Our infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change

  Commentary: We need to spend $3.6 trillion to upgrade, modernize By Ed Maurer and Eugene Cordero, April 29, 2013, 11:11 a.m. EDT SANTA CLARA, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Recently, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, a measure of the condition, capacity, and maintenance …

Cutting carbon emissions 5%/year could cut climate damage by 2/3

Nature: Strict Limits On Carbon Pollution Could Reduce Some Climate Change Damage By Two-Thirds Posted as Guest blog on ThinkProgress.org/climate: 14 Jan 2013 09:33 AM PST Emissions would need to peak in 2016 and drop 5%/year through 2050   University of Reading news release   Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases …

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

By Stephen Leahy DOHA, Qatar, Dec 10 2012 (IPS) – The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015. “This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing the …

Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication – Videos for Rio+20

Ecologic Newsletter No 115 ? June 2012 1. Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication – Videos for Rio+20 Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, released four videos addressing the themes of the upcoming Rio+20 Conference. The videos tell stories in which the fictional …

Today’s Study: The World Is Running Out Of Time To Screw Around

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ Today At Newenergynews, April 2: * Today’s Study: The World Is Running Out Of Time To Screw Around * Quick News, April 2: The Bigger Benefits Of Offshore Wind; Offgrid Solar Goes High Tech; World Still Getting Smart But More Slowly …

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations 7_December 2011: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat and Brazilian Government organized a “Briefing on Rio+20 Preparations” on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference. continued… UNGA Adopts Resolution on Sustainable …

New public-private partnerships will achieve a green economy climate prosperity

A new report highlights the connections between climate change risks and opportunities, sustainable development and climate change adaptation, to provide a useful guidance for business and policymakers in creating a green economy. It suggests that businesses are an essential partner in preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate …

New Release: Mercer Surveys Climate-Related Investment Practices of Global Investors: US Investors Lag their Peers

An article from CERES NEWS RELEASE CLIMATE CHANGE INVESTOR GROUPS PUBLISH REPORT ON GLOBAL INVESTOR PRACTICES RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE Majority consider climate change a material investment risk/opportunity and incorporate climate change risk assessments into their existing investments; public policy a key driver of investment decisions The Institutional Investors Group …

GLOBE Climate Legislation Study

The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study examines how climate change is being addressed through legislation, to varying extents, in major economies. Although the approach differs, according to national priorities and circumstances, the study fins that overall country aims – to reduce GHG emissions and prepare the country for the impacts of …