climate change policies

Asian Development Bank calls for green financing mechanisms – DAWN – 30/08/2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific.

Source:  DAWN, 2017/08/30

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: CDM CERs listed on Carbon Trade eXchange – SDG Knowledge Hub – 29/08/2017

UNFCCC CDM carbon credits were listed for trading through a voluntary electronic exchange platform. A study on CDM CER unit supply potential through 2020 found that the estimated potential supply is considerably lower than ex ante reduction estimates in project design documents for the same period. A study on CER supply potential published by the [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The countries most likely to survive climate change in one infographic – Independent – 27/08/2017

The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with a master plan to stave off the global catastrophe ahead.

Source:  Independent, 2017/08/27

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Will Climate Change Destroy the Global Economy? – Niskanen Center – 19/07/2017

Climate change is on course to do a lot of harm to our planet. That is why concerned economists like myself advocate measures that would at least slow the pace of damage and give us more time to adapt.

Source:  Niskanen Center, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Politics aside, it’s all about climate – DW – 19/07/2017

With Trump ditching climate action, mayors across the US are stepping up. Steve Benjamin, co-chair of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign, told DW how going green is good for people, the planet - and the economy.

Source:  DW, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Why Are G20 Governments Financing Coal Over Renewables? – NRDC – 17/07/2017

Despite national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some G20 countries still fund highly polluting coal projects. The catch is most of these emissions don’t count towards their carbon footprint - these countries are funding coal projects abroad. If G20 nations are serious about their Paris Agreement goals, they should not be exporting their highly [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research – Business Insider – 08/06/2017

If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile.

Source:  Business Insider, 2017/06/08

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Map Shows Growing U.S. ‘Climate Rebellion’ Against Trump – National Geographic – 08/06/2017

The U.S. government may want to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but these states and cities are still committed to climate progress.

Source:  National Geographic, 2017/06/08

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020 – New York Times – 05/01/2017

China intends to spend more than $360 billion through 2020 on renewable power sources like solar and wind, the government’s energy agency said on Thursday. The country’s National Energy Administration laid out a plan to dominate one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, just at a time when the United States is set to take the [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

No tax on CO2 emissions in China’s new environment law – The Economic Times – 26/12/2016

China has passed a law that levies taxes on pollution, but ignores carbon dioxide, one of the major contributors to global warming, according to the web site of the country's highest legislative body. The National People's Congress (NPC) standing committee passed the law, the first to tax polluters, on Sunday, less than a fortnight after [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |