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  • Information technologies vital to tackling climate change – UN Secretary-General

     Information and communication technologies are vital to tackling climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global forum that kicked off today in Geneva, urging participants to think of creative ways to use the latest technology to usher in a green economy. Organized by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) every few years, Telecom World is a unique event ...


    By United Nations

  • Latest climate change information captured in new CSIRO book

    The book highlights the importance of climate change as a matter of significant economic, environmental and social concern in Australia and provides the latest information on international climate change science and potential responses. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark will launch the book at the GREENHOUSE 2011 climate change conference in Cairns. She says that CSIRO is committed to ...

  • Reliable information and better communication needed to guide U.S. climate change policy

    A comprehensive national response to climate change should be informed by reliable data coordinated through climate services and a greenhouse gas monitoring and management system to provide timely information tailored to decision makers at all levels, says a report by the National Research Council. The report recommends several mechanisms for improving communication about climate science and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • Advancing the science of climate change

    The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has published a short but informative report on advancing the science of climate ...

  • Counting the cost of climate change

    The report, Climate change: the cost of inaction and the cost of adaptation, looks at the economic costs of climate change (impacts) at a European level. These costs are increasingly shaping the climate policy debate but the report highlights the fact that methodological issues and uncertainties remain in cost estimation. Based on a review of existing information, the report also analyses the ...

  • 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. ...

  • Fighting climate change

    Due to global climate changes we experience excessive rain, long periods of drought, heat, flash flooding and landslides, which can cause severe problems to nature, populated areas and ultimately also to humans. Pipelife already faces these problems by providing different solutions to limit the effects of such events and is now happy to announce extending its waste- and rainwater management ...


    By Pipelife International GmbH

  • Water and climate change

    Water and climate change is one of the standing issues being discussed at this year’s World Water Week, whose focus is on sanitation in response to the UN International Year of Sanitation. Vahid Alavian, World Bank water adviser, is attending the conference and will report on progress and preliminary findings of a two-year Bank study on water and climate change. Worldbank.org talked with Alavian ...


    By The World Bank

  • 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

  • Climate change impact report

    The US Department of the Interior has released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control and fish and wildlife in the western US. The report to Congress represents the first consistent and coordinated assessment of risks to future water supplies across eight major reclamation river basins. “Water is the ...


  • Climate change performance indicators

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/27/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change ...

  • The climate change guide

    Corporate Canada: Responsible Business Action on Climate Change The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) launched an excellent new Guide to Climate Change at its Annual Summit in November, 2007. CBSR President & CEO, Adine Mees launched the Guide during the opening of the Summit and explained that it was the first of its kind in Canada in "delivering a functional tool ...


    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

  • The dark side of climate change

    Climate change could leave more Americans in the dark as hurricanes become more intense or more frequent. Researchers in the US have identified 27 cities that are likely to become more vulnerable to blackouts as a result of floods and high winds hitting the power grid. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they ...


    By Climate News Network

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