Towards a Global Green Economy – EC Presents Policy Orientations For Rio+20 Conference

The European Commission has adopted a Communication preparing the ground for the EU’s position at the Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. The Communication outlines objectives and specific actions on the two inter-linked themes of the Conference- enabling the transition to a green economy in … Read more

Global Renewable Energy Potential is Higher Than Energy Demand

The total global potential for renewable energy “is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand” is the message of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation just released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report states that renewable energy production will increase “anywhere … Read more

Wind Power Meeting Kyoto Commitments While Climate Negotiations Stall

While UN climate negotiations show no sign of significant progress, calculations from the European Wind Energy Association show that wind energy is achieving over a quarter of the emissions reductions required under the current Kyoto agreement. The recent UN climate negotiations in Bangkok “produced little more than the agenda for further negotiations,” according to the … Read more

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Continues

The Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change lecture series continues on Tuesday, 15th March 2011, at 6.30pm, in the Mansion House, Dublin, with a lecture entitled ‘Climate Change and Agriculture – ensuring food production is not threatened’. The lecture will be given by Alexendre Meybeck of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, based in Rome. One … Read more