climate change goal Articles

  • Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

    Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full socio-economic benefits. The U.N. General Assembly on 26 ...

  • Climatic identity assessment of the climate change

    In the last few decades, due to the potentially serious impacts upon the atmosphere, earth, and ocean the climate change issue become internationally disputable subject among many scientists including various specialists such as climatologists, atmospheric researchers, oceanographers, hydro–meteorologists, agriculturalists, in particular, local administrators in addition to politicians, as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Achieving sustainability goals

    Achieving Sustainability Goals with the Help of Verisae Fresh & Easy is a $302 million US retail firm that committed itself to an ambitious climate change plan, outlined by its parent firm, Tesco. Founded in 2007, Fresh & Easy implemented a number of initiatives to make its stores and distribution centers the most energy and carbon efficient in the United States. ...


    By Verisae

  • Climate Change – The global challenge

    Earlier this month, the European Commissioner for the environment, Stavros Dimas, gave a speech on the global challenges of climate change and the role of the UK and her European partners in setting the agenda for addressing the challenge of climate change. A speech by Stavros DIMAS Commissioner responsible for environment Ladies and Gentlemen, good ...

  • The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

    We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this risk — there are few benefits to making the ...


    By Triplepundit

  • IEA report finds `World is not on Track` to meet climate goals

    The International Energy Agency released a new report today, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, finding that global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2012 increased by 1.4 percent, ...

  • Clean-Energy Innovation Essential to meeting Climate Goals – IEA Report

    A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency says as it released its flagship energy technology report. The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the levels needed to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • `Goals focus minds`: Linda McAvan on Sustainable Development Goals

    Countries will this year shape and adopt the development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals. A Parliament delegation will take part in the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York where countries will approve the new goals. Ahead of the plenary debate on Wednesday 16 September, we spoke with development committee chair Linda McAvan, a UK member of the S&D group, ...


    By European Parliament

  • The Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Change Too.

    On October 16th, we celebrate World Food Day. It is a day of action against hunger, which is one of the biggest global challenges. Since we expect that global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, we need to act now. Our global goal is to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. This is because, food is the basic human need and without addressing climate change, we cannot produce sufficient quantities ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • The changing climate for United States law

    Just a few years ago, the subject of American climate change law would not merit an article like this one, let alone the book that the American Bar Association has recently published on the subject.1 But the United States has changed, at least somewhat. At the moment, most important United States climate change law consists of state and local law, but there are signs that the federal government ...

  • Rapid climate change: an overview for economists

    The possibility of future rapid climatic changes is a pressing concern amongst climate scientists. For example, an abrupt collapse of the ocean's Thermohaline Circulation (THC) would rapidly cool the northern hemisphere and reduce the net global primary productivity of vegetation, according to computer models. It is unclear how to incorporate such low-probability, high-impact events into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change a threat to sewage systems

    Many cities could face problems with their sewage in the future. A research study for Stockholm shows that a change in precipitation, combined with a population increase, could bring disruptions as early as the middle of the century. Climate change could put more pressure on the sewage systems in the future. Climate scenarios indicate critical factors such as increased volumes of rain and rising ...

  • What is ambition in the context of climate change?

    Ambition is a word often used in the context of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. While most people think of ambition as a strong desire to achieve something, the word has a more specific meaning when it comes to international climate action. What Does Ambition Mean and Why Is it ...

  • Building international climate cooperation: lessons from the weapons and trade regimes for achieving international climate goals

    Tackling global climate change requires countries across the world to engage in multigenerational cooperation (referred to herein as “collective action”) to advance a transition to a near-zero-carbon economy by 2050, in order to keep global average temperature increase below 1.5–2 degrees Celsius in comparison with preindustrial levels. No one country can achieve the necessary ...

  • The business solution to the problem of climate change

    Business input is going to be very important to the success of the other climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, so I very much welcome this timely initiative to hold a World Business Summit. If you allow me, I'd like to take you back to Copenhagen in the 17 th century. From the beginning of recorded history, humans wondered why seashells and shark teeth could be found at the top of ...

  • Q&A: Helping the poorest nations with development goals

    Next week’s Climate Summit in New York is one of a few remaining stepping stones to the internationally binding agreement to tackle climate change expected to be agreed at a UN summit in Paris next year. At the same time, the global community is negotiating sustainable development goals that will become a part of global development ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 4 key factors for the sustainable development goals

    Earlier this week, I participated in a United Nations Special Event Panel on “Conceptualizing a Set of Sustainable Development Goals,” which took place before an audience of senior policymakers and UN ambassadors and delegates. At the ...

  • Q&A: Achim Steiner on science in the post-2015 goals

    As executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner has been at the forefront of international conferences on environment and sustainable development, including the Rio+20 conference in June 2012. SciDev.Net caught up with him at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) in February to discuss the role of science in the post-2015 agenda, and meeting ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sustainability hinges on local policies, not global goals

    Sustainable development targets will work only if they engage with the realities of national politics, says policy expert Matthew Lockwood. In the run-up to this month's UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, much has been written about how to define sustainable ...


    By SciDev.Net

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