The science of climate change
... • Continuing with existing policies is not an option
– risk becomes unacceptable levels in 3 of the 4
• The risks can be reduced to present day levels
using a broad portfolio of responses
• There are difficult decisions to be taken:
– Invest more in sustainable approaches
– Adap ...
Just transition to a low carbon economy
... South Africa has reduced poverty and unemployment to socially sustainable levels, as
emissions reach a plateau.
Thriving rural communities are providing an economic and social base for a significant
number of people.
Urban development is more compact and energy efficient.
Growing public awareness of ...
an overview - A Newer World
... science this past September. Among the headline statements were that “Continued emissions of
greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate
system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse
The IP ...
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... atmosphere result in rising global temperatures.
B. Ancient plants and animals die and are buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface trapping
C. Increasing temperatures from increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
can result in more extreme weather events, including droug ...
Environment Council of Ministers, Luxembourg 21 June 2011
... Mr Stevenson set out a clear case for the economic benefits of a 30%
target; agreed to work together to incentivise soils and peatlands as
carbon sinks; agreed on innovative financial mechanisms to support
energy efficiency, which will be the focus of this year’s Scottish Low
Carbon Investment Confe ...
ABB Statement on Climate Change and Global Warming
... a framework in which companies like ABB can better understand how they can contribute to solving
this global challenge.
While recognizing that reshaping the world’s energy supply sources will take time, other actions to
cut greenhouse gas emissions can already be taken now: For example, stimulating ...
... – Introduces powers to provide additional means with which to achieve
The trapped heat is warming up the Earth and causing global
... Water companies have to use energy to clean your sewage and treat your drinking water. In total the water
industry creates 1% of the UK’s carbon emissions. Therefore Severn Trent Water is constantly looking at
new ways to reduce our carbon emissions and improve the way we use energy. An example of t ...
Climate Change and the Economy
... By investing 1% of GDP now (the next 10-20 years) we will
avoid losing 20% of GDP later (40-50 years)
Markets for low-carbon energy products are likely to be
worth at least $500bn per year by 2050, and perhaps much
more. Individual companies and countries should position
themselves to take advantage ...
CLIMATE CHANGE A Christian Challenge & Opportunity
... Stewardship of the Earth
“We have a full repairing lease on the Earth.
With the work of the IPCC, we can say we have the
surveyor’s report; and it shows … the repair work needs
to start without delay.”
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the opening of the Hadley Centre 1990
low Carbon eConoMy after the ParIs ClIMate agreeMent
... response measures, particularly those with negative
impact, when addressing enhanced national and
international action on climate change mitigation.
Challenges have and will continue to arise with the
progressive reduction or phasing-out of market
imperfections, use of fiscal incentives, tax/duty
Environmental issues with energy
... Global fossil carbon emission by fuel type, 1800-2007 AD.
The three fossil fuel types are coal, petroleum and natural gas. It was estimated by the
Energy Information Administration that in 2006 primary sources of energy consisted of
petroleum 36.8%, coal 26.6%, natural gas 22.9%, amounting to an 86% ...
LafargeHolcim climate leaflet
... investments, support plans to reduce CO2
emissions further, and adapt to climate change.
• A reliable monitoring, reporting and verification
system to follow up on nations’ contributions.
... 1. Improve the capacity of the Government of Kazakhstan to implement and
enforce GHG reducing policies and measures
2. Build capacity within the business community to comply with GHG reducing
policies and measures, and
3. Improve the professional education of energy and climate change specialists in ...
... Introduce cleaner fuels (natural gas, biofuels)
when and where feasible
Promote increased use of Renewable Energy
Promote Energy Efficiency
Switch Economic Development from Increased
Resource use to Efficient Resource use
Efficient Public Transport
... - Subsidies can be used to:
• Encourage energy-efficient technologies, low-carbon renewable energy sources, more
sustainable food production methods
• Phase out old subsidies to companies that use fossil fuels
- Switch government funding of research and development to clean industries instead of fos ...
A low-carbon economy (LCE), low-fossil-fuel economy (LFFE), or decarbonised economy is an economy based on low carbon power sources that therefore has a minimal output of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the environment biosphere, but specifically refers to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. GHG emissions due to anthropogenic (human) activity are increasingly either causing climate change (global warming) or making climate change worse. Scientists are concerned about the negative impacts of climate change on humanity in the near future.Globally implemented LCEs are therefore proposed by those having drawn this conclusion, as a means to avoid catastrophic climate change, and as a precursor to the more advanced, zero-carbon economy.In terms of large industrialized nations, mainland France, due primarily to 75% of its electricity being produced by nuclear power, has the lowest carbon dioxide production per unit of GDP in the world and it is the largest exporter of electricity in the world, earning it approximately €3 billion annually in sales.