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Committee on Climate Change urge Scotland to slash emissions by 60% in 13 years

by Sustainable Homes  (Jun. 28, 2016)

The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. The Committee’s new report, Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032, recommends emissions reductions of 61% by 2030 in order to meet the ...

Senior Course 128 ‘Regional Approaches and PfP’ Field Study: Ukraine

by NDC Technologies Inc  (Jun. 22, 2016)

On 21st June 2016, Senior Course 128’s visit to Ukraine, as part of the third Field Study, began with welcome remarks by General Genadii Vorobiov, Acting Commandant of the National Defence University, who emphasized the importance of educating and training Ukrainian armed forces for interoperability with NATO countries. Following the warm ...

IrBEA meet with DAFM Climate Change & Bioenergy Policy Division

by Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)  (Jun. 21, 2016)

Biogas: IrBEA met with DAFM Climate Change and Bioenergy Policy Division. On Tuesday 12th April IrBEA’s Padraic O’Neil and Noel Gavigan responded to a request from Department of Agriculture Food and Marine officials to meet and discuss the options for biogas at an agricultural level. Over a wide ranging meeting the options ...

Concelex, the first CO2 neutral construction business in Romania

by ALLCOT  (Jun. 20, 2016)

Concelex, a well-known civil engineering and construction business based in Romania, has signed a three years agreement with Allcot to measure and offset its annual carbon emissions. Concelex designs and executes turnkey civil and industrial engineering works, including modernisation and repair of road infrastructure; extension and repair of water ...

World’s water professionals gather in Chicago to tackle pressing water quality challenges

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jun. 20, 2016)

With lead and other challenging water quality issues in daily headlines, more than 12,000 water professionals are gathering in Chicago this week to explore solutions during the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16). During a packed Opening General Session at the McCormick Place West ...

UK energy professionals seek greater policy continuity and are pessimistic on climate change targets

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jun. 15, 2016)

UK energy professionals point to energy policy continuity as the biggest challenge for their sector today. Despite the euphoria surrounding the Paris Climate Change Agreement, they also express scepticism about the signatories? ability to meet the targets set last December. In the second of the Energy Institute (EI)’s Energy Barometer ...

Impact assessment and climate change session proposals accepted through 30 June

by International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)  (Jun. 14, 2016)

"IAIA17: Impact Assessment's Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change" will be held 3-6 April 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Proposals for conference sessions will be accepted through 30 June.  IAIA17 is the 37th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).   Approximately 1100 ...

Eco Expo Asia 2016 adopts new theme: “Green Solutions for a Changing Climate”

by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd  (Jun. 14, 2016)

The 11th edition of Eco Expo Asia will run from 26 – 29 October 2016 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the expo is a gateway to the ...

NOC to support Madagascan adaptation to climate change

by NOC (National Oil Corporation)  (Jun. 8, 2016)

NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change. For example, ocean warming model projections will help identify the future risk of coral bleaching, which enables planning for the impact on the fisheries and tourism that depend on the ...

Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region - says new UN report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 8, 2016)

Poor air quality, climate change, unhealthy lifestyles and the disconnection between people and the environment are increasingly affecting human health in the region, finds the latest Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessment for the pan-European region, prepared by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Economic Commission for Europe with ...

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