Global Climate Change

Healthy Oceans A Key to Combating Climate Change According to New Rapid Response Report

"Blue Carbon - The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon," a new Rapid Response Report released on October 14, 2009 estimates that carbon emissions equal to half the annual emissions of the global transport sector are being captured and stored by marine ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses.

The Billion Tree Campaign Reaches Goal of Seven Billion New Trees: Global Climate Change Initiative Inspires Millions in Run-up to Crucial Copenhagen Conference

The campaign to plant seven billion new trees as part of an effort to encourage governments to reach agreement on a climate change pact in Copenhagen this December has achieved its goal, the United Nations (UN) announced on September 21, 2009.

Pew Center Launches Online Resource on Corporate Energy Efficiency

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change on September 29, 2009 launched a new Corporate Energy Efficiency Web Portal that features a myriad of resources designed to help businesses develop new and stronger energy efficiency strategies.

Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate

Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, research led by scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., shows that maximum solar activity and its aftermath have impacts on Earth that resemble La Niña and El Niño events in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands and Climate-Friendly Agriculture Can Play a Bigger Role in Combating Climate Change, According to United Nation’s Report

Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature’s Way:  Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth’s forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

African Environment Ministers Reach Significant Climate Change Accord

The United Nations Environment Programme announced a landmark agreement reached by over 30 African ministers mainstream climate change adaptation measures into national and regional development plans, policies and strategies on May 29, 2009.

Scientists Make First Direct Observations of Biological Particles in High-Altitude Clouds

A team of atmospheric chemists has moved closer to what's considered the "holy grail" of climate change science: the first-ever direct detections of biological particles within ice clouds.

Lake Victoria Communities Could Be Key to Millions of Global ‘Climate’ Change Dollars for Poor around the World

Village communities in western Kenya, alongside ones in Niger, Nigeria and China, could become the key to unlocking the multi-billion dollar carbon markets for millions of farmers, foresters and conservationists across the developing world.

Maldives Joins United Nations (UN) Emissions Scheme in Drive to be First Carbon Neutral Country

The Maldives, one of the countries most affected by climate change, has joined a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative which promotes the global transition to low-carbon economies and societies.

Billion Tree Campaign Passes 3 Billion Mark

The Billion Tree Campaign, spearheaded by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), was unveiled in 2006 as one response to the threat of global warming, as well as to the wider sustainability challenges from water supplies to biodiversity loss. 


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