climate change policy

African Mayors Agree to Combat Climate Change

African Mayors Agree to Combat Climate Change

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – Mayors from 33 capital and major cities across Africa pledged Friday to quicken climate change adaptation and mitigation plans for their cities. Concluding a two-day meeting in Nairobi, the mayors issued the Nairobi Declaration, in which they resolved to integrate these plans into city development strategies. Despite their…

America's Climate Choices: The Process and The Summit

America's Climate Choices: The Process and The Summit

WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – After years of being governed by climate skeptics and deniers, America is plunging into the process of choosing how to deal with the undeniable fact of global warming. At the request of Congress, a two-day summit on America’s Climate Choices will be convened by the National Academy of…

Climate Registry Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard

Climate Registry Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standard

ALBANY, New York, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – A new reporting standard to help track the emissions of greenhouse gases in North America was announced Wednesday by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis. The Climate Registry, a nonprofit partnership of which New York is a board member, released its General Reporting…

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

San Francisco Mayor Issues Roadmap to a Greener City

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday released SForward, the roadmap to achieve his environmental goal of a 20 percent decrease in emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide below 1990 levels by 2010. The plan also aims to achieve carbon neutrality for city government by 2020. SForward…