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Obama Orders New Efficiency for Big Trucks

February 18, 2014

President Obama on Tuesday ordered the development of tough new fuel standards for the nation’s fleet of heavy-duty trucks as part of what aides say will be an increasingly muscular and unilateral campaign to tackle climate change through the use of the president’s executive power. read more

 


Davos 2014: Achim Steiner insider diary

January 25, 2014

Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP, sees much progress, but Davos is but one moment on the long road to change. After three days in Davos, solving the world’s problems in 90 minute sessions through facilitated discussions leading to the ‘one big idea’ begins to challenge common sense. read more

 


World Bank Group President: This Is the Year of Climate Action

January 23, 2014

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Jim Yong Kim called for a price on carbon, requiring companies to disclose their climate risk exposure, and greater investment in green bonds in the fight against climate change. The forum starts off a busy year for climate action as leaders in government, business, and finance aim for an international climate agreement in 2015. “Now is the time to act for future generations before it is too late,” Kim said. read more

 


Climate change leads agenda at Davos economic talks

January 21, 2014

When corporate leaders and politicians gather today for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, climate change will dominate their agenda in an unprecedented way. read more

 


The Montreal Protocol, a Little Treaty That Could

December 9, 2013

Here is a remarkable fact about global warming: It might be twice as bad right now were it not for a treaty negotiated by a conservative American president, for an entirely different purpose, based on motives no one has ever quite understood. read more

 


Dems to EPA: Act Now on Potent Greenhouse Gas

December 4, 2013

A group of House and Senate Democrats is pressing EPA for quick action to curb use of potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners, refrigerators, and other equipment. read more

 


India protests U.S.-led push to curb HFCs with Montreal Protocol

November 21, 2013

The Indian environment minister today threw cold water on U.S. efforts to curb heat-trapping gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Speaking to ministers and diplomats gathered here for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said… read more

 


Countries Inch Forward on Proposal to Limit HFCs

November 1, 2013

The road to a phaseout in the production and use of a rapidly growing and extremely powerful global warming pollutant proved bumpier than expected when diplomats gathered in Bangkok last week for the latest round of ozone treaty talks. read more

 


Climat : les HFC dans le collimateur du protocole de Montréal

October 27, 2013

Lors de la 25ème réunion des Parties au Protocole de Montréal, qui s’est tenue à Bangkok du 21 au 25 octobre, des progrès ont été enregistrés afin de mettre un terme à la diffusion des HFC, dont le pouvoir de réchauffement global est jusqu’à 14.000 fois plus actif que le CO2. read more

 


U.N. global warming report puts humans on the hot seat

September 27, 2013

Global warming is “unequivocal” and it is “extremely likely” that humans are the primary contributors to this warming, according to a report released Friday morning in Stockholm by the U.N.-created Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s top climate research group. read more

 

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