Tag Archive for 'United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change'

Counting costs of climate change

October 12th, 2017 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Global warming impacts cause substantial economic damages, hurts human health in many ways, influences the drivers of human migration, and it can jeopardise development for many of the world’s poor. Destabilising the climate can destabilise societies. Counting the costs of climate change is a challenge since the social costs can be hard to calculate and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corporate sustainability strategy increases profitability, improves employee morale and attracts new customers according to KPMG report

May 4th, 2011 by KPMG

Companies which have implemented corporate sustainability strategies have enjoyed a broad range of important benefits according to latest research by KPMG. The report, titled ‘Corporate Sustainability: a progress report’, has also highlighted that finance and cost are the biggest challenges companies face when implementing sustainable practices.

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 […]