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Data-driven approach to pavement management lowers greenhouse gas emissions

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 26, 2016)

Original story at MIT News The roadway network is an important part of the nation’s transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this ...

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy: `We need more women working in energy to help meet global climate and energy challenges`

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jul. 20, 2016)

On Wednesday 20 July, the Energy Institute (EI) and POWERful Women (PfW) hosted a roundtable discussion on 'The importance of women in energy' to address the barriers facing women working in the global energy sector. The event was co-chaired by United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, Dr Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and Louise Kingham OBE FEI, EI ...

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa Offsets 2015 Carbon Emissions from Employee Trips

by ALLCOT  (Jul. 19, 2016)

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spais pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with ALLCOT, an international company that offers various services related to climate protection develops projects to offset carbon emissions produced by employee trips in 2015 thus ...

Capacity Building and Technology Update: TEC Highlights 20 Years of Technological Assistance; Capacity-Building Activities Focus on DRR, Combating Desertification

by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)  (Jul. 15, 2016)

The past weeks' activities under and outside the UNFCCC sought to build developing countries' capacity on climate change adaptation, disaster risk management (DRM) and other climate change-related issues, and to identify additional opportunities with regard to capacity building, and technology development and transfer. The recent developments ...

Climate change killed Europeans in 2003 heat

by Climate News Network  (Jul. 9, 2016)

British researchers say climate change was responsible for the deaths of more than 60 people in London in 2003, and over 500 in Paris. In a rare instance of direct attribution of human mortality to warming temperatures, they say that year’s European heatwave raised the risk of heat-related death by 20% in ...

Committee on Climate Change urge Scotland to slash emissions by 60% in 13 years

by Sustainable Homes  (Jun. 28, 2016)

The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. The Committee’s new report, Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032, recommends emissions reductions of 61% by 2030 in order to meet the ...

Committee on Climate Change urge Scotland to slash emissions by 60% in 13 years

by Sustainable Homes  (Jun. 28, 2016)

The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. The Committee’s new report, Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032, recommends emissions reductions of 61% by 2030 in order to meet the ...

Concelex, the first CO2 neutral construction business in Romania

by ALLCOT  (Jun. 20, 2016)

Concelex, a well-known civil engineering and construction business based in Romania, has signed a three years agreement with Allcot to measure and offset its annual carbon emissions. Concelex designs and executes turnkey civil and industrial engineering works, including modernisation and repair of road infrastructure; extension and repair of water ...

World’s water professionals gather in Chicago to tackle pressing water quality challenges

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jun. 20, 2016)

With lead and other challenging water quality issues in daily headlines, more than 12,000 water professionals are gathering in Chicago this week to explore solutions during the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16). During a packed Opening General Session at the McCormick Place West ...

UK energy professionals seek greater policy continuity and are pessimistic on climate change targets

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jun. 15, 2016)

UK energy professionals point to energy policy continuity as the biggest challenge for their sector today. Despite the euphoria surrounding the Paris Climate Change Agreement, they also express scepticism about the signatories? ability to meet the targets set last December. In the second of the Energy Institute (EI)’s Energy Barometer ...

Eco Expo Asia 2016 adopts new theme: “Green Solutions for a Changing Climate”

by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd  (Jun. 14, 2016)

The 11th edition of Eco Expo Asia will run from 26 – 29 October 2016 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the expo is a gateway to the ...

Impact assessment and climate change session proposals accepted through 30 June

by International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)  (Jun. 14, 2016)

"IAIA17: Impact Assessment's Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change" will be held 3-6 April 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Proposals for conference sessions will be accepted through 30 June.  IAIA17 is the 37th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).   Approximately 1100 ...

NOC to support Madagascan adaptation to climate change

by NOC (National Oil Corporation)  (Jun. 8, 2016)

NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change. For example, ocean warming model projections will help identify the future risk of coral bleaching, which enables planning for the impact on the fisheries and tourism that depend on the ...

Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region - says new UN report

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 8, 2016)

Poor air quality, climate change, unhealthy lifestyles and the disconnection between people and the environment are increasingly affecting human health in the region, finds the latest Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessment for the pan-European region, prepared by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Economic Commission for Europe with ...

Trane Introduces New Range of Sintesis™ Air-Cooled Chillers for Significant Reduction of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Trane  (May 6, 2016)

Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers building owners additional choices for meeting their energy efficiency, comfort and process cooling needs with the introduction of Sintesis™ eXcellent in Europe. Trane eXcellent is a new model range within the Sintesis family ...

Sir David King to receive prestigious Melchett Award

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Apr. 28, 2016)

The Energy Institute (EI) has named Sir David King FRS HonFEI, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change as the 2016 recipient of its prestigious Melchett Award. This honour is made to individuals for outstanding work, whether in research, administration, construction or other professional activity, involving the scientific ...

Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 22, 2016)

How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production ...

DOE Announces Upcoming International Energy Agency Webinar On Climate Impacts Of Bioenergy

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Apr. 22, 2016)

On April 21, 2016, DOE and IEA Bioenergy (IEA) presented a webinar, Bioenergy - Is It Good for the Climate?, which discussed the climate benefits of bioenergy and the impact of bioenergy on atmospheric CO2 levels. The webinar featured Annett Cowie, principal Research Scientist in New ...

US-Canada pact eases Arctic fears

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 20, 2016)

A joint pledge by the US and Canada to reduce methane emissions for oil and gas activities in the Arctic and limit fossil fuel extraction is putting pressure on Russia to follow suit. The pledge was in response to increasing concern across the world at the intention of the eight nations with territorial claims in the Arctic to exploit its ...

EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 15, 2016)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), today, which presents a national-level overview of ...

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