climate change professional News

  • Call for health professionals to act on climate change

    Health should be at the centre of our fight against climate change, Health Secretary, Andy Burnham will say this week at the launch of a new report on Health and Climate Change. The report calls on health ministers and professionals across the world to recognise the danger that climate change poses to health, in the run up to the UN conference in Copenhagen in December. Key findings in the report ...


  • Professional climate change training classes coming to your town…”GHG LIVE”

    Today, the GREENHOUSE GAS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE and KOELNMESSE, INC. announced “GHG LIVE”, a series of workshops, training classes and job fairs related to the emerging, regulated low carbon economy. The event series will kick off in North America in 2010 (detailed schedule to be announced in February). The conference series will consist of 1, 2 and 3 day LIVE workshops, providing ...

  • Climate Change and Wealth Creation

    Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often has the makings of a business opportunity. That is the core message in a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate changes your business

    Six major industry sectors are in particular danger from climate change risks, claims professional services organization KPMG. Aviation, healthcare, tourism, transport, oil and gas and the financial services sector all feature in the "danger zone" in a report on climate change risks from KPMG - meaning that they score highly on the risks which face them yet score poorly in terms of their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The malaria myths of climate change

    Contrary to oft-repeated claims, climate change is unlikely to cause a major rise in malaria, says medical entomologist Paul Reiter. Climate change is incriminated in a wide range of environmental and public health disasters. A contender for the top calamity is the idea that climate change is encouraging malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, and that this rise will become catastrophic in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Societies establish climate change position

    The 10,000-plus members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America develop a position statement on climate change The significance of climate change to the practice of agriculture, soils, and land management has led the 10,000-plus members of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil ...

  • Societies establish climate change position

    The significance of climate change to the practice of agriculture, soils, and land management has led the 10,000-plus members of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) to develop a position statement on climate change, based on a review of current scientific knowledge and understanding. In the statement, the ...

  • Successful conference on groundwater and climate change

    From 24-28 June more than 300 participants met at the Speke Hotel and Resort, Kampala to hear presentations on some of the latest science related to climate change and the potential impacts on groundwater in Africa, and to consider and debate the policy implications. Remarkably the audience and discussion panel members included several members of the Ugandan Parliament who, throughout the ...

  • AUNE`s sustainable development and climate change concentration approved as professional science master`s degree program

    Summary: Antioch University New England's new Sustainable Development and Climate Change program has been approved for affiliation as a Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree program by the Council of Graduate Schools. Students can now choose to follow the PSM or non-PSM policy track of studies. AUNE's PSM program is the only one in New Hampshire and one of only 212 in the U.S. Just in time ...

  • UK energy professionals seek greater policy continuity and are pessimistic on climate change targets

    UK energy professionals point to energy policy continuity as the biggest challenge for their sector today. Despite the euphoria surrounding the Paris Climate Change Agreement, they also express scepticism about the signatories? ability to meet the targets set last December. In the second of the Energy Institute (EI)’s Energy Barometer annual surveys, launched in London today, a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The Hartford Recognized For Climate Change Disclosure

    For the fifth consecutive year, The Hartford has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its approach to the disclosure of climate ...


    By Carbon Disclosure Project

  • Ernst & Young LLP adds supply chain and risk management professionals to its climate change and sustainability services practice

     Ernst & Young LLP announced today the addition of Andrew Essreg and Carol Casazza Herman to the firm's Climate Change & Sustainability Services practice. They are the newest supply chain and risk management professionals to join the multidisciplinary team that leverages the firm's core capabilities in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory to assist clients with their ...

  • ESS GHG expert presents climate change strategies, IT solutions to leading environmental professionals, scientists, policymakers at A&WMA

    ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for enterprise sustainability, today announced that Jeffrey J. Ladner, ESS' Solution Practice Director for Global Climate Change, will present best practices and innovative technology solutions for greenhouse gas management at the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Annual Conference in ...


    By IHS

  • Vulnerability exposed: social dimensions of climate change

    World Bank’s Social Development Department recently announced the launch of a world-wide documentary competition that will highlight the social aspects of climate change as experienced and/or observed by the film-maker(s).   Caroline Kende-Robb, Acting Director, Social Development Department, said, “There is a need to see climate change as an issue of global social justice.  The ...


    By The World Bank

  • CH2M HILL named “Leader” in climate change consulting

    CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, has been named one of the top leaders in climate change consulting in the United States, according to research from Verdantix, an independent research firm focused on climate change, carbon markets and business sustainability. The Verdantix Green Quadrant research project was a ground-breaking analysis ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Paul Johnson appointed to Committee on Climate Change

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey today announced the appointment of Paul Johnson to the board of the Committee on Climate Change. Paul is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Previous roles include periods as chief economist at the Department for Education and Skills, and as Director of the Public Services and Growth Directorate and Chief Micro-economist at HM ...

  • Debate erupts over effects of climate change on disease

    The commonly-held view that climate change can only increase the burden of infectious diseases has been challenged — provoking a debate that could ripple out to health professionals, conservationists and policymakers.  In recent years thousands of papers have been published projecting that increased temperatures will extend the range of disease vectors, increasing the amount of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Corporations with climate change strategies perform better

    For the first time in its ten year history, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 survey report reveals the majority of the world's largest public corporations have climate change actions embedded as part of their business strategies. The survey also finds that companies with a strategic focus on climate change provided investors with approximately double the average total return on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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