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Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Climate change fight gets $9.3 billion boost 21.11.2014 Asian Age: International
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin Thursday pledged $9.3 billion (7.4bn euros) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10 billion target. The South Korea-based Green Climate Fund aims to help nations invest in clean energy and green technology and build up defences against rising seas and worsening storms, floods and droughts. German environment minister Gerd Mueller, after co-hosting the donors’ conference, hailed the achievement, saying humanity must fight climate change so “it doesn’t go the way of the dinosaurs”. Hela Cheikhrouhou, the fund’s executive director, praised the “game-changing” pledging conference which had raised a record amount for international climate finance in just five months. She said the money would be spent equally for climate change adaptation and mitigation, especially for the most vulnerable nations, including small island nations and Africa’s poorest countries. Ms Cheikhrouhou said raising the billions had created ...
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Drainage mapping of main cities soon: IMD official 21.11.2014 Ahmedabad News, Ahmedabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
Mapping of drainage will be carried out in all cities of the country as it is necessary if flooding is to be prevented in these places, said LS Rathore, director general of meteorology, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on ...
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Countries pledge $9.3bn for Green Climate Fund 20.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin pledge just short of $10bn target for fund to help developing countries deal with global warming

Thirty countries meeting in Berlin on Thursday pledged $9.3bn for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.

The South Korea-based Green Climate Fund aims to help nations invest in clean energy and green technology and build up defences against rising seas and worsening storms, floods and droughts.

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Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund 20.11.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.
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Can new global fund rescue those worst hit by climate change? 20.11.2014 FirstPost: World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When U.S.

The post Can new global fund rescue those worst hit by climate change? appeared first on Firstpost.

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Bolt from the blue 19.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Bolt from the blue
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Local authority flood defence funding cut by a third next year 19.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

New cuts to councils’ flood budgets in England will leave them under-resourced and ill-prepared, say community groups

Funding for councils to deal with flooding has been slashed by a third by ministers, prompting community groups and Labour to say the government is going backwards on managing flood risk.

Last winter, the wettest on record, saw devastating flooding across the country and forced David Cameron to reverse earlier cuts to flood defence budgets.

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Science Express to be in Thrissur and Kollam 18.11.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
An innovative exhibition on wheels-- Science express Biodiversity special train, which will showcase the exceptional biodiversity of India, will be in Thrissur from November 24-26.
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Centre relaxes forest land norms 18.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Centre relaxes forest land norms
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7 missions form part of climate change plan 18.11.2014 Hindu: Cities
National Steering Committee clears SAPCC, World Bank funding likely
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Drowning kills 372,000 people each year: UN 18.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, Nov 18 : A newly-released World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said Monday.
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Drowning kills 372,000 people each year: UN 18.11.2014 Zee News : World
United Nations: A newly-released World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said Monday.
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Drowning kills 372,000 people each year: UN 18.11.2014 All News-IANS Stories
A newly-released World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said Monday.
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Climate Panel's red alert for all nations 17.11.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-convened panel of the world's scientific community, estimates that in order to have a 66 percent chance of limiting total average warming to less than 2 degree celsius relative to preindustrial levels - a goal widely seen as a threshold beyond which severe changes are far more likely - the world's human population can emit no more than one trillion tons of carbon dioxide, and that we've already emitted more than half that much. Avoiding going over one trillion tons would mean reducing greenhouse-gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050 and slashing them to almost zero by 2100, the report estimates. Shocking estimates Such estimates were first made in 2009 without prompting much in the way of policy changes to reduce emissions. But this is the first time the IPCC has embraced the concept of a global carbon budget in one of its comprehensive sets of assessments, which the panel issues every few years. The IPCC released the synthesis of the fifth set of ...
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Pleasant weather in the city makes locals skip their weekend trips to hill stations 16.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Pleasant weather in the city makes locals skip their weekend trips to hill stations
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How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for wilderness 16.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Racist governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report When Botswanas president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife. According to a Survival International report, launched at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the worlds biggest conservation meeting, the San of the Kalahari are just one among hundreds of tribal peoples who have been evicted or are under threat of expulsion from the worlds 6,000 national parks and 100,000 protected conservation areas, which together are thought to cover nearly 13% of the Earths land ...
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Science Express chugs into Jolarpet 15.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Science Express chugs into Jolarpet
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Lightning strikes may go up due to global warming 15.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Lightning strikes may go up due to global warming
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Barack Obama tells G20 a global climate change deal is possible and vital 15.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

US president says every nation has a responsibility to do its part and overcome old divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global climate agreement next year

G20 Brisbane: follow our live coverage

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Warming will increase lightning by 50%: Experts 15.11.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Warming will increase lightning by 50%: Experts
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