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2011-06-01 12:48:00

Standard approach for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions will boost cities ability to access funding and implement actions SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

World leaders fall behind on existing promises on development, health and hunger. Summit fails to address global food price crisis, even as millions pushed into poverty (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 As Group of Eight leaders close their annual summit today, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision is concerned about the consequences of their failure to fulfill or bolster the impact of existing aid commitments, even as rising global food prices push millions of households further toward hunger and...

2011-04-23 00:00:30

"This WTO report is a stark wake up call for anyone who cares about the future of our oceans and our fishing communities," said WWF Senior Fellow David Schorr. "Governments have the power to stop using taxpayer money to promote fisheries depletion, so they need to act now to enact strong WTO rules to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies." Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is applauding the strong language in a long-awaited report that a key World Trade...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

PARIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council on Global Financial Regulation (Council) today issued its initial report titled "Practical Measures for Enhancing International Financial Regulatory Coordination". The Report calls on G20 governments and related financial regulatory authorities and international bodies to enhance the existing process of international financial regulatory coordination. Most particularly, the Council recommends new steps to bolster...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

The global climate monitoring community needs an operational monitoring system that can gather data to help scientists distinguish between natural climate variability and forced change, according to a report compiled by Draper Laboratory based upon recommendations from members of the U.S. government, industry, and academia. Cambridge, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 The global climate monitoring community needs an operational monitoring system that can gather data to help scientists...

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2011-03-07 09:25:00

Hackers using internet addresses from China have prompted the French finance ministry to turn off 10,000 computers, officials told reporters on Monday. Apparently the hackers were hunting for documents relating to the Group of 20 (G20) consisting of developed and developing nations, which this year is led by France, said Budget Minister Francois Baroin. "We have leads," he told Europe 1 radio. The December attacks on the finance ministry computers, have forced the ministry to "significantly...

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2011-02-16 10:00:00

New University of Washington research has found that the world is already committed to a warmer climate because of emissions that have occurred up to now. The researchers said that there would continue to be warming even if the most stringent policies were adopted because there would still be some emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. The team found that even if all emissions were stopped now, temperatures would remain higher than pre-industrial...

2011-01-06 12:50:12

For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs. In addition, the United States failed to take action on a carbon cap-and-trade bill in 2010. Confronting this policy vacuum, leading climate economist William...

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2010-12-31 06:20:00

President Barack Obama and his administration will enter 2011 pushing for new regulations and diplomacy to fight climate change, but will have to deal with stiff challenges from opponents, according to AFP reports. The year ends with moderate progress toward a global deal on climate change during the UN-led summit in Cancun, Mexico, where top carbon emitters such as the United States and China finally agreed to move forward. But US supporters of the deal had their hopes crushed, when a...

2010-12-13 11:01:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16), which concluded December 10 in Cancun, Mexico, the international aviation industry was recognized for its commitment and vision to address climate change. "We are an industry unlike any other sector," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Few state delegations at last year's climate talks in Copenhagen were aware of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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