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2013-11-25 16:42:41

One in every three European cities studied have no plans yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions British cities – unlike their counterparts on the mainland - are taking the lead in making plans to curb and handle the impact of climate change. So says Diana Reckien, of Columbia University in the US, in a study published in Springer’s journal Climatic Change that analyzed the relevant strategic policies and planning documents of 200 urban areas in eleven European countries. They found...

2013-06-26 16:46:20

The UK chemical industry requires 'an urgent and radical rethink' into how it produces chemicals if it is to play its part in meeting Government's stringent greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 80% plus by 2050. That is one of the conclusions of a major new report issued today by the University of Manchester's Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Entitled 'Can the UK afford (not) to produce chemicals in 2050?' the report was generated in collaboration with the North East...

2012-07-05 00:42:08

The Sustainable Consumption Institute research claims food which families now take for granted, such as meat and fresh vegetables, could become too expensive for many if global temperatures rise in line with the current trends and reach 4°C within the lifetime of many people. Even if families continue to take steps to lower their carbon emissions from energy use, global farming emissions will continue to rise because of our growing appetite for energy-intensive foods and a rising...

2012-02-22 12:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates won a $6.7 million USAID-funded project to help governments of developing countries, USAID overseas offices and the private sector prioritize and implement low-emission growth strategies through the Analysis and Investment of Low-Emission Growth (AILEG) project. Through AILEG, Abt assists developing countries to conduct climate economic analyses and select low-emission investments to reduce their greenhouse gas...

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2010-10-07 14:40:00

The U.N.'s climate change chief said on Thursday that people around the world should join in a "global work party" this weekend that is part of a growing grassroots movement to curb greenhouse gases. Over 7,000 events in at least 180 countries around the world on Sunday are set to help fight climate change.  The day gained more support through 350.org, tcktcktck.org and other Internet-based groups. "I congratulate you on your work and I want to offer my personal support to the......

2009-12-07 23:01:00

BEIJING, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results released today from a detailed economic study show that China may cut carbon emissions deeply and minimise the adverse effects on its economy over the next 40 years. The report, Going Clean: the economics of China's low-carbon development, by the Chinese Economists 50 Forum and Stockholm Environment Institute, says that emission reductions up to 2050 can be made for example through: - Energy efficiency gains through improved building...

2009-12-01 12:30:00

New survey suggests current Senate climate bill is at odds with voters' views WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) and Future 500 released the results of a new survey by Hart Research, which reveals that three out of four Americans favor legislation to significantly cut carbon emissions -- contradicting reports that public support had cooled. Moreover, "Energy And Climate Change Policy: A Survey among American Voters" shows that U.S. voters...

2009-10-22 14:40:00

BOSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever deliberative global survey of citizen opinion, World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) has found that people from diverse backgrounds in the US and worldwide overwhelmingly want faster action, deeper GHG emissions cuts and stronger enforcement than either US climate legislation proposals or Copenhagen treaty conference preparations are currently contemplating. Among the survey's findings: 90% of U. S. participants say it is...

2009-07-08 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A shift in the ability of crops to thrive, increased building cooling costs and lower heating costs are among the possible impacts of climate change identified in the Pennsylvania Climate Impact Assessment, a report released today by the Department of Environmental Protection. "Climate change is long-term variations to daily weather patterns," said DEP Secretary John Hanger. "Those variations can have positive and negative effects on...

2009-06-18 07:44:51

The British Climate Act is flawed and comprised of unrealistic and unobtainable targets, writes US academic Roger A Pielke Jr, in a journal paper published today, 18 June, 2009, in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters.As Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, points out, no one knows how fast a major economy can decarbonise and policy therefore needs to focus less on targets and timetables...