Fiscal incentives are indispensable prequisite

EFES NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2014 EFES’ Manifesto 2014:     Fiscal incentives are indispensable prequisites     Worldwide practical evidence and a wide range of academic research support the view that a proper legal environment and the provision of suitable fiscal incentives are indispensable prerequisites for any policy truly aiming the development …

SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

      SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE   Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation  WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project, in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative, released a groundbreaking new report, Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forests Rights Mitigates Climate …

ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker, [email protected], 202.507.4043     ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS   U.S. Places 13th Out of 16, Behind Australia, India, and South Korea; Germany Wins “World Cup” of Energy Efficiency: 2nd International Scorecard Evaluates 16 Leading World Economies on …

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil   By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Jul  2014 (IPS) – Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force …

Is global warming causing extreme weather via jet stream waves?

Is global warming causing extreme weather via jet stream waves? A new study investigates how changes to atmospheric winds are making weather more extreme The jet stream that circles Earth’s north pole travels west to east. But when the jet stream interacts with a Rossby wave, as shown here, the …

@IISDRS Summary of #WMF 2014 now available

 World Mountain Forum (WMF) 23-24 May 2014 | Cusco, Peru    http://www.iisd.ca/mountain/wmf/2014/    The summary of this meeting is now available in PDF format at http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol194num4e.pdf and in HTML format at http://www.iisd.ca/mountain/wmf/2014/html/crsvol194num4e.html      The World Mountain Forum (WMF) took place from 23-24 May 2014 in Cusco, Peru. Gathering over 200 participants, the …

[Climate Bonds] Canada’s first corporate green bond: TD Bank’s 3yr AA- CAD500m (USD454m) bond was 1.5 x oversubscribed. Our take: underlying structure & intent solid but better upfront disclosure needed + third party review.

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Canada’s first corporate green bond: TD Bank’s 3yr AA- CAD500m (USD454m) bond was 1.5 x oversubscribed. Our take: underlying structure & intent solid but better upfront disclosure needed + third party review.‘ A beautifully sunny day in Toronto today; the local weather’s looking …

‘Q1 roundup 2/3: Underwriter league table for Q1 – SEB out in front followed closely by, Morgan Stanley, Credit Agricole and DB’

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Q1 roundup 2/3: Underwriter league table for Q1 – SEB out in front followed closely by, Morgan Stanley, Credit Agricole and DB‘ By Bridget Boulle As part of our Q1 roundup, here is the league table of the largest underwriters in 2014 so …