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  • More cuts for environment and climate change not ruled out

    More cuts for Government environmental and climate change projects are not being ruled out, the secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne said yesterday (27 May). The subject was highlighted in a debate in the House of Commons about policies set out in the Queen’s Speech regarding energy and environment, food and rural affairs. In response to a question asking for a ...

  • Canada to match US climate change rules

    Canada will adopt climate-change regulations comparable to those of the United States - including new rules for oil sands producers and refiners - to avoid punitive 'green' tariffs, Environment Minister Jim Prentice says. In an interview Tuesday, Mr. Prentice said it is too early to predict whether the bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday will be adopted in its ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dutch government to appeal landmark climate change ruling

     The Dutch government is appealing a landmark court ruling that ordered it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar legal action around the world. The government announced Tuesday it will appeal the June ruling that it must cut emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. But the government added that it also will begin ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado Coal Mine appeals Climate Change Court Ruling

    A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined wants to make sure it can keep operating while it appeals a federal court ruling. On Friday, the Colowyo Coal Co. asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to overturn a ruling requiring federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • NJ Court: Gov. Christie Illegally Repealed Climate Change Pollution Rules

    A New Jersey court ruled this morning that the Christie Administration broke the law when it excused power plants from complying with regulations limiting dangerous climate-changing pollution. “Today’s court decision—together with the substantial economic, environmental and public health benefits the program has demonstrated in neighboring states—should compel New Jersey ...

  • A changing climate for the IPCC

    The publication of false claims by the IPCC has been compounded by its imperious attitude, says professor of climate change Mike Hulme. The incorrect statement in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the Himalayan glaciers could completely disappear by 2035 is remarkable in many ways. First, how could such a physically implausible ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Playing climate change games

    Gábor Kutasi of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, has applied game theory to the problem of climate change to help him analyse the relationships between international players on the world stage, occurrence and effects, attitude towards carbon emissions, the power struggles taking place and the negotiations that are under way between nations, energy companies and the public. As ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Foreign Secretary on Climate Change

    Under this Coalition government, the Foreign Office has a renewed sense of mission. It is a mission to promote Britain’s national interest, while tirelessly working for a world which is more secure, more stable, more free and more prosperous. In no area is this more relevant than the fight against climate change. Today ministers from more than 20 countries will meet in London with the goal ...

  • Technology and climate change

    How much computing can mankind afford? That is a question the computer and telecoms industries hate to hear. They do not see themselves in the same dirty league as airlines or carmakers, sources of huge amounts of carbon dioxide, but instead as part of the solution. In a pre-emptive strike, a group of technology firms calling itself the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) has joined the ...

  • EU president on climate change

    The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy touches on every European, every day. That is why ...

  • EPA Finalizes Rule to Reduce Climate-Damaging HFCs

    Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a rule to prohibit certain uses of chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives. This action responds to President Obama's Climate Action Plan by reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases used in air-conditioning, ...

  • Healthcare systems require tighter rules as the European Union seeks to cut climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Hospitals and other health institutions should be obliged by the European Union to act more rigorously in combating climate change, a lobby group says. The EU’s healthcare sector plays a major role in Europe’s economy – it accounts for up to 10% of gross domestic product in many countries. Healthcare also accounts for a big slice of the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Climate change: the role of trade policy

    As the scientific and political consensus on the seriousness of climate change grows, all policy areas of the industrialised nations are coming under scrutiny, including the EU's own trade policy. An own-initiative report by the European Parliament's takes a close look at this issue. The report, drafted by Alain Lipietz (Greens/EFA, FR), argues that 'the current economic model, which entails ...


    By European Parliament

  • 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 ...

  • Climate Change – The growing role of business

    After years of frustratingly non-productive international negotiations on climate change, hopeful signs are emerging for global action to lower the level of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere. The recently concluded UN climate talks in Lima Peru set out a series of deadlines for every nation to make known their plans to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU and China to discuss climate change

    Speaking ahead of the ceremony, Commissioner Hübner said: 'The programmes for transport and environment represent nearly half of EU investment in Bulgaria for 2007-2013. They will to a great extent determine the success of Cohesion Policy in Bulgaria over those years and will contribute to sustainable economic growth and job creation. I welcome Bulgaria's efforts so far to reform its ...


  • EU poised for climate change legislation

    All eyes will be on Brussels this week where the European Commission will table legislative proposals - the 'energy and climate change package'- to achieve a 20% reduction in the bloc's CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Also expected are details on CO2 burden sharing, renewables, carbon capture and storage, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and state aids for environment. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Secretary of State speech on Climate Change

    Introduction Thank you Mark [WILSON – AVIVA CEO]. I’m really pleased to be here with you at Aviva. And talking about climate change. The insurance industry deals in risk. It’s your stock in trade. You were one of first business sectors to really think about what climate change could mean for the people of the UK. And one of the first to ...

  • Improving the rules on carbon projects

    Climate negotiations must promote capacity building, not impose quotas, if all developing countries are to benefit from the Clean Development Mechanism, argues ZhongXiang Zhang. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an innovative financial incentive built into the Kyoto Protocol to channel funds and technology to developing countries to help them meet their sustainable development goals. ...


    By SciDev.Net

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