Tag Archive for 'UN Framework Convention on Climate Change'

Qatar Foundation and PIK to create climate change research institute

December 7th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Qatar Foundation in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has announced the creation of a pioneering climate change research institute. It will be the first of its kind “in a country whose wealth is founded on fossil fuels,” PIK’s director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber said. “Qatar declares to confront the climate challenge, […]

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 […]

Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialised countries with binding Kyoto targets

September 23rd, 2011 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 45 % between 1990 and 2010, and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010. Increased energy efficiency, nuclear energy and the growing contribution of renewable energy are not compensating for the globally increasing demand for power […]

Is there a prospect of international co-operation for the success of the planet and the common good?

March 4th, 2011 by Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

The Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP gave this presentation at the “Prospect for a sustainable world: a new chapter for international co-operation” conference at Ecobuild 2011 in London on 3 March 2011. —– The prospects for some kind of binding international agreement on climate change are both good and not good.  The good bit is […]