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Gov Brown Extends CA Climate Goals

by National Biodiesel Board  (Sep. 8, 2016)

“California continues to demonstrate its leadership on climate issues with Governor Brown’s signing of SB 32 today. The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are leading credit generators under the low carbon fuel standard and we expect their presence to ...

Smog Today or Climate Change Tomorrow: The Chinese Dilemma

by The McIlvaine Company  (Aug. 24, 2016)

China has to balance the health and welfare of its citizens today with longer range impacts of climate change. McIlvaine has a number of services which shed light on the resolution of this difficult choice. One is N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects. In this service, McIlvaine is following the very ambitious ...

Groundwater Recharge in Upper Colorado River Basin May Hold Steady Under Climate Change

by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)  (Aug. 15, 2016)

Future groundwater replenishment in the Upper Colorado River Basin may benefit from projected increases in future basin-wide precipitation under current climate projections, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation. The Colorado River provides water for more than 35 million people in the United States ...

Cost of flying to increase with a new runway while ICAO calls for major biofuel investment

by A.E.F. S.r.l.  (Aug. 9, 2016)

Big increases in ticket prices would be the only way to reconcile a new runway with climate laws, new analysis shows. Up to £43 would need to be added to a return flight from Manchester to Amsterdam, £162 for a return flight from Newcastle to Sharm El Sheik, and £295 from London to Singapore in order to control emissions, the ...

2015 Climate Finance by MDBs at US$25 Billion

by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)  (Aug. 9, 2016)

In 2015, six multilateral development banks (MDBs) jointly committed more than US$25 billion in climate finance. According to the '2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks' Climate Finance,' in addition, a total of US$55.7 billion were committed in co-finance, raising the total to US$80.8 billion. The sum committed in 2015 by the six ...

NOC hosts MARCDAT

by NOC (National Oil Corporation)  (Aug. 1, 2016)

The NOC hosted and led the 4th International Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Climate data (MARCDAT-IV) from the 18th – 22nd July, with 47 participants from 12 countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, China (incl., Hong Kong), Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, UK and the USA). 26 institutions were ...

UK report predicts new challenges for stormwater management due to climate change

by Water Environment Federation (WEF)  (Aug. 1, 2016)

After the passage of a recent history-making referendum to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is sure to undergo its share of new changes — but according to a new report by the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC), one of the country’s largest adjustments could be to the looming threats posed ...

Environmental Justice Wins with California Cap and Trade

by The Climate Trust  (Jul. 28, 2016)

Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where the cap and trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately ...

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 ...

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