The complete run-down for this year’s historic COP21 conference

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A guide to the 2015 COP21 conference. COP21, otherwise referred to as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, unites leaders, government officials, scientists and influential speakers from around the world to promote global action for addressing climate change. This year’s event takes place November 30 through December 11 and will include government representation from more than… Read more »

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Partnerships, Progress to Protect & Restore Forest

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Leaders in the global drive to protect and restore forests met at COP21 on Tuesday to announce further action of deforestation. The event was held in the context of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda during Paris COP21. Sourced through Scoop.it from: newsroom.unfccc.int See on Scoop.it – Green Living

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COP21: ‘Never have the stakes been so high’

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World leaders opened pivotal climate talks Monday in Paris, saying the stakes are too high to end the conference without achieving a binding agreement to help slow the pace of global climate change. “A political moment like this may not come again,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told leaders gathered for the conference. “We have never… Read more »

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France – COP21 live special: ’12 hours for the Planet’

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On the eve of the COP21 talks in Paris, FRANCE 24 brings you a special night of programming dedicated to the climate, with previously unseen reports and interviews, interspersed with some of the best moments from “Down to Earth”, our weekly show exploring innovations by people around the world committed to sustainable development. Renewable energy, agriculture and… Read more »

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Microsoft announces 175 megawatt wind project in Illinois is now operational

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Just over a year ago, Microsoft announced its largest wind purchase to date: a 175 megawatt (MW) wind facility outside of Chicago that would generate more than enough energy to fully power Microsoft’s Chicago data center. Today, we’re proud to announce that the Pilot Hill Wind Project is up and running—delivering clean, renewable energy that will power that facility for… Read more »

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Earth’s climate entering new ‘permanent reality’ as CO2 hits new high

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The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a historic milestone, the head of the UN’s weather agency has warned. The record concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere were up 43% since pre-industrial times, said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO),… Read more »

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