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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 ...

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. ...

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 action and economies can grow together

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 17, 2014)

We can have our cake and eat it. That’s the main message of a new study that says the idea that we have to choose between battling against climate change or promoting growth in the world’s economy is a “false dilemma”. The report, The New Climate Economy, was produced by the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Ignoring Climate Risks could Sink US Economy

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 3, 2014)

For the second time in a month, Americans have been warned that the economic cost of not acting on climate change is likely to be calamitous. Robert Rubin, the co-chairman of the influential, non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations, says the price of inaction could be the US economy itself. Writing in the Washington Post, Rubin, a former US ...

Clean energy investment at risk from Scottish referendum vote

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Sep. 15, 2014)

A vote by Scotland in favour of independence from the UK would be likely to damage clean energy investment, at least in the short term, as developers and banks are gripped by uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables. Research from analysis company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, published this week, ...

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