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Carbon dioxide levels hit record high: WMO

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 13, 2015

Carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a crucial level.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in an annual accounting of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, reported that average levels...

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India Is Caught in a Climate Change Quandary

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 12, 2015

India is home to 30 percent of the world’s poorest, those living on less than $1.90 a day. Of the 1.3 billion Indians, 304 million do not have access to electricity; 92 million have no access to safe drinking water.

And India is going to be hammered by...

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Shift to Lower-Carbon Energy Is Too Slow, Report Warns

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2015

Even as the world shifts toward lower-carbon forms of energy, the changes are happening too slowly to keep global temperatures from rising to dangerous levels in the coming decades, an international research group warns in a report to be released on Tuesday.

And low...

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Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2015

The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a historic milestone, the head of the UN’s weather agency has warned.

The record concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere were up 43%...

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UN raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2015

The U.N.’s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change, as governments seek a new accord to fight global warming.

In its first four annual emissions reports...

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U.N. climate fund approves first projects ahead of Paris summit

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2015

A multi-billion dollar fund set up by the United Nations to help poor countries tackle climate change on Friday approved its first eight projects, which will receive $168 million, a key step before a global climate summit starts on Nov. 30....

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Carbon capture projects worldwide rise to 15 -report

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 5, 2015

There are now 15 projects in operation worldwide that have captured 28 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from coal and industrial plants this year, a technology that must be scaled-up to tackle climate change, a report released Thursday...

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Energy efficient cars, fridges seen aiding climate, GDP

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 5, 2015

Tougher energy efficiency standards ranging from cars to fridges could cut annual world greenhouse gas emissions by about a tenth by 2030 while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Thursday.

The study, by the...

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Coca-Cola HBC Commits to Halving Carbon Emissions

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 4, 2015

Coca-Cola HBC intends to reduce its water use intensity by 30 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 and direct carbon emissions intensity...

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Dire implications of new climate report test panel's capacity for consensus

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

Most reporters who have written about Sunday's global-warming update from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change seem to agree that it was the loudest, or the sternest, or the scariest warning in a series stretching back to 1990. Which may explain why something funny...

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