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That should keep us all awake   UNFCCC Headlines: Official Wants Frozen to Teach Kids About Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: 44 cities energizing the charge against climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate change: How to recruit the insurance industry for the battle   UNFCCC Headlines: Hong Kong religious leaders voice climate change alarm   UNFCCC Headlines: Head of UN climate talks: ‘the pain in the shoe is not great enough’ for businesses to take action   UNFCCC Headlines: U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014   UNFCCC Headlines: Countdown to catastrophe: Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight   UNFCCC Headlines: Green Bonds Are Changing Investor Expectations & Making Sustainable Investing Easier   UNFCCC Headlines: UNEP: Financial system must capitalise on 'momentous year' for sustainable development   UNFCCC Headlines: Helen Clark: ‘Davos must look at how war and climate change affect poverty’   UNFCCC Headlines: Senate: Climate Change Is Real; Humans' Role, Maybe Not   UNFCCC Headlines: Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June   UNFCCC Headlines: Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax'   UNFCCC Headlines: Davos 2015: climate change makes a comeback   UNFCCC Headlines: Everyday climate change – in pictures   UNFCCC Headlines: Philippine Environment Secretary hopes for action vs climate change after Papal visit   UNFCCC Headlines: US-India Climate Change Talks Could Pave Way For Billions In Clean Energy Investments But Not Carbon Emissions Goals   UNFCCC Headlines: The Countries That Are Most (And Least) Prepared For Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: A Year of Opportunity to Combat Climate Change -- and Transform Economies: World Bank President   UNFCCC Headlines: Environment Agency pension fund tells oil groups to go green   UNFCCC Headlines: Call For Nation To Be Forceful On Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: Falling oil prices not all that bad for environment: Climate experts   UNFCCC Headlines: Kiribati call for climate change attention at rights review   UNFCCC Headlines: EU politicians seek to revive sluggish carbon market   UNFCCC Headlines: India calls for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: Global climate fund on US Republicans' budget hit list (Analysis)   UNFCCC Headlines: Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust   UNFCCC Headlines: China cuts energy intensity by 4.8 pct in 2014   UNFCCC Headlines: Food diversity under siege from global warming, UN says   UNFCCC Headlines: Rural farmers coping with climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: Obama's State of the Union could ramp up climate fight with Republicans   UNFCCC Headlines: Future looks green as cost of renewables falls   UNFCCC Headlines: Papal text says man betrays God by destroying the environment   UNFCCC Headlines: Last year was Earth's hottest on record, U.S. scientists say   UNFCCC Headlines: UN chief appoints Janos Pasztor as adviser on climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: Costing the climate: Four ways to price carbon   UNFCCC Headlines: At Abu Dhabi climate meeting, presenters insist changes must be made   UNFCCC Headlines: Clean tech primed to realise private equity promise   UNFCCC Headlines: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to preside climate panel meet today   UNFCCC Headlines: Finance the missing piece in green growth puzzle: Achim Steiner   UNFCCC Headlines: EDITORIAL from the Korea Herald   UNFCCC Headlines: Kenya: Tourism to Suffer in Dry Weather - UN   UNFCCC Headlines: Russia's forests overlooked in climate change fight   UNFCCC Headlines: Pope on Climate Change: Man Has 'Slapped Nature in the Face'   UNFCCC Headlines: Humans push planet beyond boundaries towards "danger zone" - study   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate change, extinctions signal Earth in danger zone: study   UNFCCC Headlines: Malala heads youth call for action on poverty and climate in 2015   UNFCCC Headlines: EU plans diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Does climate change exist? The Senate is about to let us know   UNFCCC Headlines: Engaging with oil companies on climate change is futile, admits leading UK environmentalist   UNFCCC Headlines: 5 things to know about Obama's next climate move: methane   UNFCCC Headlines: Sea level rise quickens more than thought in threat to coasts   UNFCCC Headlines: How some corals recover from 'bleaching': climate study   UNFCCC Headlines: China and Kazakhstan compete for carbon neutral Olympics   UNFCCC Headlines: Time for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels? (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: 2015 presents historic opportunity to improve people's lives, says UN Assembly President   UNFCCC Headlines: Guest post: 2015 should be the year of real action on extreme poverty and climate change (blog)   UNFCCC Headlines: Low-energy urbanisation 'can help climate goals'   UNFCCC Headlines: Report: EU power sector emissions drop a ‘staggering' eight per cent   UNFCCC Headlines: European lawmakers torn over how early to begin carbon market reform   UNFCCC Headlines: Polar bears migrate to Northwest Passages for longer lasting ice   UNFCCC Headlines: Carbon pricing set to cover 80% of Canadian economy   UNFCCC Headlines: Ban wants India to lead climate change fight   UNFCCC Headlines: Obama to call for new methane regulation in State of the Union address   UNFCCC Headlines: Australia’s rising solar power ‘revolution’   UNFCCC Headlines: Corporate Leaders Group demands urgent action to boost EU carbon price   UNFCCC Headlines: EU Carbon Jumps Most Since 2013 Amid Talks on Bolstering System   UNFCCC Headlines: Obama Is Said to Be Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Emissions   UNFCCC Headlines: All aboard? Paris climate deal must address aviation and shipping   UNFCCC Headlines: Senate Expected To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real, As Part Of Keystone Bill   UNFCCC Headlines: EU Nations to Discuss Latvia Bid to Strengthen Carbon Fix   UNFCCC Headlines: 'Social cost' of carbon emissions significantly underestimated   UNFCCC Headlines: Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible on Obama India visit   UNFCCC Headlines: Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests   UNFCCC Headlines: Obama visit to India no repeat of US-China climate pact – analysts   UNFCCC Headlines: Saudi Arabia: Oil and gas “will be part of climate solution”   UNFCCC Headlines: NASA’s year of climate change research kicks off, with a little help from Washington companies   UNFCCC Headlines: Countries could leave UN climate body if Paris fails – Todd Stern   UNFCCC Headlines: Mexico sees $14 bln in wind energy investment by 2018   UNFCCC Headlines: IEA Details Post-Lima Energy Decarbonization Routes   UNFCCC Headlines: The top 5 climate science and policy developments to watch in 2015   UNFCCC Headlines: Scientists 'must be emotionally charged' about climate change to highlight its dangers, claims expert   UNFCCC Headlines: China rethinking plans to develop coal-to-gas plants   UNFCCC Headlines: Will 2015 Be the Year of the Climate?   UNFCCC Headlines: Connie Hedegaard: India should ‘reconsider’ climate strategy   UNFCCC Headlines: Norway’s Statkraft plans $8 billion green energy drive   UNFCCC Headlines: 2014 Brought Lasting Action On Climate Change Policy   UNFCCC Headlines: Will 2015 Be The Tipping Point For Climate Change Action, Or Was It 2014?   UNFCCC Headlines: Nuclear faces tough 2015 as renewables growth soars   UNFCCC Headlines: Pachauri: IPCC future not tied to Paris climate deal   UNFCCC Communication: TJK/COM/5 E   UNFCCC Communication: PHL/COM/2 E   UNFCCC Headlines: Op-Ed (Op-ed) Oil isn't cheap -- at any price   UNFCCC Headlines: 2014: The year sustainable investment went mainstream   UNFCCC Headlines: 2014 may be first year ever with no below-zero temps in Anchorage   UNFCCC Headlines: Germany sells guidebooks on renewable energy sites   UNFCCC Headlines: Scotland's solar power capacity up by almost a third in one year   UNFCCC Headlines: China’s Shenzhen Caps New Car Plates to Control Smog, Congestion   UNFCCC Headlines: (Opinion) Why Stephen Harper will move the climate needle in 2015   UNFCCC Headlines: Inside the Lima Climate Change Summit: 5 Reasons to Be Hopeful   UNFCCC Headlines: India Hear: Lopsided lessons from long-winded Lima!   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate change: In 2015, the long march to Paris   UNFCCC Headlines: 2015: A year for carbon pricing, peer pressure and Paris   UNFCCC Headlines: Investors question fossil fuel industry as renewables rise   UNFCCC Headlines: Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches   UNFCCC Headlines: Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas   UNFCCC Headlines: Connie Hedegaard: credibility of UN climate process hangs on Paris talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Did Drought and Climate Change Cause Middle Eastern States to Collapse in 2014?   UNFCCC Headlines: Despite Limitations, Wind Energy Is A Growing Resource   UNFCCC Headlines: Gulf states will let oil price fall further, say ministers   UNFCCC Headlines: 2014 in review: hard science and historic climate pledges   UNFCCC Headlines: Oil price crash won’t hurt renewable sector – analysts   UNFCCC Headlines: The Eight Best Things To Happen To Renewable Energy In 2014   UNFCCC Headlines: The Fossil Fuel Industry Spent More Than $721 Million During 2014’s Midterm Elections   UNFCCC Headlines: Why Wall Street Is Learning to Love Solar Energy   UNFCCC Headlines: Risk Of Dengue Fever Increases Due To Climate Change And Urbanization, Researchers Find   UNFCCC Headlines: Rich nations must fund stabilization of climate: IPCC chief   UNFCCC Headlines: Top firms' greenhouse gas emissions rise, despite call for cuts   UNFCCC Headlines: Paris plans to ban cars from its city center   UNFCCC Headlines: US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit   UNFCCC Headlines: Rich nations are penny-pinching: Prakash Javadekar   UNFCCC Headlines: China Focus: Chinese legislature revising law to tackle smog   UNFCCC Headlines: 2014: An Epic Year for Climate Change and Other Weather-Related Disasters   UNFCCC Headlines: 269 Sunken Turbines To Make Scotland Home To World’s Largest Tidal Farm   UNFCCC Headlines: (LinkedIn editorial by Ban Ki-moon) Big Idea 2015: Sustainability Is Common Sense   UNFCCC Headlines: Oil, coal and gas soon worthless?   UNFCCC Headlines: US energy policy review reveals US doesn’t have an energy policy   UNFCCC Headlines: Lessons from Lima   UNFCCC Headlines: Oil price plunge and clean energy – The real impact   UNFCCC Headlines: Global warming blamed for Pacific coral bleaching   UNFCCC Headlines: A Single Word in the Peru Climate Negotiations Undermines the Entire Thing   UNFCCC Headlines: Philippines have a welcome shift on climate change action   UNFCCC Headlines: The truth about the Lima climate deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate adaptation costs to soar   UNFCCC Headlines: Paris climate talks may have to pay for Lima compromise   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima, a new low for climate action   UNFCCC Headlines: (editorial) Lima climate deal leaves room for improvement   UNFCCC Headlines: NASA CO2 map reveals impact of forest clearance   UNFCCC Headlines: Study recommends state ‘carbon tax’ to fight climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima was a reality check, and leaders need to step up for Paris   UNFCCC Headlines: EPA chief: Extreme weather boosting climate-change plan   UNFCCC Headlines: The Role of Religions at COP 20   UNFCCC Headlines: Is the UN’s climate change body still fit for purpose?   UNFCCC Headlines: Europe's Record Heat Tied Directly to Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate change could cut world food output 18 percent by 2050   UNFCCC Headlines: Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate   UNFCCC Headlines: We can't let climate change turn droughts, flash floods and mudslides into the new normal (comment)   UNFCCC Headlines: Shrinking ship bubbles ‘could counteract climate change’   UNFCCC Headlines: Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears   UNFCCC Headlines: California pensions should divest coal assets -state senate leader   UNFCCC Headlines: 'Lima held no hope for an India facing extreme weather patterns'   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate change will leave Christmas trees in hot water   UNFCCC Headlines: From Copenhagen to Lima: An Observer's Take on Why the Lima Call to Action Matters   UNFCCC Headlines: It's Time to Deploy This Special Weapon on Climate Change (by Christiana Figueres and Luis Neves)   UNFCCC Headlines: Nations' climate laws key to global pact   UNFCCC Headlines: India-US climate talks to focus on clean energy, tech R&D   UNFCCC Headlines: How to talk climate change in Paris   UNFCCC Headlines: 2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s   UNFCCC Headlines: South African Brewer Tackles Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: 'Lima Call for Climate Action' Falls Short of What Science Urges and People Demand   UNFCCC Headlines: The new climate denialism: More carbon dioxide is a good thing (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: Coal demand set to break 9bn tonne barrier this decade   UNFCCC Headlines: Developing states left in dark on 2020 climate finance goal   UNFCCC Headlines: Climat : une question de méthode (editorial)   UNFCCC Headlines: ‘Monsters’ line road to Paris climate deal with rich-poor divide   UNFCCC Headlines: China climate negotiator says Lima deal ‘balanced’   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima deal leaves ominous climate questions   UNFCCC Headlines: New Climate Treaty Struggles to Reconcile Rich and Poor   UNFCCC Headlines: The long road from Lima to a global climate deal   UNFCCC Headlines: UN climate change deal in Peru attacked by environmental activists as 'weak' and 'ineffectual'   UNFCCC Headlines: UN agrees way forward on climate change – but path is unclear (by Nicholas Stern)   UNFCCC Headlines: Fossil-Fuel Limits in All Nations Closer After UN Deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate change talks avert a disaster   UNFCCC Headlines: Paris climate summit faces tougher job after modest Lima deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate Talks Yield Plan to Spread Burden of Emission Cuts   UNFCCC Headlines: Late deal in Lima saves UN climate talks from collapse   UNFCCC Headlines: COP20: Ban Ki-moon hails delegates for paving way to 'meaningful' climate agreement   UNFCCC Headlines: UN climate deal in Peru ends historic North-South split   UNFCCC Headlines: At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier   UNFCCC Communication: CRI/COM/3 E   UNFCCC Headlines: Talks in gridlock, meet head says let’s not leave Lima empty handed   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks agree on just one paragraph of deal with 24 hours left   UNFCCC Headlines: France climate chief admits Lima talks may not deliver clear result   UNFCCC Headlines: As Lima climate talks stutter, business remains positive   UNFCCC Headlines: Slow progress at Lima climate talks “costing lives” says Oxfam chief (interview)   UNFCCC Headlines: Kerry feels heat on Keystone oil pipeline at U.N. climate talks   UNFCCC Headlines: International law stays silent on the responsibility for climate change (comment)   UNFCCC Headlines: Dried Out Amazon Could Speed Up Climate Change   UNFCCC Headlines: Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work   UNFCCC Headlines: Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20   UNFCCC Headlines: Thousands of marchers demand just solution at UN climate talks in Lima   UNFCCC Headlines: At Lima climate talks, UN launches new coalition to promote renewable energy   UNFCCC Headlines: A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions   UNFCCC Headlines: 'Berlin Wall' climate divide looms over Lima   UNFCCC Headlines: Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels   UNFCCC Headlines: Bangladesh: Poor nations expect too much climate aid from west   UNFCCC Headlines: Late Night Lima – envoys battle to contain expanding climate deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Canete: Climate talks moving 'slower than we want'   UNFCCC Headlines: Chinese cities targeting emissions peak next year   UNFCCC Headlines: Pressure rising on Delhi to target ambitious carbon cuts   UNFCCC Communication: SGP/COM/3 E   UNFCCC Headlines: Ban urges Lima conference to agree draft text as basis for 2015 climate deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Workers must lead transition to green economy, unions say at climate talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks: Helping cities with credit ratings can foster low-carbon progress (comment)   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks: India says it does not support ex-ante review of INDCs   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima Climate Talks: U.S., EU Wrangle Over Legal Basis of Emissions Targets   UNFCCC Headlines: Thousands of Carbon-Capture Plants Needed to Curb Warming   UNFCCC Headlines: Engulfed by Rising Seas, Islands Gain Moral Voice at UN   UNFCCC Headlines: With Compromises, a Global Accord to Fight Climate Change Is in Sight   UNFCCC Headlines: Exxon Issues Energy Reality Check as UN Debates Emissions   UNFCCC Headlines: World’s Mayors Adopt New Tool to Calculate Climate Emissions   UNFCCC Headlines: Tackling climate change on a global scale – the COP 20 in Peru (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: Earth at ‘tipping point,’ UN General Assembly President warns, urging climate reform   UNFCCC Headlines: Backyard inventors: The new environmental 'game changers?'   UNFCCC Headlines: Global warming threat cut slightly, still severe: study   UNFCCC Headlines: Decarbonisation push emerges at UN climate talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks: South American diplomats hopeful of progress on deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Heat Waves in Europe Will Increase, Study Finds   UNFCCC Headlines: Deforestation cuts into climate change goals   UNFCCC Headlines: Brazil’s taps run dry as deforestation worsens   UNFCCC Headlines: Shell makes climate pitch as UN targets zero carbon planet   UNFCCC Headlines: EU raises the pressure on COP 20 conference   UNFCCC Headlines: Latin America Countries Agree to Tackle Deforestation   UNFCCC Headlines: Lost in Lima: Why climate finance figures can’t be trusted (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: Oil companies at climate talks dismiss ‘carbon bubble’ fears   UNFCCC Headlines: Oil-rich Arab emirates duck climate finance obligations   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate change talks: Countries discover the chasm at the end of a week   UNFCCC Headlines: Debate on emissions to heat up week 2 of Lima climate talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Can solar power replace oil in the Middle East? (editorial)   UNFCCC Headlines: Old Laptop Batteries Could Help Light Developing Countries   UNFCCC Headlines: Lord Stern calls for "dynamic" international climate change treaty   UNFCCC Headlines: ‘Stranded assets’: Will efforts to counter warming render energy reserves worthless?   UNFCCC Headlines: Cost of adaptating to impacts of climate change much more than previous estimates: UN report   UNFCCC Headlines: UN climate fund woefully behind $100B goal   UNFCCC Headlines: Is it too late to save the Maldives from climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks split on role of adaptation, finance in new deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Rift widens among greens over burying carbon as climate fix   UNFCCC Headlines: Ban Ki-Moon says Canada must do more on climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: COP20: Peru must give indigenous people means to combat climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: India says carbon emissions will grow as it drives to beat poverty   UNFCCC Headlines: China outlines vision for 2015 UN climate change deal   UNFCCC Headlines: Stalemate at Lima climate talks set to end as UN officials relent   UNFCCC Headlines: Saarc joins hands in climate fight   UNFCCC Headlines: Big oil must pay for climate change harm to world’s poorest (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: Christiana Figueres: “El acuerdo ideal debe sumar a todos los países del mundo”   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate Activists Showing Their Colors in Lima   UNFCCC Headlines: Speculation over Indian emissions goal fuels hopes of Lima Summit progress   UNFCCC Headlines: UN chief lauds China-U.S. accord on greenhouse gas emissions   UNFCCC Headlines: Gobal emissions scheme talks renewed   UNFCCC Headlines: Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation   UNFCCC Headlines: Most Americans Believe in Climate Change, Survey Says   UNFCCC Headlines: Germany Moves to Speed Renewable Energy Goal   UNFCCC Headlines: UN sets modest hopes for climate pledges at 2015 Paris summit   UNFCCC Headlines: UN Lima talks: 2014 set to be hottest year on record   UNFCCC Headlines: Countries Racing to Adopt Low-Carbon Technologies, UNFCCC Chief Says   UNFCCC Headlines: EXPLAINED: The biggest hurdles plaguing a global climate accord (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: $100bn climate finance goal 'a very small sum': UN climate chief   UNFCCC Headlines: Ambition Meets Wariness as U.N. Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima   UNFCCC Headlines: UN carbon market fights for its future at Lima talks   UNFCCC Headlines: India makes a strong case for adaptation measures at Lima climate talks   UNFCCC Communication: UGA/COM/2 E   UNFCCC Communication: JOR/COM/3 E   UNFCCC Headlines: Emissions targets are biggest challenge for Lima climate talks (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: Will Rollout of Green Technologies Get a Boost at Lima Climate Summit?   UNFCCC Headlines: Rich nations urged to lead emission cuts   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets   UNFCCC Headlines: Lima climate talks may lead to global deal - HSBC   UNFCCC Headlines: Yeb Sano absence casts shadow over Lima climate talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Cabinet clears India’s stance at climate talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Fossil fuel investors risk being stranded by tougher climate rules   UNFCCC Headlines: UN plans for 2015 climate deal favour rich, say developing countries   UNFCCC Headlines: Civil society returns to UN climate talks, but for how long?   UNFCCC Communication: MWI/COM/1 B COPY 1|||~|||MWI/COM/1 B COPY 2   UNFCCC Communication: ARG/COM/2 B ENG|||~|||ARG/COM/2 B SPA   UNFCCC Communication: URY/COM/2 B   UNFCCC Communication: ZWE/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Communication: YEM/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Communication: VNM/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Communication: VEN/COM/1 E   UNFCCC Communication: TKM/COM/2 E   UNFCCC Communication: TGO/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Communication: TLS/COM/1 E   UNFCCC Headlines: Hottest Year Ever Adds Urgency to Drive for Climate Steps   UNFCCC Headlines: At climate talks, UN calls fossil fuels 'high risk' investment   UNFCCC Headlines: UN Climate chief sets out four-point plan for Lima Summit   UNFCCC Headlines: Time to show carbon markets matter in Lima (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: UN climate talks set sights on historic Paris pact   UNFCCC Headlines: UN Climate talks kicked off in Lima   UNFCCC Headlines: After years of finger pointing, world leaders finally ready to tackle global warming   UNFCCC Headlines: China: climate laggards must join in pre-2020 efforts   UNFCCC Headlines: Pacific Islands lead largest ever climate fast   UNFCCC Headlines: Bloomberg: Plunging Oil Prices Won't Kill Clean Energy Push (opinion)   UNFCCC Communication: COD/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Communication: COL/COM/2 B   UNFCCC Communication: CHN/COM/2 E   UNFCCC Communication: CHN/COM/1 B COPY 1 CHI|||~|||CHN/COM/1 B COPY 2 CHI|||~|||CHN/COM/1 E COPY 3 ENG   UNFCCC Communication: CMR/COM/1 E   UNFCCC Communication: BFA/COM/3 B   UNFCCC Communication: BHR/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Communication: ARE/COM/1 B COPY 1   UNFCCC Communication: TUN/COM/3 B   UNFCCC Communication: TUN/COM/1 B   UNFCCC Headlines: China's commercial banks inch towards carbon financing   UNFCCC Headlines: Casi un centenar de personas en delegación oficial de EEUU en COP20   UNFCCC Headlines: COP 20: costa peruana perderá 40% de agua por cambio climático   UNFCCC Headlines: Figueres: vamos a hacer historia en Lima con la organización de la COP20   UNFCCC Headlines: Experta confía en que cumbre COP20 logrará acuerdo histórico   UNFCCC Headlines: COP20: ´Lima hará historia´, dice Christiana Figueres, jefa del CMNUCC   UNFCCC Headlines: Testing the Limits of European Ambitions on Emissions   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate change talks offer India new opportunity (opinion)   UNFCCC Headlines: India to press for green fund operationalisation at Lima climate meet   UNFCCC Headlines: US ambassador: COP20, big step to respond to climate change   UNFCCC Headlines: Climate rhetoric faces devil in the detail at Lima talks   UNFCCC Headlines: Spanish pledge raises climate fund close to $10 billion goal   UNFCCC Headlines: UN official sees upcoming Lima climate talks as ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty   UNFCCC Headlines: Peru climate talks to pave way for Paris treaty   UNFCCC Headlines: Women on climate change frontline make big impact on small grants   UNFCCC Headlines: UN 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South Tarawa — Over 37,000 mangrove seedlings have recently been planted on the islands of Aranuka, Butaritari, Maiana, Makin and in North and South Tarawa.

The seedlings were planted through an activity funded by KAPII (Kiribati Adaptation Program Phase II) under the supervision of the Government of Kiribati’s Environment and Conservation Division.

Turang Favae, Acting Biodiversity and Conservation Officer at the Environment and Conservation Division says, "First and foremost it contributes to the building of coastlines and protects our shores against coastal erosion."

Mangroves, although considered a ‘soft’ option when compared to seawalls, can be one of the most effective forms of coastal protection that in addition provide a range of other benefits.

"We see mangroves as an important habitat for marine life that use the mangroves as their homes. In that sense mangrove ecosystems are important to the marine species that we depend on for our livelihoods," says Mrs. Favae. "They also contribute to the natural carbon dioxide cycle, act as buffers to storm surges and sea sprays and help filter nutrient runoff from land as mangrove roots absorb these nutrients and reduce pollution impacts on the sea."

Dr. Helene Jacot Des Combes, of the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, sees mangroves as a coastal protection option that can go beyond government and into the hands of the people.

"It is a solution that is not as costly as others and it can be done by the community, there is no real maintenance required and it profits the community by providing extra food and fire wood," says Dr. Jacot Des Combe.

Community involvement in the planting is indeed central to the planting programme implemented in Kiribati confirms Mrs. Favae. "The importance of engaging the community is to gain their full support in the management of the mangroves themselves. We encourage and practice mangrove planting with communities, youth groups and school students so they can see the importance of planting and gain a sense of ownership to look after and manage the mangroves."

The Government of Kiribati has long recognised the importance of healthy coastal ecosystems and well managed coastal protection. Mangrove planting is seen to support these national aims that are outlined in both the 2008-2011 Kiribati Development Plan (KDP) and the 2006-2010 Kiribati National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NBSAP).

"To replant native plants contributes to the renewal of the ecosystem. When planting is successful it has impacts both on the protection of the coast and also for food security by providing more fish and crabs for the community,"says Dr. Jacot Des Combe.

In Kiribati mangroves are also culturally important as they are utilised as a source of building materials, dye and medicine. Yet one issue encountered has been barnacles that have caused the destruction of smaller seedlings, particularly in South Tarawa.

Mrs. Favae has long been concerned about this issue. "It appears there is not much we can do about the barnacles, as it has been suggested their presence is linked to sea water salinity levels."

Regardless of the obstacles faced, the program has proved successful with the majority of seedlings planted now growing towards becoming healthy mature plants.

Perhaps most importantly public awareness of the importance of mangroves is growing in Kiribati. To lead by example, the President of Kiribati himself recently planted mangroves alongside local youths in South Tarawa.

Through her experience in the Outer Islands, Mrs. Favae knows that "community support is essential to the sustainability of mangroves." The significance of this cannot be understated, as mangrove planting is a climate adaptation strategy that truly places the ability to act into the hands of the people of Kiribati.

The Government of Kiribati KAPII project is supported by the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, AusAID and the New Zealand Aid Programme. The key goal is to reduce Kiribati’s vulnerability to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise.

Source: http://www.preventionweb.net