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Institutional Capacity Building
Solar panels combat more than climate changeGuardian Unlimited | 30 Apr 2012
A pilot scheme helping schools to go solar is being rolled out nationally. You have two weeks to applyA little over a year ago I found myself clambering through a skylight on to the roof of Fox school, a primary nestled in a back street in London's Notting Hill. The headteacher, Paul Cotter, was...
UK slips down global rankingsGuardian Unlimited | 29 Mar 2011
The UK is rapidly losing the race to be the global powerhouse of the green economy, while other countries streak ahead in low-carbon technology investment and development, according to rankings published on Tuesday. Last year, the UK slumped from being third in the world in terms of investment in green growth, to only 13th place, according to a report by the respected US Pew Environment Group.
Africa: National Climate Change Initiatives to Focus On WomenAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
Although climate change does not pick and choose its victims, some groups are more affected than others. In developing countries, women are often the main water transporters and agricultural producers, one of many examples illustrating the way in which women are more likely to feel the consequences of climate change than men.
Ethiopia: Climate Change Increasing Poverty And VulnerabilityAllAfrica.com | 21 Apr 2010
Small-scale farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia are likely to bear the brunt of the negative impacts of climate change in the region, which will include increased poverty, water scarcity, and food insecurity, according to a new Oxfam International report released today.
Eco-centre's £530k skills appealBBC | 03 Apr 2010
An appeal for £530,000 is made by a Welsh eco-centre is to fund the completion of a sustainable skills training complex.
Nigeria: Climate Change Threat to Coastal Cities - BanireAllAfrica.com | 02 Apr 2010
Muiz Banire, Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, is known to display a lot of passion when issues that border on the environment are discussed. Though a legal practitioner, Banire has a grasp of the technicalities in the environment sector. In this encounter with select journalists, he as, captivates his audience with enthralling technical details of the Lagos State channelisation programme. Reporter, Emeka Umejei was there. Excerpts:
World first for wine firmStuff | 09 Oct 2006
A Marlborough winery has become the world's first CarboNZero certified carbon-neutral wine producer.
Generators welcome climate policyNew Zealand Herald | 09 Oct 2006
Electricity generators have welcomed the prospect of a more politically durable environment on climate change policy in which they can make investment decisions.
More insurance solutions needed on climate – CeresEnvironmental Finance | 31 Aug 2006
US insurance companies have made an encouraging start in developing policies to combat climate change, but more effort is needed, according to a US-based investor group.
Will the world's polluters pay for climate change?Taipei Times | 10 Aug 2006
New York City's mayor declared a "heat emergency" to prevent widespread electricity outages from the expected high use of air conditioners. City employees could face criminal charges if they set their thermostats below 25.5 degrees Celsius. Nevertheless, electricity usage has reached near-record levels.
The Big Question: What is carbon trading, and can it save the world from global warming?Climate Ark | 03 Aug 2006
Independent: Why are we asking the question now? Britain and California, the most populous American state, are to sign a new carbon trading agreement. It is particularly significant because it appears to be a snub to President George Bush's decision to renounce the Kyoto treaty which set targets for reducing emissions of the gases that are blamed for global warming.
Scientst want climate commissionNew Zealand Herald | 27 Jul 2006
A group of scientists is urging the Government to form a royal commission to investigate climate change.
Methane makers yield to scienceBBC | 25 Jul 2006
German scientists crack the genetic code of an important group of methane-producing microbes found in rice paddies.
Weaning China away from coalAsia Times | 20 Jul 2006
Asia Times: Nearly half of China's energy is expected to come from sources other than coal 15 years from now, as the country is determined to optimize energy consumption by alleviating coal dependency, experts and officials have said.
Commission targets fuel cell driveGreen Consumer Guide | 18 Jul 2006
The development of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles is set to be boosted by a new programme from the European Commission, designed to speed up the process. A public and industry consultation will be launched on the proposed safety regulations, in a bid to incorporate the technology in an approval framework.
Acciona to build $400m wind farm in VicSydney Morning Herald | 18 Jul 2006
Spanish renewable energy company Acciona will build Victoria's second biggest wind farm - a $400 million project with 128 turbines - at Waubra in Western Victoria.
The G8 summit: don't forget climate changeOpen Democracy | 13 Jul 2006
The rich world's leaders are preparing for the G8 summit in Russia's second city of St Petersburg on 15-17 July 2006. At the 2005 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, Britain's prime minister Tony Blair highlighted climate change and Africa as the two most important issues for the heads of state and government to discuss.