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  • Confronting climate change: The necessity for social solidarity

    Each and every one of us is a guest on Planet Earth; this is where we live, being all members of an ecologically interdependent society. We often though tend to forget that we are only simple guests. Our interaction with the planet forms a strong bondage amongst us. This includes all societies and all planets’ environments, since an environmental issue may have transboundary, regional or even ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Averting catastrophic climate change: confronting wealth

    In the context of potential catastrophic climate change, it is vital that fundamental drivers of carbon dioxide emissions are pinpointed and addressed. One of the key drivers of these emissions is shown to be increased economic wealth. This paper highlights that links between wealth and carbon dioxide must be addressed, and that although highly debated, the links are not well considered, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • US foreign energy policy and grand strategy choice: global systemic crises confronting the Obama Administration

    The analysis of US foreign energy policy should be in the context of a 'grand strategy' choice between 'global hegemonism' and 'cooperative realism'. The latter is more viable in addressing a series of global systemic crises. The first of these crises is in the global security system itself as the world is involved in a transition toward multipolarity. The uneven economic development underlying ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A climate of change: African Americans, global warming, and a just climate policy for the US

    Everywhere we turn, the issues and impacts of climate change confront us. One of the most serious environmental threats facing the world today, climate change has moved from the minds of scientists and offices of environmentalists to the mainstream. Though the media is dominated by images of polar bears, melting glaciers, flooded lands, and arid desserts, there is a human face to this story as ...


    By Redefining Progress

  • Building the climate change regime: survey and analysis of approaches

    We are falling short. The world recognizes the urgency of the climate challenge. The risks of unabated climate change are well documented and its impacts are already affecting people and ecosystems. Yet despite a global commitment by most of the world’s governments in 1992 to stabilize anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHG) at safe levels, emissions are still on the rise and pledges of future ...

  • UN claims climate change funding is “inadequate”

    UN report claims $500bn is needed to tackle global warming, reports Envido. The UN yesterday condemned the failure of rich nation to take the lead in tackling climate change, adding that the current levels of funding climate change mitigation and adaptation are “woefully inadequate”. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which released yesterday a new climate change report ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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 Protection: The Tolerable Windows Approach

    Introduction Increasing concerns about the potential risks of anthropogenic climate change over the past ten years have led to a series of international conferences intended to combat climate change and its adverse effects. However, the Kyoto Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and, more so, the conference in Buenos Aires revealed the tremendous ...


  • Carbon capture and storage: settling the German coal vs. climate change dispute?

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an innovation that promises to enable the low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions coal power station. However, the technology is still under development and issues such as economic viability, environmental safety, public acceptance and system integration remain unresolved at present. We analyse the viewpoints and strategies of major political and economic actors ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Adapting flood management to climate change: comparing policy frames and governance practices in the Low Countries

    Belgium and the Netherlands together form the Low Countries. Empirical research in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) and the Netherlands proves that there are substantive differences in the organization of governance processes regarding flood management in response to climate change. This article answers the question of how Flanders and the Netherlands, confronted with universal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Global warming and climate change: prospects and challenges toward long–term policies in Bangladesh

    Because of its geographic location, low elevation of sea level, high population density, over dependence on natural resource and less ability to cope with the issues, Bangladesh is considered as one of the most vulnerable countries in confronting the challenges of climate change and impact of global warming. Understanding this background, this study enlightens recent climate change experiences, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Communicating the climate challenge

    New York Times’ Andrew Revkin shares lessons with MIT faculty, students at Earth Day colloquium. Written by Vicki Ekstrom.You can read the original new in MIT NewsUsing new ways to confront persistent challenges is one of MIT’s greatest strengths, and an idea ...

  • A business guide to US EPA climate partnership programs

    According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are at their highest levels in at least 400,000 years. Climate change is increasingly a priority for consumers and investors. Ultimately, businesses must respond to the priorities of their consumers and investors, as represented by their purchase and investment ...

  • Towards a spatially explicit and quantitative vulnerability assessment of environmental change in Europe

    Abstract  Over the next century, society will increasingly be confronted with the impacts of global change (e.g. pollution, land use changes, and climate change). Multiple scenarios provide us with a range of possible changes in socio-economic trends, land uses and climate (i.e. exposure) and allow us to assess the response of ecosystems and changes in the services they provide (i.e. ...


  • 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

  • Outcome of COP21 in Paris: Key Points of the Landmark Climate Deal

    The historic agreement to combat climate change and to unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations at the conclusionof the COP 21 Summit in Paris. The universal agreement’s main aim is to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Buying time - reducing diesel black carbon offers an immediate opportunity for climate and public health benefits

    As delegates from countries around the world congregated in Copenhagen this past December to consider global action to combat climate change, they confronted a political, scientific, technical, and economic issue of unprecedented complexity and scope. To avoid the worst impacts of global warming, many scientists say we must guard against two related but different risks: (1) the cumulative warming ...

  • Adapting to the future: the role of science academies in capacity building

    The 21st century will confront many challenges arising from resource scarcity, climate change, emerging diseases, and other yet to be recognised causes. These challenges are global and do not respect political boundaries. Wealthy nations cannot avoid the impacts of climate change or disease epidemics or other resource stresses that may have sources elsewhere in the world. International ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Australia’s low pollution future

    Climate change poses a substantial threat to Australia’s economy and our way of life. Australia faces a choice. We can either wait and leave our children and grandchildren to face the full impacts of climate change, or we can take responsible action now by investing in the industries and jobs of the future. Why we need to act? As a hot and dry country, we have more to lose than any other ...


    By Australian Government

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