Tag Archives: climate change

University of York: well-managed marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change

Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists say reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to five key … Read the full press release

Telenor survey: Asian youth most passionate for education, climate change and global warming

New digital survey reveals surprising attitudes among Asian youth, including views on how best to empower youth leaders and the role of technology in supporting social causes and promoting Peace. FORNEBU, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Group today released the findings … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release

Scientists correct ‘cold bias’ and confirm oceans warmed 0.12 degrees Celsius per decade since 1997

Scientists have solved a puzzling break in continuity of ocean warming records that sparked much controversy after climate data was published in the journal Science in 2015. YORK, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest research from the Universities of York, … Read the full press release

Centrica identified as a global leader for action and disclosure on climate change by CDP

CDP has recognised Centrica for leading the change towards a lower carbon future LONDON, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica has been identified as a global leader for action and disclosure on climate change by CDP, an international NGO reporting to … Read the full press release

Global Shapers Annual Survey 2016: 70% of millennials see the world full of opportunities despite widespread corruption, conflicts, and climate change

Young people between 18 and 35 view the world with cautious optimism and, overall, display progressive values, with regionally diverse views on gender equality and same-sex marriage. · Millennials embrace new technologies, with a wary eye on their privacy and … Read the full press release

Study: World’s soils could help to limit the impacts of climate change

The world’s soils could potentially store an extra 8 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases, helping to limit the impacts of climate change, says a new study from a team including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, ABERDEEN, 07-Apr-2016 … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen is a major partner of new EU research project to investigate the effects of climate change on fish

In France, April 1 is referred to as Poisson d’Avril, or ‘April Fish day’ and French children are said to tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered. … Read the full press release

International team of scientists: Ichthyosaurs driven to extinction by intense climate change and failure to evolve quickly

OXFORD, 10-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ichthyosaurs – shark-like marine reptiles from the time of dinosaurs – were driven to extinction by intense climate change and their own failure to evolve quickly enough, according to new research by an international team of … Read the full press release

Climate change: BNP Paribas Foundation launches new call for projects across Europe

In 2016, the BNP Paribas Foundation is launching a new call for projects in Europe, with the aim of selecting 4-7 research projects that will increase our understanding about the climate, climate change and their consequences for our environment and … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge’s CISL report: No investor is immune from the risks posed by climate change, even in the short run

A new report by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) reveals that global investment portfolios could lose up to 45 per cent as a consequence of short-term shifts in climate change sentiment. CAMBRIDGE, 13-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Umeå University researchers: lake-water carbon concentrations have varied depending on long-term natural dynamics over thousands of years

Umeå, Sweden, 13-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umeå University, whose … Read the full press release

RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive responds to the IPPR report on de-rating onshore wind turbines

LONDON, 12-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Responding to the IPPR report on de-rating onshore wind turbines, RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The wind industry adheres strictly to the legally-binding guidelines drawn up by Ofgem and the Department of Energy … Read the full press release

Unilever calls upon the European Member States to adopt more ambitious position on energy efficiency, renewables and climate change for the Paris UN COP in 2015

London / Rotterdam / Brussels, 15-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever, together with ten other companies, calls upon the European Member States to adopt an ambitious position on energy efficiency, renewables and climate change on 23 and 24 October, including a binding … Read the full press release

GDF SUEZ to reduce the CO2 emission ratio of its world power and associated heat generation fleet by 10% between 2012 and 2020

Paris, France, 18-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — GDF SUEZ has set an objective to reduce the CO2 emission ratio of its world power and associated heat generation fleet throughout the world by 10% between 2012 and 2020. The Group’s emission ratio2 already … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s scientist led study highlights fish communities potential in marine reserves to resist climate change

Southampton, UK, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts. The study, which is published in … Read the full press release

First summit for EU with new Chinese leadership on 16th EU-China Summit – Beijing, 21 November 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 19-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 21st November 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit. They … Read the full press release

UK Science and Universities Minister David Willetts announced £186M investment package for technologies of the future

London, UK, 10-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A package of investment in the 8 great technologies of the future will accelerate high-tech progress from the lab to the marketplace and help drive UK economic growth, Science and Universities Minister David Willetts announced. In … Read the full press release

UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Edward Davey sets out his vision for a robust European Union Energy and Climate framework for 2030

Brussels, 18-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Secretary of State sets out his vision for a robust European Union Energy and Climate framework for 2030. Originally given at Residence Palace, Brussels. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ … Read the full press release

EU, US, Canada agreed to join forces on Atlantic Ocean research

Brussels, 27-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union, the United States and Canada today agreed to join forces on Atlantic Ocean research. The agreement focuses on aligning the ocean observation efforts of the three partners. The goals are to better understand the Atlantic … Read the full press release

Connie Hedegaard kick-starts public debates over climate change in Southern and Eastern Europe

Brussels, 14-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  European commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard is launching a series of public events to engage European citizens in the climate change debate and to encourage individual action to combat it. Over the next two months, … Read the full press release

Janez Potočnik: Towards Green Growth: Seizing Business Opportunities

Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for Environment Green Economy Forum (Dublin Chamber of Commerce) Dublin, 25-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, People in Europe are looking for ways to recover from the devastation of the economic and financial crisis. Governments are searching … Read the full press release

Europe to strengten its preparedness against natural and man-made disasters

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today presents a package consisting of two parts: The EU strategy on adaptation to climate change sets out a framework and mechanisms for taking the EU’s preparedness for current and future climate impacts to … Read the full press release

Tesco named top UK retailer on climate change

20-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Tesco has been named top UK retailer for tackling climate change, based on its inclusion in the CDP’s FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the fourth year in a row. The CDP singled out Tesco from … Read the full press release