UN Climate Change Conference

Australian PM Scraps Plan to Legalize Carbon Emissions Cuts

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned plans to enshrine the nation's targeted limits of greenhouse gas emissions into law in the …

Liberal Party

New group of Coalition NEG rebels emerge

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's move to head off a party room rebellion by dumping legislation on carbon emissions has backfired, with a new group …

Australian News

Academic view: Preparing for climate change | Which MBA? | The Economist

<i>Business schools need to prepare future leaders to prevent climate disruption, says</i> Rolf Wüstenhagen, a professor at the University of St. Gallen<i>.</i> …

Business School

Pacific Islands Forum foreign ministers stress collective diplomacy for stronger region

Foreign ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) underlined on Friday their commitment to collective diplomacy and enhanced action for regional …

News (China)

The cities with the worst air pollution aren't the ones you would think

Which cities in the world would you guess have the worst air pollution? Beijing? Delhi? Los Angeles?<p>In researching this article, I was surprised at …

Pollution

Have your say: D-day for Climate Change Bill

JOHANNESBURG - Two months ago, the Environmental Affairs Department released the Climate Change Bill for public comment with the deadline ending on …

South Africa

International Solar Alliance Looks To Include Countries Beyond Tropics

A grouping of sunshine countries to promote solar energy, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President Francoise Hollande, …

International Solar Alliance

We've reached a milestone in our demand for Earth's natural resources, and it could have major consequences

Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the moment our demand for natural resources exceeds what the planet can renew, falls on August 1 this year — the earliest it has ever been.<p>When calculating Earth Overshoot Day, the nonprofit Global Footprint Network considers how much food and other natural …

Climate Change

United Nations recognizes first-ever carbon-neutral soccer club

The Forest Green Rovers, a Gloucestershire-based team in the English Football League that prides itself as “the world’s greenest football club,” has …

United Nations

Forest Green Rovers named world's first UN certified carbon-neutral football club

A British professional football club that is powered by renewable energy and serves vegan food to players, staff and fans has received a prestigious United Nations certification.<p>Forest Green Rovers, which plays in League Two, announced on Monday that it has become the world’s first UN certified …

Sustainability

University of Leicester leads new project to accurately measure Earth's land temperature

Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST CCI) to enhance climate monitoring processes over land<p>University of Leicester researchers are …

Climate Change

Forests, Climate Sustainable Development

Forests, Climate & Sustainable Development<p>The <b>UNDP Climate and Forests Team</b> supports countries with the design and implementation of national policies …

Forests

Stop funding UN agencies that welcome the PLO

Last month, two UN agencies, whose membership is limited to sovereign countries, gave a “member state” seat to the Palestinian Liberation …

Opinion

Indira was an unusual visionary in environment: Jairam

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was an "unusual visionary" who talked of climate change and deforestation back in the 1970s when they were not in …

India

Google Will Help UN With Climate Change Research

The world is struggling to fund climate change research after President Trump's 2019 budget plan axed $2 million in contributions to the Green …

Climate

Pathway to Paris Brings Patti Smith, Tony Hawk, and More Out for the Environment

Musicians, artists, activists, and others will be gathering at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on September 16 for a benefit …

Patti Smith

Green Bonds as Financial Instruments for NDC Implementation (Webinar)

UNDP has issued a range of approaches to track, assess and plan for climate finance.<p>Mobilizing finance for the implementation of national climate …

Webinars

The 10 Most Important Issues Facing Cities, According To Their Mayors

In their State of the City addresses, U.S. mayors made it clear what their priorities are–from boosting the economy to keeping down the murder rate.<p>While the national presidential election stumbles forward with a disheartening level of acrimony and insults, in cities, mayors are focused on lifting …

Urban Design

Financing the battle against climate change

Patricia Espinosa of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks about the "enormous" amount of financing required to mobilize …

United Nations

UN calls on countries to protect health from impacts of climate change

With the United Nations climate conference (COP21) starting in Paris in less than two weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) today underlined …

Climate

Donald Trump's war on the alphabet of international order

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump takes no greater joy as President than in upsetting the international order, undoing multilateral agreements, poking traditional allies, courting traditional foes.<p>Broadly speaking, this has translated into what feels like Trump's war on international acronyms. Any entrenched …

U.S. Politics

Planting carbon storage

1.<p><i>The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture</i> (FAO & Earthscan, 2011); https://go.nature.com/2t4zLwV<p>2.<p>Ciais, P. et al. …

Google Scholar

Pope Francis to Host Climate Change Event at Vatican

Pope Francis will speak at a climate change conference at Vatican City next week as he pushes to inspire more action on the subject.<p><b>Axios reported</b> …

Conservative View

Norway: $16.6 million to combat illegal deforestation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway pledged Wednesday 145 million kroner ($16.6 million) to an international partnership to combat illegal deforestation and help reach Paris climate accord goals.<p>Climate and Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen says deforestation is a multi-million business for …

United Nations

The Climate’s Point of No Return

MADRID – When it comes to climate change, the world has reached a point of no return. That may sound ominous, but it is precisely where we need to …

Climate

The Climate Box – Interactive Toolkit for Schoolchildren of Uzbekistan

<b>Jun 26, 2018</b><p>Climate Box - an interactive learning toolkit on climate change for schoolchildren was presented today for methodologists and teachers of …

United Nations

Paul McCartney: Trump’s Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is ‘Madness’

Paul McCartney criticized President Trump‘s lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. “You’ve got someone like Trump who …

Climate

Bottling the Sun

LONDON – This December, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will attempt – yet again – to …

Energy

Be a 3-minute film hero and win a trip to Climate COP24

The 2018 Global Youth Video Competition is open and looking for outstanding three-minute films on new and ambitious solutions to combat climate …

Climate

Sounding the Alarm on Biodiversity Loss

NORWICH – With the United Nations’ climate change conference underway in Bonn, Germany, rising global temperatures are once again at the top of the …

Climate Change