Category: Climate Change

cities and global warming and climate change

Also A Leader In Alternative Energy Carbon dioxide emissions from energy rose in 18 states and fell in 32 between 2000 and 2010 with Texas showing the greatest absolute decline of 58.8 million metric tons, according to data released by the US Energy Information Administration. Despite the 8.3 percent drop in emissions, Texas still led […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change Solutions South America has got its first think-tank aimed at providing climate change knowledge to decision-makers to help them design tools tailored to local needs. The Regional Centre for Climate Change and Decision-Making was launched earlier this year (19 March) in Montevideo, Uruguay, where it will have its headquarters and where it is […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Earth Hour WWF announced the City of Vancouver in Canada as its Global Earth Hour City Challenge Capital 2013 at an award ceremony in Malmö, Sweden. The Earth Hour City Challenge is an initiative that takes Earth Hour beyond the symbolic gesture of switching off lights for one hour, encouraging concrete action on the ground […]

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Sustainability, Efficiency Good For Everyone Cities are where the world’s business, financial and human capital are concentrated. Cities are also where the world’s population is increasingly concentrated, and they are the primary source of growth and innovation. They are also the leading consumers of energy and the primary source of greenhouse gasses. With cities around […]

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Sustainable, Resilient Leaders Needed In Our Cities In the international alliance to fight climate change, the United States is considered the sullen loner. But in the seven years since it rejected Kyoto, changes have begun. Not at the federal level, however. It’s the locals who are making it happen. In everything from emissions control to […]

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(This article is from the New York Times in 2008. How far have we come since then?) February 7, 2008 By FELICITY BARRINGER ARLINGTON, Va. — This urban suburb of Washington seems well-prepared for a leading role in the green revolution embraced by hundreds of the nation’s cities, counties and towns. For decades, Arlington County’s […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Stakeholders Join To Take Climate Action Kenneth Colburn: Many of you in the room know Stephen Heintz, the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund [RBF]. You know that he’s tall, handsome and articulate, so you know that I’m not him. I’m Ken Colburn from the Center for Climate Strategies, and I’m pleased to be here […]

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