Here are links for a few representative examples in the (huge) area of what various countries and cities are doing to act against global warming and climate change. The US is treated in depth in subtopic HERE.
The Major Economies Forum MEF (see also HERE) is made up of 17 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Their main goal is to advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The Leaders of the 17 MEF partners agreed that moving to a clean energy economy provides an opportunity to promote continued economic growth and sustainable development as part of a vigorous response to the danger posed by climate change. They identified an urgent need for deployment of clean energy technologies at the lowest possible cost, and established the Global Partnership to drive transformational progress. As an initial step, they requested a suite of Technology Action Plans, which now span ten climate-related technologies that together address more than 80% of the energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction potential identified by the IEA. MEF partners agreed to lead the work to develop the Technology Action Plans. These technologies include:
• Advanced Vehicles (Canada) • Bioenergy (Brazil and Italy) • Carbon Capture, Use & Storage (Australia and United Kingdom) • Energy Efficiency – Buildings Sector (United States) • Energy Efficiency – Industrial Sector (United States) • High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions (HELE) Coal (India and Japan) • Marine Energy (France) • Smart Grid (Italy and Korea) • Solar Energy (Germany and Spain) • Wind Energy (Denmark, Germany, and Spain)
HERE is a meeting in July 2010 in Washington DC called the Clean Energy Ministerial, which brought together ministers and stakeholders from more than 20 countries to collaborate on policies and programs that accelerate the world's transition to clean energy technologies.
In one of the most radical climate programmes yet by an oil-producing nation, the Norwegian government has proposed increasing its carbon tax on offshore oil companies by £21 to £45 (Nkr410) per tonne of CO2; see HERE.
The Oslo government, to help offset its emissions, [will] force through new building regulations to make all new homes carbon-neutral by 2015 and increase efforts to heavily cut emissions from cars...
Information from attendees at the 2010 Cancun Climate Conference is posted here.
Trump, Denial, and Climate Change RiskLast Updated on 2017-03-28 22:45:13
Climate Portal Statement on Trump's Climate Executive Order
Trump's climate executive order issued 3/28/17 is dangerous. This order, if carried out, will threaten the health and well-being not only of the poor, but of all of us. This order will make life more dangerous for our grandchildren. This order opposes a viable economic future with renewables and looks backwards to yesterday's economy of fossil fuels. This order violates U.S. climate commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement and will encourage other recalcitrant countries to oppose their commitments. This order could produce dangerous economic and financial instabilities, and is bad for jobs and business. This order ignores real climate science and relies on mavericks and charlatans who push contrarian/denier pseudo science. This order will increase political... More »
NGO-CSD Lima Climate Paper 2014Last Updated on 2016-10-24 10:09:11Lima Climate Conference Paper, NGO Committee for Sustainable Development
CSD_CoNGO Climate Change Paper Lima 2014 FINAL
Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration)Last Updated on 2014-04-26 18:04:44
Carbon capture and storage (sequestration) or CCS
Background on CCS
Will We Really Need Carbon Sequestration? Yes. Why?
BUT there is a Big Caveat - we can't use CCS as an excuse not to mitigate directly
What does Jim Hansen say?
More Information for point carbon capture and storage
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR; Non-point capture)
Agriculture and Forestry Sequestration
What about Hemp for sequestration?
What about Biochar for sequestration?
Genetically engineered Bacteria and CCS
And What About China's Use of Coal without sequestration?
Other Examples of Carbon Sequestration
Videos on CCS and coal plants
References for Carbon Sequestration
Background on CCS
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) is a set of technologies... More »
Warsaw Blog for 2013 Climate ConferenceLast Updated on 2014-02-24 05:32:08This blog accompanies the coverage of the Warsaw 2013 UNFCCC Climate Conference.
Dr. Jan Dash commentary on Warsaw for the NGO Committee for Sustainable Development
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On-the-spot commentary by Elena Rahona, Program Manager of Mount Sinai Global Health, NY.
Warsaw Blog Elena Rahona
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Presentation by Dr. Jan Dash on background for the Warsaw Climate Conference, given at the November meeting of the UN-NGO Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD, CoNGO), NY.
HERE is the video.
Warsaw CSD Presentation (November 2013) DASH
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"Bottom Line from Warsaw" (CLICK HERE)
An interview of two climate scientists who are calling for what some may view as a shocking solution to the climate crisis: a rethinking of the economic order in the United States and other industrialized nations. Their names are... More »
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