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  • Financing key to achieving climate change goals

    Financing of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other technologies to reduce America's carbon footprint is a huge challenge for companies, public utilities and governments worldwide. However, Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) has revealed some bright spots and innovative developments in the investment landscape. "Private equity investment-the real engine of innovation in clean ...

  • US, China unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

    The United States and China unveiled ambitious targets Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of a make-or-break treaty to be finalized next year. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting pollution, with a goal to reduce by ...


    By Associated Press

  • Financing will be key to achieving President Obama`s climate change goals

    Financing of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other technologies to reduce America's carbon footprint is a huge challenge for companies, public utilities and governments worldwide. Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) has revealed some bright spots and innovative developments in the investment landscape. Purchase CCBJ's Finance ...

  • Climate change brings new urgency to Millennium Development Goals

    With world heads of state gathered in New York to discuss the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), climate change and ecosystem destruction brings added pressure to the fight to end extreme poverty. According to a recent MDGs status report, the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped from 1.8 billion in 1990 to 1.4 billion in 2005. But most of the decline occurred in ...

  • New IEA book addresses the role of electricity in meeting climate change goals

    Removing CO2 emissions from electricity generation is a key challenge that must be overcome if the rise in global temperatures is to be limited to 2 degrees Celsius. A new book from the International Energy Agency (IEA) addresses some of the major policy and technology steps needed to achieve such "decarbonisation" of the electricity sector, and provides an authoritative resource on progress to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Slovenia takes over EU presidency with pledge to further climate change goals

    The Slovenian EU Presidency’s environmental agenda emerges out of the Team Presidency agenda of the German-Portuguese-Slovenian 18-month Presidencies. One of the main priorities of the Slovenian Presidency will be the continuation of the leading role of EU in the world in combating climate change. Slovenia will continue with EU efforts to adopt a relevant agreement of the developed countries on ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • New IEA book addresses the role of electricity in meeting climate change goals

    Removing CO2 emissions from electricity generation is a key challenge that must be overcome if the rise in global temperatures is to be limited to 2 degrees Celsius. A new book from the International Energy Agency<http://www.iea.org/index.asp> (IEA) addresses some of the major policy and technology steps needed to achieve such “decarbonisation” of the ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • 350.org sets realistic climate goals

    Ever find the world of global warming a little overwhelming? Between myriad climate initiatives, myths and misinformation, piles of studies, and countless websites and advocacy groups, it’s tough to make sense of it all. True, there may be a bit of an information overload surrounding climate change. But one new organization has made significant headway in making things a lot simpler. And ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • G8 fails again on climate goals - WWF

    G8 countries have so far failed to take sufficient action to protect the world against climate change. The latest G8 Climate Scorecards report shows that Germany, followed by the UK and France, is performing better than the rest of the rich nations’ group. Italy and Japan are in a lower medium ranked group. Canada, the USA and Russia are lagging behind, despite the USA moving up one rank. The ...


    By WWF International

  • G8 environment ministers agree on 2050 climate goal

    Environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations concluded a three-day meeting in Kobe on May 26th with an agreement on the long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. But the ministers failed to support specific emissions reduction targets for 2020, as recommended last year by an international body of climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on ...

  • The business response to climate change

    The Business Response to Climate Change is a student-organized conference that will explore how forward-thinking businesses seize market opportunities for clean technologies. Featured guests include keynote speaker David Rothkopf of consulting firm Garten Rothkopf, Keith Curtis of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Scott Sklar of The Stella Group, and George A. Pickart of GE Energy. The conference ...

  • Foreign Secretary on Climate Change

    Under this Coalition government, the Foreign Office has a renewed sense of mission. It is a mission to promote Britain’s national interest, while tirelessly working for a world which is more secure, more stable, more free and more prosperous. In no area is this more relevant than the fight against climate change. Today ministers from more than 20 countries will meet in London with the goal ...

  • Canada’s climate change plans

    Although a national climate change strategy for Canada is still being developed, every province and territory has initiated plans of their own to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article summarizes the stated climate change policies of Canada’s top 5 greenhouse gas emitting provinces, and offers a comment on the implications of these initiatives for an eventual National Climate Change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AWWA Policy: Climate change

    The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Climate Change has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for member comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the Executive Committee will ...

  • The climate change guide

    Corporate Canada: Responsible Business Action on Climate Change The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) launched an excellent new Guide to Climate Change at its Annual Summit in November, 2007. CBSR President & CEO, Adine Mees launched the Guide during the opening of the Summit and explained that it was the first of its kind in Canada in "delivering a functional tool ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CPUC Report Shows Utilities Ahead of Renewable Energy Goals in Fight Against Climate Change

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently (11/13) released its annual Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) report showing that the program, which is one of the most ambitious in the country, is ahead of target and is helping to achieve large reductions in costs for renewable electricity. The state's RPS requires investor-owned utilities, electric service providers, and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mapping the climate change challenge

    Plans and policies to achieve the goal set at the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 have yet to be fully developed and implemented. There is an important role for science to feed political discussions by communicating the costs and benefits of climate policies. One way to do so is through mapping that systematically explores the consequences of different choices. Two articles recently published in ...

  • China acts on climate change

    China introduces new environmental legislation laws to combat climate change, reports EnvidoChina has announced its first climate change resolution and plans to draw up new laws to combat climate change.The announcement by National People's Congress, the country’s governing power, is timed to strengthen China's negotiating position as it prepares a new announcement on carbon emissions policy ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Climate Change at The Movies

    Research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU president on climate change

    The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy touches on every European, every day. That is why ...

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