supported by continuing improvements in the country's economic and institutional strength, aided by political stability

UN Head Appoints Thomson As Special Envoy For The Ocean

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Fiji Sun Online - The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has acknowledged the appointment of Peter Thomson as the new United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean

Big investors take aim at banks over climate change risk

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Financial Times - A coalition of institutional investors managing more than $1tn in assets is demanding that 60 of the world’s largest banks take action to protect the world from the threat of catastrophic damage due to climate change

Study: Asia's Glaciers Face Massive Melt From Global Warming

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: US News & World Report - Scientists say a third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if global warming stays below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Scientists: Future of Oldest Tree Species on Earth in Peril

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: NY Times - The bristlecone pine tree, famous for its wind-beaten, gnarly limbs and having the longest lifespan on Earth, is losing a race to the top of mountains throughout the Western United States, putting future generations in peril, researchers said Wednesday.

Scientists fund, other Korean investors in $665 mn Japan solar power plant deal

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Korea Economic Daily - Korea Scientists and Engineers Mutual-aid Association (SEMA) and other South Korean institutional investors will invest an aggregate 150 billion won ($133 million) in acquiring a Japanese solar power project, in a deal worth 750 billion won ($665 million) involving debt.

Coal's problem is not climate change: Kemp

14. September 2017 - 15:59
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Experts discuss role of urban forests as protector from climate change

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Korea Herald - Seeking global partnerships to fight climate change, representatives from 17 countries gathered in Seoul on Wednesday to make city lives safe and sustainable by sharing ideas and policies on urban forests.

Barnard Endowment Switches Manager to Help It Avoid Climate Deniers

14. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Bloomberg - Barnard College is replacing its money manager, Investure LLC, with another firm that will help the $286 million endowment divest from fossil fuel companies that thwart efforts to address the impact of climate change

EU Parliament exempts foreign airlines from carbon tax until 2020

14. September 2017 - 15:59
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Scores of bird species could disappear due to climate change, study finds

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Boston Globe - Not even the state bird appears to be safe from climate change. The black-capped chickadee, which inhabits nearly every corner of Massachusetts, is among scores of birds that are likely to disappear from parts or all of the state by 2050 as temperatures continue to warm, according to a new report by Mass Audubon, a conservation group.

Obama's Solar Goal Has Been Met, Trump's Energy Department Brags

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Bloomberg - The Trump administration announced Tuesday that former President Barack Obama’s goal of slashing the cost of solar power has been achieved early, taking credit for milestone even though the new administration is skeptical of renewable power.

As Climate Threats Grow Clearer, Risk-Lowering Investment Is Crucial: Bankers

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Jakarta Post - London. As worsening mega-storms, floods and droughts claim more lives and cause billions of dollars in damage around the world, recognition of the need to act quickly to curb climate change is growing, banking experts say.

Eurelectric: EU carbon market reform ‘won’t get us to 2050’

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: EurActiv - The energy transition requires deep CO2 emissions cuts of 80-95% across the economy by 2050, says Kristian Ruby. “And the current proposal won’t get us there,” he told EURACTIV.com as three-way talks to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme get underway.

As climate change losses mount, it's time to talk about liability and compensation

13. September 2017 - 15:59
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Pacific Health Ministers give support for COP23 Presidency

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Fiji Sun Online - The Pacific Health Ministers have extended their strong support of Fiji’s Presidency of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP-23, to be held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to 17, 2017. This is an important event for the Pacific as it provides a platform for Pacific countries to advocate for strong health leadership in the Paris Agreement.

Top White House Official to Discuss Climate Change at U.N.

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: NY Times - Gary D. Cohn, the chief White House economic adviser, is convening senior climate and energy ministers from about a dozen nations in advance of next week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

Beyoncé Speaks Out About Climate Change as Stevie Wonder Calls Out Global Warming Deniers

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Ppeople - Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder made their feelings on climate change clear to viewers of the star-studded Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon on Tuesday.

Climate Refugees Confronted With The Effects Of Rising Seas

13. September 2017 - 15:59
Source: Huffington Post - The global sea level rose about eight inches in the last century. The rate in the last twenty years, however, is nearly double that of the last century.

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