Estée Lauder shows the planet beauty is more than skin deep

Green Prophet

To achieve its Net Zero emissions and RE100 goals by 2020, Estée Lauder reduced its carbon footprint by investing in bringing renewable energy to the grid. This is exactly the sort of leadership we need to see in the climate decade, as we work to halve global emissions.”.

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Green (Living) Review

NEW FIGURES SHOW DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE LEADING RICH COUNTRIES ON CUTTING EMISSIONS BANGKOK, 04/08/2011 - Today, as the UN climate talks came to a close in Bangkok, Ambassador Pablo Solon of the Plurinational State of Bolivia released UN statistics that showed, contrary to conventional wisdom, that developing countries are taking more climate action than developed countries. gigatonnes of emission reductions and at worst 6.6


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Eco-anxiety affects nearly 70% of all Americans, new survey

Green Prophet

adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association. . People are taking some steps to combat climate change, with 6 in 10 saying they have changed a behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change.

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Trillians to be made from carbon credits – Microsoft, Goldman Sachs show how

Green Prophet

“Together, we must rapidly deploy natural and technological solutions to remove gigatons of carbon dioxide from our air, restore ocean ecosystems, and preserve Arctic ice, while dramatically reducing emissions and adapting to climate change impacts,” said Dr. Khagram. If KDC and Blue Planet were to initially develop 100 of these in the US by 2025, it alone could equate to enough emission reductions of nearly 5% – 10% of the entire U.S.’s

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How much does the Internet contribute to global warming and can we switch to carbon neutral servers?

Green Prophet

How can you do your part in reducing server emissions? While you can’t actually control where the server of the streaming site or gaming page is located, you can do a few tricks to reduce emissions when you are playing or watching. Banning high-definition colour cameras on phones alone could reduce data traffic in Europe by 40%, says Ian Bitterlin, a consulting engineer and data-centre expert in Cheltenham, UK. But we could reduce data-centre power.”.

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Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon. Despite the massive scale of fossil fuel emissions in the 21 st century, emissions from forest destruction continue to play a significant role in climate change.

EU Ahead Of Emission Goals For 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

As the world grows warmer, many nations are trying to reduce emissions in order to attempt to control global warming. The European Union has the goal of cutting their emissions by twenty percent compared to 1990 levels by the year 2020. The European Union is also required to reduce their emissions according to the Kyoto Protocol by eight percent between 2008 and 2012. percent in the year 2008, which means they are more than half way to the 2020 goal.

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"Northeast Faces Stark Choice on Climate Pollution"

Environmental Economics

From an op-ed in the New York Times : EIGHT years ago, a bipartisan coalition of Northeast and mid-Atlantic governors joined forces to reduce pollution from electric power plants. They agreed to cap overall emissions of carbon dioxide, the major pollutant driving global warming , and require the more than 200 power plants in the region to buy permits to emit the greenhouse gas. Polluters get flexibility in cutting emissions by being able to trade allowances among themselves.

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Was Arthur Pigou Australian?

Environmental Economics

At that point, an emissions trading scheme will be introduced. By 2020, government officials say, the carbon tax would reduce Australia's carbon emissions 5 percent below 2000 levels; by 2050, the plan will reduce emissions by 80 percent, officials said. percent of the world's carbon emissions.

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Demonizing cap and trade

Environmental Economics

As Meredith Fowlie, an economist at the University of California , Berkeley, explained, “Their calculations have to be that we either sit here and emit and pay the cost of doing so, or alternatively we can look at options” like paying for major capital improvements to reduce emissions. The state’s Air Resources Board is using an array of policies to reach its intended goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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Obama Administration Moves Forward with Cleaner Tailpipe Standards

Sierra Club Compass

Today, the Obama administration is expected to release new cleaner tailpipe standards that will reduce smog-forming pollution, save lives and improve public health. These new safeguards will require that oil refineries reduce the sulfur content of gasoline and that automakers use advanced technology to slash tailpipe emissions of health-threatening air pollution. The annual savings in health costs of these standards will be over $5 billion in 2020 and $10 billion in 2030.

California Begins Cap And Trade Program

Eco Friendly Daily

The state is well known for their plastic bag bans, plastic water bottle bans and a plethora of other initiatives to reduce impacts on the planet. California is also a leader in tackling climate change, with much focus on reducing emissions and tapping into renewable energies. In 2006 California created a global warming law which would require the state to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More than a third of farmers hit by climate change

Green (Living) Review

A third of farmers are already adapting to the impacts of global warming, while almost half are acting to reduce emissions and to lessen the effects of climate change, the survey states. Almost half of those surveyed believe farming could be part of the climate change solution and are already acting to reduce emissions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nigh on 40% of all farm businesses in Britain are being affected by climate change, according to a survey of UK farmers.

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How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

The state is using a market-based approach to reduce emissions at the lowest cost possible – while protecting forests at a significant scale. Here’s how it works: California’s forest carbon offset program recognizes that reforestation, improved forest management and avoided deforestation can all reduce carbon emissions. Solar panels are a viable form of renewable energy and reduce carbon omissions.

New Zealand Territory Meets All Electricity Needs Through Solar

Eco Friendly Daily

Island nations around the globe have been making great strides in attempting to do their part in reducing climate change. These island nations generally emit very little greenhouse gas emissions but their very livelihoods and islands are threatened with the worst effects of climate change, particularly rising seas. Tuvalu, a small Southern Pacific nation of only 12,000 people, has committed to using only renewable energy by the year 2020.

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems

Green (Living) Review

By 2020, BSW-Solar aims to see PV's share in Germany's electricity mix reach at least 10 percent and at least 20 percent by 2030. Germany's strong push for solar power has been a key driving force for reducing the cost of solar panels and related parts around the world. Let's hear it for sun and wind to help give us a brighter, cleaner, and less expensive energy future and to reduce emissions. Germany now has 1.3

CARB-friendly Legislation In California

Eco Friendly Daily

These emissions will be factored into the state’s overall emissions target for 2020, which was recently set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The target law – the Global Warming Solutions Act – stipulates that emissions must be at 1990-levels by the year 2020 – that’s a 30% reduction in emissions over 12 years. Currently, the state of California has an emissions level of 500 million metric tons.

Gas-Guzzling Trade Deals?

Sierra Club Compass

 Negotiators will cover many sensitive topics, from whether the European Union should start to import genetically modified crops to whether corporations will have the right to sue governments over regulations that corporations allege reduce their bottom line. miles per gallon by 2025 , which will reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, it is critical that any U.S.-EU

Tumultuous Beginning To Climate Summit In South Africa

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States indicated that they will likely not agree to a climate deal until 2020. Scientists commonly believe emissions need to be reduced by 2020 to prevent such changes. In addition, Russia and Japan indicated that they will not be reducing their emissions under the Kyoto Protocol further. Canada fears economic disturbance if they agree to reduce emissions while the United States does not as they are an important trade partner and neighbor.

U.S. National Park Service Looking To Reduce Environmental Impact

Eco Friendly Daily

When you think of parks, especially national parks, the image it inspires is not one of pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. All of these factor into the NPS’ greenhouse gas emissions and overall energy and water use. The NPS is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by thirty-five percent by the year 2020 based on emissions from 2008. Also, overall building energy costs will be reduced by thirty-five percent based on 2003 figures by the year 2016.

EU Emissions Tax Blows Change into Middle East Airways

Green Prophet

Dubai’s Emirates will spend almost $52 million US this year to purchase additional emission allowances, with Etihad facing a $394 million bill over the next nine years, according to the head of environment of that Abu Dhabi-based carrier. International airlines lost a battle against expansion of the EU carbon cap-and-trade system when Europe’s highest court backed the EU airline carbon tax known as the Emissions Trading System (ETS). billion by 2020. billion by 2020.

History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man*

Environmental Economics

Opposition politicians and environmentalists in Australia reacted with dismay Thursday to the country’s repeal of laws requiring large companies to pay for carbon emissions , saying that it made Australia the first country to reverse progress on fighting climate change.   Let's try this instead: "The tax was devised to properly price carbon emissions for those companies that choose to use the environment as the equivalent of pooping in their neighbors yard."

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U.S. Announces Emission Cuts Plan

Eco Friendly Daily

During the current discussions regarding Copenhagen, many nations have declined to participate in binding climate agreements because the United States had not committed to emission reductions. emissions, President Obama has announced a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to announcing the emission cuts, President Obama has committed to attending the Copenhagen talks. The President has announced emission reductions of 17 percent by the year 2020.

UN Report Indicates Drastically Rising Temperatures This Century

Eco Friendly Daily

Since around the year 2000, emissions have been steadily rising about three percent per year. The economic recession was expected to impact emissions positively and cause a steep decline. However, researchers recently found that emissions only fell 1.3 However, the main reason of concern for those behind the report is the fact that many of the efforts pledged will not kick in until 2020.

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The Path Forward on Climate – It’s About Us Now

Conservancy Talk

With the Agreement set to take effect on November 4, now is the time to talk about action—specifically, actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increases to less than 2 degrees Celsius, humankind needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 80% by 2050 and to net zero by 2080. Getting to net zero emissions will require everyone to do his or her part.

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Switching Car Coolants Provides Fast Climate Benefits for US, World

Green (Living) Review

Current HFC coolants are super greenhouse gases Washington, DC, February 2013 : The US can use existing authority to help meet its pledge to reduce emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, although Congressional action will be needed to meet the steeper emission cuts needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Using Existing Federal Laws and State Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”

Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

Green (Living) Review

The potential windfall of incoming funds for countries in the Global South stems from discussions between climate change negotiators under a scheme known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestations and Forest Degradation (REDD), which opens the door for market-friendly financial mechanisms to be used to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. "Analysis shows that reducing Indonesia’s deforestation rate by five percent could generate REDD payments of 765 million U.S.

Government sets out plans to cut carbon emissions in farming

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government has unveiled plans to cut carbon emissions in a bid to tackle climate change and farming is also targeted there. The Low Carbon Transition Plan calls on farming to reduce emissions to 6% lower than the level predicted for 2020. More accurate measuring, reporting and verification of agricultural emissions.

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Worldwatch Institute Warns Of CO2

Eco Friendly Daily

The authors indicate that there is still time to reduce CO2 emissions as long as there is worldwide cooperation. The report urges that CO2 emissions need to peak before 2020 and continue a drastic decline until 2050. The authors of the report indicate that much can be done to enable the worldwide reduction of CO2 emissions. These innovations and plans must include better building approaches and vehicles with little to no emissions.

The US in a royal mess

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States, which has already refused to sign the Kyoto protocols demanding emissions reductions by 2012, once again threw up road blocks in the negotiation process to create an agreement to succeed Kyoto. The Kyoto agreement, which was signed by every industrialized nation except for the United States, binds all these industrialized nations to reduce emissions to pre-1990 levels by 2012 in an effort to combat global warming.

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Here at the Sierra Club, we tend to believe that if you have the power to drastically reduce air pollution and save lives, you should use it. These standards will both reduce the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline and significantly reduce tailpipe emissions from passenger vehicles, which contribute to asthma, cancer, heart attacks, and premature death. The annual savings in health costs of these standards will be over $5 billion in 2020 and $10 billion in 2030.

There’s Plenty of Room at Hotel California

Sightline Daily

It has a lot of benefits : it can cut the cost of reducing pollution, reduce the risk that emissions will “leak” across state borders, trim the costs of administering the program, and make it simpler for multi-state entities to comply because the rules are the same across borders. Oregon or Washington would need to enact a cap as stringent as California ’s: reducing emissions to 1990 levels or lower by 2020.

U.S. To Regulate Emissions From Power Plants And Refineries Despite Opposition

Eco Friendly Daily

Congress passed on legislation this past summer which would have put forth laws for regulating carbon dioxide and various other greenhouse gas emissions. However, President Barack Obama has said that the country will at the very least reduce emissions by seventeen percent based on 2005 numbers by the year 2020. is a major contributor globally, the Obama Administration has decided to regulate emissions from both power plants and petroleum refineries.

Governments: No Binding Talks At Copenhagen

Eco Friendly Daily

Overall, the United Nations’ experts have indicated that the wealthiest nations will have to cut emissions by 25 to 40 percent from 1990 levels. Such reductions would have to be made by 2020 in order to reduce chances of the global temperature increasing to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. A great disappointment for environmentalists everywhere is the general consensus by governments across the globe that a legally binding agreement in Copenhagen will not occur.

Why Cancun Matters

Green (Living) Review

Pending Decisions on Forests and Related Issues Have Big Implications, Says the Rainforest Alliance New York –The global NGO Rainforest Alliance is sending a delegation of 18 representatives to the Conference of Parties (COP16) climate treaty conference in Cancún, Mexico (held November 29 – December 10) to advocate for decisions on key fronts in the fight against climate change, especially REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation).

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Tiny Pacific Nation Commits To Fighting Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

The country itself emits very little greenhouse gas emissions, but are trying to do their part for the globe. The nation has committed to fueling their islands with only renewable energy by 2020. Tuvalu is part of a growing list of nations working towards zero emissions with the help of renewable energy. In February 2008, nations agreed to reduce emissions in order to attain this goal within a decade.

Biofuels a carbon con - study

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A study by environmental charities and groups says that African biofuels will result in up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels. Taking into account the emissions produced throughout the production process, the study found that jatropha would emit between 2.5 The demand for biofuel in Europe comes partly from the EU targets for 10% of transport to be renewable by 2020.

The Future of Energy in a World of 400ppm and Rising

Nature Conservancy - Science

The challenge is implementing it at scales that can make a difference for controlling the global greenhouse gas emissions caused by energy production. With the global population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 and no uniformed effort to control emissions in sight, CO2 measures will likely surpass the 400ppm marker very soon. California’s goal to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 is spurring new innovations. Offshore wind turbines, Copenhagen.

To Reach Our Climate Mitigation Goal, We Must Grow the Market for Natural Solutions

Conservancy Talk

The three governments entered into a joint agreement pledging $5 billion to reduce carbon emissions caused by tropical deforestation, known as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The pledge will pay around $800 million a year starting this year, with finance reaching $1 billion per year by 2020. Making choices is what distinguishes us as humans.

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Japan To Build Floating Wind Turbines Near Battered Nuclear Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

Japan is working to increase their renewable sector while also staying committed to their carbon dioxide emission reduction goals. Japan recently introduced a new energy law which requires utility companies in the country to purchase wind, solar, geothermal and other renewables to reduce emissions. According to sources in Japan, the Japanese government is planning to add a total of eighty floating wind turbines by the year 2020.

Huge Success for MENA – CDM Saved in Durban

Green Prophet

The CDM is an offsetting tool that is used to reduce global emissions with cap and trade: essentially polluters are fined and forced to invest those pollution fees in clean energy in emerging economies. By 2015, China will be funding renewables to offset emissions under its own cap and trade scheme. A real roadmap to a universal 2015 treaty with legal enforcement by 2020 (coincidentally the date for many greenhouse gas emission targets worldwide), 3.

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5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

Put a price on carbon Economists on both sides of the aisle generally agree on the easiest and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—putting a price on carbon. Protecting, restoring and improving how we manage all of these carbon sinks—which can range from improving agriculture to reforming forest management—can potentially offset more than 25% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Two out of three support regulating power plant emissions.

17 Things to Know About California’s Carbon Cap

Sightline Daily

Just last week, the state auctioned more than 20 million carbon-emission permits at $11.50 until 2020. ARB issues one permit for each ton of carbon dioxide emissions allowed each year. Once the cap is fully phased in next year, just about everyone who sells fossil fuels or fossil-fuel-powered electricity into the California economy will have to obtain enough permits to cover the emissions from their fuel or electricity.