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Energy and Climate Change Secretary responds to new agreement on climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Dec. 14, 2014)

“This is an agreement that unites all nations, unlocking the door to the world’s first global climate deal in Paris next year. “The talks were tough but the Lima Call for Climate Action shows a will and commitment to respond to the public demand to tackle climate change. “I am proud the UK has been leading the way - by ...

Geoengineering could worsen climate change

by Climate News Network  (Nov. 29, 2014)

Geoengineering – which sometimes seems to be the despairing climate scientist’s Plan B – simply won’t work. It won’t offer a quick fix to the planet’s burden of global warming, and it will be difficult to convince anybody that it could work at all. Geoengineering is any deliberate, large-scale intervention in ...

Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 4, 2014)

The all-too-familiar story of ice loss in the world’s polar regions, repeated over and over by researchers in the last two years, is being told yet again – this time for the benefit of delegates at the UN climate change conference currently being held in Lima, Peru. A report in Earth’s Future journal by distinguished scientists ...

United to advance the fight against climate change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 10, 2014)

In a joint statement issued today, the Government of Québec and the governments of Ontario, British Columbia and the State of California reaffirm their common commitment to the worldwide fight against climate change. The Joint Statement on Climate Change affirms that climate change represents a serious environmental and economic threat, ...

New approach to climate change talks needed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Governments should not insist that a new international agreement on climate change due to be signed at a summit in Paris in December 2015 be an internationally legally-binding treaty. Rather, says famed climate scientist Lord Nicholas Stern, they should be ambitious, dynamic and collaborative in their negotiations. Speaking at the start of the ...

Europe`s transport network vulnerable to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from ...

Business Can Play a Profitable Role in Combating Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 5, 2014)

Andrew Winston is a bestselling author and business strategist who has advised some of the world’s top companies on environmental matters. In his new book, The Big Pivot, Winston advocates for a major shift in business priorities away from short-term earnings ...

Climate change impacts heat up UN talks in Lima

by Associated Press  (Dec. 2, 2014)

With 2014 on track to become the warmest year on record and time running short, more than 190 nations began talks on a new worldwide deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming from causing irreversible damage. New targets for fossil fuel use were announced ahead of the climate conference by the U.S., the European Union and ...

Climate Change Performance Index: Global Shift Needs Further Action

by Worldwatch Institute  (Dec. 8, 2014)

Global emissions have reached a new peak, but recent developments indicate a new readiness for action on climate protection. This is the message of the 10th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI); a ranking of the climate protection performance of the 58 highest emitters worldwide published by Germanwatch and CAN Europe at the UN ...

NEIKER is studying the impact of climate change on the soil ecosystem

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Nov. 24, 2014)

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has had a Microbial Observatory in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Nature Reserve (Huesca Pyrenees) since 2011. Its purpose is to evaluate the impact of climate change on the ecosystems of the soil by monitoring its microbial properties over time. The research ...

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