International meetings on climate change have progressed in anything but a straightforward fashion since the inception of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1988; and they have been anything … [Read full article]
Tag: Kyoto Protocol
Carbon Emissions Continue to Rise Despite Reductions
In a report entitled “Long-term trend in global CO2 emissions” prepared by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, it has been found that global emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by 45% between 1990 and 2010 and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes by 2010, all despite increased energy efficiency, nuclear energy and a growing renewable energy industry.
Intellectual Effort, not Regime, Will Halt Climate Change
“Stop pretending that government will play a role, because it won’t.”
What Happened in Cancun? 10 Summaries
I know, Cancun was another roller coaster ride in international climate change negotiation and policy and you’ve probably had a tough time getting a clear picture of what went on … [Read full article]
50, 75 … Do I Hear 100 Percent Emissions Cuts?
Got some bad news for all those countries trying to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol: aiming for carbon dioxide emissions reductions of 25, 50, even 75 percent … [Read full article]