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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 ...

  • Establishing interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and fundamental biological processes

    Original story at MIT News From optimizing food production to feed a growing population to discovering the fundamental behaviors and processes of biopolymers, faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) are leveraging the interdisciplinary nature ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • Turkey Moves to Address Climate Change

    ANKARA, Turkey (ENS) - Turkey is taking steps to respond to the threat of climate change. The Turkish Grand National Assembly Tuesday adopted a decision to set up a Research Commission on the causes and effects of global warming in the country. The new Commission is expected to consist of 14 members of Parliament who will provide input as the country attempts to adapt to climate ...

  • 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

  • Smithsonian Institution Statement on Climate Change

    It was perhaps inevitable, but was significant nonetheless. The 160 year old Smithsonian Institution has formulated its first official statement about the causes and impacts of climate change. In a blog statement posted on ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate change and the EU`s regions

    Led by cities, EU regions are playing a frontline role in the fight against climate change as they make key investment decisions regarding the new generation of clean energy and transport projects. MILESTONES Early 2011: Commission to present a new Energy Efficiency Action Plan. By 2020: EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, ...


    By EurActiv.com PLC

  • Chris Huhne: `The Geopolitics of climate change`

    Introduction Thank you all for coming along today, to listen the second in a series of three speeches. Last week, I talked about the economics of climate change. Next week, I will look the science of climate change, and the international negotiations. Today, I want to focus on the geopolitics. Not what causes climate change, or how we might stop it; but what it ...

  • Alberta unveils climate change plan

    A climate change plan released on January 24th by the Alberta government to reduce 200-megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is just the first step in the long road the province must travel to curb its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At this stage the plan resembles more a 'statement of intentions' and lacks all important details on how the targets will be reached. Many feel it does not ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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