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China, Nature Conservancy Work to Curb Pollution

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Chongqing_Sam GaoTalk about strange bedfellows: China is the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, but the country, in conjunction with The Nature Conservancy, is working to curb the causes and effects of climate change.

It might seem like a strange partnership between a non-profit and a huge nation, but it seems to work. TNC’s Conservation Blueprint project identified 32 regions that TNC and the Chinese government believe are most vital to the country’s environmental future. The U.S.-based conservation group is analyzing how ecosystem-based adaptation strategies “can help those regions thrive.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by William DiBenedetto

8 September, 2014 at 5:00 am

OECD says inaction on climate comes with a heavy cost

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We knew or at least surmised that this was true, but the really scary conclusion from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is that it could get way, way worse: Without more ambitious actions by governments global greenhouse gas emissions could increase 50 percent by 2050.

The warning from the 34-member-nation OECD, whose mission is to “promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world,” in a recent report, OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction, is that rising living standards over the coming decades will mean increased demands for energy, food and natural resources. This will result in sharply higher GHG emissions and pollution.

OECD says the report presents the latest projections of socio-economic trends over the next four decades, and their implications for four areas of concern: climate changebiodiversitywater and the health impacts of environmental pollution. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by William DiBenedetto

13 April, 2012 at 2:16 am

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