US, China, and G-20 agree to work to global phase down of HFCs

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The US reached separate agreements with the G-20 and with China to address the rapid growth in the use and release of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This was agreed by: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey,the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union, as well as Ethiopia, Spain, Senegal, Brunei, Kazakhstan, and Singapore.

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Hadley Centre: Average 4 C Warming Could Happen Within a Human Lifetime, With Even Greater Warming in Many Regions

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One of the UK’s leading climate scientists has presented new research findings on the increasing potential for a 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 °F) Dr Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre, presented the findings at a special conference called “ 4 degrees and beyond ” at Oxford University. If greenhouse gas emissions are not cut soon then we could see major climate changes within our own lifetimes. —Dr. Tags: Climate Change

2009 75
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AFED report: state of water resources in the Arab world is precarious and worsening

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By 2015, the only countries in the region which will still pass the water scarcity test, at above 1,000 cubic meters per capita, will be Iraq and Sudan – and even that assumes that water supplies from Turkey and Ethiopia will continue to be sustained at their present levels. More research is needed to address the challenges of food security and adaptation to climate change.

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative launches second 3-year campaign; ICCT joins partnership

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Moreover, whilst climate change and energy security remain high on the political agenda, and countries across the globe face severe economic challenges, the potential of fuel economy to save expenditure on oil and ease international financial imbalances adds to the imperative to make greater progress.

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