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  • Measuring climate change action

    Original story at MIT News Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions could have big benefits in the U.S., according to a report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including thousands of avoided deaths from extreme heat, billions of dollars in saved infrastructure expenses, and ...

  • Measuring climate change progress in China

    New data should cheer Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and her Chinese counterparts as they address climate change during her first visit to China as a representative of the new US administration. China’s latest economic report shows some welcome strides toward controlling greenhouse gas emissions. With climate change one of Secretary Clinton’s top priorities, China’s approach is not only ...

  • Measuring the investment risks of climate change

    New Carbon Strategy Indices for Australia, Europe and Japan have been launched by global index provider the FTSE Group, in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project and ENDS Carbon. The indices are designed to help investors reduce the long-term investment risks associated with climate change and related regulation in these markets. David Harris, ...


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  • Climate change

    Latest projections indicate that the 15 States which were EU members before 2004 (EU-15) will only just reach their Kyoto Protocol target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-15 are committed to reducing their collective emissions in the 2008-2012 period to 8% below the levels of the base year (1990 in most cases). The Commission's annual progress report shows that an 8% cut can be ...


  • IPCC Presents Assessment on Measures to Mitigate Climate Change

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group of the world's leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization, has just released in Berlin, after 6 years of intensive work reviewing all available science, its 2014 assessment on ...

  • Blending synthetic air to measure climate change

    Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have produced a synthetic air reference standard which can be used to accurately measure levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. This will greatly help scientists contribute to our understanding of climate change. A paper published in Analytical Chemistry describes how ...

  • 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

  • Climate change in atlantic Canada

    Whether it’s freshwater flooding or rising sea levels, the biggest climate change threat facing Atlantic Canada comes from water, and although the threat has been identified, questions remain whether the region is truly prepared for the inevitable impacts that are coming? This final GLOBE-Net installment on the Natural Resources Canada report, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada ...


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  • China in action on climate change

    Climate change is a serious challenge to humanity and sustainable development, which requires both proactive responses and concerted effort by the international community. China attaches great importance to tackling climate change. In 2007, it established the National Leading Group on Climate Change (NLGCC), headed by Premier Wen Jiabao. That same year, China issued its National Climate Change ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • Climate change - there are solutions

    Emissions spewing into the atmosphere now could easily lead to atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 1,000 parts per million by the year 2200, effectively pushing the world beyond the tipping point for irreversible climate impacts, according to a survey of 14 renowned climate scientists published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Dr. Myles Allen, a climate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate change in Ontario

    Climate-related impacts on water resources, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems could have profound implications for human health and for the economy of Ontario. Questions remain about whether enough is being done to put in place adaptation measures to blunt some of the worst and unavoidable impacts of climate change in Canada’s most populace province. This fourth article ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada’s changing climate

    As delegates and exhibitors from around the world were preparing to gather in Vancouver for GLOBE 2008, Natural Resources Canada, quietly released a report that showed climate change is already having an impact on Canada. The report, From ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change and Our Health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report detailing how climate change is already affecting our environment, our society and our health. The report – Climate Change Indicators in the United States – pulls no punches. It states quite clearly that the Earth’s climate is changing. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change and international security

    The report Climate Change and International Security presented by the Council of the European Union discusses the potential security threats resulting from climate change, and measures that can be taken to mitigate such threats. Climate change is best viewed as a threat multiplier which exacerbates existing trends, tensions and instability. The core challenge is that climate change threatens to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change and Rio+20

    Despite 1992 Rio Earth Summit being the birthplace of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change doesn’t have a major place on this year’s official Rio+20 agenda. But we shouldn’t assume that it’s a forgotten issue. In fact, ...

  • Climate change and health in Canada

    In a classic example of how not to orchestrate the public release of a major study of potentially great interest to Canadians, the federal government has made available on a request only basis a pivotal report on health-related vulnerabilities to climate change. Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Capacity is the first study of its kind in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Change and Wealth Creation

    Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often has the makings of a business opportunity. That is the core message in a ...


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  • China acts on climate change

    China introduces new environmental legislation laws to combat climate change, reports EnvidoChina has announced its first climate change resolution and plans to draw up new laws to combat climate change.The announcement by National People's Congress, the country’s governing power, is timed to strengthen China's negotiating position as it prepares a new announcement on carbon emissions policy ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • EU president on climate change

    The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy touches on every European, every day. That is why ...

  • Energy Poverty and Climate Change

    A new report published as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative says that a population four times the size of the United States still lives without access to electricity, which is a major impediment to global economic development. In addition, fossil fuels still account for more than 80% of the world's energy mix, despite efforts to limit climate change. The Global ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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