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Children´s Legal Battle Against Climate Change

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 1:21:00 PM

Six children from the fire-struck Portuguese region of Leira are taking the battle against climate change into the courtrooms of Europe.

The children, aged between 5 and 14, saw their home region burn as Portugal's worst every forest fires swept across tinder-dry land, killing more than 60 people.

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Topics: Climate Change, Europe, Portugal, European Court of Human Rights

Mars Pledged $1bn To Tackle Climate Change

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 1:35:30 PM

Confectionary giant Mars Inc. has pledged to spend US$1 billion on a new initiative aiming to tackle climate change and poverty, and improve well-being of staff and local communities within in its supply chain.

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Topics: Climate Change, Carbon Footprint, Paris Agreement, Mars

France To Ban Fossil Fuel Exploitation

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 11:36:00 AM

France is continuing to take a lead in combatting climate change by introducing legislation to ban the exploration for, and exploitation of, oil and gas within its territory, both at home and overseas.

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Topics: Climate Change, Paris Agreement, Macron, France

Schwarzenegger Takes Lead in Climate Change Battle

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 12:03:00 PM

When it comes to the fight against climate change in the USA, Hollywood star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has stepped in to try and provide the leadership vacuum created by President Donald Trump.

The USA Schwarzenegger Institute has just launched an online database, which he hopes will become an invaluable tool for local and state legislators seeking for ways to advance the environmental cause.

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Topics: Climate Change, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Environment, Environmental Digital Legislative Handbook

Providing a Clean and Healthy Future

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 11:21:00 AM

While the imperative to fight climate change takes the headlines when it comes to renewable energy, from its inception OPEN has been advocating the many other benefits of cleantech.

The ethos of OPEN is to bring financial experts together with environmental and technology specialists, to find solutions that will make a real difference to improving not just the environment but also to people's lives.

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Topics: Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution, Health

Green Boom Unstoppable

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 12:55:00 PM

The recent decision by the US to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change has failed to affect the future of green and socially responsible ETFs (exchange traded funds), results are revealing.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Green Bonds, Green Investment

Climate Change Turning Point Could Be As Soon As 2020

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The year 2020 is could be the turning point in the fight against climate change, according to a group of climate and business experts.

Meeting in London at the behest of former United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) executive secretary Christina Figueres, the group worked to pinpoint the most urgent action needed over the next three years if disastrous climate change is to be avoided.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, UNFCCC

Schwarzenegger: 'Just Answer The Question Climate Sceptics'

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 1:20:00 PM

Last week actor, politician and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger summed up his views on climate change in a clear and direct Facebook post.

His on-screen persona is that of a straight-talking tough guy, while in real life he more than proved his environmental credentials during his time as the Republican Governor of California, which is why the recent post comes as no surprise.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Climate Skeptics, Facebook

Climate Change at Heart of Obama Farewell

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 1:27:00 PM

President Barack Obama put climate change at the heart of his farewell address to the American nation as the curtain comes down on his time in office.

The President, who clearly sees action against global warming as a key part of his legacy, has been using his final weeks in office trying to pre-empt any attempts by President elect Donald Trump to roll back environmental initiatives that aim for a low carbon future.

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Topics: Climate Change, President Barak Obama, Donald Trump, USA

Green Villages Offer a Sustainable Future

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 9:24:00 AM

If the world is to avoid a climate change catastrophe action must be taken not just in the way we generate power but in the very way we live.

Energy efficiency and sustainability will need to be designed into our homes in order to reduce individuals' carbon footprints. Retrofitting older homes, although important, can be difficult, so the way forward is to ensure new properties are constructed for a sustainable future.

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Topics: Cleantech Energy, Climate Change, Green Villages, Sustainable Community

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