climate change training Articles

  • 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 ...

  • US climate change debate heats up

    Achieving progress in cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and preventing serious global warming is never easy. But just how difficult a task that is became clear at a series of recent meetings across the US held to discuss the Obama administration’s latest plans for tackling climate change. Those plans, announced in early June by the government’s ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Q&A: Patrick Wagnon on glaciers and climate change

    Patrick Wagnon is a glaciologist at the Institute of Research for Development in France, and a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a global ‘glacier chaser’, he has summited some of the highest mountains in the world, including the 8,516 metre Lhotse in the Himalayas. In 2001, Wagnon and his fellow glaciologist ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide

    Katharine Hayhoe is a leading climate scientist at Texas Tech University and has been featured in documentaries such as “Years of Living Dangerously,” but she’s probably best known for engaging diverse communities ...


    By Ensia

  • Asian organizations commit to advance corporate action on climate change

    Companies around the world are increasingly measuring and managing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in response to drivers like consumer preference, purchaser demands, and sustainability goals. As a growing number of Asian companies look to manage their emissions, they’ll require training and resources available in their own languages and cultural contexts. To that end, the ...

  • The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change

    New studies suggest that protecting tapirs and other large seed-eating mammals is key to preserving carbon storage in rain forests. Esteban Brenes-Mora has been obsessed with tapirs — large, pig-like jungle dwellers — for as long as he can remember. It started with a sticker book his grandfather gave him as a child, and continued through zoo visits and into his ...


    By Ensia

  • Climate change, the new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis

    At its meeting in Stockholm on 20 - 21 Ocotber 2009, the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on Climate change, new industrial policies and the ways out of the crisis. Weeks before the negotiations in Copenhagen on an international framework on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, we find ourselves confronted by three ...

  • More extreme weather: Say hello to our changing climate

    It’s the question on everyone’s minds these days: What’s up with the weather? The answer is increasingly clear: It’s our changing climate. The trends we are currently experiencing– a warmer world with more intense, extreme weather events– could not be clearer. It’s exactly what climate scientists and their models have, for many years now, forecast global ...

  • G8 Gleneagles 2005: Climate change, clean energy and sustainable development

    Untitled Document The doubling of ...


  • Training Provision

    To help demonstrate the opportunities for growing energy crops and using farm residues in anaerobic digestion, we ran a series of training days for farmers. The events sought to address the technical challenges facing growers and the development of the sector, while providing a network for communication between members of the supply chain. Approach Working on ...


    By NNFCC

  • The Changing Carbon Management Landscape

    How far we have come, key trends, and what the future holds Over the last decade, the carbon management landscape for companies has changed dramatically. Today, the business drivers for managing carbon are much clearer, and there are many examples of companies that are gaining business value by managing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Although much uncertainty ...

  • The Great Global Warming Distraction: There is a lot more to the environment than just climate change.

    Not since the beginning of the environmental movement in the late 1960s has the fate of planet earth received so much media attention. Business executives are, without a doubt, very sensitive to global warming concerns. The downside may be that with all the current focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, executives may be unaware of other, possibly just as ...

  • Establishing a Training Academy

    ABSTRACTIn the current economic climate, the demands put upon a utility require education to be delivered faster, cheaper and more effectively to a fluid workplace and a mobile workforce. Learning effects must be measurable with a clear line of attribution to business performance. In order to be sustained, learning must be strategic as well as impacting the bottom line. This paper presents how ...

  • Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

    Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that a mix of factors is ...


    By Climate News Network

  • A Business Case for Building Climate Resilience

    “The business case for adaptation is improving.” These were the promising words from Daniel Dowling of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, shared during a breakout session at a recent conference called Climate Finance and Private Sector: Investing in New ...

  • How to combat fear of change and get people to innovate

    We have a lot of renewable energy available, but it's hard to get people to change their habits and try something new, so people stick with their old energy plans. Here's how to shift that mindset. Now that the majority of North Americans believe climate change is real and humans have something to do ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New study revalues climate effects of rail and road

    Comparison of energy demand and emissions from road, rail and waterway transport in long-distance freight transport. Rail and waterway are commonly considered a better environmental performer in the carriage of goods than road. But the validity of such general statements is limited as a new study of PE INTERNATIONAL shows. It depends on the respective individual case. In comparative studies, rail ...


    By thinkstep

  • Migration myths hold back successful climate adaptation

    What do farmers in the tropics do when their land remains parched for years, or the delta islands on which they live are flooded more frequently because of a changing climate? If you think, like many still do, that they either stay put in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Africa Analysis: Regional climate plan deserves support

    A new southern African climate plan is impressive, but needs more funding if it is to plug the continent's data gap, writes Linda Nordling. Africa's rain-fed agriculture and high poverty levels mean it can’t roll with the punches of an unpredictable climate. But detailed studies on how ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 5 Tips for Handling Climate Skeptics in 2013

    While the New Year brings with it a sense of optimism, for those of us in the climate change business it means another year competing against any schnook with money and a billboard to address the American people (see the Heartland Institute). When it comes to the climate debate, ...


    By Climate Counts

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