CLIMATE
     
Be aware of the change of the climate; watch important issues. Only the international community can shoulder the responsibility to do their bit to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The main cause of climate change or global warming effects is believed to be the accumulation of the carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in the atmosphere, which is a result of the extensive burning of fossil fuels that began during the Industrial Revolution.

change of the climate, a real threat to global food security? European environment agency
the economics of climate change; debate on Stern review Carbon Footprint Counter. Want to improve the atmosphere? Count CO2 emissions
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AMPERE, assessment of climate change mitigation pathways and evaluation of the robustness of mitigation cost estimates

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European Commission DG Energy

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intergouvernmental panel on climate change
Future impact
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Carbon Sink European climate foundation the United Nations Climate Change Portal

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Climate experts were consulted on the steps to be taken to put in place a binding climate protection agreement as of 2012. A so-called Bali roadmap is to lay out the salient points to be negotiated and a time schedule for negotiations.  One thing is, however, already clear. Negotiations for the new agreement must be wound up by 2009, to ensure that there is no gap following the expiry of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.  "Time is of the essence, because the international climate council tells us we must halve CO2 emissions in the long term – by the middle of this century,” This is such an enormous task that the international community can only solve it together

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Both sites contains information about a European research project (CO2 capture, sink and storage) dealing with research on geological storage of CO2 as a means of reducing green house gas emissions.The main cause of climate change or global warming effects is believed to be the accumulation of the carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in the atmosphere. This accumulation is a result of the extensive burning of fossil fuels that began during the Industrial Revolution.

We can reduce the volume of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by collecting and storing it deep underground. The concept is a simple one, but establishing whether the technique can be. The capture and storage of CO2 could play a significant role in reducing the release of green-house gases to the atmosphere. Approximately one third of all CO2 emissions due to human activity come from fossil fuels used for generating electricity, with each power plant capable of emitting several million tonnes of CO2 annually.


175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016

At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The agreement is due to enter into force in 2020 and is a bridge between today's policies and climate-neutrality before the end of the century. Governments agreed on:

Mitigation: reducing emissions

  • a long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels;
  • to aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change;
  • on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, recognising that this will take longer for developing countries;
  • to undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science.

Before and during the Paris conference, countries submitted comprehensive national climate action plans (INDCs). These are not yet enough to keep global warming below 2°C, but the agreement traces the way to achieving this target.

Transparency and global stocktake

  • come together every 5 years to set more ambitious targets as required by science;
  • report to each other and the public on how well they are doing to implement their targets;
  • track progress towards the long-term goal through a robust transparency and accountability system.
Adaptation
  • strengthen societies' ability to deal with the impacts of climate change;  
  • provide continued and enhanced international support for adaptation to developing countries.  
Loss and damage
  • recognises the importance of averting, minimising and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change;
  • acknowledges the need to cooperate and enhance the understanding, action and support in different areas such as early warning systems, emergency preparedness and risk insurance.
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