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    IEA Proposes Ways to Decarbonize Power & Cut Energy Intensity in Industry

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

    From the International Energy Agency (IEA):
    IEA proposes approaches to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the key sectors, industry and power
    “In the global fight against climate change, the industry and power sectors both play a key role,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Paris. “Industry is one of the [...]

    World Bank: Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services Severely Undervalued

    Monday, April 6th, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services Severely Undervalued

    New World Bank Review Calls for Action to Protect the Marine Environment

    Properly valuing coastal and marine ecosystem services is critical to sustainable development, according to the World Bank publication “Environment Matters 2008” launched today.
    Titled: “Valuing Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services”, the review argues that while we [...]

    A New Tool to Combat Soil Degradation and Climate Change

    Saturday, August 9th, 2008

    Last month I posted about the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) disturbing report about soil degradation and what it says regarding Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
    A couple of weeks later the FAO and several partner organizations — the European Commission, the private Dutch foundation World Soil Information (ISRIC), the private Austria-based International [...]

    HSBC Funds Largest Ever Field Experiment on Impact of Climate Change on Forests

    Saturday, March 10th, 2007

    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) has announced a five-year, US$8 million donation to the Panama-based Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) to create the largest ever field experiment in studying the long-term impact of global climate change on the world’s forests. The donation will allow STRI to dramatically expand its Center for [...]