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  • Counting the cost of climate change

    The report, Climate change: the cost of inaction and the cost of adaptation, looks at the economic costs of climate change (impacts) at a European level. These costs are increasingly shaping the climate policy debate but the report highlights the fact that methodological issues and uncertainties remain in cost estimation. Based on a review of existing information, the report also analyses the ...

  • Predicting the costs of climate change

    Some economic projections say that greenhouse gas limits will cause economic pain, while others predict economic gain. Why the big difference? It depends on the assumptions you choose–and now you can choose your own. Even the policy wonks are having trouble keeping track of the myriad studies on economic impacts of climate change legislation. Two weeks ago, the National Association of ...

  • Rampant climate change `will cost the earth`

    The world must act now to curb greenhouse gas emissions or face truly enormous costs from global warming in future, including world-wide recession and social upheaval, concludes an eagerly awaited report released by the UK government on Monday. The report was produced by a team of economists led by former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern. Its conclusions triggered immediate calls for ...

  • Climate change - the high costs of doing nothing!

    Most people agree that global warming is going cost us dearly. And under the old maxim that an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure - most people also agree that doing nothing about climate change will cost us more in the long run. Putting an exact price tag on inaction is a complicated process, but one that must be undertaken in order to prioritize mitigation or adaptive measures to cope ...


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  • Money Men Tally Cost of Climate Change

    Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. The report, released Tuesday, is designed to convince businesses to factor in the cost of climate change in their long-term decisions and to push for reductions in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate change `will cost Andes US$30bn`

    From: Science and Development Network Author: Zoraida Portillo Climate change could cost Andean countries US$30 billion per year by 2025, according to a study. The study was commissioned by the Andean Community of Nations and carried out by the Peruvian University of the Pacific, with the support of specialists from Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador. The figure ...

  • Costs of adapting to climate change significantly under-estimated

    Scientists led by a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warn that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts. The real costs of adaptation are likely to be 2-3 times greater than estimates made by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), say Professor Martin ...


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  • Bangladesh Uncovers the Crippling Cost of Climate Change Adaptation

    With a population of 140 million, Bangladesh is one of the world's most populated countries in the world. It is also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Cyclones, floods and droughts have long been part of the country's history but they have intensified in recent years. As a result of the long exposure to these hazards, Bangladesh is a world leader in adaptation ...

  • A changing climate for the IPCC

    The publication of false claims by the IPCC has been compounded by its imperious attitude, says professor of climate change Mike Hulme. The incorrect statement in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the Himalayan glaciers could completely disappear by 2035 is remarkable in many ways. First, how could such a physically implausible ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate change - there are solutions

    Emissions spewing into the atmosphere now could easily lead to atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 1,000 parts per million by the year 2200, effectively pushing the world beyond the tipping point for irreversible climate impacts, according to a survey of 14 renowned climate scientists published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Dr. Myles Allen, a climate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Canada’s changing climate

    As delegates and exhibitors from around the world were preparing to gather in Vancouver for GLOBE 2008, Natural Resources Canada, quietly released a report that showed climate change is already having an impact on Canada. The report, From ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • CSA in Climate Change

    The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and codes, has announced the availability of its CSA in Climate Change Background Report. The new white paper was developed to help provide the media, public, academia, government bodies and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of CSA's role in supporting the development and deployment of technologies, services ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate change in Ontario

    Climate-related impacts on water resources, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems could have profound implications for human health and for the economy of Ontario. Questions remain about whether enough is being done to put in place adaptation measures to blunt some of the worst and unavoidable impacts of climate change in Canada’s most populace province. This fourth article ...


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  • Climate change on the prairies

    Combined, the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba represent the epicenter of Canada’s agricultural and oil industries and climate change is already having impacts, both good and bad. These impacts are set to increase significantly and adaptation strategies will be required. This second in a series of articles examines the existing and emerging impacts of climate ...


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  • News story: Tackling climate change doesn’t cost the earth

    The Government has a duty to help keep bills down – and that’s what we’ve been doing. There’s a lot of help available to the most vulnerable, such as cold weather payments and the Warm Homes Discount. But my Department has been concentrating on keeping bills as low as possible over the long-term - and for everyone. Some people think climate change policies on things like wind farms ...

  • The cost of inaction – Recognizing the value at risk from climate change

    A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) warns that the asset management industry, and the wider community of investors of all sizes, is facing the prospect of significant losses from the effects of climate change. Assets can be directly damaged by floods, droughts and severe storms, but portfolios can also be harmed indirectly, through weaker growth and lower asset returns. Crucially, ...


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  • Bloomberg braces big apple for mounting costs of climate change

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg today unveiled an ambitious vision for protecting New York against growing risks associated with climate change. A statement follows from Peter Lehner, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council: “This is an expansive blueprint for fortifying New York against the irrepressible threat of rising sea level. We look forward to studying ...

  • Report estimates climate change adaptation costs, impacts to utilities

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of the Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has released a report detailing the impacts climate change can have on wastewater and drinking water utilities and estimating the adaptation costs for these critical facilities to be between $448 billion and $944 billion through 2050.  The associations, which represent ...

  • Linking air quality and climate change can be cost-effective

    If the effects of air pollution on climate change are included in air quality strategies, efficiency gains of €2.5 billion can be achieved in the EU, according to recent research. Various greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and pollutants both affect the climate and air quality, yet climate change and air pollution are often treated separately in environmental policy. Air pollutants are regulated ...

  • Uncovering the Costs of Climate Mitigation

    Original story at MIT news. Policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions will come at a cost to energy producers, industry and consumers. Policymakers around the globe are working to determine the most effective and cost efficient way to reduce these emissions — from renewable energy subsidies and ...

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