Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Non-CO2 pollutants could delay warming by decades

    29 November 2010

    Led by the Federated States of Micronesia, a group of low-lying islands and other vulnerable countries are calling for fast action on the roughly half of global warming caused by pollutants other than carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Better access to family planning could slow global warming

    23 November 2010

    A new report from the Worldwatch Institute argues that assuring all women have access to contraception and taking steps to improve women's lives should be among key strategies in the fight against global climate change.

  • Global CO2 emissions set to rise in 2010

    23 November 2010

     Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – the main contributor to global warming – show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010.

  • When the water ends: Africa's climate conflicts

    22 November 2010

    As temperatures rise and water supplies dry up, semi-nomadic tribes along the Kenyan-Ethiopian border are increasingly coming into conflict with each other. 

  • Mountains may act as 'safe haven' for species facing climate change

    11 November 2010

    Swiss researchers studying the projected effects of climate change on alpine plant species have discovered that mountains may represent a ‘safer’ place to live during changing climate conditions.

  • Population trends: an influence on climate change

    19 October 2010

    Changes in population growth and composition, including ageing and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to a new study.

  • Eating less meat could save 45,000 UK lives every year says report

    18 October 2010

    Switching to diets that contain no more than three meat meals each week could prevent around 45,000 early UK deaths and save the National Health Service £1.2 billion each year - as well as helping to tackle climate change and curb deforestation, according to a new report.

  • Troubling decline in caribou herds of the Arctic

    5 October 2010

     Across the Far North, populations of caribou — an indispensable source of food and clothing for indigenous people — are in steep decline. Scientists point to rising temperatures and a resource-development boom as the prime culprits.

  • UN reveals 'Gigatonne gap' in climate pledges

    23 February 2010

    Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less, according to a major new study.

  • Tributes and concern as Yvo de Boer resigns

    18 February 2010

    Warm tributes have followed today's announcement that Yvo de Boer is resigning from his role as Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC - tributes that are mixed with calls for renewed leadership and reform of the UN climate body.