Representing one-fifth of total global CO2 emissions currently, industrial sectors such as cement, iron and steel, chemicals and refining are expected to emit even more CO2 over the coming decades.
3-D printing, also known by its technical name of “additive manufacturing,” is a concept that makes tech-heads and entrepreneurs bubble with excitement.
The long-awaited package of measures aimed at halting climate change and protect the United States from possible consequences announced on June 25, 2013 by Barack Obama.
The EU already has climate and energy targets to achieve for 2020 – cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy use and boosting renewable energy. In order to maintain momentum after 2020, it needs to start consulting and thinking now.
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At 2012, 18 to 22 June, more than 30,000 participants have discussed energy efficiency and renewable energy in all their forms during the 2012 edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week. At 2013 the Sustainable Energy Week will take place from 24 to 28 June.
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is an initiative of the European Commission that first took place in 2006 with hundreds of organisations and individuals participating each year. Through bottom-up efforts, organisers of EUSEW Energy Days, events and activities connect directly with citizens and energy stakeholders at local, regional and national levels. The combined results of EUSEW efforts are helping Europe reach its energy goals.
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In June 2012 was studied that China’s carbon emissions could be nearly 20% higher than thought. The national statistics show 7.5% annual growth from 1997 to 7.69 billion tonnes in 2010. In contrast, aggregated emissions of Chinese provinces increased 8.5% annually to 9.08 billion tonnes in 2010. By comparison, US emissions were 6.87 billion tonnes in 2010.
The UNFCCC secretariat has developed the concept of ‘Momentum for Change’ as a way to demonstrate the multiple benefits of addressing climate change and to transform misperceptions surrounding taking action on climate change. The secretariat believes that highlighting and enhancing the positive developments in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, will increase innovation, motivation, hope, passion and capacity for further change. Change can be positive and positive change can create escalating virtuous cycles.