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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • EUMETSAT and EC agree to cooperate on monitoring climate change

    EUMETSAT and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a Collaboration Agreement that will allow both institutions to combine their efforts in addressing the environmental challenge currently posed by climate change, with a clear focus on developing countries. The agreement foresees the provision of data generated by the JRC’s African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) ...

  • Improved climate change projections for SE Asia

    'This study will provide the first detailed regional information about climate change to assist Indonesian agencies to make better informed decisions about how to respond to these potential changes,' says CSIRO climate modeller, Dr Jack Katzfey. The workshop is part of a year-long project being carried out by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship and the Indonesian Bureau of ...

  • EPA releases climate change plans for program offices

    Newly released resources from the US Environmental Protection Agency include Climate Change Implementation Plans for each program office, including the Office of Water. These final versions of 17 implementation plans were revised from earlier drafts following public comment periods. They support the agency's overall Climate Change Adaptation Plan and articulate how each office will integrate ...

  • EPA requests grant applications to fight climate change

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is making up to $5 million in grants available to U.S. and international organizations to fund innovative, international methane reduction and use projects that cut global climate pollution. The grants will be issued through the Methane to Markets Partnership, a public-private partnership that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution ...

  • Climate change adaptation reshaping U.S. Military

    The U.S. Department of Defense has released a comprehemsive Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap that details the Department's plan for managing the effects of climate change on its operations and infrastructure in both the short and long ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change talks should include farmers

    FAO has urged policy makers to include agriculture in negotiations for a new climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto protocol. 'Agricultural land is able to store and sequester carbon. Farmers that live off the land, particularly in poor countries, should therefore be involved in carbon sequestration to mitigate the impact of climate change,' said Alexander Mueller, FAO Assistant ...

  • Climate Change, Nuclear Power Central to APEC Meeting

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 6, 2007 (ENS) - Australia and the United States will cooperate more closely on climate change and nuclear power, Prime Minister John Howard and President George W. Bush announced Wednesday at a news conference following their bi-lateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, gathering in Sydney. The leaders and senior officials of the ...

  • 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

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