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UN climate report a 'wakeup' for entrepreneurs

A new UN report tackling greenhouse-gas emissions should serve as a "wakeup call" for entrepreneurs, especially in the energy sector, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. "We've already had wakeup call after wakeup call about climate science. This report is a wakeup call about global economic opportunity we can seize today," he said of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report issued in Berlin. mlr/ri/bfm

UN climate report a 'wakeup' for entrepreneurs

A new UN report tackling greenhouse-gas emissions should serve as a "wakeup call" for entrepreneurs, especially in the energy sector, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. "We've already had wakeup call after wakeup call about climate science. This report is a wakeup call about global economic opportunity we can seize today," he said of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report issued in Berlin.

'Great opportunities' from climate change: Iceland PM

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said Wednesday that climate change will create "great opportunities" for the Nordic island nation in the future. "There will be water shortages, energy will be more expensive, there will be land shortages so it is predicted that food prices will rise in the foreseeable future," he told public broadcaster RUV.

Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, flood and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change. Left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions may cost trillions of dollars in damage to property and ecosystems and in bills for shoring up climate defences, it said. The report said the impact of climate change was already being felt and would increase with every additional degree that temperatures rose.

Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change. "Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said. ri-hih/hg/jw

Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change. "Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said. ri-hih/hg/jw

Dubai donors pledge $11 mn for UN-led 'green' economy push

Donors at a Dubai conference on Tuesday pledged over $11 million in support for a UN-led initiative to push for green economies through sharing expertise and technology with developing nations. The Partnership for Action on a Green Economy, launched by the UN in 2013, tries to help countries "transition towards greener and more inclusive economies," as per the Rio+20 Declaration two years ago.

U.N. scientific panel blames mankind ever more clearly for warming

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Top climate scientists blamed mankind more clearly than ever as the main cause of global warming in a report on Friday meant to guide governments in dealing with rising temperatures, delegates said. "It's been accepted," Jonathan Lynn, spokesman for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told reporters.

UN says trade in environment-friendly products to almost triple to $2.2 trillion by 2020

GENEVA - The U.N.'s environment agency says the global market for low-carbon and environment-friendly goods and services is projected to almost triple to $2.2 trillion by 2020. The U.N. Environment Program says trade in organic food and beverages is likely to reach $105 billion by 2015, up from $62.9 billion in 2011. Seafood farmed according to certified sustainability standards is forecast to rise to $1.25 billion from $300 million in 2008.

Reformed UN formula for making planet greener to get first test

* UNEP annual meeting to open to all nations, up from 58 * Reforms seek to widen authority in tackling green issues By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - A new United Nations plan to involve all nations in marshalling science to fix environmental problems ranging from toxic chemicals to climate change will be put to the test from Monday at talks in Nairobi.
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