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First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses

by Ceres  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally ...

Mediterranean land degradation threatens food security

by European Commission  (Oct. 30, 2014)

Climate change, tourism and population growth are all accelerating land degradation in the Mediterranean region, according to recent research. This can have severe impacts: the amount of available agricultural land per capita in the region could have dropped by half by 2020, compared with 1961, the study estimates. The Mediterranean region covers ...

UK-Singapore joint statement on climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Oct. 28, 2014)

The following statement was released by the Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Singapore on the occasion of the visit of Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on 24 October 2014. The UK and Singapore reaffirm our commitment to ...

Policies put the EU on track to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets but bigger push needed for 2030

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 28, 2014)

European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020. According to EEA analysis of ...

Stronger climate policies needed to make LNG a transition fuel

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 27, 2014)

A new study commissioned by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and written by the Pembina Institute concludes liquefied natural gas (LNG) use won’t help the problem of global climate change in the absence of stronger policies internationally that limit carbon pollution. Without stronger policies that limit carbon, the study ...

Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change

by Ceres  (Oct. 27, 2014)

Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk today launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our ...

EU agrees `historic` deal to tackle climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Oct. 24, 2014)

The target is part of a package of measures to make Europe’s energy system more secure, sustainable and competitive, announced today by European leaders at the European Council meeting in Brussels. The agreement is a major win for the UK, which has been leading efforts in Europe for an ambitious but flexible deal that cuts carbon emissions ...

Abengoa, one of the top 200 global companies for outstanding climate change performance

by Abengoa  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected for the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) 2014 as one of the top 200 companies around the world with excellent climate change performance. This ...

IPCC urged again to fill regional research gaps

by SciDev.Net  (Oct. 21, 2014)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should do practical research that can help mitigate global warming effects and advance knowledge in regions such as Africa where climate systems are little understood, a UN official has said. “We have to get much better at reshaping the research so that it doesn’t stay in ...

Sea rise may still pose a man-sized threat

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 21, 2014)

For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man. They ...

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