Global Climate Change

One Third Of Countries Show Promising Gains In Low-Carbon Economic Growth

The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, the most comprehensive study to date of national progress to create green jobs and economic growth through low-carbon products and services, shows that in spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low-carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010.

Energy-efficient, Smoke-free Stoves Improve Lives for Pakistan Village Women

Here in the Union Council Gharo of Thatta district in Sindh province, some 125 kilometres from the southern port city of Karachi, Siddiqi is happily making a living by building earthenware stoves for the villagers.

£5.1M Government Funding Secured To Develop Wave Energy Device, Oyster 2

Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power received a major boost on 2 February 2010 when it secured £5.1 million of public funding to support the manufacture of its second generation wave energy device, Oyster 2, which will be manufactured later this year for testing at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney (EMEC) in 2011.

Global Ice Age Climate Patterns Influenced by Bering Strait: Small geographic feature has large impacts on climate

In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature may have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.

“Evergreen Agriculture” Wins for Climate and Hunger

In Zambia's Central Province, a dirt track marks a line between hope and despair. On one side is farmer Collens Mwinga's lush maize crop, a full three metres high, swaying in the breeze.

United Nations (UN) Completes Greenhouse Gas Inventory: Challenge Now To Cut Back Emissions

After one of the most wide-ranging and painstaking exercises ever undertaken across the United Nations system, the organization on October 15, 2009 announced its greenhouse gas footprint as part of a first step to manage these emissions down.

Assessing Biofuels Report Helps Give Greater Clarity to Burning Issue

The report, Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 16 October 2009 is based on a detailed review of published research up to mid-2009 as well as the input of independent experts world-wide.

Hydro-electric Wave Energy Device “Oyster” Launched Off the Coast of Scotland

Scotland's potential renewables capacity is estimated to be around 60GW. Our waters hold around ten per cent of Europe’s wave power potential and as much as a quarter of its tidal power potential.  The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) provides world-leading test facilities for Aquamarine and other companies to develop the technology needed to harness this huge untapped potential.

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.

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