climate change project News

  • Providing quality assurance to data delivered by Copernicus Climate Change Service

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL, in collaboration with the University of Reading and Telespazio France, has launched a major new project to ensure the Copernicus Climate ...

  • 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 models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Philippines vows to forge ahead with climate change projects

    Saying that climate change will adversely affect all nations whether rich or poor, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza vowed that the country will forge ahead with projects and commitments that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to forestall serious disasters like floods, water shortages, and destruction of crops and marine resources brought by global warming. Addressing ...

  • NASA releases detailed global climate change projections

    The new NASA global data set combines historical measurements with data from climate simulations using the best available computer models to provide forecasts of how global temperature (shown here) and precipitation might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Improved climate change projections for SE Asia

    'This study will provide the first detailed regional information about climate change to assist Indonesian agencies to make better informed decisions about how to respond to these potential changes,' says CSIRO climate modeller, Dr Jack Katzfey. The workshop is part of a year-long project being carried out by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship and the Indonesian Bureau of ...

  • UK climate projections: helping the health sector prepare for climate change

    The health sector is being given a helping hand to plan and adapt for climate change with a tailored event hosted by Defra and the UK Climate Impacts Programme on November 5th. The event is one of a series aimed at providing sectors with the guidance and tools they need, following on from the launch of Defra’s UK Climate Projections 09 earlier this year.  The cutting-edge climate change science ...


  • A model for health and climate change

    The impacts of climate change on human health are projected to be severe and widespread. A reliable model or software tool is needed to help quantify these impacts so that policies can be developed to mitigate against them. A recent report suggests that newly developed systems-based models need to be further expanded to allow greater quantification of climate-health relationships. Most research ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Silence on climate change is deafening

    The recent silence on climate change in the U.S. political discourse is extremely troubling. As we can see from the recent spate of extreme weather events, the costs of inaction are clear in terms of both environmental and economic impacts. If we are going to meet the challenge of the ...

  • Financing the climate for change

    Seed Capital Assistance Facility helping investors provide early stage financing to clean energy entrepreneurs in the developing world. The United Nations Environment Programme, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility have launched a Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) to help stimulate renewable energy and energy efficiency ventures in the ...

  • Canada’s climate change plans

    Although a national climate change strategy for Canada is still being developed, every province and territory has initiated plans of their own to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article summarizes the stated climate change policies of Canada’s top 5 greenhouse gas emitting provinces, and offers a comment on the implications of these initiatives for an eventual National Climate Change ...


    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

  • Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh

    Floating gardens, raised homes, and reflections from the field. WRI’s Aarjan Dixit recently attended the 5th Annual Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Conference in Bangladesh. As part of the conference, participants visited local communities to see ...

  • Weather or Climate change?

    It's hard to know whether individual weather events are just random fluctuations, or whether they are growing signs of climate change. What we need to look for are patterns- is the weather changing? And how do the changes that are actually happening compare to those predicted for climate change? Three years ago, two federal government departments (Natural Resources Canada and Health Canada) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Predicting the costs of climate change

    Some economic projections say that greenhouse gas limits will cause economic pain, while others predict economic gain. Why the big difference? It depends on the assumptions you choose–and now you can choose your own. Even the policy wonks are having trouble keeping track of the myriad studies on economic impacts of climate change legislation. Two weeks ago, the National Association of ...

  • Climate change and the Thames Estuary

    Critical research findings that will help plan future flood risk in the Thames Estuary were revealed recently as part of the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 Project — a project that considers an adaptive approach for planning for future flood risk in the Estuary. The results, released at the international conference Climate change impacts and adaptation: Dangerous rates of change at ...


    By The Met Office

  • The changing climate of investment

    Bio-diversity, climate change, social responsibility, and ecorestoration are not words normally associated with decision-making in the corridors of power in the international finance and investment community. But increasingly there are signs of a greater engagement to mobilize private finance and capital markets in support sustainable development. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of the United ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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