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  • CCS crucial for mitigating climate change

    Report to the Muskoka G8 Leaders’ Summit says Carbon Capture and Storage crucial for mitigating climate change. Heightened government-industry cooperation is essential to achieve G8 ...

  • CCS crucial for mitigating climate change

    Significant progress has been made for the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), notably through the commissioning of CCS pilot plants, continued learning from plants already in operation, the development of legal and regulatory frameworks for facilitating CCS and public outreach activities. This is one of the main findings from a new report by the IEA, the Carbon Sequestration ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The environmental side benefits to climate change mitigation

    Effective greenhouse gas mitigation measures to stabilize global temperature change would also have important environmental benefits such as reduced air pollutant emissions, a recent research predicts. The research study investigated the potential for air pollutants to be reduced as a result of taking action to keep the global temperature rise below the 2°C target. A variety of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Broader behavioural focus needed to mitigate climate change

    Policy efforts have focused on modifying individual behaviour as one strategy to address climate change. However, this has been met with limited success and a new UK study suggests that policies to encourage behaviour change need to operate on multiple levels and that there is a need for greater co-ordination between individuals, governments, businesses and communities. To achieve targets ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IPCC Presents Assessment on Measures to Mitigate Climate Change

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group of the world's leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization, has just released in Berlin, after 6 years of intensive work reviewing all available science, its 2014 assessment on ...

  • Climate change mitigation `far cheaper than inaction`

    Tackling the global climate crisis could reap significant economic benefits for both developed and developing countries, according to a new report. The impacts of climate change and a carbon-intensive economy cost the world around US$1.2 trillion a year — 1.6 per cent of the total global GDP ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cities are crucial for climate mitigation

    City planners must make sure to integrate broader development agendas with climate change adaptation and mitigation policies say Cynthia Rosenweig, William Solecki, Stephen A. Hammer and Shagun Mehrotra in Nature. Cities — responsible for 71 per cent of global energy-related carbon emissions — are crucial to global mitigation efforts say the authors. Built mostly on coasts and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ecological Restoration: A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change

    The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) issued a position statement on global climate change during its joint conference with the Ecological Society of America (ESA) “Ecological Restoration in a Changing World” held this week in San Jose, CA. The SER position statement has been endorsed by the ESA governing board. An estimated 4,500 people are participating in the meeting. ...

  • Cities tackling climate change: a new strategy for mitigation

    Cities are key players in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A new World Bank study has proposed a three-stage plan for mitigating climate change at a local level. Its recommendations include improving urban infrastructure and encouraging lifestyle change, but most importantly, clarity in the way urban GHG inventories are calculated.     Cities are responsible for 80 per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Space technology helps mitigate climate change

    Space technologies have led to a number of inventions that benefit the environment and save energy. Satellite-based systems are reducing vehicles’ carbon dioxide emissions, remote-sensing technology is making wind turbines more efficient, and information from weather satellites is helping solar cells to produce more energy. These are just some examples of how spin-offs from space technology and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Uncovering the Costs of Climate Mitigation

    Original story at MIT news. Policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions will come at a cost to energy producers, industry and consumers. Policymakers around the globe are working to determine the most effective and cost efficient way to reduce these emissions — from renewable energy subsidies and ...

  • Global forest monitoring to help mitigate climate change

    For the first time worldwide, free and ready-to-use high-resolution satellite data is now available to monitor forests and help reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The monitoring system has been launched by FAO and other partners as part of the Global Forest Resources Assessment. 'This brings a revolution to the forest monitoring field. Never before have data of this kind ...

  • FAO launches new climate change mitigation programme

    Finland is the first country to contribute to a $60 million FAO programme to support climate change mitigation in agriculture in developing countries. The multi-donor programme aims to promote sustainable low-emission agriculture in developing countries over the coming five years, in partnership with countries and other relevant organizations. Finland will provide an initial support of around ...

  • Options for peatland-based climate change mitigation presented at UN climate talks

    Opportunities for climate change mitigation through peatland rehabilitation and lessons learned for future agreements under the UNFCCC were discussed at a side event during the Bonn climate negotiations. Participants at the side event , jointly organised by Wetlands International, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • “Climate change mitigation doesn`t cost the earth”: IPCC author Edenhofer

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) completed its Fifth Assessment Report on Sunday in Copenhagen. Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’, and one of the authors of the now released Synthesis Report, points to the contrast between the potentially irreversible impacts of unmitigated climate change and the manageable ...

  • Economic benefits from climate change mitigation far outweigh the costs

    Countries will benefit economically from almost all of the actions needed to limit global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new report. The paper ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Current mitigation efforts on climate change “insufficient”, say MEPs in interim report

    Pouring cold water on “scientifically unsubstantiated efforts” to discredit studies on the effects and causes of climate change, calling for additional research on the effect of biofuels, and warning that current policies are not enough to stem global warming in the long-term are the key points of the EP interim report on “the scientific facts of climate change”. The report says existing climate ...


    By European Parliament

  • Global Gathering Addresses PV Role in Energy Prosperity and Climate Change Mitigation

    Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with their counterparts from solar energy research institutes in Germany and Japan, gathered recently to discuss the future of photovoltaics (PV) and assess its contributions to increasing global prosperity, energy security and mitigation of climate change. The Global Alliance of Solar Energy ...

  • Reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change

    About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the first time provides comprehensive food loss projections for countries around the world while also calculating the associated emissions. Currently, one third of global food production ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EIB loan EUR 100m to mitigate climate change in Vietnam

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 100 million to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the main purpose of part-financing investments that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change. Mr Francisco de Paula Coelho, EIB Director for Lending Operations in Asia, and Mr Tran Xuan Ha, Deputy Minister of Finance, signed the loan agreement today in Hanoi. Mr de Paula Coelho ...

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