UN Climate Change News, 28 August 2018 – This week sees World Water Week, which this year has the theme “Water, Ecosystems and Human Development.
Following months of weather extremes around the globe including droughts, wildfires and crop shortfalls in Europe, a major World Water Week conference in Stockholm is taking place EnergySIWIwaterwater stress Read More
On August 1, the world will reach Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity will have used up nature’s renewable “budget” of resources for 2018. This according to the Global Footprint Network, an international research organization.
The carbon footprint, which represents the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support human #OverpopulationCitiesEnergyfoodovershootpopulation Read More
HOW SOUND POLICY DRIVES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: NORTH AMERICAN CASE STUDY OF MAKING RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS FROM “WASTE”
Marcus Gillette, Director of Public Affairs, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition)
If there is one thing we humans are universally good at, it is generating waste. With due respect given to the progress we have made toward a more #G7summitClean FuelEnergyG7G7CharlevoixMarcus GilletteRNG Read More
Increasing the speed of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six – critical to meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement – can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, according to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) long-term 2050CO2EmissionsEnergyIRENARenewables Read More
As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises – when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?
A new report, the Lloyd’s Register 2018 Technology Radar, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact #policy#renewables4climatedemand responseDRMEnergyFossil FuelsRenewablestechnology Read More
Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University EnergyRenewablessolarwaterwindzero-emission Read More
New Carbon Tracker Report Warns 30% of Spending Is at Risk
Five of the world’s six largest listed oil companies risk wasting more than 30% of possible spending - with a total value of USD 2.3 trillion - on projects that are not aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate climate changeEnergyenvironmentparis agreementUNFCCC Read More
By Elizabeth Renski, Executive Editor, CCTNE
The G7 Summit of the world’s most advanced economies in the Sicilian city of Taormina, Italy, on 26-27 May, must have been one the most anticipated events ever held. From the moment I arrived at the heavily guarded International Media Centre (IMC) for accredited press, climate changeEnergyenvironmentG7 Summitparis agreementUNFCCC Read More
Stronger Policy Signals Needed, Says IEA
Renewable energy technology must be considerably ramped up in order to meet long-term climate change targets and governments need to support large-scale deployment with the necessary policies, the International Energy Agency said in a report published on Tuesday.
Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, countries have climate changeCOP23EnergyenvironmentIEAparis agreement Read More
Launches “America’s Pledge” to quantify contribution of U.S. cities, states and businesses to Paris goals
Today, Mike Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitted an unprecedented statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, state attorneys general, CEOs and others to achieve and eventually climate changeCOP23EnergyG7 Summitparis agreementUNFCCC Read More