While many of us are pessimistic about the likelihood that a new global accord on climate change will emerge to replace the Kyoto Protocol (with large emitters like Canada and the United States retreating from the development of national programs), we have many reasons to be optimistic about the potential for urban and regional approaches to succeed.
Providing quality assurance to data delivered by Copernicus Climate Change Service
TheCentre for Carbon Measurement at NPL, in collaboration with theUniversity of ReadingandTelespazio France, has launched a major new project to ensure theCopernicus Climate Change Service(C3S) delivers climate-quality data products with clear and robust assessments of their accuracy, allowing its users to assess the `fitness for purpose` of the data for their applications. The European Union has made clear its commitment to provide international leadership in the development of the climate services sector....
As Trump reconsiders climate change, utilities stick to pre-election energy strategies
Despite pledges by President-elect Donald Trump to radically alter the nation’s energy policies, utilities say they are sticking with long-term strategies to comply with federal regulations on carbon emissions, as well as diversify their energy portfolios to include more wind and solar. Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson says that his company will continue moving toward meeting carbon reduction goals stipulated in the Clean Power Plan proposed by President Obama’s Environmental Protection...
Clarke Energy Participates in COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech
The Conference of the Parties is the leading climate change conference organised through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) and twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP12) was held between the 7-18th of November in Marrakech, Morocco. During the 2015 COP21 event in Paris, the US and China reached an historic agreement on reducing fossil fuel emissions....
UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation
Developed countries should do all they can to increase and accelerate their support to developing nations trying to adapt to the damaging impacts of climate change, UN Environment said today during the latest round of climate talks. Under the Paris Agreement, wealthy nations have pledged to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and adapt to rising temperatures, and to boost that figure from 2025. However, UN Environment`s Adaptation...
Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tops key-note speaker line-up for the Global Water Summit 2015
‘The Water Value Revolution’ aims to determine water`s key role in the future of sustainable economic growth and to revolutionise the role of water in the global economy. Business leaders, CEOs of industrial water users, utility managers, leading water technology providers and major investors will come together to share their water management insights and to point the way towards making water an economic value and a source of innovation, rather than a limitation on operations. The Global Water Summit...