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  • Climate change

    Latest projections indicate that the 15 States which were EU members before 2004 (EU-15) will only just reach their Kyoto Protocol target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-15 are committed to reducing their collective emissions in the 2008-2012 period to 8% below the levels of the base year (1990 in most cases). The Commission's annual progress report shows that an 8% cut can be ...


  • Climate Change Having Major Effect on U.S. Law, ABA Book Finds

    CHICAGO May 25, 2007 – Though Congress has not adopted any laws that explicitly require the control of greenhouse gas emissions, concern over climate change has already begun to have a significant effect on U.S. law. Most of the states and many cities have adopted laws aimed at climate change. Lawsuits have been brought all over the country concerning the applicability of the Clean Air Act, the ...

  • California`s pioneering climate change law will provide net benefits

    The Air Resources Board recently released two reports that highlight how implementing AB 32, California's pioneering climate change law, will provide net benefits to both California's economy and public health. 'The facts are in. These reports support the conclusion that guiding California toward a clean energy future with reduced dependence on fossil fuels will grow our economy, improve ...

  • Baker & McKenzie writes world-first climate change law guide

    Baker & McKenzie is delighted to announce the launch of the world's first online service for climate change law. Published by CCH and written by lawyers from across the Baker & McKenzie global network, the Global Climate Change Law Guide provide a unique information tool for those trading in carbon products, managing climate change-related risks, and implementing and managing climate ...

  • China acts on climate change

    China introduces new environmental legislation laws to combat climate change, reports EnvidoChina has announced its first climate change resolution and plans to draw up new laws to combat climate change.The announcement by National People's Congress, the country’s governing power, is timed to strengthen China's negotiating position as it prepares a new announcement on carbon emissions policy ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Climate change and the integrity of science

    We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything. When someone says that society should wait until scientists are absolutely certain ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Preparing biodiversity for climate change

    Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today released Australia’s Biodiversity and Climate Change: a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity to climate change. Opening the International Congress of Ecology in Brisbane today, Mr Garrett said the report provided more compelling evidence of the need to protect ...


    By Australian Government

  • CEOs, Enviros Pressure Bush for National Climate Law

    WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2007 (ENS) - The heads of 10 corporate giants and four environmental organizations today announced a new alliance to lobby the U.S. government for strong national legislation to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. At congressional and national press briefings today, CEOs and environmentalists introduced the U.S. Climate Action ...

  • Climate Change Threatens California Economy by Changing Ecosystems

    Climate change is likely to harm California's economy by reducing the types of natural, non-irrigated vegetation available for livestock forage and the ability of forest ecosystems to store carbon dioxide, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the scientific journal Climatic Change. The ability of ecosystems to store carbon dioxide is a key part of implementing the state's climate law, ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • New Law Saddles Kentuckians with Big Electricity Bills; Aims to Block Benefits of Fighting Climate Change

    A new Kentucky law approved late yesterday will raise Kentuckians’ electricity bills. This bill mirrors efforts that big polluters and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have unsuccessfully pushed in other states to undermine upcoming federal standards reducing carbon pollution from dirty power plants—the key driver of climate change. David Doniger, director of the ...

  • Research and Markets: International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law 2012

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g4vpmt/international) has announced the addition of the "International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law 2012" report to their offering. The ...


  • Energy and Climate Change Secretary responds to new agreement on climate change

    “This is an agreement that unites all nations, unlocking the door to the world’s first global climate deal in Paris next year. “The talks were tough but the Lima Call for Climate Action shows a will and commitment to respond to the public demand to tackle climate change. “I am proud the UK has been leading the way - by our laws on low carbon energy and climate, by ...

  • Making effective decisions in a changing climate

    A third of Thailand is under water. Epic floods have taken people’s lives, destroyed businesses and crops, and are now sweeping into Bangkok. As the capital braces itself, some people are beginning to point fingers at various culprits: the unusually heavy rains possibly linked to climate change, ineffective communications within government, and poor infrastructure decisions. It will ...

  • The challenge of reporting on climate change and health

    Reporting on how climate change affects health is a real challenge — screen your sources and find reliable experts, says Asefaw Getachew. When journalists communicate how climate change might affect the spread of insect-borne disease, they play an ambitious, yet pivotal, mediator's role. They must, in partnership with scientists, translate research results into plain English and present ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Will the US become a climate change leader?

    The United States, which for a long time stood defiant and largely alone on climate change issues, is now on the verge of becoming a climate change leader in the international community. The US is looking to adopt a carbon cap and trade system and has signaled a willingness to discuss binding emission targets. The new position will require the support of the Whitehouse and possibly could ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • California Praised for Approving Climate Law Plan to Cut Pollution

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised California's Air Resources Board (CARB) for approving a blueprint today for reducing climate change pollution that complements new state and federal actions designed to improve air quality. California's plan will work alongside other public health rules, including ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Environmental groups hail court decision on aviation climate law

    A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups today applauded the decision of Europe’s highest court to uphold the EU law to reduce carbon pollution from airplanes. The decision, from the ...

  • Scotland’s climate law sparks hope for good Copenhagen deal - WWF

    Scotland’s decision to cut its emissions by 42 percent by 2020 and by 80 percent by 2050, on 1990 levels, sets an example for developed countries and sparks new hopes that world leaders would be able to agree on a successful climate change deal in Copenhagen, WWF said. Through its ambitious announcement, Scotland becomes the first developed country to meet the demands of science and developing ...


    By WWF International

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