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11/27/2015 04:47 PM
Canada ups climate pledge for developing countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the gala dinner of the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting on November 27, 2015 in Attard, MaltaCanada on Friday pledged nearly two billion US dollars over five years to help developing countries fight climate change, just days before a major Paris conference on the environment. "Canada is committed to ambitious action on climate change and is focused on the economic opportunities of our environment and creating the clean jobs of tomorrow," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office said in a statement. Trudeau was participating in a Commonwealth summit in Malta before heading to the French capital for the UN-sponsored climate conference.

11/27/2015 04:43 PM
Commonwealth sets up $1 billion green finance facility

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (R) delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 27, 2015Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat unveiled Friday a new $1 billion Commonwealth Green Finance Facility to support environmental projects within the 53-nation bloc as the race against climate change intensifies. The CGFF will start with a working group, bringing together representatives from countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, Malaysia and Nigeria, and financial companies including HSBC and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the facility said in a statement. The project was announced during the first day of the 2015 Commonwealth summit, which is being seen as a stepping stone towards a UN climate conference in Paris on Monday.

11/27/2015 04:37 PM
Hollande fears handful could block climate summit

French President Francois Hollande is pictured November 27, 2015 at the "Hotel des Invalides" in ParisFrench President Francois Hollande called on all countries to back a UN climate deal at talks opening in Paris on Monday, but said he feared "a few" nations could derail the process. Speaking at the Commonwealth summit in Malta, where leaders from the 53-country organisation were seeking common ground on the issue, Hollande said it was mankind's duty to reach an "ambitious" accord so that global warming was tamed. The negotiations are taking place under the banner of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a 195-nation forum where decisions are adopted by consensus.

11/27/2015 03:51 PM
Canada backs U.S.: climate deal should not be legally binding

Canada's PM Trudeau looks on at the start of the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in VallettaBy David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Friday backed the U.S. approach to major climate change talks in Paris, saying any carbon reduction targets agreed at the negotiations should not be legally binding. The announcement by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna could irritate host nation France, which wants any deal to be enforceable.

11/27/2015 03:33 PM
Bill Gates is launching a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is set to reveal a massive clean energy project on Monday, during the first day of the United Nations climate change summit in Paris. According to Reuters, which originally ...
11/27/2015 03:29 PM
The Latest: 3nd body found after North Texas floods
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather hitting parts of the U.S. on Black Friday (all times local):
11/27/2015 03:27 PM
Ice, snow and rain pound central U.S., at least three dead, one missing
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and another missing in Texas after being caught in high waters caused by a storm system that brought snow, ice and torrential rain to an area stretching from New Mexico to Illinois, officials said on Friday. The system is expected to dump as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain through the weekend in parts of North Texas, coat the Lubbock area in ice and drop up to a foot (30 cms) of snow in northern parts of New Mexico, the National Weather Service said.
11/27/2015 02:58 PM
Climate pledges, mass marches ahead of UN summit

People march along a road during a rally calling for action on climate change in Melbourne on November 27, 2015Billions of dollars in environmental aid were announced Friday as cities worldwide prepared for marches to pressure leaders heading for Paris to negotiate a historic pact to tame global warming. In Ottawa, the Canadian government announced climate funding of 2.65 billion Canadian dollars ($1.98 billion. 1.87 billion euros) over the next five years, while the 53-nation Commonwealth bloc agreed to set up a billion-dollar "Green Finance Facility" for environmental projects.

11/27/2015 02:50 PM
Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate,

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Differences between the two parties on energy and climate issues are stark and suggest sharp contrasts in how Republicans and Democrats will address energy and environmental issues depending on who wins the White House next November. Republicans unanimously support the recently rejected Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, for instance, while Democrats oppose it. Republicans agree on lifting the 40-year export oil ban, a stance Democrats oppose. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.

11/27/2015 02:25 PM
World Leaders Build Momentum For Paris Climate Talks

World Leaders Build Momentum For Paris Climate TalksBritish Prime Minister David Cameron pledged over 20 million pounds in international aid on Friday to help small island states deal with the effects of climate change.Cameron also committed 5.6 million pounds to island nations to help them manage natural resources and combat pollution, Bloomberg reported. The prime minister made the...

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