Tag Archives: mitigation

The Road to Paris: UN Climate Treaty Draft Text Gets a Trim

Draft text whittled down to 20 pages as COP21 draws closer

In less than two months nations from around the world convene in Paris for the COP21 climate conference. With one more official round of negotiations before Paris, co-chairs for the United Nations ADP (Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action)  Ahmed Djoghlaf of Algeria and Daniel Reifsnyder of the U.S. have been hard at work whittling down the climate treaty draft text to a …

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Center for Carbon Removal: Beyond Mitigation in a 2C World

Forest offers many benefits, including a carbon sink

This post first published in TriplePundit Later this year ministers, scientists, diplomats and heads of state from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris for COP 21 with the ambitious goal of adopting a binding international treaty to limit greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. The enormity of that task can be distilled to one number: two. Climate scientists warn that a 2 degrees Celsius rise of average global temperatures from …

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IPCC Climate Mitigation Report: “Business As Usual” Won’t Get It Done

World governments and global society need to take actions that realize cuts of 40%-70% in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 if global mean temperature ranges aren't to be driven outside safe bounds and human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are not to drive climate change away from a state conducive to life as we know it, according to the third and final installment of the UN IPCC's Fifth Climate Change Assessment Report.

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China Proposes Emissions Target Ahead of COP15

On the heels of president Obama’s announcement earlier this week that he will attend the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen and propose firm (if inadequate) emissions targets, Chinese officials have stated they will also propose mitigation targets in Copenhagen. The move from the two largest greenhouse gas emitters has some breathing a sigh of relief in the final days before the start of the …

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News Break: Obama to Attend COP15 Climate Conference

After several weeks of speculation over whether president Obama would attend the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen next month, the White House confirmed today that he will go. Obama plans on arriving on the 9th of December, two days after the start of the conference, to deliver a speech to the international delegations. Obama is traveling to Norway on the 10th to pick up …

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