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  • 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

  • RTI International supports EPA`s development of the first climate change regulation

    With the support of researchers at RTI International and other contractors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States. Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, are produced by the burning of fossil fuels and through industrial ...


    By RTI International

  • CSA in Climate Change

    The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and codes, has announced the availability of its CSA in Climate Change Background Report. The new white paper was developed to help provide the media, public, academia, government bodies and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of CSA's role in supporting the development and deployment of technologies, services ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CCL – Climate Change Levy

    ENMAT provides Climate Change Agreement Performance Tracking facilities to monitor    and record specific energy consumption against set milestones.   ...

  • 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

  • Adapting to climate change - Impacts for business

    Changes in the Earth's climate system are already creating issues for how business operates. While the magnitude and frequency of climate impacts is uncertain, the consequences of some climate change impacts are now unavoidable. These include, water scarcity, disruption of international markets, increased frequency of extreme weather events, and potential mass migration of people. According to ...

  • 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 ...


  • Rampant climate change `will cost the earth`

    The world must act now to curb greenhouse gas emissions or face truly enormous costs from global warming in future, including world-wide recession and social upheaval, concludes an eagerly awaited report released by the UK government on Monday. The report was produced by a team of economists led by former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern. Its conclusions triggered immediate calls for ...

  • Insuring climate change: for the insurers and the insured

    Climate change is widely accepted as posing many risks to businesses, including physical risk, regulatory risk, reputational risk, structural risk and liability risk. The acuity of each risk varies across sectors, with the insurance industry expecting physical risk to be its biggest challenge. The issue of assessing risk was the topic of a November, 2011 panel at the International ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sarah Palin’s record on climate change

    When comparing the U.S. presidential candidates' green credentials, both contenders support greater action to address climate change through a cap on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. While Republican candidate John McCain's reduction targets are more modest than the promises of Democrat Barack Obama, either candidate should offer a significant shift from the largely stalled policies of the current ...

  • Making effective decisions in a changing climate

    A third of Thailand is under water. Epic floods have taken people’s lives, destroyed businesses and crops, and are now sweeping into Bangkok. As the capital braces itself, some people are beginning to point fingers at various culprits: the unusually heavy rains possibly linked to climate change, ineffective communications within government, and poor infrastructure decisions. It will ...

  • Investment managers lagging on climate change

    Although there is overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is underway and governments are imposing regulations to curb greenhouse gases, the vast majority of the world's largest investment managers are not factoring climate-related trends into their short- and long-term investment decision-making, the result being significant 'hidden risks' in the trillions of dollars of investment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new stern report on climate change

    "The world faces an unprecedented challenge which requires urgent global action to sustain growth and guard against the risks of catastrophic climate change." Those are the opening words to a new report entitled Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change by Sir Nicholas Stern, author of the landmark 2006 UK report on the economic costs of climate change action. Stern notes that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Changes to Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations announced

    The government has announced changes to The Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations, introduced as part of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The European Commission is updating guidance on the application of cost effectiveness tests for the installation of final customer meters into existing buildings on heat ...


    By ENER-G

  • Climate Change Plan for SEPA published

    With the Climate Change Scotland Bill now in parliament, it is important that everyone starts thinking how they will contribute to the ambitious world leading targets set out in the Bill. As Scotland's environment watchdog, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has a key role in addressing climate change and has today (19 December) published its climate change plan for SEPA. This ...

  • A&WMA addresses global climate change

    To avoid the most catastrophic consequences of global climate change, industrialized nations need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80% by 2050, according to the author of the Air &, Waste Management Association’s (A&,WMA) 38th Annual Critical Review, “Prospects for Future Climate and the Reasons for Early Action”. Michael MacCracken, chief scientist for climate change ...

  • Social impacts of climate change in the UK

    Research on the differential social impacts of climate change in the UK is being published today by the Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) and is supported by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The research, which was undertaken by CAG Consultants, draws attention to the link between climate and welfare, and scopes out national and local ...

  • Measuring the investment risks of climate change

    New Carbon Strategy Indices for Australia, Europe and Japan have been launched by global index provider the FTSE Group, in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project and ENDS Carbon. The indices are designed to help investors reduce the long-term investment risks associated with climate change and related regulation in these markets. David Harris, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate-driven changes in German floods

    A recent study suggests climate change has increased flooding in many regions in Germany, but that flood patterns vary across the country. When planning protective measures, regulators should be aware of the behaviour of flooding in specific areas of the country. Severe flooding has occurred in Germany over the last few decades, causing loss of life, displacement of people and livestock and heavy ...

  • Seminar explains latest changes to Heat Metering Regulations

    Recent changes to the Heat Network (Metering & Billing) Regulations that affect district and community heating suppliers will be explained at a free breakfast seminar at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday 15 September. Community heat metering and billing specialist ...


    By ENER-G

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