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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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Compost and climate change: a novel mitigation strategy?

    Native soils are thought to take up more of the greenhouse gas methane than land used for farming. This study shows that, while agriculture can exert an adverse impact on soil methane uptake, the application of soil conditioners like compost may compensate for loss of the methane sink function. The researchers propose new land management strategies based on this finding. Agriculture has become ...

  • 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)

  • 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

  • EUR 500 million to support climate change mitigation in China

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 500 million loan to the People's Republic of China (PRC) to support its efforts to mitigate climate change, in particular under China’s National Climate Change Programme. The EIB loan is being extended in the context of the EU-China Partnership on Climate Change, launched in 2005. The China Climate Change Framework Loan (CCCFL) was signed by ...

  • EIB loan to mitigate climate change and support EU presence in India

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 150 million to the Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) to part-finance investments that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change or support the European Union’s presence in India. Mr T.C. Venkat Subramanian, Chairman and Managing Director of EXIM Bank, and EIB Vice-President Carlos Costa signed the loan agreement today in ...

  • New IUCN resolution urges stronger climate change mitigation

    More than 98 percent of IUCN NGO members and 70 percent of state members voted in favour of a new climate change mitigation resolution. The resolution targets more specific goals and actions on biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods protection. Addressing Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the call emphasizes the need for recognizing the role that ...

  • Mitigation: Impossible

    Canada's poor record on climate and pursuit of unfettered tar sands growth make mitigation of carbon emissions unreachable President Obama has made it clear that the central factor in his decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is whether the pipeline project will significantly exacerbate climate pollution.  Canada is striving to present itself as a sustainable ...

  • “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

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