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IPCC Reports A Changing Climate Creates Pervasive Risks But Opportunities Exist For Effective Responses

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, titled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, from Working Group II of the IPCC, details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks. 

Energy Projects Transform Trash to Green Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized six landfill methane capture projects and partners for their innovation in generating renewable energy and protecting the climate and people’s health by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

New Country Maps Pinpoint Places Where Investments in Carbon Can Contribute to Community Livelihoods and Wider Conservation Goals

Mapping where a country’s carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples’ livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Go Green - It Works : CWG 2010 Low Carbon Campaign

Communication material being developed under a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project on “Low Carbon Campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010” includes "Young Indian sporting icons" shown in real life situations promoting green behavior.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Helps Launch Global Methane Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Today, thirty-eight governments, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank launched the Global Methane Initiative to urge stronger international action to fight climate change while developing clean energy and stronger economies.

US EPA and DOT Announce Next Steps toward Tighter Tailpipe and Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Trucks

In keeping with President Obama’s vision to reduce greenhouse gases and increase fuel efficiency, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced they will begin the process of developing tougher greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks built in model years 2017 through 2025.

One Third Of Countries Show Promising Gains In Low-Carbon Economic Growth

The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, the most comprehensive study to date of national progress to create green jobs and economic growth through low-carbon products and services, shows that in spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low-carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010.

United Nations (UN) Completes Greenhouse Gas Inventory: Challenge Now To Cut Back Emissions

After one of the most wide-ranging and painstaking exercises ever undertaken across the United Nations system, the organization on October 15, 2009 announced its greenhouse gas footprint as part of a first step to manage these emissions down.

The Billion Tree Campaign Reaches Goal of Seven Billion New Trees: Global Climate Change Initiative Inspires Millions in Run-up to Crucial Copenhagen Conference

The campaign to plant seven billion new trees as part of an effort to encourage governments to reach agreement on a climate change pact in Copenhagen this December has achieved its goal, the United Nations (UN) announced on September 21, 2009.

Maldives Joins United Nations (UN) Emissions Scheme in Drive to be First Carbon Neutral Country

The Maldives, one of the countries most affected by climate change, has joined a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative which promotes the global transition to low-carbon economies and societies.

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