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  • ARB adopts new protocols for climate change program

    The Air Resources Board today adopted three separate greenhouse gas emission accounting protocols to quantify emissions from local government operations, and urban forest and manure digester projects. 'Today's board adoption marks yet another important step forward in California's goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020,' said ARB acting chairman Barbara Riordan. 'These protocols ...

  • 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 ...


  • Background on Kyoto Protocol

    Negotiating the Protocol The adoption of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 was a major step forward in tackling the problem of global warming. Yet as  greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels continued to rise around the world, it became increasingly evident that only a firm and binding commitment by developed countries to reduce emissions could send a signal strong ...

  • Natural Capital Protocol Launched

    Representatives from over 160 organizations launched the Natural Capital Protocol, which harmonizes existing work on natural capital into a standardized framework to support businesses' ability to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. Launched in London, UK, on 13 July 2016, the Protocol was created under the auspices of the Natural Capital Coalition. The ...

  • Australia signs Kyoto Protocol

    Today I have signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. This is the first official act of the new Australian Government, demonstrating my Government’s commitment to tackling climate change. Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol was considered and approved by the first Executive Council meeting of the Government this morning. The Governor-General has granted his approval for ...


    By Australian Labor Party

  • Mayors `get it` on climate change

    Ironically, the most ambitious US action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors. It seems preposterous on its face. Each city’s emissions are only a tiny fraction of the global pie. Cities can’t force utilities to shift to renewables, or make Detroit produce smarter cars. Nonetheless, some of the biggest US mega-cities are stepping up in a big way on global ...

  • Climate Change and Rio+20

    Despite 1992 Rio Earth Summit being the birthplace of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change doesn’t have a major place on this year’s official Rio+20 agenda. But we shouldn’t assume that it’s a forgotten issue. In fact, ...

  • Climate change: there is no plan B

    Time is almost up. It is critical we secure a legally binding approach on climate change in Durban The lesson the world is learning the hard way from the financial crisis is that there is only one boat and we are all in it. To stay afloat, we need rules tough enough to stop systemic risks becoming systemic collapses. This lesson is as true for the environment as it is for the economy. A key ...

  • Climate change - there are solutions

    Emissions spewing into the atmosphere now could easily lead to atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 1,000 parts per million by the year 2200, effectively pushing the world beyond the tipping point for irreversible climate impacts, according to a survey of 14 renowned climate scientists published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Dr. Myles Allen, a climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China in action on climate change

    Climate change is a serious challenge to humanity and sustainable development, which requires both proactive responses and concerted effort by the international community. China attaches great importance to tackling climate change. In 2007, it established the National Leading Group on Climate Change (NLGCC), headed by Premier Wen Jiabao. That same year, China issued its National Climate Change ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn

    Second round of Bonn UN Climate Change Talks in 2010 designed to pave way for full implementation of climate change action across the globe A fresh round of UN Climate Change talks kicked off on Monday with representatives from 182 governments meeting in Bonn to take forward work from last year"s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15). The talks are designed to pick up on issues that ...

  • Council results on climate change and pesticides

    European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the results of today's meeting of the Environment Council, in particular its conclusions on climate change and sustainable use of pesticides and its contribution to preparations for the Spring European Council. The Commission also took note of the Council's views on two issues concerning genetically modified organisms. The Council adopted ...


  • Finding finance for climate change adaptation

    Additional funding mechanisms are required to finance adaptation to climate change in developing countries, according to a new study. The study predicts how relationships between costs associated with adapting to and mitigating against climate change, and costs associated with damages caused by climate change, will progress over the next century. Even if policy measures designed to mitigate ...

  • 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

  • Turkey Moves to Address Climate Change

    ANKARA, Turkey (ENS) - Turkey is taking steps to respond to the threat of climate change. The Turkish Grand National Assembly Tuesday adopted a decision to set up a Research Commission on the causes and effects of global warming in the country. The new Commission is expected to consist of 14 members of Parliament who will provide input as the country attempts to adapt to climate ...

  • Are we underestimating the impacts of climate change?

    In the wake of new findings that the world’s oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide at a decreasing rate, that China’s greenhouse gas emissions have been grossly underestimated, and greenhouse gas emissions world wide are rising at a staggering pace, many scientists now believe the impacts of climate change will be more severe and will happen much faster than previously believed. ...


    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

  • Protocol for community-scale GHG emissions launched

    A protocol to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the community level has been released in an effort to establish a single standard for measuring emissions from cities. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership group and ICLEI, an organization promoting local government sustainability, launched the 'community protocol' on Monday, which they say will make it easier to generate standardized ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australia on track to meet Kyoto protocol target

    Australia remains on track to meet its Kyoto Protocol target due in part to the global economic downturn, National Greenhouse Accounts released today show. The Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said the National Greenhouse Accounts show Australia"s emissions fell between 2008 and 2009 by around 13 million tonnes (Mt). Australia formally submitted the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Jersey Meadowlands Mayors Support Kyoto Protocol

    LYNDHURST, New Jersey, (ENS) - The 14 mayors of the Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee have voted to support the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty that sets greenhouse gas reduction targets for 35 industrialized nations, but not the United States. President George W. Bush has declined to send the protocol to the Senate for ratification, saying that limiting greenhouse ...

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