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The dark side of climate change

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 29, 2014)

Climate change could leave more Americans in the dark as hurricanes become more intense or more frequent. Researchers in the US have identified 27 cities that are likely to become more vulnerable to blackouts as a result of floods and high winds hitting the power grid. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they ...

Now live: MOOC on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

by Wetlands International  (Jan. 21, 2015)

The free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate went live on 12 January. More than 7,500 people have enrolled from 183 countries to learn more about this hot topic in disaster resilience! Wetlands International will be Expert of the Week between 9 and 11 February, sharing our expertise ...

Climate Change – The growing role of business

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 23, 2014)

After years of frustratingly non-productive international negotiations on climate change, hopeful signs are emerging for global action to lower the level of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere. The recently concluded UN climate talks in Lima Peru set out a series of deadlines for every nation to make known their plans to ...

Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 4, 2014)

The all-too-familiar story of ice loss in the world’s polar regions, repeated over and over by researchers in the last two years, is being told yet again – this time for the benefit of delegates at the UN climate change conference currently being held in Lima, Peru. A report in Earth’s Future journal by distinguished scientists ...

‘Save the Life’ 2015 has been launched to respond to the climate change impacts in the SEE Region

by VIA EXPO Ltd.  (Jan. 9, 2015)

The different nature of disasters and industrial accidents requires an implementation of professional experience, appropriate technology and intensified trans-border interaction. In the most cases they affect humans, environment and global economy. Climate change is already happening: 900 extreme events were registered across the world in 2013 and ...

Forests around the world affected by climate change

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Dec. 19, 2014)

Around the globe, forests are found to be undergoing strong changes due to human influence already today. Degradation of woods due to man-made climate change cannot be ruled out for the future, a Special Feature to be published next week in the Journal of Ecology, led by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ...

Europe`s transport network vulnerable to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from ...

New approach to climate change talks needed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Governments should not insist that a new international agreement on climate change due to be signed at a summit in Paris in December 2015 be an internationally legally-binding treaty. Rather, says famed climate scientist Lord Nicholas Stern, they should be ambitious, dynamic and collaborative in their negotiations. Speaking at the start of the ...

Low Carbon City Lab

by National Physical Laboratory (NPL)  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Climate-KIC has accepted a new Flagship project - the Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL). This project is an important catalyst for green growth opportunities and climate change mitigation in cities and urban areas around the globe. The project will provide funding, planning, capacity building, design and performance monitoring services at city ...

New Report Identifies Key Innovations to Bridge Sustainable Development Investment Gap

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jan. 21, 2015)

A new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) identifies critical innovations in the US$300+ trillion global financial system, which, if brought to scale, could help close the widening sustainable development investment gap. The report is being launched at the World Economic Forum at Davos - at the outset of what ...

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