climate action

Leaders of 193 countries are set to meet for the next annual U.N. climate summit in November in South Africa, where governments will discuss ways to encourage investments to reach at least $100 billion a year by 2020 toward tackling climate change. Companies that advocate climate change need to have a stronger, unified voice to counteract others that might oppose stronger action, said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, in a webcast of a meeting of chief executives in London.
Post date: 15 Sep 2011
Type: News

The Australian government unveiled plans two months ago to impose a tax on carbon emissions from July 2012, before moving to a carbon trading system from mid-2015. "Australia's decision to put a price on carbon emissions is, in our view, an important step, both environmentally and economically," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday after talks with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra.
Post date: 8 Sep 2011
Type: News

Nordic Climate Festival @ Aalto is held at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto is a 4-day event on finding and promoting best available Nordic initiatives towards sustainable communities. The festival is part of the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2011. Join us to discuss, brainstorm and socialize with other like-minded students and top research teams of Aalto University!
Post date: 3 Aug 2011
Type: Link

Between 2007 and the end of 2010, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed and scheduled for installation in Massachusetts increased 20-fold — with jobs in solar manufacturing, installation, and services nearly tripling  while installed wind energy increased 10-fold. In that same time period, Massachusetts launched the most aggressive energy efficiency program in the U.S., with estimated savings of over $6 billion for residential, municipal, industrial and commercial customers and 4,500 jobs sustained or created.
Post date: 30 Dec 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 16 Dec 2010
Type: Publication

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Post date: 8 Nov 2010
Type: Event

How to help improve this calculatorCreating a low-carbon economy will require the consent and participation of citizens given the scale and pace of change required. Government can play a leadership role, but transforming our economy will require a coalition of citizens, business, and the energy industry. The DECC would like to test and refine this tool, its assumptions and its presentation, before engaging the public more widely.
Post date: 8 Aug 2010
Type: News

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Post date: 4 Jun 2010
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Post date: 28 May 2010
Type: Event