Tag Archive for 'UNFCCC'

Fossil fuel asset exposure poses clear risk to investment portfolios

September 25th, 2015 by European Climate Foundation

According to the Arabella Advisors report published on 22 September 2015, the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has grown 50-fold in the last year to reach $2.6 trillion. More than 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals have pledged to divest from fossil fuel investments. Recent pledges have come […]

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, […]

Global agreement on a roadmap to a legally binding climate treaty

December 11th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UN climate talks in South Africa have been heralded a success after a climate change deal was struck in the early hours of Sunday morning. One hundred and ninety-four parties have spent the past two weeks in Durban discussing how to cut emissions to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees to avoid […]

Global warming shows no signs of slowing down

December 9th, 2011 by Institute of Physics

Researchers have added further clarity to the global climate trend, proving that global warming is showing no signs of slowing down and that further increases are to be expected in the next few decades. They revealed the true global warming trend by bringing together and analysing the five leading global temperature data sets, covering the […]

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 […]

Reducing emissions from shipping: European Commission’s Joint Research Centre sets out options

December 21st, 2010 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Maritime transport causes about four percent of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany’s. There is no regulation of international maritime transport emissions yet, but this is currently under discussion in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In […]