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  • AUS$26.5m for training to prepare farmers for climate change

    Primary producers and industries will have access to specialised training to help them deal with the impacts of climate change under a new AUS$26.5 million FarmReady fund announced by the Rudd Government. The new FarmReady fund is part of the AUS$130 million Australia’s Farming Future initiative, announced in the Federal Budget to ensure the $38 billion agricultural industries are resilient ...


    By Australian Government

  • 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

  • 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

  • Professional climate change training classes coming to your town…”GHG LIVE”

    Today, the GREENHOUSE GAS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE and KOELNMESSE, INC. announced “GHG LIVE”, a series of workshops, training classes and job fairs related to the emerging, regulated low carbon economy. The event series will kick off in North America in 2010 (detailed schedule to be announced in February). The conference series will consist of 1, 2 and 3 day LIVE workshops, providing ...

  • EPA Provides Training to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released an online training module to help local government officials take actions to increase their communities’ resiliency to a changing climate. The virtual training, which was informed by the National Climate Assessment released one year ago today, was developed with advice from ...

  • The challenge of reporting on climate change and health

    Reporting on how climate change affects health is a real challenge — screen your sources and find reliable experts, says Asefaw Getachew. When journalists communicate how climate change might affect the spread of insect-borne disease, they play an ambitious, yet pivotal, mediator's role. They must, in partnership with scientists, translate research results into plain English and present ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Business innovation to tackle climate change

    Article 13, the leading CSR and sustainability consultancy, has released a free feature on combating climate change through business innovation. The feature profiles five best practice examples of climate change action from five quite different sectors. It looks at environmental sustainability in residential and commercial developments, the leaders in the financial sector, leaders in influencing ...


    By Article 13

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Food safety in the face of climate change

    The potential impact of climate change on food safety is considered in a new report by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report aims to raise awareness of the issue and to facilitate international cooperation in better understanding, developing and implementing strategies to address the changing food safety situation. Predicted climatic changes include an ...

  • 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

  • Climate change: The European Parliament leads by example

    Climate change is something that needs to be addressed by everybody, including public institutions. It's a well-known adage that actions speak louder than words, which is the reason the European Parliament is planning to cut its CO2 emissions 30% by 2020. It is already at work. Since 2007, the Parliament has implemented the Economic Management and Audit scheme standard (EMAS), it uses ...

  • UN to assist African farmers threatened by climate change

    Some 10,000 farmers in five African countries, where crops are expected to be badly affected by climate change, are to receive help from the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the form of low-cost rain gauge equipment and roving seminars provided by agricultural experts. With the help of Spain, WMO will distribute the rain gauges to volunteer farmers in Burkina Faso, Mali, ...


    By United Nations

  • IRRI joins global climate change network

    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) granted IRRI membership in recognition of shared objectives in supporting developing countries in adopting climate-smart technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

  • South American climate change think-tank launched

    South America has got its first think-tank aimed at providing climate change knowledge to decision-makers to help them design tools tailored to local needs. The Regional Centre for Climate Change and Decision-Making was launched earlier this year (19 March) in Montevideo, Uruguay, where it will have its headquarters and where ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UK climate projections: helping the health sector prepare for climate change

    The health sector is being given a helping hand to plan and adapt for climate change with a tailored event hosted by Defra and the UK Climate Impacts Programme on November 5th. The event is one of a series aimed at providing sectors with the guidance and tools they need, following on from the launch of Defra’s UK Climate Projections 09 earlier this year.  The cutting-edge climate change science ...


  • EPA and Arkansas Educate Businesses on Climate Change

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) are taking action on climate by educating businesses on reducing toxic substances at the source, minimizing the generation of hazardous waste and preventing the release of pollutants into the environment. EPA recently issued a grant to ADEQ to provide source reduction training in six ...

  • Monitoring climate change with the UK Met Office

    As the world celebrated World Meteorological Day the UK Met Office looked at the role we play in supporting global observations to monitor a changing climate. To recognise the importance of global observations, the theme for this year's celebrations which took place on 25 March, was 'Observing our planet for a better future'. Understanding and responding to the impacts of climate change cannot be ...


    By The Met Office

  • Engage with workplaces to tackle climate change says union

    UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, is calling on employers in both the public and private sector to work with staff to cut carbon emissions The call comes in the wake of a report showing that Whitehall departments were missing their carbon reduction targets*, which could leave taxpayers liable to pick up the bill for heavy fines. Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said: ...


    By UNISON

  • Europe`s transport network vulnerable to climate change

    Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from policymakers to date. This message comes ...

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