Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMIndonesia has earned much praise for its ambitious target to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2020, or 41 percent if international assistance is forthcoming, but how the government plans to get ordinary citizens involved has been largely glossed over. [News Source]
Indonesian villages play part in combatting climate change.
Industrial nations should back developing countries carbon-free development.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMThe Environmental Protection Authority said developed countries should assist developing countries in their effort to realize carbon-free industrial development. [News Source]
Most Americans believe global warming is making severe weather worse, new study shows.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMClimate science may still be on the fence, but the majority of Americans now believe global warming is making severe weather events worse in the United States, a new study shows. [News Source]
Most Americans link global warming to weather madness.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMSevere droughts in Texas and the Great Plains. Tornadoes in the Midwest, and floods in Mississippi. Record-breaking temperatures across the U.S. It's no surprise that the majority of Americans say they have personally experienced an extreme weather event or natural disaster in the past year. [News Source]
China Hopes for end to Kyoto negotiations at Doha conference.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMA Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that China hopes negotiations for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol will be completed at the year-end Conference of the Parties meeting in Doha. [News Source]
U.K. government must include imported carbon in emissions calculations, lawmakers say.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMThe United Kingdom's government has been seriously underestimating the country's carbon emissions by failing to include the carbon used to make goods that it imports from abroad, a committee of lawmakers asserted today. [News Source]
Australia’s emissions on the rise.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMAustralia emitted 546 million tons more greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 than in 2010, the government says in its report for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. [News Source]
Large-scale forest biomass energy not sustainable.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMLarge-scale use of forest biomass for energy production may be unsustainable and is likely to increase greenhouse gas emissions in the long run, according to a new study. [News Source]
National workshop on climate change and cocoa production opens in Accra.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMThe Ghana Cocoa Board, with support from the Friendrich-Ebert Stiftung, a non-governmental organisation, has organised a workshop to raise awareness o the impact of climate change on cocoa production. [News Source]
New research points to big changes, not necessarily disappearance, for coral reefs.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMScientists who study climate change and ocean environments have made several recent discoveries. Their findings have challenged the conventional wisdom that climate change could eliminate coral reefs. [News Source]
Guyana strives to protect forests and coast from climate change.
Thursday April 19th 2012, 10:00 AMIts accolades include being labelled the breadbasket of the Caribbean as well as the Amazon adventure. But the natural environment for which the South American country of Guyana is famous is also reeling from the effects of climate change. [News Source]