Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of climate change IPCC Working Group III Contribution to AR5

The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGIII AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as activities that remove them from the atmosphere.

It draws on scientific literature accepted for publication prior to 4 October 2013. The WGIII Summary for Policymakers was approved at the Twelfth Session of Working Group III, held in Berlin, Germany, from 7 to 11 April, 2014. During the session, the IPCC plenary also accepted the underlying scientific and technical assessment, which stands at 2000 pages, including more than 700 pages of references.

2014/4/16: EU and Australia approve/change legislation in favour of requiring companies to report on ESG

Following up the Rio+20 push for a global framework for Corporate Sustainability Reporting the European Parliament voted on legislative proposals to encourage around 6,000 companies to report on their environmental and social performance. The proposals apply to all EU large public interest companies with over 500 employees. The legislation is now finalised and will see the proposals formally adopted by the Council of Ministers after which member states are expected to bring them into force by 2016.

Se tourner vers l'avenir ou sombrer dans l'insignifiance ? Un guide de survie pour le 21e siècle

La technologie au coeur de la tempête numérique. L'économie sous le signe de la concurrence internationale. La politique et sa vision à long terme et la société dans son rôle d'observateur et d'usager. Dans un tel contexte, est-il même possible de jeter au 21e siècle les bases de notre avenir ? Lorsque les faits appartiennent déjà au passé avant même que l'économie, la politique et la société n'aient eu le temps de réagir.

Happiness and wellbeing trump material growth

Report supported by former cabinet secretary Gus O'Donnell, calls for new policy direction that prioritises wellbeing and happiness over GDP growth

Happiness is more important than GDP. This will not be a surprising statement for many, but what is surprising is that the statement comes from the former head of the civil service, permanent secretary to the Treasury and UK member of the IMF, Lord Gus O'Donnell. The statement coincided with the launch of the Wellbeing and Policy Report, commissioned by the Legatum Institute.

9 – 10 of April, 2014: Joint Event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

The Outcome Document of the Special Event to Follow‐Up Efforts to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals held on September 25th of 2013 underscored the need to strengthen the existing global partnership for development under MDG 8 and build new partnerships for sustainable development.

Développement durable - Indicateurs et principes: Le système d'indicateurs MONET

Le système d'indicateurs MONET

La Suisse est-elle sur le chemin du développement durable ?
Quels sont les développements positifs et négatifs ?
Quelles seraient les actions à engager prioritairement ?

Le système d'indicateurs MONET fournit les bases pour répondre à de telles questions.

Développement durable - Statistique de poche 2014

Statistique de poche 2014

La statistique de poche 2014 montre, au moyen d’indicateurs, où la Suisse se situe sur la voie du développement durable. Les indicateurs sont tirés du système MONET de monitorage du développement durable en Suisse.

 

2014/4/4: Alternatiba Léman, Le village des Alternatives transfrontalières !

Alternatiba, c'est quoi ?

Alternatiba Bayonne, octobre 2013, c'était :

  • Forum 12 000 personnes
  • 8 tables rondes
  • 100 ateliers
  • 15 espaces thématiques (agriculture, énergie, monnaies complémentaires, habitat, mobilité...)
  • Concerts, théâtre de rue, repas locavores

2014/3/30: Climate Change 2014, Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report was approved, and the full report accepted, by the IPCC on 30 March 2014.

The Power of Water: Celebrated on 22 March, this year World Water Day focuses on the nexus of water and energy

Make a difference with over 1 000 energy and water standards on World Water Day!

Water and energy are closely interlinked. Water withdrawal by the energy sector is expected to rise one-fifth by 2035, while the amount consumed increases by a more dramatic 85 %. Energy is also needed to provide freshwater, including to power systems that collect, transport, distribute and treat it.

 

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