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  • June 2017 training courses: adaptation & mainstreaming; adaptation M&E

    Our next set of training courses will run in the week of 19-23 June 2017, at the Enterprise Centre on the campus of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK. The training will consist of the following courses: 1. Climate Change Adaptation and Mainstreaming for Development Professionals, 19-21 June, £895, including content on: Global climate science and ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Commission welcomes IPCC decision to grant EC full participation

    The European Commission today welcomed the decision by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) to let the European Community participate fully in IPCC meetings, a prerogative normally reserved for governments. The IPCC is a United Nations organisation which acts as an objective source of information on climate change. The decision, taken at the IPCC meeting this week, recognises the ...

  • Bottle v Tap is really no contest, says Water UK

    The current spate of programmes and articles about the fall from grace of bottled water points to one of the most remarkable reversals in modern consumer marketing. Just two or three years ago sales looked set to continue a decade of spectacular growth driven by increasing interest in health, an expanding economy and clever promotion. Now the first evidence of falling sales has marked the turn. ...


    By Water UK

  • Now live: MOOC on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

    The free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate went live on 12 January. More than 7,500 people have enrolled from 183 countries to learn more about this hot topic in disaster resilience! Wetlands International will be Expert of the Week between 9 and 11 February, sharing our expertise on putting ecosystem based disaster risk reduction ...


    By Wetlands International

  • AUS$3.4m to boost local capacity to adapt to climate change

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today announced $3.45 million to help local government and professionals such as engineers and architects better manage the effects of climate change. Senator Wong made the announcement during a speech to the Queensland Media Club. “As well as reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change, the Rudd Government ...


    By Australian Government

  • Climate change negotiators agree on intensified UNFCCC negotiating schedule for 2010

    The first round of UN climate change talks since the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen at the end of 2009 concluded Sunday in Bonn with agreement to intensify the negotiating schedule in order to achieve a strong outcome in Mexico at the end of the year. In addition to the negotiating sessions already scheduled for 2010, governments decided at the Bonn April meeting to hold two ...

  • Oxford Adaptation Academy 2014

    Dr KR Viswanathan, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, was a participant at 2013 Adaptation Academy. He describes why he found the learning experience so distinctive and rewarding. “When I arrived in Oxford a day before the start of the GCAP organised Course on Climate Adaptation, I had mixed feelings and a few questions. What was I going to take back from the course, as ...

  • Business pushes for global climate deal

    Close to 200 senior leaders from business, government, civil society and policy-making met in Poznan this week at a day-long event to discuss how to formulate the post-2012 climate regime. The Poznan Business Day (www.poznanbusinessday.org), an event co-organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the International Chamber of Commerce ...

  • Adaptation academy week 1 updates

    The 2013 Adaptation Academy is well on its way with an exciting group of participants, asking challenging questions and working through complex issues. Last Friday marked the end of the first week with the participants providing useful and encouraging feedback. The participants are excited about the weeks to come and look forward to seeing how the rest of the course comes together. The three ...

  • Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris

    Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, said the Environment Committee in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund so as to mobilise ...


    By European Parliament

  • Troubling trends for environmental journalism

    There’s a popular saying in the news that two events are a coincidence, but three make a trend. Over the past few days, there have been two major developments in the national media that will likely have a big impact on coverage of environmental issues. It’s clear that a troubling trend is already underway. First, the New York Times ...

  • MP requests names of pilot PAYT contenders

    An MP has called for the names of local authorities considering the Climate Change Bill’s pilot pay-as-you-throw scheme before the application deadline. On the day the Climate Change Bill obtained Royal Assent, November 26, MP Eric Pickles called on the Government to reveal which authorities had expressed interest. However, the deadline for local authorities wishing to apply is not until eight ...

  • go Al In

    econ industries supports the ALL IN RACING Team of the German sailing youth at the Youth America's Cup in San Francisco. After the crew, including Phillip Buhl as Skipper and Erik Heil as helmsman was able to win the qualifying rounds and raise enough money with the support of econ and other supporters to afford the entry fee. they are looking forward to the finals on 1st-4th of September in San ...

  • Climate Change Plan for SEPA published

    With the Climate Change Scotland Bill now in parliament, it is important that everyone starts thinking how they will contribute to the ambitious world leading targets set out in the Bill. As Scotland's environment watchdog, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has a key role in addressing climate change and has today (19 December) published its climate change plan for SEPA. This ...

  • EP delegates endorse Bali roadmap and urge US to pick up the pace

    Representatives of the European Parliament at the Bali United Nations Conference on Climate Change welcomed the outcome of the meeting. They also expressed their hopes that the United States would adopt ambitious emission targets in the near future. Following the approval of the Bali roadmap by the plenary session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on ...


    By European Parliament

  • Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris

    Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund. "We'll be facing a ...


    By European Parliament

  • Appeals court upholds endangered species act protection for polar bears

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The court dismissed challenges by the state of Alaska, polar bear trophy hunters and others seeking to strip the polar bear of its protection. The 2008 listing resulted from a 2005 petition and litigation by the ...

  • Nation`s last big icebreaker endures despite age

    The last U.S. icebreaker capable of crushing through the thickest ice of the Antarctic and Arctic resumed its mission after the latest repairs to postpone its already past-due retirement. Climate change makes the 38-year-old Polar Star Icebreaker's science and security missions ever more vital, according to scientists and other backers of rebuilding the country's dwindling ice fleet. The ship ...


    By Associated Press

  • Michael Wilkins, speaker at Adaptation Academy dinner

    The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) is delighted that Michael Wilkins has agreed to speak at the Academy’s end of course dinner on the topic ‘How the ratings group assess risk and credit for adaptation related infrastructure projects and more’. Michael Wilkins is a Managing Director in the Infrastructure Finance Ratings group of Standard & Poor’s Rating ...

  • International agreement cannot wait, warn climate change MEPs in Washington

    Though happy with the US Congress's active stance in the US climate change debate, a delegation of the European Parliament's Committee on Climate Change leaves Washington concerned about America's capacity to meet the Bali timetable and contribute to a global climate change agreement by 2009. On Wednesday 30 April, at the conclusion of their visit, Committee Chairman Guido Sacconi (PES, IT) and ...


    By European Parliament

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