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Global Response to Climate Change Keeps Door Open to 2 Degree C Temperature Limit
An unprecedented world-wide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost effectively meet their stated objective of keeping a global temperature rise to under 2 degree C. A new report today, assessing the collective impact of over 140 national climate action plans, indicates that together they can dramatically slow global emissions into the atmosphere. ...
Water monitoring system wins VINCI Facilities innovation award
VINCI Facilities has won an innovation award for its work in the Royal Parks using advanced water level monitoring technology and cloud-based data management from OTT Hydromet to improve the management of the Longford River. The VINCI Facilities Innovation Awards competition takes place every two years covering 12 regions throughout the world. Celebrating innovation and advanced technology, it ...
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NRDC annual beach report: Water pollution ruins over 20,000 days at the beach for third straight year
America’s beaches experienced over 20,000 closing and advisory days for the third consecutive year because of polluted water or threatened contamination, according to the 23rd annual beachwater quality report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Over 80 percent of the closings and advisories were issued because testing revealed bacteria levels in the water violated ...
`They ain`t making it any more`: managing our land sustainably`
Ladies and gentlemen, In the early Seventies, Joni Mitchell protested in her hit song 'Big Yellow Taxi' that we were "paving paradise to put up a parking lot". If the lyrics were fitting forty years ago, they are even more so today. They’re also a fitting introduction to this conference. That’s because today we will be discussing a specific 'resource', land, which the Treaty in ...
BACKGROUND TO BALI (2): Climate change and the EU’s response
What is the problem? The world is getting rapidly warmer, and there is an overwhelming consensus among the leading climate scientists that this is being caused mainly by carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases' emitted by human activities, chiefly the combustion of fossil fuels and deforestation. These gases remain in the atmosphere for many decades and trap heat from the sun in the same way ...
July infringements package: main decisions
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned opinions and 14 ...
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