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  • Australia criticized over greenhouse-gas reduction target

    Australia has been criticized over its new greenhouse-gas reduction target which lags behind the ambitions of most wealthy countries. Lawmakers in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government on Tuesday agreed on a target of curbing carbon gas emissions to at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The target could go as high as 28 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Québec adopts most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target in Canada

    The government of Québec has announced a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030, the most ambitious reduction target in Canada. Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, announced the government’s decision just a few days away from the Paris Climate Conference where a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UBC sets aggressive new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    University of British Columbia President Stephen Toope announced aggressive new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for UBC's Vancouver campus.  Toope made the announcement to delegates at the GLOBE 2010 conference in Vancouver, one of the world's largest environmental conferences. UBC has already met international targets established by the Kyoto Protocol for its core academic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • President Obama sets a target for cutting US greenhouse gas emissions

    The White House announced on November 25 that President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. The proposed target agrees with the limit set by climate legislation that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but the U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill that cuts GHG emissions to 20% below 2005 levels ...

  • Ontario Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target

    As part of its action against climate change, Ontario has become the first province in Canada to set a mid-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction target for 2030. Ontario already has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. In order to help achieve its long-term targets, the province is committing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Businesses target greenhouse gas cuts in Australia and New Zealand – conference communique

    Australia and New Zealand can cut their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% by 2020 in economically beneficial ways, according to business leaders at the 6th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference in Sydney. But to do so businesses in both countries need a carbon price and a full range of other measures tailored to the specific needs of each sector, speakers from major ...

  • Barack Obama ready to offer target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama administration officials have been consulting international negotiators and key players on Capitol Hill about signing up to a provisional target in Copenhagen President Barack Obama is considering setting a provisional target for cutting America’s huge greenhouse gas emissions, removing the greatest single obstacle to a landmark global agreement to fight ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK greenhouse gas emissions on track to hit Kyoto target

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has said that the UK is making progress on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but there is still much work to do. Provisional statistics published last week for total UK greenhouse gas emissions for 2007 showed a drop of two percent below the previous year, with 639.4 million metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent, down from 652.3 million metric tonnes in 2006. ...

  • Entergy Beats 10-Year Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets by More Than 14 Percent

    Entergy (NYSE: ETR) has released its 2010 sustainability report, Acting With Integrity, which highlights the company's environmental, social and economic performance. "Our performance over the past 12 years demonstrates we are true to our word, and that means we back up our stated aspirations with actions," said ...


    By Entergy

  • Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico`s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

    “We warmly welcome the announcement by the Government of Mexico on new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The commitment Mexico has made today sends a strong signal of Mexico’s determination to do its share in helping the world reduce emissions globally; it stands as an example for countries around the world to follow as they undertake ambitious goals to combat climate change ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Greenhouse gas protocol launches in India

    The use of standards to account for corporate greenhouse gases is increasingly common in developed countries – but it is emerging in developing countries as well. In India, companies’ focus on value chain inventories and life cycle thinking is in nascent stages. That’s why the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a collaboration of the ...

  • Ingersoll Rand Receives EPA Climate Leadership Award for Aggressive Targets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, was recognized at the first annual ...


    By Ingersoll-Rand Company

  • NRDC: US must cut carbon from power plants to hit greenhouse gas target

    The United States can meet President Obama’s commitment to cut its greenhouse emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, but only if we set common-sense limits on carbon pollution from our power plants. That’s the inescapable conclusion from the draft 2014 Climate Action Report released today by the State Department. Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the `20 % target by 2020`

    The European Union"s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27"s emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15 achieved a reduction of 6.9 % compared to Kyoto base-year levels. " ...

  • New Study Forecasts Rapid Growth in IT for the UK to Meet its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Targets

    Study Predicts New ‘IT For Emissions Reduction (IT4ER)’ Market Will Be Worth $9.74 Billion in the UK by 2020 and Will Grow at 3.5 Times Faster Than the Current Wider UK IT Market Due to the Impact of UK Government Targets. A new study by sustainable innovation specialists, Cambium LLP, is forecasting that IT will be key to the UK meeting its carbon emissions reduction targets ...


    By Cambium LLP

  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New greenhouse gas standards released

    The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has launched two new standards that will help businesses better understand and manage the climate impacts beyond their own operations and improve efficiency across the value chain. A global collaboration led by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GHG Protocol standard is one of the most ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How Grazinglands influence greenhouse gas

    Grazinglands represent one of the largest land resources in the world, yet their role as net sinks or sources of greenhouse gases is essentially unknown. Previous research has emphasized the role of grazing management on the sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide as soil organic carbon. However, there is a lack of information regarding how grazing management impacts the flux of two potent ...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European Union 2050 Greenhouse Gas Targets to have a Profound Impact on the Development of the Region’s Clean Energy Industry, Says Pike Research

    The European Union has adopted a highly ambitious target of decarbonizing power generation and other key industrial sectors, in addition to 67% cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport and up to 91% in reductions within the residential sector by 2050.To accomplish these goals, the EU embarked on a strategy of developing a holistic view of energy, ...


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