Latest Kyoto Protocol Stories

2009-04-30 06:35:00

According to a study released on Wednesday, humanity must burn less than a quarter of its proven fossil fuels by 2050 to be able to stop global warming. The paper, which appears in the British journal Nature, says an energy revolution must take place if the world is to meet the goal of limiting global warming to less than 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels. According to the study, this means only 1,000 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) can be emitted between 2000 and...

2009-04-27 12:35:00

A major Asian Development Bank (ADB) report on Monday showed that Southeast Asia will be hit particularly hard by climate change, causing the region's agriculture-dependent economies to contract by as much as 6.7 percent annually by the end of the century, The Associated Press reported. Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam "” which was found to be the most vulnerable "” were the focus of the Asian Development Bank's study. Each of those countries are especially...

2009-04-24 12:52:14

On the final day of a series of talks in Sicily, environment ministers from across the world gathered to discuss the future of climate change prevention with an emphasis on avoiding the loss of biodiversity. The three-day discussion is resulting in new measures as global climate change policy gains traction in the months leading to the December conference where world leaders will renew the Kyoto Protocol. US delegate Lisa Jackson said world leaders appear to be encouraged by the new policies...

2009-04-21 06:40:00

African nations are asking for billions to fight the threat of droughts, heat waves, and rising seas - all natural disasters they believe are imminent due to climate change. According to a new African text for negotiations on a U.N. climate treaty, developing nations will need at least $267 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change. The figure is more than double current development aid from wealthy nations who gave a record $120 billion in 2008. "Africa is one of the most vulnerable...

2009-04-20 15:55:48

Indigenous people from 80 nations are meeting in Alaska for a United Nations-affiliated conference to discuss mitigation and adaption to climate change. Hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change is also designed to develop recommendations to present in December to the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, at which a successor agreement to the Kyoto protocol will be negotiated. The Anchorage, Alaska, summit concludes...

2009-04-14 07:30:00

TORONTO and WORCESTER, MA, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and training services, and World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE), an operator of online exchanges for energy and environmental commodities, today announced a new collaboration enabling World Energy to offer its exchange services to owners of verified emissions reductions and removals (VERRs) registered on CSA's GHG CleanProjects(TM) Registry. "CSA's...

2009-04-12 06:45:00

On Saturday, Germany's environmental minister warned that if Washington does not go beyond its current greenhouse gas cutting commitments, agreements on a new climate pact this year will prove difficult. The Obama administration has agreed to cut heat-trapping greenhouse gasses only to 1990 levels, far short of European Union commitments. "If the United States isn't ready to go further than that, things are going to be very difficult in Copenhagen," minister Sigmar Gabriel told AFP,...

2009-04-09 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced today that the Company now offers a Continuous Mercury Monitor, SM-3, for cement plants. The SM-3 is a proven performance monitor, easy to operate, with low maintenance and ownership cost which has been operational for many years in leading European cement manufacturing companies. "With impending government initiatives to regulate US cement operations, the possibility of national or state specific...

2009-04-07 14:00:11

A White House official said on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama has taken steps on climate and clean energy that prove the United States is preparing to lead the world in fighting global warming, Reuters reported. Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality, told a carbon trade conference: "The administration is signaling to the rest of the world that the United States is ready to assume leadership in helping to bring the world together and reduce our...

2009-04-02 14:15:00

According to a green ranking of stimulus plans released Thursday, Germany and U.S. economic recovery plans are more climate friendly that those in France, Britain or Italy, but all fall short of what is needed to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.A G-20 summit is being held in London on Thursday with the world's largest economies in an attempt to align efforts to combat global recession."These packages amounting to billions of dollars provide a clear opportunity to shift to a more...

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