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US, China unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

by Associated Press  (Nov. 11, 2014)

The United States and China unveiled ambitious targets Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of a make-or-break treaty to be finalized next year. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting pollution, with a goal to ...

UK pledges to help hardest hit by climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 20, 2014)

The UK has committed up to £720 million to the Green Climate Fund, joining other major economies to help developing countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon. The fund will target developing countries, including the most vulnerable, to help them adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and limit or reduce greenhouse gas ...

EPA releases climate change plans for program offices

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Nov. 17, 2014)

Newly released resources from the US Environmental Protection Agency include Climate Change Implementation Plans for each program office, including the Office of Water. These final versions of 17 implementation plans were revised from earlier drafts following public comment periods. They support the agency's overall Climate Change Adaptation Plan ...

IPCC’s urgent warning to tackle climate change

by Climate News Network  (Nov. 3, 2014)

Climate change threatens to become “severe, pervasive and irreversible”, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Without drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the report says, global average temperatures will probably increase by another 2°C by mid-century on their 1986-2005 ...

Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 24, 2014)

73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now, according to a new Populus survey. The survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public, with only 20% agreeing that it can wait a few years. But the survey also showed that just 40% of people recognise the potential impact of ...

Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris

by European Parliament  (Nov. 26, 2014)

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN ...

OSU Fights Climate Change and Becomes Green Power Partner of the Year

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Oklahoma State University (OSU) for its use of green power practices and technologies. The Stillwater, Okla. campus has advanced the use of renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, taking direct action on climate change. “OSU leads the way for institutions ...

NRDC: U.S. Investment in Green Climate Fund Displays Serious Commitment to Curbing Climate Change

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Nov. 14, 2014)

The Obama Administration will soon formally pledge $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, which will help create clean energy jobs and help head off the worst impacts of climate change in America and around the world. Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, released this statement: ...

UK-Singapore joint statement on climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Oct. 28, 2014)

The following statement was released by the Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Singapore on the occasion of the visit of Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on 24 October 2014. The UK and Singapore reaffirm our commitment to ...

Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris

by European Parliament  (Nov. 5, 2014)

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, said the Environment Committee in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up ...

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