climate change rule Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Predictions and Outlook for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2018

    What a difference a year makes. To some extent, the surprise of 2016 – the election of Donald J. Trump as President -- did make many predicted changes about life in Washington, D.C. for 2017 come true. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget proposal reflects serious cuts, climate change policies were radically reversed, rules were withdrawn, several promulgated ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Prepare to report climate risks - Pressure mounts on companies to increase required disclosures.

    Publicly traded companies are required, under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, to disclose known and contingent material liabilities to ensure investors have reliable information on which to base their investment decisions. Increasingly, investor groups, nongovernment organizations (NGO), and others demand companies assess and disclose their financial risks from climate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ruling on the "crunch issues" of land use, land-use change and forestry: impacts on project viability

    Carbon sequestration in forests is undoubtedly one of the most controversial issues of the Kyoto Protocol. Whilst there is agreement that temporary carbon storage in forests contributes to delaying climate change, there is still much controversy about the rules and procedures that should be implemented to give credits to afforestation and reforestation activities under the Clean Development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Issues to watch at the Doha climate negotiations (COP 18)

    As the U.N. climate change conference in Doha, Qatar (COP 18) rapidly approaches, the urgency of climate action has never been more evident. Extreme weather has wreaked havoc in many corners of the globe, ...

  • Final PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule

    Final PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule On May 13, 2010, U.S. EPA issued the final rule known as the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule (a.k.a. the GHG Tailoring Rule). It was subsequently published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2010 (75 FR 31514) and will become effective on August 2, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

    On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. (See GLOBE-Net article “Dutch government ordered to cut back emissions“) This marks the first time the issue has been ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

    A Dutch court recently ruled that greenhouse gas reduction is a state obligation. Here’s what that could mean for the rest of the world. On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been legally declared a state ...


    By Ensia

  • 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 ...

  • Potential impacts on hydrology and hydropower production under climate warming of the Sierra Nevada

    Watersheds of the Cosumnes, American, Bear and Yuba (CABY) Rivers in the Sierra Nevada, California, are managed with a complex network of reservoirs, dams, hydropower plants and water conveyances. While water transfers are based on priorities among competing demands, hydropower generation is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and regulated by federal and state laws and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 3 Climate change action items for the second Obama Administration

    With President Obama’s re-election, he has the opportunity to extend his legacy and take on big challenges. Climate change stands high on the list of issues that need to be addressed. As the President said in his acceptance speech: “We want our children to live in an America that ...

  • Aswan High Dam Reservoir management system

    The Aswan High Dam Reservoir management system was developed to simulate dam operation under varying boundary conditions taking as example climate change and Millennium Dam construction, and analyze the optimal operation rules of the reservoir taking into account a large number of objectives, including hydropower production and water supply for irrigation purposes. The developed system runs on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The importance of groundwater monitoring

    Groundwater monitoring is an essential element in any environmental information system. Based upon validated groundwater monitoring data, information is derived on which decisions can be made. Constant monitoring provides the necessary data input for your smart environment and is basically the basis of the decision making process concerning spatial planning and climate change adaptation. As in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • This polluted lake shows why we are all stakeholders when it comes to clean water

    When environmental protection gets short shrift, the price we pay can be staggering. When I visited Onondaga Lake in 1999 as part of research I did as a student at Cornell, there was no evidence the lake was once home to vibrant waterfront resorts. Yet, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Onondaga was considered “ ...


    By Ensia

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