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Why climate change demands the reform of our financial system

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 22, 2015)

Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing – including the $37 trillion of energy infrastructure – in the next two decades. ...

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 ...

Climate change and the financial risk of stranded assets

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 5, 2015)

This is the year. 2015 is being widely proclaimed as the year the world’s governments get serious about climate change. Talks will be held in Paris in December and discussions are already underway about what needs to be done, what jurisdictions are willing to do and the impacts of action. One undeniable consequence will be stranded assets. ...

North American Energy Ministers Establish New Continental Climate Change and Energy Collaboration

by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)  (May 26, 2015)

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; Ernest J. Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy; and Pedro Joaquín-Coldwell, Mexico Secretary of Energy, today announced the creation of the North American Energy Ministers’ Working Group on Climate Change and Energy. Today’s announcement took place ...

North American Energy Ministers Establish a Working Group on Climate Change and Energy

by US Department of Energy  (May 25, 2015)

The Honorable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy; and Ernest J. Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, today announced the establishment of a North American Energy Ministers’ Working Group on Climate Change and Energy. This group expands the North American Energy ...

Doing nothing is not an option we can choose – Suncor Energy on Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 22, 2015)

“Good morning everyone and welcome.It’s great to see so many familiar faces here. A special thanks to Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and the Max Bell Foundation for their help in bringing us all together. I’m pleased to be part of the Ecofiscal Commission’s Advisory board – it’s focusing attention ...

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 ...

UN Climate Chief says Technology has Changed Carbon Politics

by Associated Press  (May 7, 2015)

Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions failed, the U.N. climate chief said Thursday. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. ...

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