Air/Climate

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The first global carbon standards for commercial aircraft were set on Monday in Montreal by the 22 nations on the environmental protection committee of the International Civil Aviation...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which sets the first national carbon emission limits for U.S. electric power plants. Coal...

 

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

2015 Hottest Year on Record, By Far

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 26, 2016 (ENS) – For the first time on record, global temperatures in 2015 were about 1°Celsius above the pre-industrial era, according to a consolidated analysis from the World Meteorological Organization,...

 

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

Obama: State of the Union ‘Strong’ in Changing Climate

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – In his last State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama tonight focused on the big picture and the need to continue fighting climate change. “How do we make technology...

 

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

World Opinion Supports Paris Climate Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2015 (ENS) – The world has warmly received the breakthrough Paris Climate Agreement reached Saturday in Paris that for the first time, unites wealthy nations and poorer ones to take common climate action. Politicians...

 

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

COP21: Nations Adopt World’s First Global Climate Pact

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With hugs, kisses and applause, ministers and official delegates from 195 countries tonight celebrated their approval of the Paris Climate Agreement, an historic document that commits the...

 

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

10,000+ in Paris Streets for ‘Red Lines’ Climate March

  PARIS, France, December 12, 2015 (ENS) – With the official UN climate negotiations still underway, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris this morning. Holding red flowers, umbrellas and banners, they created red lines...

 

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

COP21 Forgot Farm Animals

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Dame Jane Goodall travels the globe 300+ days each year – with a cow – a small black and white stuffed toy. The British scientist and UN Messenger...

 

COP21: Ministers Craft Climate Deal in All Night Talks

COP21: Ministers Craft Climate Deal in All Night Talks

  PARIS, France, December 10, 2015 (ENS) – Climate negotiators from throughout the world worked all night into Thursday morning to forge an historic agreement that will involve every country in a global effort to put the brakes on...

 

A Climate Change Competition Without a Winner

A Climate Change Competition Without a Winner

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH PARIS, France, December 9, 2015 (ENS) – For the 11th consecutive year, Climate Action Network Europe and Germanwatch this week released the 2016 Climate Change Performance Index, CCPI, research...

 

COP21: Paris Climate Outcome Draft Sparks Protests

COP21: Paris Climate Outcome Draft Sparks Protests

  PARIS, France, December 9, 2015 (ENS) – With just two days to go before the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris are scheduled to conclude, it’s crunch time for the negotiating ministers. COP21 delegate worries over...

 

Business Climate Changes Show ‘Unstoppable Momentum’

Business Climate Changes Show ‘Unstoppable Momentum’

  PARIS, France, December 8, 2015 (ENS) – An unprecedented coalition of the world’s major financial institutions met on the sidelines of the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris Monday and agreed to adopt five Principles...

 

COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

  PARIS, France, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Six green banks and two nonprofit groups today announced they are establishing a Green Bank Network to bring billions of dollars in new investments to support renewable energy and energy efficiency...

 

China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

  BEIJING, China, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Electric car sales in China are expected to reach 220,000 to 250,000 this year, surpassing the United States to rank first worldwide, according to the latest projection from the China Association...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Halftime Notes

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Halftime Notes

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is just past the halfway mark. Although many observers expect the...

 

Subnational Emissions Cuts Surpass Global Iron, Steel

Subnational Emissions Cuts Surpass Global Iron, Steel

  PARIS, France, December 4, 2015 (ENS) – “The many thousands of governors, mayors, companies and investors who have so publicly committed to climate action are telling governments that our job in Paris is a climate change agreement...

 

COP21: Billions in Climate Funding Flow in Paris

COP21: Billions in Climate Funding Flow in Paris

  PARIS, France, December 1, 2015 (ENS) – France will invest a total of €2 billion (US$2.1 billion) in renewable energy in Africa in 2016-20, a 50 percent increase in comparison with the past five years. French President Francois...

 

COP21 Paris Opens With Hope and Determination

COP21 Paris Opens With Hope and Determination

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2015 (ENS) – The United Nations’ two-week climate conference opened here today with a bouquet of speeches from world leaders, billions in funding pledges, and innovative ideas to help humanity...

 

570,000 March for Climate, Just Empty Shoes in Paris

570,000 March for Climate, Just Empty Shoes in Paris

  PARIS, France, November 29, 2015 (ENS) – On the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, more than 570,000 people around the world took to the streets this weekend for a record-breaking Global Climate March. They sent a message to world...

 

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Newbie Green Climate Fund

Guide to Paris Climate Talks: Newbie Green Climate Fund

  By Judith Needham, J.D., LL.M., MPH WASHINGTON, DC, November 29, 2015 (ENS) – The phrase “climate financing” makes even the most dedicated observer yawn. But not so quick … resist the urge. Flows of money from...

 
 
 
 

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