Monthly Archives: November 2012

Greenhouse gas concentrations reach new record

Geneva, 20 November (WMO) – The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30 per cent increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases.

20 November 2012|

New Report Examines Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

‘Turn Down the Heat’ Warns Without Policy Action, Results Could Be Dire: Flooding of Cities, Malnutrition Rising, Reefs Dying, Unbearable Heat Waves

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2012 – The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century […]

19 November 2012|

Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism registers 5,000th project

Bonn, 15 November 2012 – The Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM), the international market-based tool that incentivizes greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in developing countries, has registered its 5,000th project. The Los Cocos Wind Farm Project, located in the south-western province of Pedernales in […]

15 November 2012|

Australia ready to sign second phase of Kyoto protocol

UN Chief applauds Australia’s readiness to join a second Kyoto Protocol commitment period

9 November, 2012 – Australia will sign up to a second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol on the condition that developed and developing countries work toward a new global climate change […]

12 November 2012|