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  • New research reveals pathways for action on climate change

    Paper offers options to scale up climate action globally in Durban, Rio and beyond Studies show that the world’s aggregate level of effort on climate change mitigation is not in line with the science and existing country commitments are insufficient to adequately address climate change. A new paper published by the ...

  • Major pension funds ask for climate change study

    Some of the largest pension funds in the U.S. and the world are worried that major fossil fuel companies may not be as profitable in the future because of efforts to limit climate change, and they want details on how the firms will manage a long-term shift to cleaner energy sources. In a statement released Thursday, leaders of 70 funds said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Investors achieve major company commitments on climate change

    Investors engaging with US companies on the financial risks and opportunities from climate change achieved breakthrough results during the 2008 proxy season.  A record 57 climate-related shareholder resolutions were filed with U.S. companies, of which nearly half were withdrawn after the companies agreed to positive climate-related commitments.  Remaining resolutions that went to a vote ...


    By Ceres

  • California’s continues to lead the nation on climate change action

    California Governor Edmund (Gerry) Brown has signed landmark legislation that establishes world-leading energy efficiency and renewable energy goals for California. The bill (SB 350) will earmark $1 billion over a ten year period for solar panels to be installed on multifamily affordable housing units. The energy savings realized will be routed back back to renters. “California has taken ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Islands to call for COP21 recognition as climate change laboratories

    Small Islands Coming Together In Malta To Call On Paris Summit To Be Considered As Climate Change Laboratories Islands to issue joint paper at Greening the Islands conference requesting support for sustainable solutions Group includes islands aiming for 100% renewable status and going “fossil free” as well as leaders in water desalination and ...


    By The Green Consulting Group

  • Freeing energy policy from the climate change debate

    The 20-year effort by environmentalists to establish climate science as the primary basis for far-reaching action to decarbonize the global energy economy today lies in ruins. Backlash in reaction to 'Climategate' and recent controversies involving the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s 2007 assessment report are but the latest evidence that such efforts have evidently failed. ...


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  • Strong evidence on climate change underscores need for action

    As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The reports by the Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • BC releases climate action plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right. "The plan ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Over 2,900 Energy Experts Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    A recent survey of the Association of Energy Engineers' (AEE) membership, based on 2,967 responses, has revealed that 83% of respondents believe climate change is happening  (go to www.aeecenter.org/2013markettrends for full report), and 74% of those individuals believe ...

  • Private sector demand is driving climate change consulting growth

    The climate change consulting business - one of nine segments tracked by Climate Change Business Journal as part of the climate change industry - grew 4-6% in 2011 to revenues of $800 million for core services in the United States, according to CCBJ's recently published edition on Professional Services in Climate Change ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate change is an economic issue, say European finance ministers

    Tackling climate change is an economic as well as environmental issue. The key challenge will be to ensure that the transition to a low-carbon economy is handled in a way that is consistent with EU competitiveness, sound and sustainable public finances and that contributes to the growth objectives of the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs, concluded the EU economy and finance ministers at the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Past economic losses from flooding not due to climate change

    Economic losses from flooding disasters can be the result of both social and climate factors. A recent investigation into floods in Europe from 1970 to 2006 revealed that an observed trend in economic losses was mostly driven by societal factors, such as increases in population and wealth, rather than climate factors. Flooding and the accompanying economic losses are a major concern. However, it ...

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    Global Compact Network Singapore Launches First Official Chapter of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and Reporting Tool RICE

    Launch of Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s first official chapter at Global Compact Network Singapore Summit Singapore, 19 November 2018 — The first official chapter of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC Singapore) was launched today by Global Compact Network Singapore and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition ...

  • AECOM Wins Leading Environmental and Climate Change Industry Awards

    AECOM has been awarded three major environmental and climate change industry Awards from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ). AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with a leading global environmental practice. The company won the awards for joining with URS to create an industry-changing ...


    By AECOM

  • Increased investment needed to predict climate change, says WMO

    Climate change is already having negative impact on our planet, a reality that requires more investment in climate predictions, monitoring and scientific research for developing adaptation measures to respond to the natural and economic risks associated with climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Decision-makers must not only invest in programmes that mitigate ...

  • June 2010 Budget - key announcements for energy and climate change

    1. The Budget sets out a comprehensive and credible plan to deal with the nation"s debts and significantly accelerate the reduction in the budget deficit over the course of this Parliament. Deficit reduction and ensuring economic recovery are the most urgent issues facing the UK and the Government"s top priorities. 2. The Prime Minister has pledged to make this the ...

  • UNEP unveils new climate neutral network to address climate change and global economy

    Four countries, four cities and five corporations have become the pioneering founders of a bold new initiative to address climate change and the urgent need to de-carbonize the global economy. The participants are the first to join the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the UN's Environment Management Group, as ...

  • UN and Norway UNite to combat climate change from deforestation

    Tropical forested countries are stepping up the fight to combat climate change via a pioneering new initiative called the UN-REDD Programme announced today. The Programme, to be carried out by three United Nations agencies, was unveiled by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg whose government is financing this initial phase in the amount of US$35 ...

  • MEPs give first reactions to climate change and energy package

    MEPs broadly supported the wide-ranging and ambitious proposals launched by the Commission to tackle climate saying they represented an economic opportunity for the EU at a special EP plenary session in Brussels. However, some MEPs raised concerns on the initial Commission target for biofuels and expressed fears that jobs may be exported to parts of the world with no binding targets for carbon ...


    By European Parliament

  • Latest scientific studies on climate change and how we respond

    Latest scientific studies on climate change underline the need for action on accelerating the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Viewpoint from Darran Messem, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification. A scan of the last month's scientific publications provides ample reminders for those concerned about environmental denigration to redouble their efforts, and perhaps sufficient ...


    By Carbon Trust

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