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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 ...

AECOM Wins Leading Environmental and Climate Change Industry Awards

by AECOM  (Feb. 5, 2015)

AECOM has been awarded three major environmental and climate change industry Awards from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ). AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with a leading global environmental practice. The company won the awards for ...

African Ministers and Meteorologists Seek to Boost Resilience to Climate Change

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Weather and Climate Services Underpin Sustainable Development 3 February 2014, Geneva/Cabo Verde (WMO) - The urgent need to boost Africa’s resilience to natural hazards like the devastating floods which recently hit southern Africa is high on the agenda of meetings of ministers responsible for meteorological services and their directors. ...

Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Opening of the 41st Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report released in November 2014 indicated that the world only have an estimated budget of 1000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide that can be emitted into the atmosphere and exceeding this budget would increase the risk of severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible climate change impacts. Mr Jeremiah Lengoasa, ...

UPS in Atlanta, Ga. Among 16 Organizations Across the Country Recognized for Action on Climate Change

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 24, 2015)

From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership ...

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 ...

EU Emissions Trading System – Time for change is now!

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 16, 2015)

Delaying reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) until 2021 risks undermining investment in clean technology, according to a new report published today ahead of a vote in the European Parliament Environment Committee on the 24 February. A large surplus of allowances has ...

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 ...

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