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What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5°C?

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (May 21, 2015)

A new study analyzes the required climate policy actions and targets in order to limit future global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100. This level is supported by more than 100 countries worldwide, including those most vulnerable to climate change, as a safer goal than the currently agreed international aim of 2 degrees ...

World Meteorological Congress: Facing Up to Climate Change, Extreme Weather

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (May 21, 2015)

The World Meteorological Congress meets from 25 May to 12 June with a focus on how to strengthen weather and climate services to meet the needs of a growing global population and cope with climate variability and change, extreme weather and related shocks on all socio-economic sectors. Congress takes place every four years and decides on the ...

Decreasing nitrogen emissions will cause relatively fast reductions of impacts on ecosystems

by Wageningen University and Research Centre  (May 20, 2015)

The negative effects of acidic deposition in Europe and North America on natural ecosystems have been reduced significantly over the past decades, but the impacts of nitrogen on ecosystems are still persistent. This is evident from research results presented in a recently published book written by nearly 100 experts from 15 countries, entitled ...

Merkel, Hollande commit to Global Climate Protection

by Associated Press  (May 19, 2015)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference. Merkel and Hollande said in a joint statement that both countries "are firmly decided to take all efforts to reach an ...

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 19, 2015)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The year's major success story came in September, when the ...

SMA Sunny Central 1850-US and 2200-US Inverters Earn UL Certification

by SMA America, LLC  (May 21, 2015)

SMA has received UL certification for two of its newest central inverter models: the Sunny Central 1850-US and 2200-US. The solar industry’s largest power class to earn this ...

Green Bonds a Way to Help Address Climate Challenges

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 21, 2015)

The World Bank is continuing to advance the green bond market with its most recent series of Green Growth Bonds — green bonds with a return linked to an ethical equity index. This innovative product, developed in partnership with BNP Paribas, is designed to appeal not only to large institutional investors who are the usual buyers of ...

Obama calls climate change an `indisputable` security threat

by Associated Press  (May 21, 2015)

President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security. Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United States and the military sworn to defend it, he told cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Failure to ...

Opportunities for a Green Economy in Asia Pacific - UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Speech to the First Forum of Ministers & Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 19, 2015)

Esteemed Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, 2015 is a pivotal year for sustainable development. The 3rd International Conference on Financing for Sustainable Development in July, the General Assembly's finalization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September and the climate change meeting in December will all greatly affect the pace ...

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