Climate Change News

  • thinkstep at the CDP Europe Spring Workshops

    thinkstep gave an inspiring marketplace session about "Bringing it together - Tool-based integration of Scope 3 & more" at several CDP Europe Spring Workshops in Europe. About CDP: CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Fleet of Automated Electric Taxis Could Deliver Environmental and Energy Benefits

    It may be only a matter of time before urban dwellers can hail a self-driving taxi, so researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley decided to analyze the cost, energy, and environmental implications of a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles operating in Manhattan. Using models they built and data from more than 10 million ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ocean plastic pollution to treble in ten years

    There is expected to be three times more plastic littering the ocean in 2025 than there was in 2015 if current trends continue, UK scientists have warned today. A report from the Government Office for Science highlights the dangers of the world’s ...

  • DNV GL Publishes Energy Transition Framework for Cities

    DNV GL recenlty (3/7) published a new report into the activities of cities around the world that are driving the global transition to a sustainable, decarbonized energy future. The report “Energy Transition Framework for Cities” finds that while megacities attract the headlines, significant innovation and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...

  • Banking sector criticised for ‘skin deep’ attempts to tackle climate change

    The global banking sector is threatening to undermine the Paris Agreement by failing to adequately capture the risks and opportunities of climate change. That is according to a new report from Boston Common Asset Management, which warns investors that the majority of banks have failed to restrict financing of coal – the most carbon intensive energy source. ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Axiom Microbiome Array for Research

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, recently launched the Applied Biosystems Axiom Microbiome Array for simultaneous detection of archaea, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses in human and non-human samples. Developed in collaboration with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the array is designed to increase the understanding of microorganisms, while ...

  • New PG&E Pilot Projects Will Expand Electric Transportation in California

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced it will begin developing four new pilot projects aimed at helping fleet and residential customers simplify electric vehicle (EV) charging. The new projects ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Studying the Effect of Global Warming on Tropical Crops

    Researchers have long been using impact studies to study the effects of climate change on cocoa growth. These studies mimic conditions predicted at the end of the century1 such as higher levels of drought and higher levels of atmospheric CO2. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Studying the effect of global warming on tropical crops

    Researchers have long been using impact studies to study the effects of climate change on cocoa growth. These studies mimic conditions predicted at the end of the century1 such as higher levels of drought and higher levels of atmospheric CO2. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • IAIA December news

    1. IAIA18 updates  IAIA18, “Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition,” will be held 16-19 May 2018 in Durban, South Africa. For more information, visit the conference web site. #iaia18 The  ...

  • Schneider Electric Accelerates Fight Against Climate Change at One Planet Summit

    Schneider Electric will join other sustainability leaders to support and accelerate the common fight against climate change at the One Planet Summit. Two years to the day after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, and following COP23, President of France Emmanuel Macron is organizing the milestone summit to convene those involved in public and private finance to deliver ambitious and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

    European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The EEA report ‘Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2017,’ tracks progress ...

  • New Gas Endeavour is ready to be delivered!

    Bioprocess Control just announced the global launch of its new Gas Endeavour earlier this week. We are happy that the market has already reacted very positively to this new smart instrument. Several purchase orders have been confirmed from both biogas and animal nutrition sectors from Europe, United States and Asia. We are going to ship the first batch of Gas Endeavour systems to our clients this ...

  • EU Delivering on Climate Commitments Through Enhanced Global Partnerships

    The European Union sees global partnerships and increased cooperation as essential to advancing the Union's strategic interests and to tackle global challenges. To this end the European Union is backing up its political commitment with concrete actions to cooperate more closely with major economies to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change and environmentally-friendly ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UN Climate Conference Makes Progress on Paris Agreement Implementation

    This year's climate conference,COP23, concluded today with steps forward to ensure global climate action through implementation of the Paris Agreement. Nearly 200 countries gathered at COP23, held in Bonn under the presidency of Fiji. The parties made concrete progress on turning the historic 2015 agreement into action on the ground across the world, ahead of next year's UN climate conference in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New USGS map of worldwide croplands supports food and water security

    A new map was released on November 14 detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is 15% to 20%—or 250 to 350 million ...

  • Cadent-backed trailblazing trash to gas project wins 2017 Energy Institute (EI) Award

    Cadent and project partners win Energy Institute (EI) Technology Award for ground-breaking BioSNG Demonstration Plant in Swindon Plant successfully trialled game-changing technology to make gas from household waste Construction of world’s first commercially operating plant under way with potential for more in the pipeline A consortium including Cadent has scooped ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • VISCA project 1st General Meeting

    VISCA Project will provide a Climate Service (CS) and Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate climate, agricultural and end-users specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies to climate change. The project is validated by real demonstrations with end-users on three demo sites in Spain, Italy and Portugal. VISCA started officially in May 2017 for a period of 3 ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Altering crops can exploit changing climate

    US and Italian scientists have worked out a strategy to feed an extra 825 million people – by altering crops and where they are grown. Their new menu for the global table could serve up 10% more calories and 19% more protein, while reducing the use of rainwater by 14% and cutting irrigation by 12%. ...


    By Climate News Network

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