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Climate change

IPCC to release vital report ahead of climate talks

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to release its synthesis report, the last installment in a series of reports under the Fifth Assessment Report (AR 5) cycle, on November 2 following week-long negotiations in Copenhagen.

Should HFCs be dealt under Montreal Protocol or Kyoto Protocol?

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
The United Nations Climate Change Conference that was held in Bonn last week became a debating ground on whether hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—the climate-damaging refrigerant gases—should be treated as short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) under Kyoto Protocol or be phased out under

EU countries agree to cut 40 per cent emissions by 2030

Issue Date: Oct 27, 2014
In a new climate change pact agreed on Friday, twenty eight countries of the European Union have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

Pastoral community in Kenya at high risk from climate change

Issue Date: Oct 21, 2014
Extreme weather events such as drought, torrential rains and floods are making life hard for the pastoral community in Kenya. This group is particularly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change because of their low adaptability to unpredictable weather patterns.
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