climate change News

  • Climate change

    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 progress report shows that an 8% cut can be ...


  • As climate changes, will we change with it?

    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 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Growing older in a changing climate

    In many European countries, the average age of the population is increasing. Researchers believe that the dual problems of age and climate change should be considered when developing policy. A new report on the UK population details particular issues faced by the over 50s relating to climate change, and puts forward five key recommendations covering policy, housing, transport, accessibility and ...

  • Call to Action on Climate Change

    Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a tipping point at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists last week to release a groundbreaking call to action on climate change and other global threats to all humanity. "This is not just about science, this is about activism," ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Conference on China and Climate Change

    The European External Action Service (EEAS) will host an international expert roundtable conference on the topic of “Engaging China on Climate Change: Crossroads of 21st-century Foreign Policy” on 2 February 2011 in Brussels. Participants will include the EU institutions and its Member States, leading experts on China and climate change. The roundtable is co-organised with the ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Decision making in a changing climate

    In light of recent extreme weather events, as well as long-term disruptions related to climate change, a major new report calls for different approaches to decision making by national leaders. The report, Decision Making in a Changing Climate, explores challenges and offers recommendations for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change and international security

    The report Climate Change and International Security presented by the Council of the European Union discusses the potential security threats resulting from climate change, and measures that can be taken to mitigate such threats. Climate change is best viewed as a threat multiplier which exacerbates existing trends, tensions and instability. The core challenge is that climate change threatens to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The changing climate of investment

    Bio-diversity, climate change, social responsibility, and ecorestoration are not words normally associated with decision-making in the corridors of power in the international finance and investment community. But increasingly there are signs of a greater engagement to mobilize private finance and capital markets in support sustainable development. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of the United ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CCL – Climate Change Levy

    ENMAT provides Climate Change Agreement Performance Tracking facilities to monitor    and record specific energy consumption against set milestones.   ...

  • Climate change and the Thames Estuary

    Critical research findings that will help plan future flood risk in the Thames Estuary were revealed recently as part of the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 Project — a project that considers an adaptive approach for planning for future flood risk in the Estuary. The results, released at the international conference Climate change impacts and adaptation: Dangerous rates of change at ...


    By The Met Office

  • EU president on climate change

    The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy touches on every European, every day. That is why ...

  • Climate change: there is no plan B

    Time is almost up. It is critical we secure a legally binding approach on climate change in Durban The lesson the world is learning the hard way from the financial crisis is that there is only one boat and we are all in it. To stay afloat, we need rules tough enough to stop systemic risks becoming systemic collapses. This lesson is as true for the environment as it is for the economy. A key ...

  • Energy Poverty and Climate Change

    A new report published as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative says that a population four times the size of the United States still lives without access to electricity, which is a major impediment to global economic development. In addition, fossil fuels still account for more than 80% of the world's energy mix, despite efforts to limit climate change. The Global ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change at The Movies

    Research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mayors `get it` on climate change

    Ironically, the most ambitious US action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors. It seems preposterous on its face. Each city’s emissions are only a tiny fraction of the global pie. Cities can’t force utilities to shift to renewables, or make Detroit produce smarter cars. Nonetheless, some of the biggest US mega-cities are stepping up in a big way on global ...

  • Explaining the science of climate change

    New web pages which explain the science behind the headlines on climate change have been launched by Government Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sir John Beddington. The web pages, produced with the support of leading scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre and others, present an overview of some of the most important areas of study in climate change science. Professor Julia Slingo, Met ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change on the prairies

    Combined, the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba represent the epicenter of Canada’s agricultural and oil industries and climate change is already having impacts, both good and bad. These impacts are set to increase significantly and adaptation strategies will be required. This second in a series of articles examines the existing and emerging impacts of climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Measuring climate change action

    Original story at MIT News Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions could have big benefits in the U.S., according to a report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including thousands of avoided deaths from extreme heat, billions of dollars in saved infrastructure expenses, and ...

  • Climate Change and Rio+20

    Despite 1992 Rio Earth Summit being the birthplace of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change doesn’t have a major place on this year’s official Rio+20 agenda. But we shouldn’t assume that it’s a forgotten issue. In fact, ...

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