Climate Change
Leading climate change, carbon and energy group, Golder Associates, has announced two key appointments to its company in order to further expand its portfolio of industry-specific technical specialists.
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:21

G8 Summit: Muskoka Declaration

While formal climate change negotiations occur under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, there are a number of multi-lateral processes, running parallel to the negotiations, which inform and seek (sometimes subtly, sometimes less-so) to guide the process.
Monday, 10 May 2010 15:52

The impacts of fossil fuel subsidies

A recent study for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) entitled The Effects of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: A review of modelling and empirical studies by Jennifer Ellis, analyses six major studies on fossil-fuel subsidy reform since the early 1990s.
Although the climate change conference in Copenhagen failed to achieve its objectives of a binding treaty around carbon emission reductions, sustainable business is here to stay and companies need to gear themselves towards a carbon constrained future. 
Many companies are making significant efforts to switch to energy efficiency practices and various companies have programs in place to preserve the environment. But does the way they communicate their green efforts to stakeholders make a difference?
The first article in this series considered whether a carbon tax or a domestic emissions trading scheme was the preferred policy option for South Africa’s introduction of a price of carbon into the economy.
The climate change challenge is indeed real and every social, economic and environmental sector is critically susceptible to climate variability and change. Some 150 experts from all over the world participating in the 15th session of the Commission for Climatology (CCI) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) held in Antalya, Turkey during February, are discussing an action plan for providing improved climate services to the global community.
There have always been climate change sceptics and denialists, but new findings about mistakes in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have everybody talking once again. Should we start to investigate what we know to be “true” or are the faulty facts only minor hiccups?
Golder Associates is one of the most respected global groups specialising in ground engineering and environmental services. Golder Associates assists companies, municipalities and large organisations in Africa in
assessing their business risk and creating sustainable climate change response plans.
According to the New York Times, Washington’s climate policy analysts and several experts with ties to the Obama administration are starting to quietly abandon the once sacrosanct belief that all nations must agree to legally binding emission targets.

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