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Six Transport Policy Papers You Should Read for COP21

November 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

Transport generates 23% of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. This share needs to fall to stay within the 2 degree Celsius scenario for climate mitigation. The International Transport Forum launches six concise analyses on critical issues for decarbonising…

Bluesky Aerial Thermal Map Helps Keep Herefordshire Residents Warm

November 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy, Surveying/Mapping

Leicestershire, UK, Nov. 19, 2015—An aerial thermal survey to assess heat loss from homes is being used by Herefordshire Council to raise awareness…

Royal Academy of Engineering Reports “A Critical Time for UK Energy Policy”

October 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

Loughborough, Oct. 23, 2015—The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has welcomed a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering which says time is rapidly…

EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities,…

Mayors of Phoenix and Blacksburg (VA) Win 1st Place for Local Climate Protection Efforts

June 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2015 —Phoenix and Blacksburg, VA are the nation's top winners in the 2015 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. The winners were announced today during the…

Assessing the Vulnerability of European Cities to Climate Change

June 8, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

June 8, 2015—The European Environment Agency (EEA) published today a series of interactive maps, illustrating various climate threats European cities face as well as cities’ capacity to respond to these threats. This new ‘map book’ provides background…

UN Secretary-General Urges Transport Ministers to Act on Climate Change

May 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

May 27, 2015—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “find new green solutions”. “I urge all of you to accelerate your efforts”, Ban said in a video message released…

Model Helps City Planners Prepare to Weather Large Storms

MADISON, Wisc., April 1, 2015—How society should respond to climate change may be a global-scale debate, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers know that preparing for climate change's impact on weather is a profoundly local problem. Professor of…

C40 Launches City Climate Change Hazard Taxonomy for Public Comment

March 16, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

Today, at the UNISDR World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, C40 officially launched for public comment the City Climate Hazard Taxonomy, a structured description of the key climate hazards that cities are facing. The Taxonomy was developed by C40 and…

Flood And Drought Risk To Cities On Rise Even With No Climate Change

March 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change, according to researchers from Texas A&M University. Their…