climate change information Articles

  • A Whole New Climate for Information

    For the Dutch firm Essent Energy, reporting carbon emissions is becoming a round the clock affair. The company, which also operates in Germany and Belgium, is capable of generating reports on an hourly or half hourly basis, from allparts of the company on any day of the year. It is a level of automation now essential in the face of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas ...


    By IHS

  • 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

  • Information for Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons and Needs in South Asia

    Ideally, adaptation information will be tailored to meet the needs of individual information users. However, in many cases, information is supply-driven, shaped in large part by the interests of researchers and the limited data available to them. In these cases, it’s oftentimes challenging for users to access, understand, and apply the information available to them. To support effective ...

  • Climate Change and Biodiversity

    On two counts this is a book which I would not normally have rushed out to buy. I generally dislike books that are compilations of a range of short specialist articles. Few editors are capable of co-ordinating the disparate pieces into one readable and comprehensive whole. My second negative criticism is, ‘not yet another book on global warming’- for surely this is the most over-written and ...


    By Springer

  • A Climate Change Reality Check

    The world spent $50 billion dollars per year on weather-related disasters in the 1980s, according to the World Bank. Today, we spend roughly ...

  • 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

  • Climate Change and Wealth Creation

    Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often have the makings of a business opportunity. That is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Some economic aspects of climate change

    In recent years, increasing attention has been given to economic analyses of a variety of aspects of climate change. By discussing the consequences of climate change, damage estimates for a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, and strategies for responding to climate change, this paper attempts to keep audiences both within and outside the economics profession informed of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate Change and the European Water Dimension

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in 2001 an assessment document on the global and regional evidence for and the potential impacts of climate change. The IPCC said ..”there is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.” To the question is the Earth warming, the answer is a scientifically ...


  • What assures consumers on climate change?

    The initial phase of What Assures Consumers? with the UK National Consumer Council (2006) illustrated that the field of ethical consumerism is coming of age. There were notable examples of how it is being mainstreamed: ‘Product Red’ with Gap Inc. as well Marks & Spencer’s ‘Look Behind the Label’ campaign. It also highlighted the need to adopt a considered approach for those interested in ...

  • Growing efforts in climate change adaptation

    Though some US municipalities are beginning to address it, climate change adaptation or how an entity will cope with the likely incremental increases in temperatures and precipitation (both greater rainfall and droughts) is not discussed much in board meetings or other strategic sessions. The trends are real and no longer something that can be delayed to a future generation. A recent Weather ...


  • Climate Change & the Financial Services Industry

    Climate change represents an unprecedented and highly complex threat to long-termeconomic interests across the spectrum of finance and insurance industry activities. TheIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confirmed that the combined effect ofincreasingly severe climatic events and underlying socio-economic trends (such aspopulation growth and unplanned urbanization) have the potential ...


  • 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 ...

  • Investors take climate change into account

    Increasing interest in climate change from investors generates improvements in disclosure into business operations and strategies, reports Envido. A new survey from the Institutional Investors Group in Climate Change (IIGCC) revealed that the proportion of institutional investors who consider firms' climate change policies when making investment decisions has more than doubled in the past two ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

    Climate change threatens to compromise transport services that are indispensable for Europe's economy and society Transport remains a critical support system for the smooth functioning of our societies and economies. It facilitates accessibility of services that are vital for business and for the quality of life of citizens. It also enables economic growth and job creation. Gradual ...

  • Climate Justice: Equity and Justice Informing a New Climate Agreement

    This paper explores the role of equity in the climate negotiations. It establishes why climate change is an issue of injustice by examining the environmental challenges posed by climate change and links those challenges to socio-ecological and economic systems that undermine the rights of people, especially the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable. The paper then analyzes the role of justice and ...

  • Some issues in climate change decision-making

    This paper critically analyses various issues related to the climate change decision problem. It focuses on ex ante preventive measures, such as hedging strategies, as well as ex post remedies, such as liability and insurance. In addition, it explores the importance of economic concepts, such as free riding and value of information, to the climate change debate.Keywords: climate change, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Adapting urban water systems to climate change

    This handbook on adaptation of urban water systems to climate change is an initiative of the SWITCH project1 and the result of a collaboration between ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the International Water Association (IWA) and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. It draws on the research and findings from the SWITCH1 and PREPARED2 EU Framework Programme projects. ...


    By IWA Publishing

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