climate change standard Articles

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Out with climate change, in with climate risk

    The impacts of the negative externalities caused by human actions and inactions towards the environment are often shrouded by the bickering debates of scientists, environmentalists, politicians and other stakeholders regarding the science of climate change. While the 'controversy' surrounding climate change continues, the realities of climate-related disasters are very true as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Driving climate change

    This autumn the European Parliament and Council of Ministers are expected to cast their final votes on fuel efficiency standards for cars. The EU positions itself as a world leader on climate change, yet it has steadfastly failed to stand up to he car lobby. If the EU does not effectively legislate for greater fuel efficiency, it is in danger of failing to meet its own 2020 greenhouse gas ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Changing the Business Climate in 2015

    The business of climate change has changed. Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital market’s ability to deliver it. Nascent and costly clean energy technologies, skepticism of climate science and a still deeply-embedded reliance ...


    By Ceres

  • 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 role of standards in adapting Canada’s infrastructure to the impacts of climate change

    This report is intended to provoke further thought and dialogue amongst policy-makers and practitioners on the role that codes and standards play in moving climate change adaptation solutions into mainstream practice. It describes their relationship to the design and operation of infrastructure works, and their influence upon climate change adaptation issues. It also underscores the importance of ...


  • 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 ...

  • A climate change action plan for Hungary

    The paper summarises the Hungarian Climate Change Action Plan developed within the framework of the US Country Studies Programme. The two main areas of the Hungarian climate change policy will be the energy and the forestry sectors. The outdated power plants will be retired or retrofitted, and new capacities to be installed will correspond to Western standards in terms of emissions and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Opinion: The Standard airport Inquiry: Reconciling the government`s policies on aviation and climate change

    Between May and October 2007 an Inquiry was heard into an application by the operators of Slansled Airport, BAA, to remove the planning condition which imposed a passenger limit at the airport to 25 million passengers a year. If removed, the airport could eventually handle a passenger throughput of almost twice that limit. Central to BAAs argument was the Governments 'Air Transport White Paper' ...


  • Climate Change Interview with Burts Potato Chips

    Burts Potato Chips is a small crisp maker with big ideas on climate change. Its action plan shows you can do a lot with a small budget by investing in projects that contribute directly to your bottom line. Here, Jonty White, Director of Burts Potato Chips, tells us how about the business case behind his company’s response. White will be speaking on this topic along with representatives from ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas — but there’s a lot we can do about it. At Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt., the black-and-white dairy cows are used to the routine. In what looks like a choreographed dance, 1,400 milk cows delicately step over the scrapers that run along the concrete floors and collect their ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • 2005 Changing Climate: Canadian Meteorological Employment

    Recognizing the importance of quality meteorological services and information for Canadian industries and individuals, ECO Canada designed this study to determine the current and future human resource needs of the meteorological sector in Canada. In addition to the traditional meteorological sector, the study explored a wide range of allied business sectors, including transportation, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • 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 ...

  • Speaking the language of risk: climate change and the future of business

    In an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, it is clear that an organization’s environmental, social and financial performance is dependent on climate action. The development of a thorough and goal-oriented sustainability program, one that integrates climate change impacts into risk management and takes into account the key role of private and public stakeholders, is critical to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Getting past the science of climate change debate

    Like many in my profession, I have grown weary of the divisive and polarized debate over the science of climate change that has been such a disruptive force in recent years. This debate is too often carried out in extremes: Either you believe, or you don't. There appears to be no middle ground. And the uncertainty about whether climate change is caused by human activity or is an unavoidable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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