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  • 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 ...

  • City of Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change

    FortisBC and the City of Vancouver announced recently (11/24) that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to team up on climate action projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, while maintaining access to natural gas for residents and businesses. The MOU supports the City of Vancouver in pursuing its ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Tom Johnson joins ClimateCHECK as Director, Climate Change Services

    ClimateCHECK is pleased to announce that Tom Johnson has joined the company as Director of Climate Change Services. Tom will open a ClimateCHECK office in Toronto in Fall 2007. Tom is a specialist in GHG validation, with six years of experience in environmental and greenhouse gas reporting and verification. Tom has project experience in renewable energy, district energy and energy efficiency, ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Abengoa recognized as CDP leader for its climate change management

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has obtained the highest possible score of 100A in the global assessment carried out by CDP in which companies all around the world are assessed using a standard questionnaire that is published in regional reports. This is the ...


    By Abengoa

  • Pan-American action statement on climate change signed in Ontario

    Ontario and 21 other states and regions have signed the first-ever Pan-American action statement on climate change. The Climate Action Statement highlights the urgency of combating climate change, affirms that state, provincial and municipal governments are leaders in achieving global climate action and acknowledges the need to work together to continue reducing greenhouse gas pollution. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • UK–Japan joint statement on climate change and energy cooperation

    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United Kingdom and Japan on the occasion of the visit of Prime Minister Abe to the UK on 1 May 2014. The UK and Japan recognise the severity of the challenge posed by climate change. We welcome the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the state of the climate and share the ...

  • West Coast Economies Join Forces to Combat Climate Change

    The leaders of British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and California, representing a region of 53 million people, signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy today committing their governments to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy. Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia participated via TelePresence from ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • White House stifled evidence of climate change health risks

    Officials in the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's office pressured federal health and environmental officials to edit congressional testimony to downplay the public health impacts of climate change, according to a former senior official with the US Environmental Protection Agency. Senior Senate Democrats contend the allegations of Jason Burnett, the EPA's former top climate advisor, ...

  • Burying the climate change problem: greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

    Burying the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, has been mooted as one geoengineering approach to ameliorating climate change. To be effective, trapping the gas in geological deposits would be the for the very long term, thousands of years. Now, a team in Brazil, writing in the International Journal of Global Warming has reviewed the risk assessments for this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WBCSD Welcomes President Bush`s Comments on Climate Change

    Geneva - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) welcomes recent comments from President Bush on developing a new post-2012 framework on climate change by calling for a long-term goal supported by interim objectives and national programs. President Bush's suggestions are very similar to elements of the Council's proposals for a new post-Kyoto international framework on ...

  • The cost of inaction – Recognizing the value at risk from climate change

    A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) warns that the asset management industry, and the wider community of investors of all sizes, is facing the prospect of significant losses from the effects of climate change. Assets can be directly damaged by floods, droughts and severe storms, but portfolios can also be harmed indirectly, through weaker growth and lower asset returns. Crucially, ...


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  • Why climate change demands the reform of our financial system

    Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing – including the $37 trillion of energy infrastructure – in the next two decades. Drawing from an array of policy innovations, some of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Quebec launches $2.7 billion climate change action plan

    The Government of Québec has launched a $2.7 billion strategy to tackle climate change and to meet its goal of bringing greenhouse-gas emissions to 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020. Quebec Premier Jean Charest, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks Pierre Arcand and Minister of Transport Pierre Moreau unveiled the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan (PACC 2020) ...


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  • Major new website to assist with climate change adaptation in Europe

    Climate change is already evident in Europe. Across the continent, policy makers are starting to respond to current and future impacts and risks associated with rising temperatures, changing precipitation, melting glaciers, ice and snow, rising sea levels, and more frequent and intense floods and droughts. To help respond to these challenges, the ...

  • Chris Huhne speech to the TUC annual climate change conference

    Introduction Thanks very much, Paul [Noon, Prospect]. And many thanks also for agreeing to start a little early. If only the Cabinet Office could be so flexible when it comes to negotiations.    I am delighted to be here today. And to address an audience which has been a leading voice in the energy and climate change debate. The strength of this advocacy ...

  • Embargoed until 00.01 hrs Friday 28 January 2010:changing climate, changing infrastructure

    Roads, railways, energy and water supply networks and other infrastructure all need to be able to cope with the effects of a changing climate. The first batch in a series of reports produced by organisations which maintain national infrastructure and published by Defra today set out potential risks and solutions. Reports from seven organisations including Network Rail, National Grid and ...

  • Economic risks from climate change bigger than previously estimated

    A new version of a standard economic model shows that the risks from unchecked climate change are bigger than previously estimated and strengthens the case for strong cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new paper by Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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