LOW CARBON INVESTMENT

Green (Living) Review

Green technologies is now a global marketplace of $3 trillion but as result of a staggeringly low commitment from past governments, the UK has less than a five percent share of this market. We have a legal and moral responsibility to protect the environment, so CIWEM fully supports the GIB Commission’s recommendation that £550 billion worth of investment is needed to meet UK climate change and renewable energy targets between now and 2020.

LOW CARBON CITIZENS

Green (Living) Review

Technology will not provide all of the solutions we need to meet the challenges of climate change. We must instigate behavioral changes in order to become low carbon citizens, so CIWEM calls for the next Government to lead by example and begin an effective program of education and engagement. It is not just a behavioral change that is needed but a total cultural change as well, as Daniel R.

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Low-Carbon Investment Opportunities are Finally Catching Up with Demand

Cool Green Science

Last week’s New York Times piece by Tina Rosenberg, “ An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet ”, hits more than a few key notes on the fast-growing appetite for low-carbon investment opportunities – taking a particular look at emerging low-carbon index funds tailored for institutional investors. On this front, impact investments that reduce or mitigate the impacts of climate change – and produce many other environmental co-benefits – are emerging.

50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan

Green Living Ideas

This week Taiwan announced their intention to create 50 “low-carbon villages” by the end of 2011. According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), the plan is to recruit two or more village-level districts in each city or county each village to cut emissions using a range of tactics, from limiting car or scooter trips and [.] [ 50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan from Green Living Ideas ].

Analysis: Climate change: ditch 90% of the world’s coal and 60% of oil and gas to limit warming to 1.5°C – experts

A Greener Life

C above the pre-industrial average in 2020, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in its recent report that Earth could hit 1.5°C C could help avoid the most serious effects of climate change. Photo credit: Evgenii Parilov / Alamy Stock Photo.

London to get 'flagship' low carbon zones

Green (Living) Review

by Micheal Smith (Veshengro) Boris Johnson has pledged GBP 3 million to develop ten flagship Low Carbon Zones (LCZ) - aimed at creating jobs and cutting carbon emissions. Speaking at Prince Charles' May Day Summit on Climate Change in May 2009 London's mayor formally invited applications for the LCZ by committing at least £200,000 funding for each one. Tags: Low Carbon Zones

Muntons leads the world - Low Carbon commitment

Green (Living) Review

In a bold move, Muntons plc has become the first maltster in the world to make a dedicated appointment to ensure that it will meet its commitment to produce 100% low carbon malt within the next five years. Muntons, the malt and malted ingredient manufacturer based in Stowmarket, Suffolk, is already considered to be leaders in the field of low carbon malt production.

Low Carbon Economics Aligns With the Sharia Law of Islam

Green Prophet

The people promoting bond sales to fund climate change turn to Islamic investors. Gulf nations may prove to be a prime market for Climate Bonds as they diversify beyond fossil fuels into long-term green energy projects. To spur investment, financial vehicles that support a low-carbon economy are being developed to align with Islamic Sharia law. Climate Bonds: increasing credibility in uncertain times.

From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal. The city of Paris will forever be intertwined with the global push to transition to a low-carbon economy. The COP21 talks set the global low-carbon transition into motion, with 195 nations ultimately agreeing on a binding climate change deal aimed at limiting global warming to a 2C rise.

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Wading through EPA's climate change mitigation benefits study

Environmental Economics

From The Hill ( EPA report touts big benefit to US from global climate policies ): The Obama administration unveiled a new weapon Monday in its fight against climate change, with a report showing billions of dollars in domestic benefits from aggressive international climate policies. It does not account for the costs of the carbon controls, since it does not analyze specific policies. of global action on climate change. Climatic Change.

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Low-carbon society scenarios

The Green Changemakers

[link] The primary objective of the “Research project to Establish a Methodology to Evaluate Mid to Long Term Environmental Policy Options toward Asian Low-Carbon Societies?E(S-6 E(S-6 research project), is to develop comprehensive methodologies to design, calculate and evaluate the mid to long term policy options towards Low-Carbon Societies (LCSs) in Asia, which integrate robust scientific knowledge, and are sensitive to the multi-faced needs and values of each Asian country.

SOM designs a low-carbon waterfront community for Chinas most livable city

AGreenLiving

Selected from a shortlist of 10 global design firms, SOM’s proposal targets a low-carbon scheme that makes use of the region’s abundant natural resources — the sea and the sun — to generate renewable energy and reduce the development’s environmental footprint.

New EU Campaign Shows Positive Results Of Low Carbon Living

Eco Friendly Daily

This fact is despite many scientists agreeing that major changes need to be in action by the end of the decade in order to avoid the worrisome “tipping point”. But while nations battle to agree to carbon dioxide reductions, individuals are often either unaware of climate change impacts or only faced with the worst possible result of a warming world. The new EU campaign is called “a world you like with a climate you like”. Climate Change Environment

AN EFFECTIVE LOW CARBON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that the development of public transport is critical to achieving a sustainable transport system and creating a low carbon society. Transport is currently the fastest growing source of pollution contributing to climate change and is responsible for 28 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

Tetra Pak’s Mustan Lalani on the company’s low-carbon circular economy ambitions

AGreenLiving

They talk about the need to discuss addressing climate change and expanding circular economy together, instead of in isolation. Excerpt from: Tetra Pak’s Mustan Lalani on the company’s low-carbon circular economy ambitions. Business Eco Green climate change global-director mustan-lalani need policy-at-tetra public sarah-golden- sidebar

Parsing Panera’s plan to nudge consumers toward low-carbon meals

AGreenLiving

Parsing Panera’s plan to nudge consumers toward low-carbon meals Jim Giles Fri, 10/23/2020 – 01:00 Something changed recently in America’s fast-casual restaurants. Notice that these widely used labels tell you nothing about the climate change impact of your choices. Again, you’re unlikely to see anything relating to climate. There’s been little progress since, but 2020 looks to be the year when things started to change.

Low carbon cities toolkit

The Green Changemakers

[link] Step 1 : Identify Key City Stakeholders Step 2 : City-wide State of Play Audits - Carbon reduction matrix Step 3 : Identify Opportunities Step 4 : Develop City Strategy Step 5 : Implement and Review. Tags: Management Sustainable-development Urban Climate-change

Low Carbon Urbanism Campaign

The Green Changemakers

Low Carbon Neighborhoods, High-Quality Living is an initiative from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) that emphasizes how neighborhoods are one of the best remedies for combating climate change. Although conversations about reducing greenhouse gases often turn to hybrid cars and other technical fixes, neighborhoods play a huge and underappreciated role in determining our impact on our planet's climate.

Leading Low Carbon Economy Solutions showcase in Bath, UK

Green (Living) Review

Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath ’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. May 11 2010 - Bath: Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath ’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Low Carbon Start-up Fest is on Friday 14 May 2010.

From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Cool Green Science

Ronald Jumeau, an ambassador from Seychelles who works on climate and island issues, as he addressed attendees at the United Nations’ climate change convention this morning in Paris. There’s real innovation happening here in Paris that highlights ways to help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change right now. Didier Dogley, announced the closing of the first-ever debt restructuring for climate adaptation. Mark R.

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How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food

AGreenLiving

How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food Anna Zhang Mon, 06/08/2020 – 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has affected most aspects of daily life, including how we get our food. For the environmentally minded, the increased adoption of app-based food delivery services presents a unique opportunity to affect carbon emissions in the food supply chain. ” However, a major roadblock is the lack of transparency surrounding the carbon impacts of food.

Calling ‘cleantech’ start-ups to the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath

Green (Living) Review

Opportunity for cleantech start-ups to present to investors Bath , UK - Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Companies presenting so far include: Adfina, Carbon Voyage, New Earth Energy, Xsilon and Zenex. Low Carbon South West makes it easier for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers to meet and exchange ideas and opportunities.

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How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food

AGreenLiving

How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food Anna Zhang Mon, 06/08/2020 – 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has affected most aspects of daily life, including how we get our food. For the environmentally minded, the increased adoption of app-based food delivery services presents a unique opportunity to affect carbon emissions in the food supply chain. ” However, a major roadblock is the lack of transparency surrounding the carbon impacts of food.

Book Review: A No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change

Green Prophet

Maybe it’s just me but I think that one of the most difficult things about being a climate activist isn’t remembering to put out the recyclables for collection on a Wednesday but rather getting to grips with climate science. Maths and science were never my strong points at school and the most basic of climate science seems to be explained by boffins who way over-estimate my knowledge/abilities to be actually useful.

MANDATORY NATIONAL RETROFIT PROGRAMME FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS WOULD STIMULATE LOW CARBON ECONOMY

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UK’s existing housing stock is responsible for over a quarter of our total carbon emissions and non-domestic buildings add a further 17 percent. Retrofitting existing buildings with energy and water efficiency measures is a cost-effective way to contribute to our climate change obligations, and would help stimulate a low carbon economy through significant job creation for fitters, assessors and manufacturers of efficient products and materials.

Mapping Pathways Toward a Low Carbon Future

The Green Changemakers

The United States-Japan Cimate Change Workshop [link] Date 11 May 2009 Venue Washington DC, USA Organiser Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MoEJ) Environmental Protection Agency, USA (U.S. EPA's Office of Air and Radiation 9:15 - 9:45 Session I: International Climate Policy Update What climate policies are being developed in the USA and Japan? Climate Policy Update - Japan Mr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Vice Minister 590KB - Climate Policy Update - USA Christo Artusio, U.S.

Solar Control Window Film Takes A Big Step Towards a Low-Carbon Environment

Green (Living) Review

Retrofitting Window Film Cuts Cooling Bills by up to 30 Percent, Helping to Meet Carbon Reduction Goals by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While there were great expectations – no Charles Dickens was not there – with regards to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen and some rather mixed ones too across the UK, the summit did not bring about the promised global agreement around climate change and how to reduce its effect.

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Building a Low Carbon World

The Green Changemakers

Web Seminar - 2007 [link] Video streams, each containing content from this year's Building a Low Carbon World conference which was held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. London's plan for tackling climate change - Ken Livingstone The Mayor recently launched his London Climate Change Action Plan - the first comprehensive plan of any major city on how it will cut carbon emissions.

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Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

Green (Living) Review

Industry comments submitted to California Air Resources Board underscore sugarcane ethanol's recognized carbon reduction levels By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24.

Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

The Green Changemakers

Moomaw ISBN 13: 978-1-878071-93-4 Paperback 52 pages Download Report Now Summary | Summary Humanity can prevent catastrophic climate change if we act now and adopt policies that reduce energy usage by unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in concert with renewable energy resources. However, this goal is not likely to be achieved if our only measure of success is emissions reductions; climate change is fundamentally a development issue, not a pollution problem.

Climate Change Solutions.co.uk

The Green Changemakers

[link] SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age We now have evidence demonstrating that the ICT industry is a key player in creating a low carbon society and could do a lot more to help push the world in this direction by 2020. billion tonnes (Gt) carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2002 to 1.43 read more >> Tags: Transportation Energy Economics Climate-change

China puts an end to new overseas coal plant projects

A Greener Life

The president of China, Xi Jinping, sought to silence the criticism directed at his country’s climate commitments when he pledged that China would not build any new coal-fired power plants abroad.

Online Resources for Low-Carbon Energy and Development

The Green Changemakers

[link] An important series of meetings on the Climate Investment Funds , hosted by the African Development Bank, began June 20 in Cape Town, South Africa. At one of the first events, discussion focused on how individual households, communities, cities, companies, and nations find and use tools to develop low-carbon, pro-growth, gender-sensitive, pro-access energy solutions. to calculate their carbon footprints to get customized advice on managing their impact.

A roadmap for a secure low carbon energy economy

The Green Changemakers

Secure Low Carbon Energy Economy Roadmap Publish at Scribd or explore others: Academic Work economy Green This “roadmap” presents the results of a year-long effort by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and WRI to identify a set of policies to address energy security and climate change simultaneously. Without scalable low-carbon replacements for these fuels, actions to reduce emissions could destabilize the current energy system.

Transport and Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

The initiative is strengthened further by contributing to the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership, of which all Bridging the Gap members are a part. Back to the list This article links the need for reducing transport-related greenhouse gas emissions in develop countries with the current international climate negotiations. Tags: Transportation Management Climate-change

Climate Change Studies Library

The Green Changemakers

[link] There is a perceived need to foster awareness about climate change in schools and universities and to engage young people and future professionals in the search for local solutions for a problem with has global dimensions. Yet, although much is written and spoken about climate change at scientific circles, little information filters through other levels. Tags: Project Climate-change Education

A clear view of the climate change landscape

Green (Living) Review

All professions and all sectors are being challenged as never before to understand and respond to climate change risk. The Carbon Yearbook 2009-10 , to be published on Tuesday 29 September, offers a much needed compass for professionals struggling to navigate the debate. The Carbon Yearbook 2009-10 is the essential annual review of climate change, carbon markets and carbon management.

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Asia’s central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

AGreenLiving

Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives. View original post here: Asia’s central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change. Business Green and-how bonds-and circular economy clean in the loop innovation packaging packaging-and the-coronavirus

Analysis: As Germany’s government changes over, real climate solutions appear far off

A Greener Life

Climate concerns. Climate change played a much larger role in this election cycle than previously, even though the Germans have typically been concerned about the environment. This is of course a contradictory to taking action on climate. A climate government?

London climate change rally - world leaders must wake up to threat

Green (Living) Review

As international climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, reach their halfway point tomorrow, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins will address a climate rally outside Parliament to call for urgent action to slash climate-changing emissions at home and abroad. Saturday's rally, organised by the Campaign against Climate Change, follows a zero-carbon march from Hyde Park to Parliament.

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Climate warnings: over 200 people die as Germany suffers Europe’s most deadly extreme weather event

A Greener Life

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has directly blamed climate change and as she visited the trail of devastation left behind at flood sites said Germany must pick up the pace with which it is tackling the impact of the climate crisis. Climate change to blame?

Analysis: Could the Afghan crisis derail climate action?

A Greener Life

Derailing climate action. Hugo Dixon, a columnist at Reuters argues that the Western alliance could be so damaged by the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan that it can’t provide the leadership needed to tackle the escalating climate emergency. Photo credit: IOM / Muse Mohammed.

World’s largest direct air CO2 capture plant opens?

A Greener Life

The Orca direct air carbon capture plant. Climeworks says that Orca is the world’s first and largest climate-positive direct air carbon capture and storage plant. Photo credit: Climeworks. By Anders Lorenzen.