Monday 21 May 2012
Seagrass stores more carbon than forests - studyReuters | 21 May 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Coastal seagrass can store more heat-trapping carbon per square mile (kilmometre) than forests can, which means these coastal plants could be part of the solution to climate change, scientists said in a new study.
Emissions cut hiatus slows work to limit warmingReuters | 21 May 2012
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Reluctance to raise ambitions to cut greenhouse gas emissions due to economic constraints is threatening progress towards limiting global warming, delegates at United Nations' climate talks in Germany warned on Monday.
Africa: UN Climate Talks Need Fresh Ambition On EmissionsAllAfrica.com | 21 May 2012
[AlertNet] A week into the U.N. climate negotiations in Bonn - my first as the lead negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) - it has become abundantly clear to me that, at these talks, the devil is in the details.
Ghana: Food Security, Climate Change and Global Resource ScarcityAllAfrica.com | 21 May 2012
[Public Agenda] Global demand for food will double in coming decades, through population growth and rising levels of consumption. Ensuring the planet produces enough food for all in a sustainable way will be a real challenge, and climate change will hamper our efforts if it is not tackled.
China's carbon market challengechinadialogue.net | 21 May 2012
The decision to set up seven emissions-trading pilots sent media into a tizzy about Chinese climate policy. But Wang Tao has other concerns: from accurate data to a stable carbon price, there are tests ahead.China’s three main carbon markets – the Beijing Environment Exchange, Shanghai...
Agenda for Rio+20Guardian Unlimited | 21 May 2012
The case made by Caroline Spelman (Britain is rising to the challenge of greening our economy, is woefully inadequate. We urgently need to redefine the way we measure economic growth. Green conservatism as mediated by George Osborne sees the natural environment as detached from the wider economy,...
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