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The history of international efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest
of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...
As an archipelagic country with vast forest
s and maritime areas, Indonesia is unique as it is most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, but simultaneously offers crucial solutions to curb the climate change problem.The impacts of ...
On Monday, the Obama administration will release new rules regulating carbon
pollution from existing U.S. power plants that run on fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, a linchpin of his plans to tackle climate change.Following are some ...
On Sunday, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final installment of a massive report laying out just how feasible it is for the global community to limit manmade global warming to below dangerous ...
Millions of people around the world are expected to switch off lights in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30pm local time for an hour on Saturday to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour.
Now in its eighth year, the mass participation ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the one-time action hero fronting a blockbuster TV special on climate change next month, has financial ties to some of the world’s most destructive logging companies, an investigation group found on Tuesday.
Hundreds of college students are expected to risk arrest on March 2 outside the White House to pressure President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline project. Organizers of "XL Dissent" say they hope to stage one of the largest ...
It's Alberta's biggest environmental battle - to reduce rising greenhouse gases from the oilsands - and former oil executive Eric Newell is running a global search for some silver bullets.
Newell knows it's a race against ...
Believe it or not, the statistics indicate carbon
trading is growing -- nationally and internationally.
As of December 2013, 17 countries have carbon
pricing mechanisms either running or planned. According to a recent study by the World ...
It’s Alberta’s biggest environmental battle -- to reduce the rising greenhouse gases in the oilsands -- and former oil executive Eric Newell is running a global search for some silver bullets.
Newell also knows it’s a race against ...
The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended on Saturday, 24 hours behind schedule, with organizers declaring that governments are still on track to agree on a universal climate agreement in 2015 that will come into force from ...
The issue that has prevented a major advance in the battle against global warming for two decades has scuttled progress at the latest U.N. gathering aimed at forging a climate pact by 2015: how much rich nations should pay to help developing ...
s to protect our climate is the idea behind the milestone REDD program launched at UN climate talks eight years ago. At the Warsaw climate summit the question is just how successful the scheme has been.
Warsaw’s bitterly ...
You don`t have to be a sophisticated scientist equipped with all the latest gizmos in order to work out just how effective a particular forest
is as a carbon
sink, a critical way of soaking up greenhouse gases
The job, researchers ...
As global forest
and climate experts gather at the Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 to ramp up international efforts to protect carbon
s in the developing world, a recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre ...
The international scientific community's new assessment of the estimated sea level rise caused by global warming is a significant development, but experts say the projections for higher sea levels in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) ...
The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the process of finalizing its next report, due to be released in four volumes between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. These reports, which have come out even seven years ...
s from Spain to Sweden are getting older, packed with trees less good at soaking up the emissions blamed for rising world temperatures, mounting sea levels and increasing numbers of heatwaves and floods, experts said.
Trees are ...
My guest this week is Frances Seymour, our newest senior fellow at the Center and one of the world's top authorities on the complex issues at the intersection of tropical forest
s, development and climate change. Before joining CGD, Frances was ...
Brazil’s greenhouse-gas emissions fell nearly 39% between 2005 and 2010, according to an inventory released today by the country's government. Years in production, the document shows that the country has made dramatic progress in reducing ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week called for a redoubling of efforts to forge a new U.N. agreement on climate change by 2015.
Speaking Monday at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Merkel warned the representatives of 35 ...
What started in 1970 as a teach-in about the environment has expanded year by year until Earth Day actions this year include more than one billion people in some 192 countries.
Many people are taking photos of their climate change ...
s once provided subsistence for local people, for generations clearing forest
ed land has also been good for global business, providing immediate food security for the world. Put simply, forest
s have been worth more dead than ...
Increased concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG), primarily carbon
dioxide emitted from the burning of fossil fuels for cheap energy, have driven global average temperatures to rise. While this in itself is cause for concern, the ...
The UN climate talks in Qatar, which ended last month, were as inconsequential as you might imagine when the host nation chairing the event has the highest per capita carbon
emissions in the world.
In other words, not a lot happened -- ...