Tuesday 08 May 2012
Club of Rome sees 2 degree Celsius rise in 40 yearsReuters | 08 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Rising carbon dioxide emissions will cause a global average temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius by 2052 and a 2.8 degree rise by 2080, as governments and markets are unlikely to do enough against climate change, the Club of Rome think tank said.
European slump leads utilities to burn more coalReuters | 08 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's economic slump is allowing utilities in some countries to burn increasing amounts of cheap, highly polluting coal for electricity generation and still meet legally binding targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Reuters research shows.
U.N. to rule on carbon offsets from coal plantsReuters | 08 May 2012
LONDON, May 8 (Reuters Point Carbon) - The main U.N.-appointed panel that regulates supply of global carbon offsets could this week decide whether to approve rules that would lead to the award of millions of CO2 credits to coal-fired power stations in developing countries, according to meeting agenda notes on the UNFCCC website.
Canada set to miss modest emissions goals: watchdogReuters | 08 May 2012
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is acting too slowly to combat climate change and has little chance of achieving its modest 2020 target for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.
Do local communities affect REDD+ activities?feedproxy.google.com | 08 May 2012
This paper presents the perspectives of stakeholders on REDD+ through several scientific publications and policy briefs citing case studies from ...
Regulatory change to save businesses time and moneyEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 08 May 2012
A new UK approach to Emissions Trading has gone out to consultation today with the promise of cutting 'red tape' and saving businesses both time and money.
Climate change in US classroomschinadialogue.net | 08 May 2012
Ideological conflicts over global warming are heating up, drawing in teachers, scientists, politicians, religious groups, corporate lobbyists, judges and ordinary parents. They all want a voice in American childrens green education. Jan McGirk reports.Ever since the menace of greenhouse gases and...
Conservative thinktanks step up attacks against Obama's clean energy strategyGuardian Unlimited | 08 May 2012
Confidential memo seen by Guardian calls for climate change sceptics to turn American public against solar and wind powerA network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama's energy agenda.A number of...
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