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‘EU reinforces position as leader of global energy shift’

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 14 June 2018 — Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the European Union’s (EU) decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030, highlighting that the move reinforces the EU’s position at the forefront of energy transformation and reflects the new economics ... Read More »

Pope urges action on clean energy

Pope Francis has said climate change is a challenge of “epochal proportions” and that the world must convert to clean fuel. “Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said. He was speaking to a group of oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican. Firms present included ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch ... Read More »

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal no 3

Dhaka – Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three as the well-marked low over North Bay and adjoining area lies over Northeast Bay and adjoining coastal areas of the country. Read More »

Are you paying enough for your food?

By Danielle Nierenberg and Emily Payne New Orleans, United States, May 29 (IPS) – Many factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation ... Read More »

Protecting climate-change refugees

Kumi Naidoo Not since 1951 has the international community produced a treaty to protect the legal status of the world’s refugees. Now, two agreements are currently under discussion at the United Nations, and each offers a rare opportunity to protect global migrants from the biggest source of displacement today. Read More »

National Geographic announces Wild Edens, Russia

National Geographic has Wednesday announced the acquisition of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change. Focused on the flora and fauna in the unique natural habitats of Russia, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Read More »

BD, S Asia on path of making millions of climate refugees

May 17, 2018 SANDRP Massive human induced freshwater redistribution with profound consequences. A 14-year (April 2002 – March 2016) NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and the tropics and higher latitudes gaining water supplies. The results, which are probably a combination of ... Read More »

Premiere of documentary “Wild Edens: Russia” held in Sochi

The documentary by ROSATOM and dedicated to the fight against global warming to be broadcast by National Geographic this summer The premiere of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia, the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Sochi, Russia on May 15, 2018. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind ... Read More »

Cities sue European Commission on vehicle emissions rules

May 15 2018 — The European Court of Justice will hear arguments this week to determine whether three European cities can challenge vehicle emissions regulations set by the European Commission and agreed by national governments. The cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid are seeking to bring a joint Action to the General Court of the European Union for the annulment ... Read More »

Canada takes the lead on methane emissions

Scott Vaughan and Durwood Zaelke OTTAWA/WASHINGTON, DC – In the fight against climate change, carbon dioxide attracts the bulk of regulators’ attention. But while long-lived CO2 is a key contributor to rising temperatures, it is not the only culprit. Other short-lived super pollutants are also warming the planet, and none is in greater need of regulation than methane. Read More »

Why markets can’t cool the planet

by Ivan Ascher Milwaukee – With global temperatures rising at an alarming rate, the race is on to lower the world’s consumption of fossil fuels and accelerate the adoption of greener forms of energy. Among the most discussed remedies are those that would use market forces to make traditional fuels more expensive; ideas include putting a price on carbon and ... Read More »

On the hunt for the photo that could change our future

Dear Mostafa, This photo above was taken as I perched on the edge of a Zodiac boat while on an expedition to Antarctica last month. While I tried to absorb the scale and beauty of these icebergs, it was also a visible reminder of how the Earth’s last pristine continent is warming more rapidly than anywhere else on earth. Read More »

Climate Chance Summit Africa: 28-29 June

The Climate Chance Association and the Assembly of Regions and Districts of Ivory Coast (ARDCI) co-organize a regional Summit dedicated to Climate Action in Africa: the Climate Chance Summit Africa 2018, which will be held on 28-29 June 2018 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Read More »

World’s carbon emissions on the rise again: IEA

PARIS, (BSS/AFP) – Harmful carbon emissions from energy rose in 2017 for the first time in three years, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, proof that the world’s efforts to fight climate change are falling short. Strong economic growth pushed global energy demand up by 2.1 percent last year, the Paris-based IEA said in a report. Some 70 percent of ... Read More »