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Source: Reuters - Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell most of its Canadian oil sands assets for $8.5 billion, the latest international oil major to withdraw from the costly and carbon-heavy projects.
Source: Phys.org - Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future. But a new study in the journal Global Environmental Change shows that when ineffective institutions and political instability limit investment in agriculture climate change would have greater impacts on regional food security.
Source: Business Standard - Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented mass coral bleaching for the second consecutive year, scientists said today, adding that the corals do not have enough time to fully recover from last year's extreme heat event.
Source: SME Times - Even if the US pulls out of the Paris Agreement, as President Donald Trump has threatened to do, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will bank on India, China and the European Union (EU) and India for the success of the accord, which aims to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, if now below 1.5 degrees Celsius, above pre-industrial levels by 2100 its top administrator has said.
Source: Bloomberg - Finance ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of the Group of 20 economies may scale back a robust pledge for their governments to combat climate change, ceding efforts to the private sector.
Source: Climate Home - Government official tells Climate Home that carbon trading is big challenge for China. We would like to use a different kind of economic instrument
Source: EurActiv - In sectors like aviation where decarbonisation options are limited, there is a strategic advantage in encouraging the use of biofuels, a European Commission official has said.
Source: Reuters - Climate change is not a driving force behind migration today but it could be in the future, residents in four European countries believe.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Understanding better how women are affected by disasters, economic shocks and other crises is key to helping their communities ride out pressures including climate change, a top resilience expert says.
Source: Fiji Times - CAREFUL management of essential global resources like the oceans is a key feature of a sustainable future in the Pacific region.
Source: Manila Times - THE World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday highlighted what the Philippines has done so far to enhance its economic and financial response to climate change at the kickoff of the three-day Vulnerable 20 Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation held at the ADB headquarters.
Source: Arab News - The German Embassy will host a presentation on climate friendly industry on March 12 at the residen2ce of German ambassador in the Diplomatic Quarters of the Saudi capital.
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Source: The Islander - Kangaroo Island is set to hold the 15th Islands of the World Conference in July the first to be held on South Australian soil.
Source: Fiji Sun Online - Fiji and Norway have explored mutual co-operation in the renewable energy sector at a meeting in Suva
Source: Guardian - The citizens of four major European countries think the impacts of climate change such as severe floods and storms are already affecting them, according to a major new polling study.
Source: Guardian - The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show.