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Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN.
LOS ANGELES - The Gulf oil disaster is but one example of the ways in which our fossil fuel economy is impacting the planet we call home. But as bad as this catastrophe is, the specter of global climate change looms even larger as a threat to sustaining life on Earth. Despite overwhelming evidence - species extinction and dwindling water supplies to mass migrations and mega-storms - the public is still unclear what climate really means for them.
Biodiversity climbs the corporate agenda
13 July 2010 | News - Press Release
Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of ‘natural capital’, a new report highlights.
Over 50 per cent of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) surveyed in Latin America and 45 per cent in Africa see declines in biodiversity as a challenge to business growth. In contrast, less than 20 per cent of their counterparts in western Europe share such concerns.
IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period.
The relationship aims to help Rio Tinto strengthen its sustainable development efforts, environmental management and delivery of conservation outcomes, while enabling IUCN to increase its awareness and understanding of the conservation and business challenges facing the resources sector.
Year after year, the Honda Civic has been one of the most popular car models in the United States. The model has done relatively well in Japan, too.
Miss Marple notwithstanding, arsenic might not be many people's favorite chemical. But the notorious poison does have some medical applications. Specifically, a form called arsenic trioxide has been used as a therapy for a particular type of leukemia for more than 10 years. Now researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that it may be useful in treating a variety of other cancers.
Because they can remove carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal-burning facilities such as power plants, solid materials containing amines are being extensively studied as part of potential CO2 sequestration programs designed to reduce the impact of the greenhouse gas.
Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Newly Discovered Hepatitis C-Related Virus Found in Bats
Wildlife Trust Scientist Employs Advanced Genetic Sequencing to Uncover New Pathogen
NEW YORK – July 12, 2010 – Wildlife Trust, the global conservation health organization, announced the discovery of a previously unknown pathogen that may offer insight into the origins of the Hepatitis C virus.
New York – Savvy travelers looking for sustainable vacation options in Latin America and the Caribbean can now find them by logging on to, an online search engine launched today by the Rainforest Alliance.
In Moldavia, the “Veolia Environnement” Foundation provides its help to Unicef as part of an ambitious pilot programme, designed to guarantee every child a school environment that is favorable to his development.
What’s Killing Farmed Salmon? New Virus May Also Pose Risk to Wild Salmon
ScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) -
Farmed fish are an increasingly important food source, with a global harvest now at 110 million tons and growing at more than 8 percent a year. But epidemics of infectious disease threaten this vital industry, including one of its most popular products: farmed Atlantic salmon. Perhaps even more worrisome: these infections can spread to wild fish coming in close proximity to marine pens and fish escaping from them.
Scientists in Texas are reporting that a technique used in the search for new drugs could also be used in the quest to discover new, environmentally friendly materials for fighting global warming. Such materials could be used to capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from industrial smokestacks and other fixed sources before it enters the biosphere.
The conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity is the foundation of a sustainable economy. Water, food, shelter and energy are the building blocks upon which life and economic systems are built. The resilience of the global economy is intricately linked to the state of the environment.
Dear Solar Impulse Friends, This morning at 06h45, the Solar Impulse Mission Team had to take the difficult decision to postpone the first night flight attempt.
In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked.
The United Nations Development Programme held a conference entitled “The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts” on Monday 7 June 2010 at “Maison de L’avocat” in Aadlieh-Beirut, on the occasion of the World Environment Day and Week of the Environment.
International experts limit Melamine levels in food
Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting in Geneva
6 July 2010, Geneva/Rome - The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg, according to new rulings from the United Nations' food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission.
With a total ground floor area over 22,000 km2, 40% of all building roofs and 15% of all facades in EU 27 are suited for PV applications. This means that over 1,500 GWp of PV could technically be installed in Europe which would generate annually about 1,400TWh, representing 40% of the total electricity demand by 2020.
Coke Europe: Incremental Change Isn’t Good Enough
By Thomas Miner from the Sustainable Life Media
June 25, 2010 - Speaking at waste industry trade show Futuresource this week, Coca Cola's European recycling director Patrick McGuirk said stand alone initiatives that each did their bit for the environment would not cut it anymore, and responsible corporations needed to look beyond the four walls of their own factories, warehouses or retail outlets.
Please find below a selection of articles on renewable energy subsidy schemes. These articles were selected by Benny Peiser of The Cambridge Conference Network.
June 23, 2010 - Cenex – the UK's first Center of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies – has announced the results of a six month trial of electric passenger cars, which found that after a 6 month test period 72% of drivers would switch their full-time car to electric drive, up from 47% before the trial.
Housing Ministers, meeting in Spain today, heard from one of the EU’s top climate mitigation experts about how large-scale, deep retrofitting programmes across Europe could lead not only to substantial energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions, but also to a decline in dependency on fossil fuel from overseas, a substantial increase in jobs, and the alleviation of fuel poverty.
Coffee's Mysterious Benefits Mount
By Remy Melina,
June 22, 2010
From lowered cancer risks to a sharper memory, more studies are showing that coffee is good for you – but why?
Earlier today, the Danish Energy Agency awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the next major offshore wind farm in Denmark off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat.
ITHACA, New York (June 21, 2010)
It’s being described as the greatest threat in the Serengeti's history — a commercial highway in the direct path of ancient wildlife migration routes.
Gland, Switzerland, June 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, inaugurated its new Conservation Centre, setting a benchmark for sustainable office construction.
Europe increases support for global food security
FAO gets additional €13.2 million in EU-funding
June 2010, Rome - The European Union (EU) has added €13.2 million to its funding of FAO's efforts to boost agricultural production in developing countries worst hit by high food prices. This brings the total amount of the EU "Food Facility" funds channeled through FAO to an unprecedented €228 million.
Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN.
Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change.
New fishing techniques, equipment can help sea turtles
On World Oceans Day, FAO highlights technical guidelines to reduce accidental turtle deaths
8 June 2010, Rome - Sea turtles have swum the seas for almost 60 million years, but decreases in their populations over the last century have many observers worried that long history could soon be coming to a close.
SFBC to benefit from environmental bike ride; Team San Francisco Bicycle Coalition forming for 300-mile, 5-day ride in Northern California to raise awareness of the climate crisis and clean energy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 15, 2010: Ride announced today a new partnership with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for Climate Ride California 2010 this September 21-25.
TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Businesses are missing one of the simpler marketing initiatives to make their business greener, according to a survey released today by traffic marketing + design inc., a sustainable marketing and communications agency. The results of the survey mark the increased focus on green businesses being that this week is Canadian Environment Week (May 31 to June 5).
The Tabreed Northshore District Cooling project, for which Atkins is lead consultant and construction supervisor, has reached a major milestone with the completion of two 87-metre micro-tunnels underneath the King Faisal Highway.
Online exhibition for UN World Environment Day Reveals Rwanda’s Triumphs and Challenges
OAKLAND, CA, June 1, 2010 - An ecotourism village developed by former gorilla poachers. Honey harvesters and tea farmers no longer destroying the forest. Traditional medicinal plants grown by doctors for healing. These are some of the extraordinary green feats Rwanda has on display in "Millions of Pieces, Only One Puzzle," a new online photography exhibition created for World Environment Day 2010 to explore the critical connections between humans and biodiversity.
Relentless in his lifelong devotion to the elephants’ survival, Save the Elephants founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D., has been named the 2010 recipient of the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
The Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (MD-AEP), Washington Laboratories and Whiteford, Taylor & Preston led a highly successful trade and training mission to Vietnam during May 24-28. The three organizers founded the Vietnam Environmental Forum (VNEF), whose mission is to provide sustainable solutions for Vietnam's environment and climate change challenges. The focus of the mission was a series of five different environmental business events attended by over 450 business, government and academic leaders.
Climate change threat to Africa. Adaptation a priority
Climate change in Africa will affect the poorest countries and people.
4 May 2010, Rome - Climate change can significantly reverse the progress towards poverty reduction and food security in Africa, according to a paper presented to the FAO regional Conference for Africa being held in Luanda, Angola this week.
Dolphin, turtle deaths eyed for links to oil spill
Scientists are examining the deaths of at least six dolphins and over 100 sea turtles along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent weeks to see if they are victims of the giant oil spill in the region, wildlife officials said on Thursday.
17 May 2010 | News - Press Release. The best possible science needs to be available to governments and policy makers as they strive to find solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Independent, credible scientific advice delivered in a relevant and readily usable way for decision making is the key to effective policies.
May 17, 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. Ambassador Michael W. Michalak will open an important environment and climate change business conference in Hanoi, Vietnam at the Melia Hotel on May 25.
Never has the world faced a more pressing crisis than the current loss of biodiversity, which affects every man, woman and child. The gap between the pressure on our natural resources and governments’ response to the deterioration is widening. IUCN is calling for governments to come up with a “bailout plan,” a 10-year strategy that will help countries halt and reverse this loss.
In Coordination and partnership with stakeholders from the public and private sectors: civil bodies, trade unions, educational, academic, media, and international organizations.
Doha, Qatar, (IUCN) – It’s time for joint action and for regulatory bodies to work together to ensure the continued survival of species threatened by wildlife trade, says IUCN at the end of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), in Doha, Qatar.
Recipient of the NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education and First-ever “Atlas Award” from the Association of American Geographers
Arlington, Virginia—April in Washington, D.C., brought a shower of awards to world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace.
Scientists call for biodiversity barometer
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified. The price tag is US$60 million, according to a team of scientists, including those from IUCN and Conservation International, who presented their case in this week’s Science magazine in an article called “The Barometer of Life.”
More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
IUCN calls for a clear post-2010 Strategic Plan on Biodiversity. We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world.
Environmental Cancer Risk
From the Environment News Network (ENN)
There is a body of evidence linking general environmental exposures to cancer. A report was released today by the President's Cancer Panel which finds that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer is underestimated. The Panel's report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," concludes that while environmental exposure is not a new front on the war on cancer, the harm from this group of carcinogens has not been addressed adequately by the National Cancer Program.
Global Warming is manifested in Iraq through...
Lake Victoria, located in Tanzania’s north, offers enough water for agricultural irrigation but local communities lack financial resources and adequate technologies to take advantage of it. Instead, they rely on rain-fed agriculture in the area, where rainfall is scarce and variable from season to season.
The North-Western province of Zambia is often referred to as an awakening giant in the Zambian economy because of its natural resource base.
Agriculture and food security trust fund launched
Will channel G8 commitments made in L’Aquila
More investment needed to harness the power of agriculture for hunger and poverty reduction.
22 April 2010, Washington, DC - FAO welcomed the launch here today of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a new multidonor trust fund managed by the World Bank to improve food security and incomes in low-income countries through assistance to agriculture.
20 April 2010, Rome - The dairy sector accounts for around four percent of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) according to a new FAO report. This figure includes both emissions associated with the production, processing and transportation of milk products as well as emissions related to meat produced from animals originating from the dairy system.
NEW YORK - April 19, 2010 Wildlife Trust, the global conservation health organization, recently launched a multi-organizational effort to map current outbreaks of influenza virus to demonstrate an escalated need for surveillance of not only wild animals, but also domestic agricultural species in Bangladesh.
15 April 2010, Rome - A new FAO toolkit aims to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger and development efforts by helping countries gather more accurate information on differences between men and women in agriculture.
14 April 2010, Tamale, Ghana — Amadu Mahama has spent the last 20 years trying to make accessible modern energy services to his people in his native Tamale of northern Ghana. He has never doubted that access to modern energy services is a key to reducing poverty, especially in rural areas where only 17 percent of the population is estimated to be connected to the national electricity grid.
April 13, 2010 (Washington D.C.) - "Countries that embrace a long-term policy towards clean technology will be the winner in the future market," said Swiss President Doris Leuthard during a briefing with U.S. officials. This sentiment was echoed by Matt Rogers, a Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy and Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-Missouri).
U.N. Peacekeeping Mission Will Airlift Orphaned Gorillas to New Facility
The first wave of 10 orphaned gorillas rescued from poachers in Rwanda and Congo are getting ready to be airlifted to the Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC), where they will learn to behave like wild gorillas in the first-ever rescue center for Grauer's (eastern lowland) gorillas.
By Alya Kebiri Courtesy of World Environment Magazine
The challenges policymakers face in managing the supply and demand of water in a developing country, where water is scarce, are enormous.
Climate Change: Affecting Our Daily Lives
By Stephan Faris for World Environment Magazine
My interest in climate change came about in an unusual way. For most of the last decade, I had been paying peripheral attention to the warming of the world. It was interesting to read about ice caps, polar bears and greenhouse gases.
In recent years Russia has pursued an isolationist and nationalistic energy policy.
After the disastrous privatisations of the Yeltsin years, and backed by record high oil and gas prices, the Russian government resisted foreign investment in its energy sector and refused to be drawn into an international legal energy framework.
DONG Energy submitted a binding tender to the Danish Energy Agency for the concession to build a 400 MW offshore wind farm off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat.
Vestas has received an order for the Sahres project in Turkey consisting of 31 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine.
The Tenesol Group is a global player in the field of photovoltaic (PV) solutions and a leading operator in the French solar market. For more than 26 years, Tenesol has developed unique expertise in the field of solar energy across five continents with over 14,000 completed installations. Since it was founded, Tenesol has installed more than one million square metres of solar panels.
Cross party support for the new UK Green Bank has reigned in, despite election politics. With the recent release of the Treasury’s Strategy for National Infrastructure and the Tory Energy Policy, spending on renewable energy and modernizing UK energy infrastructure has emerged as unique common ground between the three major parties.
More than 600 experts from 75 countries gathered in Geneva on April 8, 2010 to consider the social and environmental impacts of transitioning to a green economy.
Growing Organic Agriculture from Eastern Europe to Central Asia
UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Boosting Exports, Livelihoods and Jobs Across the Region.
Geneva, 12 April 2010 - The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Bonn, 11 April 2010 - The first round of UN climate change talks since the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen at the end of 2009 concluded Sunday in Bonn with agreement to intensify the negotiating schedule in order to achieve a strong outcome in Mexico at the end of the year.
Mohali (India), 9 April 2010 - The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) hosted cricket's first-ever carbon neutral match on 9 April at the Mohali Stadium in Punjab, India.
The United States' Eastern forests have suffered a "substantial and sustained net loss" over the past few decades, according to a detailed study appearing in BioScience.
March 22, is World Water Day, and the Commission joins the UN in calling on governments around the globe to raise the political profile of the importance of water quality.
Resource efficiency as a driver for growth and jobs
Janez Potočnik: European Commissioner for Environment Speech on
Good morning ladies and gentlemen.Let me start with a question...
Environment: Gävle wins European Mobility Week Award 2009
Gävle has won the 2009 European Mobility Week Award. The Swedish coastal city was judged by an independent panel of experts to have done the most to promote clean mobility initiatives during European Mobility Week 2009. Leon in Spain and the Croatian city of Ivanic-Grad were runners-up. The awards were presented by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony in Brussels.
Commissioner Potočnik said...
The European Commission launches environmental flagship project under the Eastern Partnership
The flagship project aims to strengthen environmental governance and develop a regional Shared Environmental Information System to strengthen the collection, storage and monitoring of reliable data. It was unveiled at the first meeting of the Eastern Partnership's (EaP) Panel on the Environment and Climate Change. The meeting was attended by representatives from the six partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, EU Member States, as well as representatives from EU institutions and civil society. The project has received EU funding of around €13 million.
EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Štefan Füle said...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AFP) – Coca-Cola contaminated water and polluted the environment at a south Indian bottling plant and should pay 47 million dollars in compensation, local authorities said on Monday.
New Analysis: 15% Cut in U.S. Carbon Emissions Achievable Through Simple Inexpensive Personal Actions
Thought and movement leaders gather to develop ways to bring collective behavioral shift to scale
From the Natural Resources Defence Center (NRDC)
NEW YORK March 2010 – New analysis released today at a symposium on “Climate, Mind and Behavior” reveals that Americans can reduce U.S. carbon pollution by 15 percent – or one billion tons of global warming pollution – through collective personal actions that require little to no cost.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its assessment of Shanghai's efforts to organize an environmentally-friendly Expo 2010 that aims to benefit not only the 70 million expected visitors but also leave a green legacy for the city's over 20 million residents.
Hope on the Horizon: Steele Center Cancer Vaccine Advances toward Clinical Trials
A new cancer vaccine developed at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center is nearing human clinical trials.
For more than 10 years, pediatric oncologist Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, professor of pediatrics, and his research team have been developing a cancer vaccine called CRCL (Chaperone Rich Cell Lysate). Now, the vaccine is heading toward its first clinical trial.
The EU Commission has announced funding of €2.3bn for 31 gas and 12 electricity projects, the remains of the €4bn economic recovery fund, created in 2008 in response to the economic crisis.
The fourth AgroSpace workshop will be held May 20-21, 2010 in Sperlonga, Italy. The biennial event is organised by Aero Sekur - a specialist in safety systems and flexible structures, in conjunction with Federlazio.
Copenhagen and Parma, 10 March 2010
European countries to agree new targets to fight environmental threats to health.
New WHO reports show progress in reducing environmental hazards to human health and growing inequalities in exposure
China to move ahead on clean energy "combustible ice"
by Xinhua writers Wang Aihua, Miao Xiaojuan; From
BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) - China's western Qinghai Province, containing major deposits of the country's "combustible ice," will see increased explorations for this emerging clean energy, Provincial Governor Luo Huining said on Saturday.
They may be more tolerant of droughts than previously thought
(Boston) - A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently published a new position statement on the impact of international border security measures on wildlife. The TWS statement addresses how impenetrable border security measures such as fences pose significant risk to the wildlife that migrate or roam across international borders...
Waste tea leaves could brew up biofuel
A. A. Khan For the science and Development Network
1 March 2010 | EN - [ISLAMABAD] Waste tea leaves could be a cheap source of biofuel that does not compromise food security, according to Pakistani scientists.
India to take green revolution to eastern drylands
T. V. Padma, For the Science and Development Network
26 February 2010 | EN - [NEW DELHI] India will plough US$86 million into extending its green revolution to the eastern drylands.
The personal care industry has long demanded stricter standards for products labeled "natural," and in February, the Natural Products Association (NPA), the group representing retailers and manufacturers including Whole Foods and Clorox Co., has released new standards for home-care products.
AMMAN - Experts from across the region will gather in the capital in May to explore how to best utilize hydrogen fuel cells. - Experts from across the region will gather in the capital in May to explore how to best utilize hydrogen fuel cells.
As more and more governments start to regulate their countries emissions, Carbon trading could become the World’s biggest commodity market; UNEP, ecologists and the scientific community have long argued that forests are worth billions, if not trillions of dollars, if their worth can be captured by economic and financial models
The financing obtained by Torresol Energy (the joint venture between Masdar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company, and SENER, a leading international multidiscipline engineering company)...
UNESCO/Convention on Biological Diversity Press Release
Preserving Biodiversity: A Vital Challenge
Paris, 22 January - Halting the unprecedented erosion of biodiversity and raising awareness of the need to change our behaviour are urgent priorities. This was the unanimous conclusion of participants at the high-level event organized at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters on 21 and 22 January.
Society welcomes endorsement of law
By Taylor Luck for the Jordan Times
AMMAN - 18 January 2010 - The Jordan Renewable Energy Society (JRES) on Sunday welcomed the Cabinet’s endorsement of the Renewable Energy Law, and called on countries in the region to adopt similar legislation.
Thank you for providing me an opportunity to convey my message to the Aichi-Nagoya Celebration event of the opening of the International Year of Biodiversity.
World Future Energy Summit strengthens position as platform for progressing future energy globally
This is the centre of the clean energy revolution that is going on around the world, says Ed Milliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for the United Kingdom
Record numbers as attendees tops 23,000, a 25 percent increase over 2009
Abu Dhabi, January 21, 2010 – The World Future Energy Summit, hosted by Masdar, has strengthened its position as a platform for the development and commercialisation of renewable energy through four days of high level discussions and innovative exhibitors. More than 23,000 people have attended the event, representing a 25 percent increase over 2009.
World Future Energy Summit Inaugurated by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
3,000 people attended Summit’s opening session
World leaders, international policy makers, industry influencers, investors, academia, thought leaders and journalists from 130 countries attend WFES
Abu Dhabi, January 18, 2010 – Hosted by Masdar, the World Future Energy Summit was today inaugurated by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Opening Ceremony took place, with energy experts all gathered with the single goal of identifying practical and sustainable solutions for today’s energy security, environment and climate change challenges.
Business as usual not acceptable as risk of climate change escalates says UAE Minister of Environment and Water at World Future Energy Summit Copenhagen discussion
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Director General of TERI, says an upsurge in action at the grassroots level is needed
Abu Dhabi, January 19, 2010 – The opening plenary of the second day of the World Future Energy Summit has seen the UAE Minister of Environment and Water point to the need to simplify the procedures in the financing funds that have decided to be established by Copenhagen accords, in his opening speech during the plenary session at the beginning of day two of the World Future Energy Summit.
Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs confirms World Future Energy Summit attendance
Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland will play a role in the Ministers’ discussion
Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Economic Affairs from Finland has confirmed his participation in the upcoming World Future Energy Summit 2010 in Abu Dhabi.
Dec. 31, 2009 - The United Nations environmental agency has identified three priority areas in the race to mitigate climate change based on harnessing the benefits of ecosystems...
(Copenhagen, 19 December 2009) The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ended today with an agreement by countries to cap the global temperature rise
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (14 December 2009)– Ministers from the Solomon Islands and Indonesia - on behalf of the Coral Triangle countries - today called on world leaders to recognize and act upon the threat climate change...
Copenhagen, Denmark, December 10, 2009 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Standard & Poor’s are launching the world’s first carbon efficient index for emerging markets...
Maldives President urges global commitment to Copenhagen and Abu Dhabi’s World Future Energy Summit to save country
HE President Mohamed Nasheed describes climate change as the 21st century’s greatest human rights issue
Abu Dhabi, December 07, 2009 – Speaking prior to two key events on the global energy calendar - The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and the 2010 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi - Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives...
Pachauri, Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Stresses the Need to Bank on R&D to Tackle CO2 Emissions
Pachauri to play a key role in plenary discussions at the World Future Energy Summit
Abu Dhabi – 18 November 2009 – Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, has made a public call for governments across the world...
HOUSTON, TEXAS (Jan 21, 2009) – Hart Energy Consulting is pleased to announce the consultancy has received funding from both the Lucille and David Packard Foundation and the Energy Foundation for the project “Land Use Change: Science and Policy Review”.
Circumnavigating the world in a solar airplane among topics to be discussed at World Future Energy Summit
Bertrand Piccard, President and Pilot of Solar Impulse wants to demonstrate what can be achieved when pushing the limits of actual renewable technologies at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, January 9, 2009 – Bertrand Piccard, President of Solar Impulse and internationally renowned lecturer will be presenting his project to fly around the world in a solar airplane during the World Future Energy Summit taking place in Abu Dhabi, 18-21 January 2010.
Abu Dhabi, January 3, 2009 – More than 40 world leading renewable energy companies from China have confirmed their participation in the World Future Energy Summit which is now in its third year and will be held from 18-21 January 2010...
COPENHAGEN – Over three quarters of people killed - and 95 % of the total affected by natural hazards- since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events said Ms. Margareta Wahlström...
A huge disappointment is what the European Parliament delegation to the COP15 said about the agreement on climate change which was reached at last in Copenhagen. The outcome and the procedure show an urgent need to reform the UN working method.
Eco-Masterplanning for Green Cities
By Dr. Steffen Lehmann and Dr. Ken Yeang for World Environment Magazine
Malaysian architect Dr. Ken Yeang is an architect-planner and is frequently described as one of the foremost eco-designers, theoreticians and thinkers in the field of green design.
This site was published by Bankmed in collaboration with Ms. Cathy Tyan
from World Environment Magazine in an attempt to educate
the community about preserving the environment.