Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health

Published: June 23, 2015 Executive Summary The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change maps out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, to ensure the highest attainable standards of health for populations worldwide. This Commission is multidisciplinary and international, with strong collaboration between academic centres in Europe and China. The […]

EPA Report: For the US, Global Action Now Saves Lives and Avoids Significant Climate Change Damages

Release Date: 06/22/2015 Contact Information: Enesta Jones, jones.enesta@epa.gov, 202-564-7873, 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” […]

Civil Society Reactions: Papal Encyclical for Climate Action

Vatican City, Italy – June 18, 2015 – NGOs have today welcomed Pope Francis’ strong moral case for people and leaders to tackle climate change delivered in today’s historic Papal Encyclical. In a rare open letter that will shape Catholic teaching, His Holiness Pope Francis laid out our moral imperative to “care for our common […]

World Energy Outlook Special Report 2015: Energy and Climate Change

New @IEA report: current pledges for climate negotiations aren’t yet enough. Governments must step up http://bit.ly/1IX0Zti #WEOclimate The world is moving towards a crucial climate change meeting in Paris in December 2015 (COP21). The negotiations there will be based on national pledges, formally known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, with the goal of setting the world […]

Scientists call for a moratorium on oil sands development (10 Reasons)

Decisions about the development of the vast oil sands† deposits in Alberta and elsewhere in North America are among the biggest we face as Canadians and Americans. Their consequences for our national economies and shared environment will last decades to centuries. These decisions transcend the boundaries of scientific disciplines in ways that challenge accurate summary […]