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a38thumb Avik Roy: One week is over at the 19th session of the Conference of Parties here at Warsaw. One whole week of that precious and much-hyped two-week long annual saga is told. The emotional plea of the Philippine delegation that had demanded greater action on climate change after the typhoon Haiyan fell on deaf ears at the Warsaw conference in the first week, even as the tales of misery, death... »
a8thumb WARSAW: As the annual international conference on climate change (CoP19) draws to a close in Warsaw today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) criticized India and Saudi Arabia for blocking an agreement which could prevent the release of up to 100 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 2050. Parties came to Warsaw looking to take near term action on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of... »
a37thumb Warsaw : 21st November 2013 Bangladeshi civil society on climate alliance namely BAPA, BIPNetCCBD, CCDF, CFGN, CSRL, CLEAN and EquityBD, have organized a press conference in the COP 19 in Warsaw National Stadium and condemned the attitude of rich counties especially of Australia, Canada and Japan who are blocking an agreement especially for an institutional arrangement in loss and damage. They urged global leaders to listen to the plights of... »
a36thumb Warsaw: 21 November 2013, The UN Climate Change secretariat launched a new partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) today to underscore the critical role Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays in tackling climate change. Speaking Thursday evening at a special event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, senior government officials and influential corporate leaders from the ICT sector highlighted how the increased use of these technologies... »
a35thumb Warsaw, 21 November 2013 – One year after the 18th Climate Change Conference selected a consortium led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to host a facility to accelerate the development and transfer of climate-related technology and expertise to developing countries, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is now officially open for business. The CTCN, the operational arm of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism,... »
WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2013—The Global Environment Facility’s governing Council approved a $238 million for global environmental projects, including funding for a ground-breaking project to protect Russia’s big cats. The international gathering this week was highlighted by the announcement that the United States has signed and ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, becoming the first country committed to the newest environmental convention eligible to receive GEF funding. U.S. Delegate Judith... »
26 September: With the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report that confirms climate change caused by human emissions is not only happening but accelerating, with devastating consequences for both people and the planet, a global alliance of movements, activists and NGOs united to announce that the energy transformation begins right now.   The alliance, stretching from grassroots organisations, national and international networks, and large NGOs on... »
LONDON: A new wave of technology is spurring a European refrigeration revolution – slashing energy usage and eliminating the need for harmful chemicals. Launching its new report Chilling Facts V, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said supermarket chains throughout the EU, and particularly in the UK, were moving away from traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) towards natural refrigerants, reaping big benefits in the process.   HFCs are a fluorinated or F-gas,... »
Gland, Switzerland, 12 September 2013 – As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations, including IUCN. The partnership, named ‘United for Wildlife’, is a long-term commitment to tackle global threats to the world’s natural resources, including illegal wildlife trade.... »
a39thumb LONDON: The 20 biggest world economies today agreed in St Petersburg, Russia to use the resources of the Montreal Protocol to get rid of a significant group of super greenhouse gases (GHG). The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes a landmark statement and encourages all countries to join the G20 in supporting a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol – the international ozone treaty.   After a summer... »