Tag Archives: Climate change

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 to: William D. Nordhaus (Yale University, New Haven, USA) “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis” and Paul M. Romer (NYU Stern School of Business, New York, USA) “for integrating technological …
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Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

The EEA report shows that renewables have become a major contributor to the energy transition occurring in many parts of Europe. Growth in renewables continues to bolster climate change mitigation in the EU. The EU-wide share of renewable energy use increased from 15% in 2013 to 16% in 2014. This upward trend continued also in …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016

  From 20 to 23 January, over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Critical current challenges, such as security, climate change and “new normal” global …
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OECD at 2015 Paris Climate Conference

The OECD has just published “COP21: A selected OECD bibliography on climate change.” Find the following topics covered: -International Climate Change Framework, Finance & Investment -Policy Coherence and Economic Analysis -Climate Change Mitigation -Adaptation to Climate Change -Environment & Environmental Policy -Green Growth, Taxation & Other Market-Based Instruments -Agriculture & Fisheries -Energy -Transport & Tourism …
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Shock Waves

The World Bank has just published the report “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.” The study shows that climate change is an acute threat to poorer people across the world, with the power to push more than 100 million people back into poverty over the next fifteen years.  And the poorest …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015

From January 21-24 more than 2,500 representatives of business, government, academia and civil society participated in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015. Inequality, climate change and the future of the internet were among the most discussed long-term challenges. Monetary policies and the fight against terrorism dominated the current affairs agenda. Initiatives such as Shaping …
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Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

The World Bank has just published the report “Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal.” According to the report, dramatic climate changes and weather extremes are already affecting people around the world, damaging crops and coastlines, and putting water security at risk. The study said that many of the worst projected climate impacts …
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Climate Change 2014

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released the “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis report.” According to the study the planet is warming and humans are the cause. The IPCC warns that the cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don’t take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to …
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Climate Change Impact

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just published the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impact of climate change on the world. The report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change and …
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