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Global investor groups publish guidance on investing in solutions to address climate change

by Ceres  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The four investor groups on climate change have today published a guide outlining a range of strategies and solutions investors can use to address climate change, including low carbon investment, managing and reducing carbon exposure in portfolios, and engagement, as investors around the world work to scale up their efforts to invest in ...

Obama presents climate change as hazard to your health

by Associated Press  (Apr. 7, 2015)

President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health. Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation's health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more ...

Alignment between GRI G4 and CDP’s 2015 climate change questions

by Global Reporting Initiative  (Apr. 15, 2015)

“GRI and CDP have collaborated over the years to ensure alignment in their indicators on climate change and energy, improving the consistency and comparability of environmental data, and making corporate reporting more efficient and effective.” “The new publication will prove useful to the thousands of companies that use ...

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

by Associated Press  (Apr. 15, 2015)

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the Environmental Protection ...

Burying the climate change problem: greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Burying the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, has been mooted as one geoengineering approach to ameliorating climate change. To be effective, trapping the gas in geological deposits would be the for the very long term, thousands of years. Now, a team in Brazil, writing in the International Journal of Global ...

Climate change: the challenge of finding the funds needed

by European Parliament  (Mar. 31, 2015)

Most people would agree that climate change needs to be tackled, but it is less clear where the money needed to do this should come from. MEPs discussed the issue with their national counterparts on Monday 30 March during a hearing on the climate conference that is due to take place in Paris in December this year. National MPs agreed that their ...

Wise use of peatsoils essential for tackling climate change

by Wetlands International  (Mar. 31, 2015)

An international group of scientists from Vrije Universiteit and Wageningen University has calculated and modeled the potential effects of the exploitation of peatsoils on the greenhouse gas balance for Northern peatlands. In the new scientific publication in PNAS ‘The uncertain ...

Climate change cap must be lowered, warns expert

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 30, 2015)

World leaders must reduce the long-held target of limiting global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid catastrophic impacts on the world’s poorest people, says a leading climate scientist. Industrialised nations must stop ignoring the sustained calls from the developing world — backed by scientists — and set a 1.5 ...

China ramps up the rhetoric on climate change

by Climate News Network  (Mar. 28, 2015)

Zheng Guogang, head of the China Meteorological Administration, says future variations in climate are likely to reduce crop yields and damage the environment. In one of the strongest official statements to date on the challenges faced, Zheng told China’s official Xinhua news agency that climate change could have a “huge impact” ...

Climate change cap must be lowered, warns expert

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 27, 2015)

World leaders must reduce the long-held target of limiting global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid catastrophic impacts on the world’s poorest people, says a leading climate scientist. Industrialised nations must stop ignoring the sustained calls from the developing world — backed by scientists — and set a 1.5 ...

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