climate change regulation Articles

  • Forests, health and climate change

    Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as 'green oasis' in our concrete jungles, they offer recreation and health services for ...

  • Climate change and biodiversity

    On average, global temperatures on land have risen by 0.8 °C compared with pre‑industrial times. European land areas have warmed up more rapidly, however, increasing by more than 1.2 °C so far (IPCC, 2007), with a further increase of1.0–5.5 °C expected by the end of the 21st century (Christensen et al., 2007). Already southern Europe has experienced extremely dry weather conditions, with ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Climate Change Policy & Sustainability Update

    Proven Investment Vehicles May Spur New Renewable Energy Grow Harnessing two types of investment vehicles for renewable energy investing; Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), would speed adoption rates for renewable energy, level the playing field with fossil fuel investments and attract billions in new investment. REITs and MLPs are publically traded ...


    By Delphi Group

  • Climate Change: Business Risks and Opportunities

    Ecometrica and Lord Stanley Fink were delighted to host more than 40 corporate sustainability directors, environment experts, investors, NGOs and government representatives to Lord Fink’s penthouse apartment for an invitation-only, post-work briefing on the business risks and opportunities that may arise from climate change. With a formal address from Lord Fink followed by a full briefing ...


    By Ecometrica

  • 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 ...

  • Book review: Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulations in Cities and Other Localities

    Keywords: climate change, local government, sustainable development, North American environmental law, cities and climate change adaptation and mitigation How are climate change law and policies implemented? There has been much discussion and a great deal has been written, including in this journal, about climate change. Many policies and increasing regulation have been implemented to ...


  • Technical Regulations and Standards on Climate Change in 2004 - 2005 - Cases of European Union, China, Japan and Korea

    In this globalised (and, in a sense, harmonised) world, a country and even an entity is not so free to play a game without complying with international and national rules of game. As usual, there exists dilemma on these rules of game in the real world. Even though international rules and national rules are closely interacting each other, in principle, international rules only provides commonly ...

  • Book review: Local climate change law: Environmental regulations in cities and other localities

    Keywords:climate change, local government,sustainable development, North American environmental law, cities and climate change adaptation and ...


  • Legal perspectives on recent California climate change legislation

    Because California is regarded as a bellwether state for environmental regulations, its efforts to combat or adapt to climate change will be watched closely and potentially replicated as other states and the federal government address the issue. In this article, the author looks at recent climate change legislative initiatives and litigation in California that are affecting the way it is viewing ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Climate Change and Visibility-Related Issues for 2002

    Issues related to climate change and visibility rank as high priorities on the environmental management agenda for 2002. The following article will forecast key regulatory issues such as global climate change, NOx budget developments, and regional haze regulations in Class I areas and discuss their impact on ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Geo-engineering, the Law of the Sea, and Climate Change

    Plans to address climate change increasingly include proposals for geo-engineering projects, whose effects are likely to be global, at best only partly predictable, not necessarily wholly benign, and extend beyond their objective. Geo-engineering proposals should receive detailed, precautionary scrutiny by the international community, which requires sophisticated international legal instruments ...


    By Lexxion, The Legal Publisher

  • Climate change mitigation: overview of the environmental policy instruments

    Climate variability has been observed over a long period of time and is considered a natural process occurring on Earth. Climate change, however, is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere in addition to natural phenomena. Global climate governance requires a broad area of measures and policies to be implemented worldwide to tackle ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leading Corporate Strategies and Climate Change - CEO Table

    I’m an avid gardener. I revel in spending an afternoon under the warmth of the sun getting my hands into the soil, re-planting flowers, nurturing the unhealthy and staking blossoms. It is a time when good ideas seep into my mind and badideas creep out. It is my learning laboratory. One of the many things that my garden has taught me is that the plants fallinto three growing categories: those that ...


    By AHC Group

  • Climate Change Verification Comes Of Age: ISO 14064

    Since the mid 90’s SGS has been providing Greenhouse Gas Verification services for our clients, and now, with the rise in prominence of Climate Change and the release of ISO 14064, this service is coming into its prime. SGS is accredited for, and active in, all the credible schemes around the globe. From Kyoto Projects to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, from the California Climate Action ...


    By SGS North America Inc

  • Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Over the past few years, climate change and sustainability have been catapulted to the forefront of headline news. As ongoing public pressure for improved environmental stewardship continues to mount, governments are actively pursuing legislation, including regulations, to accelerate positive change. We have already witnessed significant regulatory, policy and legal changes related to lower ...

  • The “Social cost of carbon” and climate change policy

    Economist Frank Ackerman has called the “social cost of carbon” the most important number you never heard of. What is the social cost of carbon, where do the numbers come from, and why should policymakers take care when using them? The Obama Administration (and the Bush Administration before it) uses the SCC to assess the benefits of regulations that would limit emissions of carbon ...

  • Investment in climate change to rise in 70% of firms

    Energy reduction and stakeholders expectations amid the more important factors that drive climate change investments, reports Envido. A new survey from Ernst & Young on C-suite attitudes towards climate change shows that leading companies are taking their cues from the market by investing in climate change initiatives, reporting on their performance and leaning on their supply chains to ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

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