1. As hundreds of legislators descend on Mexico City for the second GLOBE Summit, slated to run from Jun. 6-8, many rising nations are taking stock of their national policies in relation to climate change and global warming.

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  2. 30 Jul 2013 | by Kim-Jenna Jurriaans | Civil Society - Original Feature

    New York City produces 14 million tons of garbage each year, of which roughly a quarter is made up by household trash. By making residents separate food scraps for weekly curbside compost collection, the New York Sanitation department is now hoping to divert 1.2 million tons of trash from landfills and save itself up to 100 million dollars each year.

    Currently in its pilot phase across select communities in New York, Mayor Bloomberg last month announced his intention to make the composting initiative mandatory across all of New Yorker, including schools and restaurants, by 2016.

    While the idea of a sustainable, greener city in principle appeals to many, New York’s fast lifestyles, diverse urban environment and multi-cultural residents are likely to make citywide implementation a challenge — but also an opportunity to show that it can be done under less-than-ideal circumstances, according to city officials.

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As unsustainable human consumption and production systems are driving changes in average temperatures and weather patterns, "abnormal" is increasingly becoming the norm. So far, a lack of financing has been standing in the way of a comprehensive global plan for climate adaptation, and a global financial crisis has contributed to an increasing reliance on public-private partnerships. Our Climate Change page provides you with the latest news about international and local efforts to address what's frequently been called "the challenge of our time", the forces behind the climate change and the impact it has on the world's most vulnerable populations. Along the way, we bring you stories on growing citizen awareness, new scientific data, and emerging climate policies towards sustainable development.

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