Carbon offsets

Carbon offsets or carbon credits are mechanisms by which greenhouse gas emissions by individuals and/or companies, or even countries, can be “offset” against activities that reduce emissions. Carbon offsets are measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) and may represent six primary categories of greenhouse gases. One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of… Continue reading Carbon offsets

Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 COP21

Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 COP21

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Paris, France from November 30th to December 11th. In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve… Continue reading Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 COP21

LED low energy lighting

Low energy light emitting diodes (LED) can greatly reduce energy consumption associated with both domestic and commercial lighting. They can be be used for: Light Emitting Diodes are among the most energy-efficient light sources available on the market. LED lamps are already today more than five times more efficient than incandescent lamps and future technical achievements offer… Continue reading LED low energy lighting

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009 is hosted in Denmark in the city of Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009. This is the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference, and is also referred to as COP15. The two-week summit involves politicians and officials from 192 countries. More than 15,000 people are attending —… Continue reading Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009

Copenhagen Accord

This is the latest draft text of the “Copenhagen Accord” put forward on December 18 by the U.S., China, India and South Africa, among other countries, at the climate summit in the Danish capital.[1] Accord text Draft decision -/CP.15 Proposal by the President Copenhagen Accord The Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, and other… Continue reading Copenhagen Accord

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) is an emissions trading scheme proposed for introduction in Australia in late 2010. Summary of criticisms The structure of the scheme has been widely criticised, including by the Government’s previously appointed climate change policy adviser [Professor Ross Garnaut] [1], for the following reasons: Structure The structure of the CPRS is not yet finalised.… Continue reading Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

Climate Code Red

Climate Code Red book cover

Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action is a 2008 book which presents scientific evidence that the climate change and global warming crisis is worse than official reports and national governments have so far indicated. The book argues that we are facing a “sustainability emergency” that requires a clear break from business-as-usual politics. The authors explain that… Continue reading Climate Code Red