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WMO: Still Time to Act on Climate Change

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 19, 2014)

There is still a window of opportunity to prevent dangerous climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. But it is closing fast, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which says that the urgent need to cut greenhouse gases is based on overwhelming scientific evidence. WMO is supporting the ...

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

by Associated Press  (Aug. 22, 2014)

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 ...

INVITATION to three inspiring workshops at Deltas in Times of Climate Change II

by Wetlands International  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Wetlands International invites you to three inspiring workshops on improving water resource and wetland management for more resilient deltas at the conference Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, which will take place in Rotterdam in the Netherlands from 24-26 September. Ecosystem management ...

Economic growth and action on climate change can be achieved together

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 16, 2014)

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance. ...

Is this the end or the beginning for global action on climate change?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Is this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning for global climate negotiations? The paraphrasing of Churchill’s famous oratory is testament to the enormity of the challenge world leaders will address when they gather in New York on September 23rd for UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon’s one day ...

New Report Aims to Drive Action by World Leaders, Business Executives and Investors Ahead of Major Summit on Climate Change

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 16, 2014)

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance. ...

WHO calls for stronger action on climate-related health risks

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 27, 2014)

Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences. For example, changes in energy and transport policies could save millions of lives annually from diseases caused by high levels of air pollution. The right energy and transport policies could also reduce the burden of disease ...

Climate Change Expected to Raise U.S. Wildfire Costs by $10 Billion- $60 Billion per Year in Just Four Decades

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Climate change could take a serious toll on the U.S. economy by expanding by 50 percent the area that wildfires burn —and raising projected damages by tens of billions of dollars a year by 2050, according to a new economic study released today. The study, ...

A Climate Change Agreement Is a Global Health Agreement

by The World Bank  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The World Health Organization kicked off its global high-level conference on Health and Climate Change this week in Geneva. What makes this conference particularly significant is the fact that while the WHO has been working on this agenda for the past 20 years, this is the first time it has led a conference with so many decision-makers involved. ...

Climate change heralds end of civilisations

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 13, 2014)

Scientists looking at what is known as the “Fertile Crescent” of ancient Mesopotamia have found new evidence that drought caused by climate change brings an end to civilisations. It is the latest study that confirms the threat posed to present ...

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