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  • Banking sector criticised for ‘skin deep’ attempts to tackle climate change

    The global banking sector is threatening to undermine the Paris Agreement by failing to adequately capture the risks and opportunities of climate change. That is according to a new report from Boston Common Asset Management, which warns investors that the majority of banks have failed to restrict financing of coal – the most carbon intensive energy source. ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • UN CLIMATE CHANGE MEETING MISSING CRITICAL DATA

    Thermografix Consulting Corporation of Kelowna, British Columbia released details on 18 years of unprecedented research related to electrical energy provision, fossil fuel emissions and building function related to energy consumption. Thousands of hours of research were completed to verify actual Kyoto Compliance pertaining to buildings, development and their greenhouse gas emissions. Curtis ...

  • Obama unleashing power of data on climate change

    The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. Officials figure the more you know about climate change the more likely you will do something. "People need to understand what is happening and what is likely to happen," White House science adviser John Holdren told reporters. The White House on Wednesday ...


    By Associated Press

  • Long term data for monitoring climate change

    Nearly 30 years of sampling data demonstrate that rural locations can be used to monitor greenhouse gases (GHGs), even in a densely populated continent such as Europe. The data have been used to explore how vegetation affects GHG emissions. Urban and industrial settings are unsuitable for measuring global trends in levels of GHGs as there are many local sources of emissions which can affect the ...

  • Forecasting wildfires in a changing climate

    Forecasting wildfires in a changing climate Meteosim presented a poster in the last EGU assembly (April 2017) The poster explains several complementary methodologies implemented by Meteosim in order to estimate fire danger in a generalized fuel type computation, using the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) over Europe. This work has been performed for several timescales: ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Technology and climate change

    How much computing can mankind afford? That is a question the computer and telecoms industries hate to hear. They do not see themselves in the same dirty league as airlines or carmakers, sources of huge amounts of carbon dioxide, but instead as part of the solution. In a pre-emptive strike, a group of technology firms calling itself the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) has joined the ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • IBM Discusses Climate Change

    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. Last year, Big Blue launched Big Green ...


    By Green Power Conferences Ltd.

  • Climate Change and Our Health

    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. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Europe’s climate continues to change

    The period from 2004-2013 was the warmest decade on record in Europe. Many other changes significant for Europe have been observed across the climate system, including warming oceans, rising sea level and shrinking snow cover, ice sheets, sea ice and glaciers. In the last decade global near-surface average annual temperature was 0.75 - 0.81 °C warmer than the pre-industrial average. ...

  • Wildfires affected by climate change

    Recent data and model simulations have indicated that anthropogenic climate change can stimulate fire activity, but paleo records (indicators of past climate) also provide us with a view into the past. By using these records, an international team of scientists has discovered that abrupt climate change during a phase of forest expansion can trigger more wildfires. Their findings were recently ...


    By European Commission

  • Impact of Climate Change in Africa

    Africa is the continent that will suffer most under global warming. Past history gives us lessons on the likely effects of future climate change. Of greatest concern are the ‘large infrequent disturbances’ to the climate as these will have the most devastating effects. In a remarkable study from the Kenyan Tsavo National Park published in the African Journal of Ecology, Dr Lindsey Gillson ...


  • Climate changes your business

    Six major industry sectors are in particular danger from climate change risks, claims professional services organization KPMG. Aviation, healthcare, tourism, transport, oil and gas and the financial services sector all feature in the "danger zone" in a report on climate change risks from KPMG - meaning that they score highly on the risks which face them yet score poorly in terms of their ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A changing climate for the IPCC

    The publication of false claims by the IPCC has been compounded by its imperious attitude, says professor of climate change Mike Hulme. The incorrect statement in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the Himalayan glaciers could completely disappear by 2035 is remarkable in many ways. First, how could such a physically implausible ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change

    Earth scientists are attempting to predict the future impacts of climate change by reconstructing the past behavior of Arctic climate and ocean circulation. In a November special issue of the journal Ecology, a group of scientists report that if current patterns of change in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans continue, alterations of ocean circulation could occur on a global scale, with ...

  • South Asia lacks long-term climate change data

    South Asian countries sorely lack the long-term data needed to ascertain climate change impacts, a leading non-governmental organisation has said. "Impacts need long-term data to corroborate future trends, but these do not exist," Sunita Narain, director of the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, said at a media workshop on climate change last week (24 November). "South Asian ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • NOAA Climate Change Claims Reinforced

    Temperature and salinity data measured from Argo floats are playing a critical role in disproving misinformation being promoted by climate change skeptics, who had previously claimed that the ocean warming trend had slowed down between 1998 and 2012 (popularized as the "Global Warming Hiatus"). NOAA received some much needed backup from scientists at UC Berkley on January 4th, when they published ...

  • Successful conference on groundwater and climate change

    From 24-28 June more than 300 participants met at the Speke Hotel and Resort, Kampala to hear presentations on some of the latest science related to climate change and the potential impacts on groundwater in Africa, and to consider and debate the policy implications. Remarkably the audience and discussion panel members included several members of the Ugandan Parliament who, throughout the ...

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