Tag Archive for 'REDD'

Green economy provides way out of economic and environmental debt

November 22nd, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2° Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and involving 55 scientists from more […]

PWC shows that decarbonisation of global economy far too slow to limit global warming to 2° Celsius

November 5th, 2012 by PwC

The annual rate of reduction of carbon emissions per unit of GDP (or the carbon intensity of the economy) needed to limit global warming to 2°C, has passed a critical threshold according to new analysis from PwC. The carbon intensity of an economy is affected by a country’s fuel mix, energy efficiency, and the proportion […]

World’s largest investors urge government policy action to tackle human induced climate change

October 22nd, 2011 by Ceres

Despite the global economic crisis, and increased market volatility, the world’s largest investors have urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps to tackle the cause of human induced climate change. In a joint statement, the group of 285 investors representing more than $20 trillion in assets, stressed the urgent need […]

Global agreements like REDD ignore primary causes of forest destruction

January 25th, 2011 by International Union of Forest Research Organizations

A study on “Embracing Complexity: Meeting the Challenges of International Forest Governance“, issued on 24 January 2011 by some of the world’s top experts on forest governance finds fault with a spate of international accords, and helps explain their failure to stop rampant destruction of the world’s most vulnerable forests. The report suggests that global […]

Climate Convention back on track – but not much progress

December 21st, 2010 by Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

Under the slogan “Cancún Can” the countries of the world convened the 16th climate summit in Cancun, Mexico from 29 November to 10 December. The Head of the UNEP Risoe Centre at Risø DTU, John M. Chistensen, attended the meeting and gives here his own assessment of the outcome of COP16: “With regard to the […]