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Climate change

by EEP European Environmental Press  (Oct. 27, 2006)

Latest projections indicate that the 15 States which were EU members before 2004 (EU-15) will only just reach their Kyoto Protocol target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-15 are committed to reducing their collective emissions in the 2008-2012 period to 8% below the levels of the base year (1990 in most cases). The Commission's annual ...

As climate changes, will we change with it?

by SciDev.Net  (Nov. 7, 2013)

In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South. Click ...

Climate change and the integrity of science

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (May 7, 2010)

Open letter defends the integrity of climate science and hits out at recent attacks driven by 'special interests or ...

Question Time: Climate Change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 15, 2011)

The Question Time: Climate Change event linked audiences of young people in the UK and South Africa, host of the UN COP17 Climate Summit, and was webcast live to an international audience. The panel answered questions on a range of topics, including the UK’s policies to cut its own emissions, COP 17 in Durban and the ...

Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 17, 2013)

Natural disasters — particularly tropical cyclones, tornadoes, storm surges and flooding — occur frequently in Bangladesh. With changing weather patterns, these disasters are predicted to become both more frequent and more intense. During the past century, over 400 tropical cyclones have struck Bangladesh's coast, causing widespread ...

The business response to climate change

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Feb. 3, 2011)

The Business Response to Climate Change is a student-organized conference that will explore how forward-thinking businesses seize market opportunities for clean technologies. Featured guests include keynote speaker David Rothkopf of consulting firm Garten Rothkopf, Keith Curtis of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Scott Sklar of The Stella Group, ...

Climate Change and Our Health

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 28, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report detailing how climate change is already affecting our environment, our society and our health. The report – Climate Change Indicators in the United States – pulls no punches. It states quite clearly that the Earth’s climate is changing. ...

Climate change and health in Canada

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 8, 2008)

In a classic example of how not to orchestrate the public release of a major study of potentially great interest to Canadians, the federal government has made available on a request only basis a pivotal report on health-related vulnerabilities to climate change. Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and ...

Predicting the costs of climate change

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Apr. 3, 2008)

Some economic projections say that greenhouse gas limits will cause economic pain, while others predict economic gain. Why the big difference? It depends on the assumptions you choose–and now you can choose your own. Even the policy wonks are having trouble keeping track of the myriad studies on economic impacts of climate change legislation. Two ...

Climate change performance indicators

by Soil Science Society of America  (Jun. 10, 2010)

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/27/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of ...

CSA in Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 20, 2007)

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and codes, has announced the availability of its CSA in Climate Change Background Report. The new white paper was developed to help provide the media, public, academia, government bodies and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of CSA's role in supporting the ...

Canada’s changing climate

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 12, 2008)

As delegates and exhibitors from around the world were preparing to gather in Vancouver for GLOBE 2008, Natural Resources Canada, quietly released a report that showed climate change is already having an impact on Canada. The report, From ...

The dark side of climate change

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 29, 2014)

Climate change could leave more Americans in the dark as hurricanes become more intense or more frequent. Researchers in the US have identified 27 cities that are likely to become more vulnerable to blackouts as a result of floods and high winds hitting the power grid. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they ...

Playing climate change games

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 31, 2013)

Gábor Kutasi of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, has applied game theory to the problem of climate change to help him analyse the relationships between international players on the world stage, occurrence and effects, attitude towards carbon emissions, the power struggles taking place and the negotiations that are under way ...

Mapping the climate change challenge

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Jul. 12, 2016)

Plans and policies to achieve the goal set at the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 have yet to be fully developed and implemented. There is an important role for science to feed political discussions by communicating the costs and benefits of climate policies. One way to do so is through mapping that systematically explores the consequences of ...

Climate change - there are solutions

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 7, 2010)

Emissions spewing into the atmosphere now could easily lead to atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 1,000 parts per million by the year 2200, effectively pushing the world beyond the tipping point for irreversible climate impacts, according to a survey of 14 renowned climate scientists published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

The climate change guide

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 8, 2008)

Corporate Canada: Responsible Business Action on Climate Change The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) launched an excellent new Guide to Climate Change at its Annual Summit in November, 2007. CBSR President & CEO, Adine Mees launched the Guide during the opening of the Summit and explained that it was the first of its kind in ...

Climate change in atlantic Canada

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 8, 2008)

Whether it’s freshwater flooding or rising sea levels, the biggest climate change threat facing Atlantic Canada comes from water, and although the threat has been identified, questions remain whether the region is truly prepared for the inevitable impacts that are coming? This final GLOBE-Net installment on the Natural Resources Canada ...

IBM Discusses Climate Change

by Green Power Conferences  (Aug. 17, 2007)

Gary Rancourt, Business Development Executive, IBM Big Green Innovations Big Blue sees a future in corporate climate initiatives An escalating need for companies to lower their carbon footprints will drive an increased demand in sustainability products and services, according to the head of business development for IBM’s new green unit. ...

Climate Change and Wealth Creation

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often has the makings of a ...

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