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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” ...

Webinar: Mining Climate Change Adaptation - The Canadian Experience on Mar 24, 2015

by International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)  (Mar. 20, 2015)

Join us for a webinar on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/805247497011425281 What issues do the mining sector face amid the impacts of climate ...

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often has the makings of a ...

Climate Action Plan Toolkit: EPA Releases Stormwater Climate Change Tool

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 13, 2015)

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Virtual Climate Resilience Toolkit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Climate Adjustment Tool for EPA’s Stormwater Management Model – a widely-used, downloadable online ...

Ontario to Consult on Climate Change – 45 Day Deadline

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 13, 2015)

The government of Ontario has issued a climate change discussion paper and has invited citizens, businesses and communities to share ideas about how to successfully fight climate change while fostering economic growth while remaining ...

Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

by Wetlands International  (Mar. 9, 2015)

Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on Reducing Disaster Risk (WCDRR) in Sendai and will keep you posted through a series of posts on developments in Sendai and on the urgent need to safeguard and ...

Multi-hazard early warning systems vital for managing growing risks

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Mar. 15, 2015)

As climate change and demographic change boost the number of people exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards, improved early warning systems and greater coordination of disaster management activities will be needed to manage risks and protect lives and property, according to the World Meteorological Organization. ...

World needs early warning of climate-linked disasters

by Climate News Network  (Mar. 15, 2015)

A senior French political leader, foreign minister Laurent Fabius, has told an international conference on how to reduce the risk from natural disasters that 70% of them are now linked to climate change, twice as many as twenty years ago. Mr. Fabius is the incoming president of this year’s round of negotiations by member states of the UN ...

UN Heads Call for Collective Action to Tackle Disaster Risk in Sendai

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Mar. 14, 2015)

The UN Secretary General BAN-Ki Moon opened the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today in Sendai, Japan. "Sustainability starts in Sendai", stated Mr. BAN-Ki Moon, highlighting the importance of linking disaster risk reduction to sustainable development and efforts to tackle climate change. With annual economic losses from ...

Vanuatu super storm overshadows UN disaster risk conference

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction opened on Saturday in Japan as a monster cyclone hit the small South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, dramatizing the effects of ...

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