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Posts tagged ‘International Climate Conferences’

Maintaining the 2 Degrees Target by Shifting Assumptions overarching target of international climate policy

After two weeks of largely fruitless climate negotiations at the UNFCCC meeting in Bonn/Germany, the world is one step closer to miss the overarching target of international climate policy: limiting the mean temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial… 2 degree rise, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, climate policy actors, Environment, Environmental Policy, European Union, International Climate Conferences, international climate policy, pre-industrial levels, Sustainability

Climate Change Policy: Should Ambition Always be First? EU international position on climate change

At an event in Brussels earlier this week the EU Commission shared some initial thinking with business and NGOs on the consultation they have launched with regards the EU international position on climate change as we head towards COP 21 in France in 2015 where a deal is targeted for agreement…. Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon capture and sequestration, Climate, climate change policy, Climate Conferences, Climate Environmental Policy, Energy and Economy, Environmental Policy, eu emission trading scheme, International Climate Conferences, Politics & Legislation

Bonn: Addressing Climate Change Threats to “Water in the Anthropocene” A “capstone event” for the Global Water Systems Project (GWSP),

Concerned about the availability and sustainability of water resources now and in the future, experts from around the world have gathered in Bonn, Germany to “synthesize major global water research achievements in the last decade and help assemble the scientific foundations to articulate a… Agriculture, anthropocene, capstone event, Climate, climate change policy, Environment, GWSP, International Climate Conferences, lobal Water Systems Project, Risk Management, Sustainability, Water, water scarcity

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Still Falls Short of Real Carbon Pricing cost containment reserve (CCR),

Last February, The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) announced changes to its rules (known as “The Model Rule”). The most significant change was the lowering of the system’s cap 45% in 2014 to 91 million tons per year in 2014. The cap will steadily decrease at 2.5% per annum… Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon price, CCR, Climate, Coal, cost containment reserve, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Environmental Policy, EU ETS, International Climate Conferences, natural gas, Politics & Legislation, Real Carbon Pricing, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, regional greenhouse gas initiative (rggi), Renewables, RGGI, Still Falls Short, Utilities

Climate Change Negotiations in Bonn and the Road to Paris and COP 21 Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The latest round of climate negotiations wound down last Friday in Bonn, Germany with most delegates from the nearly two hundred countries represented expressing guarded optimism that progress has been made toward laying the groundwork for an international agreement to be signed in 2015 at… Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, Climate Change Negotiations, climate change policy, COP 21, Environment, Executive Secretary, International Climate Conferences, Road to Paris, UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

5 Reasons Countries Can Agree to Action on Climate Change by 2015 significantly reduce their climate pollution and secure a global agreement to address climate change

It is critical that countries agree in 2015 to significantly reduce their climate pollution and secure a global agreement to address climate change. There are at least five reasons that should drive countries to agree to such action (as I discussed in an earlier post). But will countries take… Action Climate Chang, Africa, Asia-Oceania., Carbon and De-carbonization, clean energy innovation, Climate, climate change, climate change policy, climate pollution and secure, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Finance, global agreement, International Climate Conferences, Latin America, Middle East, Politics & Legislation, Reasons Countries Agree, Renewables, significantly reduce, UNFCCC

Climate Change and 5 Reasons We Need a New Global Agreement by 2015 countries agreed in Durban, South Africa to secure a new international legal agreement

In December 2011 countries agreed in Durban, South Africa to secure a new international legal agreement by 2015. This is not the first time that countries agreed to finalize such an agreement. Cynics point out that countries continually agree to formulate something new in the next couple of… Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, climate change, countries agreed in Durban, Energy and Economy, Energy Policy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, International Climate Conferences, New Global Agreement 2015, new international legal agreement, south africa, UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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