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2011-01-04 06:59:00

LONDON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Market Publishers Ltd informs that new in-demand Haddock Research & Branding Inc market reports have been added to its catalogue. Green Energy Companies and Micro-CHP. This report focuses on specific companies that have developed, or are developing, low-carbon products and services for consumers - primarily for use in the home. It considers opportunities for micro-generation, hydrogen fuel cells and green energy companies ......

2010-12-21 00:01:46

The Pacific Forest Trust commends California's leadership in creating the nation's first economy-wide cap and trade program that will be the first compliance carbon market in the world to accept emissions reductions from forest carbon projects. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 The Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) commends the California's Air Resources Board's Dec. 16 adoption of a set of regulations that will govern the state's landmark cap and trade system. The board's nine-to-one vote...

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2010-12-15 06:25:17

A new international deal on global warming was reached in Cancun on December 11, easing the minds of environmentalists worried that another summit would end with no agreement, but casting a shadow over the issue is the political shift in the United States where legislative climate efforts stalled in 2010. President Barack Obama's administration played an active role in bringing the climate deal together, which pledged deep cuts in carbon emissions blamed for climate change and set up a new...

2010-12-15 00:00:45

UN Climate Agreements Provide Building Blocks for Global Action Washington, DC (Vocus) December 14, 2010 United Nations Foundation President, Sen. Timothy E. Wirth, today issued the following statement regarding the results of the UN climate talks that wrapped over the weekend in Cancún, Mexico: "The recently completed UN climate talks in Cancún resulted in important progress, setting the world on a path toward constructive global action on climate change. The Cancún...

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2010-12-12 09:10:00

Delegates at the UN climate summit in Cancun have reached an agreement to curb climate change, including a massive fund to aid developing countries. All participating nations endorsed the deal drawn up by the Mexican hosts, although Bolivia made some objections. The draft says deeper cuts in carbon emissions are needed, but do not establish a mechanism for achieving pledges made by countries. The Kyoto Protocol was a huge stumbling block for some countries that resisted it during the final...

2010-12-08 22:17:45

USC Center for Sustainable Cities hosts forum on state's recent report dealing with impact on water supply, beaches, more WHAT: Climate variability is increasing and its effects are being felt in many parts of the world. California's hot dry climate, fragile fresh water resources, and 1,100 miles of coastline will be impacted. The State of California's advisory panel on climate change adaptation, led by USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development professor Daniel Mazmanian, recently...

2010-12-06 09:26:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all those gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun believe that real international action on climate change will not happen without strong public support, yet most also believe that the general public doesn't understand the meaning of "climate change," according to a survey this week by the Government of Mexico and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. More than 500 accredited COP16/CMP6 attendees...

2010-11-24 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Home Performance Council welcomes The Cities' Global Climate Change Pact, also known as "The Mexico City Pact," announced at the Mayor's World Climate Change Summit in Mexico City on Sunday and urges the Mayors to meet their commitments through energy efficiency in homes and buildings. "It is important that local leaders from around the world commit to addressing climate change and, with energy efficiency, every locality can...

2010-11-22 10:29:00

Carbonfund.org Calls for U.S. to Stay Home from U.N. Climate Negotiations, Urges Rest of the World to Make a Deal SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbonfund.org, the leading U.S. nonprofit climate change solutions organization, is calling for the U.S. to stay out of the way of international climate negotiations which begin November 29 in Cancun, Mexico. The organization is encouraging participating countries to extend the Kyoto Protocol-set to expire in 2012-or...

2010-11-21 11:05:00

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayors from around the world today signed an agreement to address climate change at the World Mayors Summit on Climate, hosted by the Government of Mexico City and Marcelo Ebrard, mayor of Mexico City and chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate. During the summit, representatives from 135 global cities signed the Mexico City Pact, which establishes a monitoring and verification mechanism for cities to address climate change. The Mexico City...