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Aid to Africa: donations from west mask ‘$60bn looting’ of continent

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UK and wealthy states revel in their generosity while allowing their companies to plunder Africa’s resources, say NGOs . . . → Read More: Aid to Africa: donations from west mask ‘$60bn looting’ of continent

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Predicting future biodiversity under climate change

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A new study predicts how climate change affects the productivity of key foundational species . . . → Read More: Predicting future biodiversity under climate change

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The Climate Change Act: Speaking Truth to Power?

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When the Climate Change Act was drafted, there was scepticism over its ability to hold government to account. Has it succeeded? . . . → Read More: The Climate Change Act: Speaking Truth to Power?

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Climate change mitigation a business opportunity for UK firms, Davey says

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Energy secretary sees a ‘money-making opportunity’ for finance industry in funding nations to cut their carbon emissions . . . → Read More: Climate change mitigation a business opportunity for UK firms, Davey says

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Climate change compensation emerges as major issue at Doha talks

US and Europe oppose idea that rich countries should pay for loss and damage caused in vulnerable areas . . . → Read More: Climate change compensation emerges as major issue at Doha talks

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To what extent could planting trees help solve climate change?

This Q&A is part of the Guardian’s Ultimate climate change FAQ . . . → Read More: To what extent could planting trees help solve climate change?

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Profitable climate fixes are too tempting for rogue geoengineers to resist

It is the politics of climate change – not the science of geoengineering – that has created the opportunity for controversial iron dump . . . → Read More: Profitable climate fixes are too tempting for rogue geoengineers to resist

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Potential of Renewable Energy Outlined by the New IPCC Report

Abu Dhabi – Close to 80 percent of the world’s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century but only if governments pursue the policies needed to promote green power, a new IPCC special report shows.

The Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), agreed and released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on May 9 in Abu Dhabi, assesses existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies, as well as their integration . . . → Read More: Potential of Renewable Energy Outlined by the New IPCC Report

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Argentina Prepares Updated Study on Climate Change Impact

Buenos Aires – The Argentine Republic is preparing its Third National Communiqué on Climate Change, a study that will provide updated information regarding its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, allowing it to identify mitigation measures for the country. The initiative will benefit from a US $ 2.4 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and will be carried out with the collaboration of the World Bank as implementation agent.

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Bamboo and Climate Change Mitigation

The challenge involved in addressing the concurrent needs of Mitigation, Adaptation and Development – the MAD Challenge (Schellnhuber, 2009) requires an investigation into the interaction between all natural systems and people to determine how natural systems can be better utilized.

Bamboo’s ability to sequester carbon at high rates based upon its fast growth has long been an important part of its green credentials. However, given the complexities of establishing models for vegetative sinks, there are a number of questions regarding bamboo’s ability to sequester and store carbon over different time horizons. Among the complications of quantifying . . . → Read More: Bamboo and Climate Change Mitigation

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