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Ban Ki-moon Bats for New Global Climate Change Agreement by 2015

Warsaw(ABC Live):20 November 2013 – The top United Nations official today called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015. “This can do more than anything to unlock the huge investment necessary for climate change adaptation and mitigation,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a …

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Poorest Countries Finalize Comprehensive Set of Plans to Deal with Inevitable Impacts of Climate Change

Warsaw, 14 November (ABC Live): As governments meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, the poorest countries of the world have finalized a comprehensive set of plans to deal with the inevitable impacts of climate change, assisted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Environment Facility and other UN agencies. All 48 Least …

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Year 2013 in Top Ten Warmest Years of Modern World:WMO

Geneva, 13 November 2013(ABC Live)” The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The first nine months, January to September, tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest such period on record, with a global land and ocean surface temperature of about …

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IAEA Bats for Nuclear Energy Role in Mitigating Climate Change at Global Climate Change Conference

Vienna (ABC Live):The role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change and the role of nuclear technologies in protecting the environment, including the oceans, will be the focus of IAEA’s outreach at the global climate change conference that began on 11 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP-19) brings together representatives from the 194 countries party to …

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World Meteorological Organization Confirms 32 percent Hike in Radiative Forcing During 1990-2012

Geneva (ABC Live): – The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was …

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Widens to 24.0 Million Square Kilometers on 16 September 2013

Geneva (ABC Live): The area of the annually recurring Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak at 24.0 million square kilometers on 16 September according to data from NASA. This is more than in 2012 and 2010, but less than in 2011. The World Meteorological Organization’s newest Antarctic Ozone Bulletin said the ozone hole area averaged over the ten last days of September …

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World Meteorological Organization Aims Living with Disability and Disaster on International Day for Disaster Reduction

Geneva (ABC Live): The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) joins with the global community in marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October, which this year focuses on living with disability and disaster. An estimated 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) said its new global survey showed why persons living …

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Warsaw to Host Climate Change Conference in November 2013

ABC Live: The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place from 11 to 22 November. The conference will be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. Provisional agenda and annotations Note by the …

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