Tag Archive for 'Kyoto protocol'

Doha Climate Conference looks to new global climate deal in 2015

December 10th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Union has welcomed the outcome of the Doha climate conference which lays the basis for more ambitious international action against climate change in the short term, paves the way for a new global climate agreement to be finalised in 2015, and enables a second period of the Kyoto Protocol to start on 1 […]

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 […]

Wind energy’s growing importance as part of a sustainable future for all

June 15th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

Global Wind Day is Friday 15 June, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the share of renewable energy […]

Global greenhouse gas emissions rebound to record levels in 2010

December 11th, 2011 by Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research

Following the dampening effect of the 2008 to 2009 global financial crisis, global carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion have reached a record high of 9.1 Gigatonnes C1 in 2010. When including emissions from land-use change, the total emissions reached 10.0 Gigatonnes Carbon. In its annual analysis published online in the journal Nature Climate Change, […]

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 […]

Friends of the Earth calls on EU to show leadership on global warming

October 9th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth called on the EU to show leadership on global warming as nations renewed their attempts to reach agreement for international action on climate change at the UN climate negotiations in Panama which ended on Saturday 8 October 2011. The environmental campaign charity is urging EU environment ministers, who are meeting on […]

Soil humus plays a key role in the global carbon cycle

October 8th, 2011 by University of Zurich

The soil plays a key role in the ecosystem, economy and global carbon cycle. After the oceans, the humus is the largest carbon reservoir. If the humus decreases, additional CO2 gets into the atmosphere. A research team headed by the University of Zurich has now discovered that the soil environment determines humus depletion, which means […]

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 […]

WWF reports that Cancún meeting puts momentum back into global climate talks

December 11th, 2010 by WWF

Cancún, Mexico World governments this morning laid tentative groundwork for a global agreement to fight climate change by agreeing a series of commitments at the climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico. Governments agreed on a set of decisions that will support further talks over the next year with the objective of a final outcome at next […]

The States of Jersey expands its Energy Efficiency Service to help more islanders reduce their energy use

October 15th, 2010 by States of Jersey Planning and Environment Department

The States of Jersey Energy Efficiency Service will provide more assistance to Jersey home owners in 2011. As a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, Jersey has affirmed its intention to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases and the Energy Efficiency Service has a key role to play in helping Islanders take action to tackle climate […]