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2050 Climate Adaptation Costs: $500B a Year

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By 2050, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could balloon to $500 billion a year, five times greater than previous estimates, warns a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Germany Joins Asian Bank for Climate Action

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The Government of Germany and the Asian Development Bank Monday announced their intention to launch an Asia Climate Finance Facility (ACliFF) in 2017. The announcement came on the first day of the ADB’s 49th Annual Meeting, the first ever held in Germany, the bank’s biggest European shareholder.

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Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

“There is a growing sense of inevitability about putting a price on carbon pollution,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the eve of the April 22 signing ceremony at UN Headquarters of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

As Earth Day approaches its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Earth Day Network has set five major goals. Planting trees is the first; this year volunteers plan to plant 7.8 billion trees. Valuable as it is, tree planting is not the only global push planned for Earth Day.

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Jury Still Out on Carbon Capture & Storage

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Since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached in December, preventing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere has become a top priority for many governments, utilities and private individuals who believe climate change to be the major problem of this generation.

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Hydricity: Zero Emission 24/7 Solar-Water Power

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American and Swiss researchers are proposing a new integrated “hydricity” concept – one that generates electricity with solar energy and also produces and stores hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power generation whether the sun is shining or not.

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Gates Funds Climate-Smart Rice Development

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Climate change-ready rice seeds of several varieties have reached millions of farmers in Asia and Africa under a forward-looking program known as Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia, or STRASA.

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Cement CEO’s Rise to the Climate Challenge

ENS Post for this week_ Cement CEOs Rise to the Climate Challenge

Cement production accounts for about five percent of all human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions worldwide. Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the cement industry has set a goal of reducing its emissions 25 percent by 2030.

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Global Climate Consensus Forged in Paris

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“The Paris Agreement on climate change is a monumental triumph for people and planet,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as delegates from 195 countries approved the world’s first universal pact to take common climate action.

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