Monday, April 30, 2007

Climate Update from WBCSD

An update via WBCSD
UN, experts debate climate masterplan
AFP, 30 April 2007 - The world's leading climate change experts gathered in Bangkok on Monday to thrash out a masterplan on limiting the worst impacts of global warming, but amid deep divisions over how to go about it.

Colombia: social energy - Keeping the lights on
Ethical Corporation, 30 April 2007 - Marginalised communities across Latin America often lack basic services such as running water, waste management and electricity. A bold experiment in Colombia shows how innovation can turn this around.

No silver bullet to combat climate change: IEA chief
AFP, 27 April 2007 - International Energy Agency chief Claude Mandil warned Friday that there was no "silver bullet" that could allow the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to combat climate change.

Beware the carbon offsetting cowboys
Financial Times, 26 April 2007 - People - from prime ministers to popstars - and businesses are paying to cancel out their impact on global warming. But as the green movement grows, an FT investigation shows a system with widespread failings.

Germany wants to become world leader in energy efficiency
AFP, 26 April 2007 - Germany on Thursday unveiled proposals to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent within 13 years and become the most energy-efficient country in the world.

Senate bill would ban coal plants without carbon capture
Greenwire, 26 April 2007 - Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced legislation today that would ban construction of new coal-fired power plants that do not also have the technology to capture and sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide.

At last! A Climate Change Plan for Canada?
GLOBE-Net, 26 April 2007 - The federal government has released its much anticipated framework for regulating air pollutants and greenhouse gases from industrial emitters, setting a stricter course than previously anticipated.

Denmark tells Europe, Asia to speed up clean technologies
AFP, 24 April 2007 - Denmark, a world leader in environmental policy, on Tuesday urged European and Asian countries to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of clean technologies to reduce climate change.

China to surpass U.S. emissions this year -- report
Greenwire, 24 April 2007 - China's rapid economic growth will propel the country ahead of the United States as the world's top emitter of greenhouse gases this year, far earlier than previously predicted, according to the International Energy Agency.

Calling global warming a human-made problem, Ford creates new enviro executive position
Greenwire, 24 April 2007 - Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally said yesterday that he is convinced global warming is real, human-made and caused in part by auto emissions.

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