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Dec 14, 2012

Human link to climate change stronger than ever – draft report

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – International climate scientists
are more certain than ever that humans are responsible for
global warming, rising sea levels and extreme weather events,
according to a leaked draft report by an influential panel of
experts.

The early draft, which is still subject to change before a
final version is released in late 2013, showed that a rise in
global average temperatures since pre-industrial times was set
to exceed 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, and may reach 4.8 Celsius.

Nov 30, 2012

EU climate fight hit by new record low carbon price

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s leadership in the fight against climate change, already under fire at U.N. talks in Qatar, suffered a further setback on Friday as the carbon market it created to help spur a switch to greener energy tumbled to a record low.

The $148 billion EU Emissions Trading Scheme is core to Europe’s efforts to prompt utilities and industry to go green but carbon prices are currently far too low to provide that incentive.

Nov 30, 2012

EU carbon hits record low on vote delay

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Europe’s carbon market, aimed at
spurring industry to switch to greener energy, tumbled to a
record low on Friday after the European Commission put off a
decision on reducing its oversupply of carbon permits.

A cornerstone of its policies on tackling climate change,
the EU’s $148 billion Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is
languishing as carbon prices remain far too low to encourage
industry to switch to cleaner energy.

Nov 29, 2012

Scientists measure sea rise from polar ice melt

LONDON (Reuters) – The melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets has raised sea levels by 11.1 millimeters since 1992, a fifth of the total rise which threatens low-lying regions around the globe, a new study published on Thursday said.

The results of the study involving 47 researchers from 26 laboratories which was supported by the European Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration give the most accurate measurements of ice loss to date, they said in the journal Science.

Nov 28, 2012

Delhi, Mumbai among cities most at risk from climate impacts – study

LONDON (Reuters) – Time is running out for many developing countries like India to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday.

Atkins, together with the University College of London’s Development and Planning Unit and the UK government’s Department for International Development, assessed the risks, vulnerabilities and capabilities of 129 cities in 20 countries.

Nov 28, 2012

Developing cities must protect against climate risks: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Time is running out for many developing countries to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday.

Atkins, together with the University College of London’s Development and Planning Unit and the UK government’s Department for International Development, assessed the risks, vulnerabilities and capabilities of 129 cities in 20 countries.

Nov 25, 2012

Sea snails show impact of more acidic ocean

LONDON (Reuters) – The shells of some marine snails in the seas around Antarctica are dissolving as the water becomes more acidic, threatening the food chain, a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Sunday.

Oceans soak up about a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year and as CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase from burning fossil fuels, so do ocean levels, making seas more acidic.

Nov 21, 2012

Swift action needed to tackle widening emissions gap

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could be between 8 billion and 13 billion tonnes above what is needed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, a United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The annual report, prepared by UNEP and the European Climate Foundation, studied a range of estimates to assess whether current pledges for emissions cuts are enough to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Nov 21, 2012

Swift action needed to tackle widening emissions gap: U.N.

LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could be between 8 billion and 13 billion metric tonnes (14.33 billion tons) above what is needed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, a United Nations’ Environment Program (UNEP) report showed on Wednesday.

The annual report, prepared by UNEP and the European Climate Foundation, studied a range of estimates to assess whether current pledges for emissions cuts are enough to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Nov 19, 2012

Natural resources can affect value of sovereign bonds – UNEP

LONDON (Reuters) – Countries’ natural resources should be considered when assessing sovereign credit risk as their worth can affect the underlying value of sovereign bonds, the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.

Pressures on nations from the overuse and scarcity of water, food, forests and minerals, coupled with the effects of climate change, are currently mostly left out of models used to set sovereign credit ratings.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
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      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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