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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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

EPA honors Sonoma County for protecting air quality, fighting climate change with one of nation’s largest hybrid vehicle fleets

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 20, 2015)

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Sonoma County Fleet Operations and six other projects across the country for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. The 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards recognize innovative state, local, tribal, and private sector programs that protect health and the environment, educate ...

Essential elements of a global climate agreement

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Bold action by decision-makers is required now to pave the way for a successful international agreement to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change, say leading scientists at the launch of the Earth League’s ‘Earth Statement’ today. Written by 17 world-leading scientists, the Earth Statement clarifies, in eight essential ...

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! 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 ...

Cut carbon now to avoid climate tipping points

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 3, 2015)

An international team of scientists has tried a new approach to addressing the complex argument about the costs of climate change – and, once again, the prediction is that the costs of inaction will be so much greater than paying the bills now. The researchers − from the UK, Switzerland and the US − ...

Closing the $70 Billion Climate Finance Gap – End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 13, 2015)

The world’s developed countries have committed to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020, from public and private sources, to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce their emissions. The latest accounting of climate finance shows there is a gap of about $70 billion. Closing that gap is critical to ...

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