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Global Shift to Renewable Power Urgently Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This first edition of REthinking Energy–which draws on worldwide research and analysis by the intergovernmental agency ...

Drowned tropical forests add to climate change

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 11, 2014)

Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial − and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it. In many rocky regions low on vegetation and population, such as in Iceland and other northern mountainous ...

Europe successfully phasing out known ozone layer-harming chemicals

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The report 'Ozone depleting substances 2013' has been published by the EEA to coincide with the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It covers the chemicals' production, destruction, import and export. Over the last few decades, chemicals known to harm the ozone layer have been successfully substituted in most parts of the ...

Climate action and economies can grow together

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 17, 2014)

We can have our cake and eat it. That’s the main message of a new study that says the idea that we have to choose between battling against climate change or promoting growth in the world’s economy is a “false dilemma”. The report, The New Climate Economy, was produced by the ...

Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm is officially opened

by RWE AG  (Sep. 18, 2014)

16 turbine wind farm generating electricity for up to 18,200 average UK households Total investment amounts to £45million Today saw the official opening of RWE Innogy UK’s £45million Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm in East Riding of Yorkshire. Over 60 community members and business representatives attended the inauguration ...

World’s Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal

by Ceres  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon ...

Global marches draw attention to climate change

by Associated Press  (Sep. 21, 2014)

Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes ...

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

by Associated Press  (Sep. 21, 2014)

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the ...

Record CO2 levels fuel urgent calls for emissions cuts

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Global carbon dioxide emissions will this year reach a new record as power stations, cars, buses, trains, aircraft, tractors, factories, farms and cement works continue to burn fossil fuels − releasing an estimated 40 billion tonnes of the greenhouse gas into the ...

Doors open at Ban Ki-moon’s ‘Last Chance Saloon’

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 3, 2014)

It is widely acknowledged that the planet’s political leaders and its people are currently failing to take enough action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Next year, at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris, ...

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