C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group meeting May 18-21

Jul 9 2009 - 9:00am

The third summit of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group met in Seoul, Korea, from May 18-21, to discuss "...

Europe's action on climate change trailing behind its rhetoric?

Sep 14 2009 - 6:46pm

According to a new study from Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, "Europe is failing its own climate change rhetoric. The European Union's 2020 emissions reduction target of...

CitNet workshop at UN Commission on Sustainable Development

Jul 9 2009 - 9:57am

The workshop at the UN was on "Defining Sustainable Consumption and Production" with regard to food and agriculture.

The workshop examined some of the tools and processes involved in...

IPCC Chairman to head Columbia's International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Jul 9 2009 - 10:45am

Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -  which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore -  has agreed to serve as the...

New report on "Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions"

Jul 9 2009 - 10:54am

The International Alliance of Research Universities issued a report, Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, that presents an up-to-date overview of recent climate change...

US joins new International Renewable Energy Agency

Jul 9 2009 - 11:43am

The US joined the new International Renewable Energy Agency (...

G-8 leaders agree to keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius

Jul 9 2009 - 12:18pm

G-8 leaders agreed to a non-binding goal of keeping the world's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The G-8 leaders also ...

Report from the 2009 session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 17) May 4-15 now available

May 18 2009 - 8:47am

At the meetings of the UN CSD, major civil society groups recognized by the Commission (farmers, women, NGOs, indigenous peoples, scientists, youth, workers, business and local authorities) have...

State Department official John Matuszak delivers sustainability statement after CSD 17

May 4 2009 - 9:17am

On Earth Day this year, the new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was asked to characterize his vision for the Department of Agriculture, and he answered with one word – “sustainable.” We...

UN SG on role of local authorities in fighting climate change

Jun 12 2009 - 5:00pm

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stressed the role of US state and local authorities in fighting climate change and pushing for a new international climate agreement, in a June 12 speech.

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