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2014-03-03 08:24:52

SEOUL, South Korea, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yvo de Boer, the current KPMG Global Chairman of the Climate Change & Sustainability Services (CC&S) and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been appointed as head of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/HK75190 ) Succeeding Howard Bamsey, Mr. de Boer will lead the Seoul-based international organization as...

2014-02-27 16:21:31

Company exceeds greenhouse gas reduction goal CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its success in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Award for Goal Achievement was awarded to Boeing by the EPA in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions...

2014-01-31 16:21:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and philanthropist, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Michael R. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his efforts to mobilize action among cities as part of a strategy to combat climate change. As Special Envoy, Michael R. Bloomberg will work with...

US China Top Global Warming List
2014-01-17 12:44:07

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a finding that comes as little surprise, the United States and China were found to be among the top seven countries that contributed to global warming in the last century. The study, carried out by scientists at the University of Concordia, also added Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom to that list. Taken together, these countries were responsible for up to 60 percent of global warming between 1906 and 2005,...

2014-01-13 08:22:41

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong", "HASI" or the "Company;" NYSE: HASI), a leading provider of debt and equity for sustainable infrastructure projects, announced today that it will utilize the newly announced Green Bond Principles ("GBP") for its HASI Sustainable Yield Bonds((TM)). "The guidance these principles provide to issuers and investors alike will be of great value," said Hannon...

Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere Double 2050
2013-11-22 13:35:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While atmospheric nitrous oxide can currently only be found in trace amounts, a new report from United Nations' Environment Program said that emissions of the greenhouse gas could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken. Nitrous oxide is the third most potent greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane. It is emitted into the atmosphere through human activities such as farming, the burning of fossil fuels, waste...

Climate Talks Schism Who Pays For Climate Change
2013-11-20 15:21:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it is being caused by human activity or not – climate change has ignited a heated debate between representatives of rich and poor countries at this week’s UN climate summit in Warsaw, Poland. At the meeting, developing nations are calling for more affluent countries to accept greater responsibility for climate change and pay for any incurred damages accordingly. Poorer countries argued that rich nations have built up their...

carbon emissions hit 40B tons in 2013
2013-11-19 10:22:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) released their annual Global Carbon Budget report on Tuesday, which found that the continued burning of fossils fuels will drive carbon dioxide emissions to a record high of 40 billion tons in 2013. Based on several recent studies and global computer models, the report’s projected fossil fuel emissions rise of 2.1 percent would put...

Record Carbon Dioxide Levels In 2012, Methane Off The Charts
2013-11-07 12:50:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are a fan of random violence occurring worldwide, a new report out this week is right up your alley. While we learned earlier this year that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, this week we were greeted with news that greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, hit record highs in that same year. Specifically, carbon dioxide levels have increased a full 41 percent since the start of the...

Climate Change Requires Greater Financial Investment: Ban Ki-Moon
2013-10-16 03:46:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon made an important announcement this week regarding climate change. Speaking from the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IFDC) in Washington, DC, he called on the entire international community to commit to providing increased financial investment in the fields of technology while also crafting intelligent policies and practices intended to help combat...