Over 340 companies from 38 countries have signed up to the Corporate Leaders’ Group on Climate Change 2°C Challenge Communiqué, which will be presented at COP17 in Durban next week.
Discussions continue at the United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa amid rumours that Canada might pull out of its Kyoto Protocol commitments.
The United Nations’ Durban climate summit (COP17) kicks off today in South Africa amid fears that agreement on the future of the Kyoto Protocol will not be reached.
By 2020, greenhouse gas emissions could rise exceed the level needed to limit global warming to 2°C by 6-11 GtCO2e, according to the latest report from the United Nations Environment Programme.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached an all-time in high since pre-industrial times and the rate of increase has accelerated, the World Meteorological Organization announced yesterday.
Emerging markets are the driving forces behind investment in renewable energy as developed nations focus on cutting costs and slowing demand, according to Ernst & Young.
Global solar photovoltaic installations will rise 24% this year, despite a weak start, to reach 24 GW, according to a report by IMS Research.
The Desertec Industrial Initiative, a mainly German consortium of energy, engineering and investment companies, is to start construction on its first solar farm in Morocco next year.
Global emissions are now outpacing economic growth so that the world’s carbon intensity has increased for the first time since 2000, according to a report from PwC.
The world is risking locking itself into an inefficient, insecure, high-carbon future unless decisive action is taken swiftly, warned the International Energy Agency yesterday.