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Ignoring Climate Risks could Sink US Economy

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 3, 2014)

For the second time in a month, Americans have been warned that the economic cost of not acting on climate change is likely to be calamitous. Robert Rubin, the co-chairman of the influential, non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations, says the price of inaction could be the US economy itself. Writing in the Washington Post, Rubin, a former US ...

Climate change is fueling forest disturbances

by Wageningen University and Research Centre  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Climate change is already altering the environment. Long-lived ecosystems such as forests are particularly vulnerable to the comparatively rapid changes in the climate system. A new international study published this week in Nature Climate Change shows that damage from wind, bark beetles, and wildfires has increased drastically in Europe’s ...

New ISO 14046 Water Footprinting Standard Released

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Aug. 6, 2014)

ISO have recently released a new Water Footprint Standard (ISO 14046) to communicate the importance of evaluating water management and supply. With water being a highly scarce global resource due to drought, water shortages, climate change, contamination and pollution; ISO 14046 promotes efficient measurement to create better management of water. ...

New rules could block biofuel’s alien invaders

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 10, 2014)

Researchers in the US have warned those anxious to cut greenhouse emissions to make quite sure that the cure they choose will not turn out worse than the disease. They have developed a tool that should help to avoid the danger that efforts to address climate change could allow invasive plant species to spread where they are not wanted. Making fuel ...

Strategic Priority Call for Expressions of Interest – Deadline Approaching

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The Deadline for the Call for Expressions of Interest for projects in any of the CCEMC’s strategic priority areas is fast approaching. Call for Expressions of Interest is intended for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Carbon Capture and Storage, or Cleaner Energy Production and Utilization projects that have a strong potential to result in ...

Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20-50 per cent decline in water availability - do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions ...

Survey confirms scientific consensus on human-caused global warming

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Aug. 11, 2014)

A survey among climate scientists in 2012 shows that there is widespread agreement regarding a dominant influence of anthropogenic greenhouse gases on recent global warming. This agreement is stronger among respondents with more peer-reviewed publications. Respondents who characterized the human influence on climate as insignificant, reported ...

Market Report on Climate Change Adaptation Reveals New Business Opportunities

by Environmental Business International (EBI)  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Weather-related disasters worldwide have helped galvanize attention on the need to prepare for the impact of changing weather patterns on our communities, businesses and natural resources. This presents significant opportunities for companies positioned to help clients prepare for, adapt to and even gain competitive advantage from the consequences ...

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Clean Water Initiative

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Governor Patrick Quinn will sign into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to ...

UK government confirms fourth carbon budget

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Government has today confirmed the UK will retain its fourth carbon budget in its current form, ending speculation that the target for the mid-2020s could be relaxed. A written ministerial statement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey was released mid-morning confirming the Fourth Carbon Budget would not be amended. Davey ...

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