Oil and Gas Company Climate Commitments Are Encouraging—But They Need to Do More

Conservancy Talk

Shell’s ambitious “Sky” scenario outlines the potential for “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2070. And because methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, continued use of natural gas will also require that methane emissions in the production and transport of natural gas be tightly controlled. to end flaring and are adopting practices such as green completions that rein in methane emissions.

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Sainsbury’s to ease strain on National Grid

Green (Living) Review

Innovative store technology cuts energy costs and reduces UK carbon emissions by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sainsbury's is using experimental technology to help reduce the UK's dependence on fossil fuels. Many people are unaware of the strain the National Grid comes under at peak times, as coal-fired power stations across the country have to be ‘switched on' to meet the increased demand on the UK's electricity supply.

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Will your city go 100% renewable?

Green (Living) Review

The recent joint announcement that China and the US would both commit to curbing their carbon emissions was a welcome signal that the tide is turning on international climate action. While countries like Finland have committed to a legally binding 80% cut by 2050 , most larger nations—the US and China included—are really only talking about modest cuts at this stage. The United States is aiming for emissions of 26%-28% below its 2005 level in 2025.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, which many have said was our last chance to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”, ended in a failure. At the major United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 more than 100 world leaders met to address the question of global climate change. At the end of the conference 187 nations signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty.

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Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

Green Prophet

Qatar has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world , but it will host The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s climate change conference this year – shortly before the Kyoto protocol’ s first emission targets expire at the end of this year. One hundred and ninety one countries went on to ratify the agreement and committed themselves to various greenhouse gas emission targets.

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

Green Traveler Guides

T o celebrate Earth Day (April 22), cheapcaribbean.com has compiled this list of its eco-friendly luxury resorts, all recognized for green initiatives and a commitment to protecting the natural environments that surround them: Galley Bay Resort, Antigua. Green Globe certified for its commitment to sustainable operation of the resort; its parent company has achieved Green Globe certification for all its five resorts. | Green Travel News |.

UN New Urban Agenda: President Markkula calls for binding targets

Green (Living) Review

" In the framework of the European Habitat meeting, the CoR co-organised an event promoting the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy, an EU initiative that brings together cities and regions that are committed to reducing their CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Click here for more details on your national delegation.

Woodpecker Skull Design, Novel Ecosystems, Yawning Wolves and More

Nature Conservancy - Science

National Geographic). Committed CO2 emissions — social and financial inertia – still growing. Woodpeckers pound their heads repeatedly with no ill effects. What can we learn from them? Photo credit: Flickr user Andrew Morffew via a Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

David Brooks/Alexander Hamilton on COP21

Environmental Economics

A bunch of national leaders get together and make some resolutions to cut their carbon emissions over the next few decades. Unlike weight loss, the pain in reducing carbon emissions is individual but the good is only achieved collectively. Don't go all WTO illegal on me, but a retaliatory tariff on any country that cheats on its commitments might reduce cheating.  And the EU Emissions Trading Program is a continuing experiment itself.

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Op Ed: Failed COP18 Climate Talks Boil Down to Money

Green Prophet

Although just about everybody at the COP18 climate talks in Doha understood the importance of arresting climate change following a slew of recent reports that show temperatures and sea levels rising faster than we imagined, the conference closes today without a commitment to cut a single pound of CO2 emissions. Everybody knows, but only a handful of countries, namely Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, Belarus and Ukraine are prepared to cut their own emissions.

Eco-Driving habit drives down business costs

Green (Living) Review

Why training employees to drive the eco-friendly way is good for the bottom line March 17th 2011 - An innovative eco-driving simulator programme that monitors how your driving style affects the amount of fuel you use is helping businesses save money as well as cutting carbon emissions. Eco-driving is about changing our driving styles so we use less fuel, reduce CO2 emissions and save money. Global Action Plan is committed to making carbon emission cuts happen."

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Israeli Cleantech Benefits from Australian Climate Legislation

Green Prophet

Following the recent announcement of the Gillard government’s new $126 million Emerging Renewables program, the company reaffirmed its commitment to developing its geothermal project in Geelong, noting that the legislation will allow the company to find more flexible funding. And lastly, in June it licensed a revolutionary technology developed by the commercial arm of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, that converts CO2 emissions to fuel.

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Green (Living) Review

RSPB CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE COMMITMENT TO ONSHORE WIND BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy association, welcomed today RSPB’s “Positive Planning for Onshore Wind” report, which sets out how to significantly expand UK ’s onshore wind capacity. The report emphasises that the Government must ensure the national and local planning process is well resourced, in order to handle an increase in the number and scale of renewable energy projects.

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ENER-G launches Mexico's first landfill gas capture project to power manufacture of Nissan cars

Green (Living) Review

Project will help Mexico deliver on binding emissions reduction targets and renewable energy generation targets of its new Climate Change Act Manchester, UK, April 2012 : ENER-G Natural Power and its sister company Biogas Technology are generating clean electrical energy from biogas for use by Nissan at its manufacturing site in Aguascalientes. million investment by ENER-G will reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the landfill site by approximately 90,000 tons per year.

One Hundred-Day Countdown to WILD9

Green (Living) Review

WILD9’s central theme, Wilderness and Climate Change, underscores the critical role of wilderness as carbon sinks absorbing CO2 emissions, and as a key component of global strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s commitment to the environment, eagerness to host the Congress, and his country’s rich biodiversity and ecologically significant land and marine scapes, drove the decision to hold WILD9 in Mexico,” said Vance G.

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I Heart Blue: An Ocean Love Affair in NYC with Dr. Susan Shaw and Poets, Musicians and More

Eco Chic

Gourmet catering, wine and our event’s signature cocktail: Surf Kiss Major news outlets (tv, print and internet) have committed to covering the event Green Mountain Energy Company is proud to help I Heart Blue go green by offsetting part of its estimated carbon dioxide emissions! In partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company, Blue Beyond Boarders has calculated and offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with powering the I Heart Blue event. Tonight!

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Ozone Treaty Lauded for Climate Protection

Green (Living) Review

According to the 2010 UN Millennium Development Goals Report released last week, the Montreal Protocol’s regulation of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) – also powerful greenhouse gases – “will have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 135 gigatons of CO2. This is equivalent to 11 gigatons a year, four to five times the reductions targeted in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.”

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10 Celebrities Fighting To Save The Rainforests


The website, ISFoundation.com, reveals the frightening facts about the impact deforestation will have on us not nationally, but globally. According to the website, the project has two main focuses: “The first, to identify appropriate incentives to encourage rainforest nations to slow their deforestation rates. We must all commit ourselves. Hello Green Tomorrow is the global commitment of Avon Products, Inc.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions. Because of extraordinary Mainstream media censorship in Lobbyocracy Australia, few Australians realize that Australia has already exceeded its “fair share” of permissible global GHG pollution before science-demanded zero emissions in 2050.

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

However in practice politicians are still largely committed to disastrous “business as usual” (BAU) policies. One such false, phony, politically disingenuous approach has been the Carbon Trading-based Cap-and-Trade Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) approach. Collective, national responsibility for this already commenced Climate Holocaust is in direct proportion to per capita national pollution of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases (GHGs). tonnes CO2).

The problems with our fossil fuel economy

Green (Living) Review

Coal is dirty and no amount of greenwashing can turn it into “clean coal” and that is just with regards to emissions and pollution. Oil producing nation s and the oil industry and its fat cats will never allow this to happen. The fossil fuel economy is not sustainable and we are committing mass suicide if we continue down that path and do not stop burning coal and oil. It is pollution that is killing life that personally worries me more than any CO2 emission, for instance.

21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

The Green Changemakers

Congregations are saving thousands of dollars and preventing tons of CO2 emissions from entering into the atmosphere by developing energy-efficient church buildings. On Sunday, tens of thousands of American clergy linked their worship texts to creation care, many using the materials provided by the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group , “ Celebrating and Caring for God’s Creation.” National partnerships and advocacy Joining together across faith traditions.

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

The Act required tail pipe emissions to be reduced by 75% in just five years. When it comes to acting on climate, we need to keep our eye on the ball—and that ball is lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. To meet this goal, developed countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while developing countries must get to and the developing world needs to join us at net zero by 2080.

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Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

Reflection for an operational approach for adaptation in low and middle-income countries (pdf) Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside, USA Explaining local commitment to climate change policy in the United States through the dimensions of risk, stress, and capacity (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Samuel Brody.

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Peak energy, climate change, and the collapse of global civilization - The current peak oil crisis

The Green Changemakers

Unconventional oil resources have greater environmental impacts associated with them, including higher CO2 emissions. link] The conclusions of this analysis are supported by publications and statements made by several national governments, the George W. In 2010, the eight month mean (January 2010 – August 2010) global atmospheric concentration of CO2 was approximately 391 parts per million (ppm) (see Figure 33).

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10 reasons why organic can feed the world

The Green Changemakers

3 In the UK, however, a study by the Elm Farm Research Centre predicted that a national transition to all-organic farming would see cereal, rapeseed and sugar beet yields fall by between 30 and 60 per cent. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change Despite organic farming’s low-energy methods, it is not in reducing demand for power that the techniques stand to make the biggest savings in greenhouse gas emissions. Can organic farming feed the world?

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12 steps to unite to combate Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Whether you are an individual, an organization, a business or a government, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your carbon emissions, the total of which is described as your carbon footprint. Make a commitment Reducing your carbon footprint is no different from any other task. The United Nations system itself, led by Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, and guided by the UNEP-led Environment Management Group, is moving towards carbon neutrality.

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Economies For Life

The Green Changemakers

In late 2001, the Social Ventures Network, an alliance of socially committed entrepreneurs, responded to this upsurge in civic innovation by launching a new nationwide initiative—the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies—to encourage, strengthen, and facilitate the interlinking of these initiatives with the aim of creating a cohesive national movement. by David Korten Enron. Accounting fraud. Mad cows. Wal-Mart. Monopoly. Political corruption. Disintegrating schools.

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