California to Regulate ‘Most Potent’ Greenhouse Gas

Starting in 2011, California will regulate emissions from electric utility equipment of the gas sulfur hexafluoride — commonly called SF6. Read full article. 

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, COP 15, gets underway

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has begun! See everyting what is going on on the UNFCCC website.


Quarter of a million climate signatures handed to UN

22-09-2008 - Today, 244,388 signatures gathered during Vattenfall’s global climate initiative are being handed to the UN’s official environmental programme “Seal the Deal”. The signatures are being handed over to UN during the current climate summit meeting in New York. Link

World Bank: Climate change will cost 100 billion USD a year

Intense rainfall and rising sea levels will increase costs for infrastructure projects such as roads and flood defenses in developing countries, a new World Bank study predicts. Link

27-07-2009: Fifth International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (NCGG-5)

From June 30 to July 3, 2009, the Air Quality and Climate Change Section of the Netherlands Association of Environmental Professionals (VVM) organizes its Fifth International Symposium on science, implementation and policy aspects of non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases (NCGG-5). NCGG-5 will be held in Wageningen in The Netherlands and will address not only the role of non-CO2 greenhouse gases and aerosol in human-induced climate change, but

G8 reaches agreement about climate change

Last week at the G8 conference in the German city Heiligendamm an agreement has been made on the reduction of greenhouse gasses. Although there have no specific targets been agreed, the G8 has made clear that their intention is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses with 50% in the period until 2050. This means in practice a reduction of

United Nations Climate Conference

United Nations Climate Change Conference, 7 - 18 December