Climate Change
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors recently gave formal approval to the creation of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a pair of international investment instruments designed to provide interim, scaled-up funding to help developing countries in their efforts to mitigate increases in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:29

Climate change think-tank: a report back

With climate change widely recognised as one of the most pressing issues of our time, the world’s attention is focused on strategies to control and reduce the impact of human activity on the environment.

Climate change challenges are creating ample opportunities for next-generation technologies as companies seek to respond to stakeholder expectations, current and anticipated regulation, and rising energy costs. As climate change moves up the corporate agenda, cleantech investment is reaching record levels, according to Ernst & Young.
South Africa’s national electricity company, Eskom Holdings Ltd, has signed a 20-year loan for $500-million, the largest loan ever granted by the Private Sector Window of the African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of capital-raising plans to fund its build programme.
The end of September 2008 saw leading industrialised nations pledge more than US$6,1-billion (ZAR61-billion) to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a pair of international investment instruments designed to provide interim, scaled-up funding to help developing countries in their efforts to mitigate increases in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:18

Climate facts: surface temperature change

Temperatures are changing in the lower atmosphere — from the Earth’s surface all the way through the stratosphere (9-14 miles above the Earth’s surface).
International efforts to combat climate change received a boost recently with consensus amongst a diverse group of global forest stakeholders on a new set of principles dealing with sustainable forestry.
BASF holds the top position worldwide in the prestigious Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:52

Steel Industry aims to lower emissions

The World Steel Association plans to finish the first phase of its carbon dioxide emissions data collection initiative at the end of the year, the trade association announced last week.
Thursday, 12 March 2009 15:45

Shaping the future

How do we protect climate? Where will energy come from in a post-oil era? How do we save on fuel? All these questions pose a challenge not only to political leaders, but also, and especially, to the chemical industry. For more than 140 years, BASF has been at the forefront of innovations that make its customers important contributors to increasing the standard of living of mankind and to more caring management of the environment and the earth’s resources.
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