China Announces Aggressive Action to Cut HFCs
May 28, 2014 05:14 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington, DC, 28 May 2014 - China announced an aggressive target for reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by the equivalent of 0.28 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2015. The State Council released the HFC target to the public on 26 May 2014. It appeared on 15 May 2014 in the 2014-2015 Energy Conservation, Emissions Reduction and Low Carbon Development Action Plan.
Campaign Launched to End Slaughter of Dolphins in Peru
May 13, 2014 09:24 AM - Blue Voice
Lima, Peru May 13, 2014 - An international effort to end the brutal slaughter of dolphins in Peru was announced today by a coalition of marine conservation organizations. The campaign is aimed at fishing practices that rely on killing dolphins to use as shark bait.
Fast HFC Phase-Down Could Avoid 200 Billion Tonnes of CO2-eq by 2050
May 12, 2014 11:52 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Fast action under Montreal Protocol can eliminate climate threat from one of the six main greenhouse gases
Intergovernmental World Nature Organization (WNO) founded
May 9, 2014 03:42 PM - World Nature Organization
- Environmental protection: WNO Treaty enters into force
- WNO as a new permanent negotiation platform for old challenges
Dolphin Defender Award to be Presented to Stefan Austermuhle of Peruvian Marine Conservation Group Mundo Azul
May 8, 2014 05:39 PM - Blue Voice
26 International Conservation Organizations Support the Award and Announce Campaign Against Slaughter of Dolphins in Peru
Global initiative to boost awareness of forest issues through journalism, big data analysis
May 8, 2014 03:38 PM - MONGABAY.ORG
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA -- Mongabay is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Forest Reporting Network. The program aims to improve land use practices by increasing awareness of and transparency around forest-related issues around the world through high-quality, data-driven reporting.
Lifetime of environmental awareness leads Julie Ann Wrigley to action, investment, philanthropy
May 7, 2014 05:24 PM - The ASU Foundation for A New American University
ASU to honor conservationist with naming of Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Central Strategy in Abu Dhabi Climate Ascent
May 6, 2014 09:06 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Washington, DC, 6 May 2014 - The message was clear coming out of the May 4 & 5 Abu Dhabi Ascent in the United Arab Emirates: time is running out to take necessary action to prevent the worst predicted impacts of climate change, but real solutions exist to fight back. Attended by more than 100 ministers, the ascent is part of the U.N. Secretary-General's effort to build momentum for a strong climate treaty by the end of next year, by highlighting concrete mitigation actions, including actions to reduce both carbon dioxide and short lived climate pollutants, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), black carbon, and methane.
New National Climate Assessment Cries Out for Fast Climate Mitigation
May 6, 2014 12:34 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Climate Impacts Costing U.S. $100 Billion A Year Fast mitigation essential
Focus Fusion Launches Campaign To Empower the World: Clean Energy For All
May 6, 2014 05:01 AM - The Focus Fusion Society
On May 6th, 2014 the Focus Fusion Society will be launching the largest clean energy campaign to date on the IndieGoGo platform. The crowd funding will be used to assist physics research group Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) to crack the final science challenge in the way of break-even fusion. Getting more energy out of fusion than is put in is considered the "Holy Grail" of fusion research and it has eluded mainstream government-funded groups for decades. LPP has taken an unconventional approach and their results to date have been leading the field. An independent review conducted by a team including a former head of the US Fusion program, Dr. Robert L. Hirsch, stated that LPP's "... approach to fusion power has considerable merit and that a much higher level of investment is warranted, based on their considerable progress to date."