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  • Fight climate change with the EU Buildings Directive

    In light of the public hearing before the ITRE Committee, EEB welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to increase the scope of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as a potentially powerful tool in the fight against climate change. EEB applauds the move to expand the Directive to include all housing stock in the EU and not just large buildings, but would like to see stronger ...

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change statement on the directive on safety of offshore oil and gas

    Responding to the Council of the European Union’s announcement today that the directive on safety of offshore oil and gas has been adopted, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “Today’s announcement that European Ministers have passed the directive on offshore oil and gas safety is excellent news. “Safety and environmental protection are ...

  • NRDC Welcomes Change in Direction of Bill to Support California’s Climate Plan

    California Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) today offered a new plan to invest auction proceeds from California’s groundbreaking clean energy law, the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32.) Following is a statement by Ann Notthoff, NRDC’s California Advocacy Director, regarding today's announcement: “NRDC welcomes this positive change in direction. We support ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Canada’s changing climate

    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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Obama: “Change has come to America” - new direction in fight against climate change

    With the election of Barack Obama, the United States and the world expect a new direction in the fight against climate change. The choice of Senator Obama - an African-American born in Hawaii, schooled in Indonesia and the United States, and seasoned while fighting for tenant's rights in Chicago's South Side - reflects the diversity that defines America. But it was his well-reasoned approach to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Council results on climate change and pesticides

    European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the results of today's meeting of the Environment Council, in particular its conclusions on climate change and sustainable use of pesticides and its contribution to preparations for the Spring European Council. The Commission also took note of the Council's views on two issues concerning genetically modified organisms. The Council adopted ...


  • Health & Climate Change - The Lancet Commission

    The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change was formed to map out the impacts of climate change and the necessary policy responses. The central finding from the Commission’s work is that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. The report is also accompanied by ten underlying recommendations to accelerate action ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • People matter in climate change models

    Climate change does not discriminate among regions or their inhabitants, but the continued growth of the human population will most likely contribute to the ill-effects of climate change. US researchers writing in the International Journal of System of Systems Engineering suggest an interdisciplinary approach, recruiting expertise from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European farmers - adapting to climate change

    A changing climate will significantly affect the future of the agricultural sector in Europe. A new report shows that management practices are important factors in reducing the impacts of a changing climate. Researchers compared climate data with farm performance data1 across the EU152, also taking into account policy, land use, size and intensity of farming, in order to investigate the effects ...

  • Insuring climate change: for the insurers and the insured

    Climate change is widely accepted as posing many risks to businesses, including physical risk, regulatory risk, reputational risk, structural risk and liability risk. The acuity of each risk varies across sectors, with the insurance industry expecting physical risk to be its biggest challenge. The issue of assessing risk was the topic of a November, 2011 panel at the International ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Business tackling climate change on the ground

    The relationship between land use and climate change is highlighted in corporate case studies included in a new report, entitled 'Tackling climate change on the ground', released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (http://www.wbcsd.org). 'Land use is an extremely important element of the climate change challenge and should be effectively addressed ...

  • Help pastoralists adapt to climate change

    Pastoralists in East Africa's arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) need to be empowered to adapt to, and survive, climate change, a report by a humanitarian organisation says. “Pastoralists across East Africa are starting to learn to live with the reality of climate change, adapting as they can to its impact,” Oxfam International says in a report launched on 18 August in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. ...


    By IRIN

  • Food safety in the face of climate change

    The potential impact of climate change on food safety is considered in a new report by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report aims to raise awareness of the issue and to facilitate international cooperation in better understanding, developing and implementing strategies to address the changing food safety situation. Predicted climatic changes include an ...

  • Business innovation to tackle climate change

    Article 13, the leading CSR and sustainability consultancy, has released a free feature on combating climate change through business innovation. The feature profiles five best practice examples of climate change action from five quite different sectors. It looks at environmental sustainability in residential and commercial developments, the leaders in the financial sector, leaders in influencing ...


    By Article 13

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