Sunday, December 21, 2014

The UN's Climate Shakedown — Quadrant Online

http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2014/11/uns-climate-shakedown/

The Renewable Energy Myth — Quadrant Online

http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2014/11/renewable-energy-myth/

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With Proposed New Ozone Rule, Obama Tees Up Next Environmental Fight

http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/with-proposed-new-ozone-standard-obama-tees-up-next-environmental-fight-20141125

IHE - El grave problema de la corrupción en España

http://www.inspectoresdehacienda.org/images/stories/pdf/congresos/congreso20124/161014_elproblemadelacorrupcion_pdf_largo.pdf

China Solar Project Delays Mean Japan Could Be Largest Market - Bloomberg

China Solar Project Delays Mean Japan Could Be Largest Market - Bloomberg

Jeb Bush on Climate Change: "I'm a Skeptic" | Mother Jones

Jeb Bush on Climate Change: "I'm a Skeptic" | Mother Jones

Los ingenieros que Google contrató para revolucionar las renovables creen que no funcionarán - Libertad Digital

Los ingenieros que Google contrató para revolucionar las renovables creen que no funcionarán - Libertad Digital

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stricter smog rules make healthier citizens, EPA chief says

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/26/7293943/EPA-smog-ozone-emissions-regulation-standard

New Wind Turbine Technologies

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/11/141125-climate-talks-india-coal-carbon-emissions/

OECD diesel vs petrol environmental impact

A litre of diesel has around 10% more combustion energy than petrol, but produces roughly 18% more CO2 emissions.

Yet, when taken as tax per unit of energy produced, the average effective tax rate on diesel is 32% lower across OECD countries than it is on petrol.

In fact, the US–where tax rates on both diesel and petrol (or gasoline as it is called in the US) are very low anyway–is the only OECD country where diesel is taxed more than petrol on a per-unit of energy basis.

With regard to combating climate change, this tax policy makes little sense, not least because the lower tax amounts to a hefty subsidy to diesel. To be sure, taxing both fuels equally with regard to carbon emissions would mean that taxes on a litre of diesel should be 18% higher than those for petrol.

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Under Pressure, Obama Administration Seeks Tighter Ozone Standards

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/obama-ozone-standards_n_6224604.html?ir=Media&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000021

Monday, December 15, 2014

Can’t Afford to Wait: Why Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation plans in Asia are still failing millions of people | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Can’t Afford to Wait: Why Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation plans in Asia are still failing millions of people | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Working the wind safely - An induction video for wind energy workers

A Sign of Things to Come? Examining four major climate-related disasters, 2010-2013, and their impacts on food security | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

A Sign of Things to Come? Examining four major climate-related disasters, 2010-2013, and their impacts on food security | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Políticas de pleno empleo, estabilización del clima y balance ecológico

http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/news/HarrisOpinionMar2013sp.pdf

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: The Role of Natural Gas in Current EU Energie Policies

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Britain on course for warmest year ever...and climate change is to blame, says Met Office

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11270830/Britain-on-course-for-warmest-year-ever...and-climate-change-is-to-blame-says-Met-Office.html

Windmills Homemade

How the Amazon’s Indigenous Population is Coping with Oil Drilling by Erin Amato | Wilson Quarterly

http://wilsonquarterly.com/stories/how-amazons-indigenous-population-coping-with-oil-drilling/

BBC News - Lima climate talks: Peru summit continues through night

BBC News - Lima climate talks: Peru summit continues through night

Lima climate summit extended as poor countries demand more from rich | Environment | The Guardian

Lima climate summit extended as poor countries demand more from rich | Environment | The Guardian

What will it take to feed the world in 2050?

http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp/WiseSundellCSMFeedTheWorldOct2014.pdf

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Corporate sustainability - Strategy - PwC

Corporate sustainability - Strategy - PwC UK

The ILO engages in climate change at Lima Conference and beyond

The ILO engages in climate change at Lima Conference and beyond

Carbon dioxide emissions from final use of products - Statistics Explained

Carbon dioxide emissions from final use of products - Statistics Explained

Blowing in the Wind a Documentary about Wind Power in Illinois

Sustainability for All: Jonathon Porritt at TEDxExeter

OECD Scale of international bribery laid bare by new OECD report

Newsroom - OECD

European Commission - State aid: Commission approves German aid scheme for renewable energy (EEG 2012); orders partial recovery

European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - State aid: Commission approves German aid scheme for renewable energy (EEG 2012); orders partial recovery

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground | Environment | The Guardian

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground | Environment | The Guardian

Wildlife crime study finds 33,000 items worth £7m for sale online | Environment | The Guardian

Wildlife crime study finds 33,000 items worth £7m for sale online | Environment | The Guardian

Subsidies to the power sector: Europe's best kept secret?

Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/23/us-climatechange-lima-idUSKCN0J70ER20141123

Bribery and corruption - OECD

Bribery and corruption - OECD

Six vital steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth | Environment | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/22/six-vital-steps-to-protect-earth-global-warming-carbon

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

BBC News - Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

BBC News - Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Beijing's smog problem illustrated with a year's worth of daily photos

http://boingboing.net/2014/11/21/beijings-smog-problem-illust.html

OECD International Anti-Corruption Day

Newsroom - OECD

Turkey and China fall in Transparency International corruption index

Lack of international financial markets regulation causing corruption

Lack of international financial markets regulation causing corruption

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day

2014 Theme: Break the corruption chain

Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes. Economic development is stunted because foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within the country often find it impossible to overcome the "start-up costs" required because of corruption.

On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4).

The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it. The Convention entered into force in December 2005.

See Page: http://www.un.org/en/events/anticorruptionday/

International Anti-Corruption Day : message of Anna Bossman

Monday, December 08, 2014

Oil And Gas Methane Rules Could Help U.S. Meet New Climate Targets, Report Says

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/20/oil-and-gas-methane-rules_n_6190754.html?ir=Business&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000018

India ranked less corrupt than China, reveals Transparency International India

Garcetti proposes L.A. climate change summit of U.S., China mayors

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-los-angeles-eric-garcetti-china-20141121-story.html

Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics: Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate Change, Environmental Policy, and Science

http://publicreligion.org/research/2014/11/believers-sympathizers-skeptics-americans-conflicted-climate-change-environmental-policy-science/

How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sandraeallen/how-climate-change-will-end-wine-as-we-know-it