Climate Change

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Building back better – re-thinking transport in a COVID-19 world

You may have seen this meme. It certainly made me pause and think. If we are reorganising our business, can we prepare for multiple threats at once? The lockdown caused by COVID-19 has massively reduced the number of vehicles on the roads and the consequent noise, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The benefits can …

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ISO 14090:2019 Adaptation to Climate Change — principles, requirements and guidelines

Climate change is impacting society in various ways and will continue to do so owing to greenhouse gases emitted, since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The extent of future climate change will depend on the effectiveness of efforts to limit further emissions of greenhouse gases. In November 2016, the Paris Agreement came into force …

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Three of the World’s Largest Emitters Ratify the Paris Agreement

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies reaffirmed their commitment to tackling climate change at the annual G20 summit which took place in Hangzhou on the 4th September last. It was at this summit that the US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping handed their ratification documents to UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon, therefore ratifying …

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Historic Signing of the Paris Climate Deal

Earth Day 2016 became even more meaningful with the signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22nd. French President Francois Hollande was the first to sign the agreement, with Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly signing on behalf of Ireland. The signing of this international agreement became …

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How will the Paris Agreement impact climate change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that it is more than 90% probable that Greenhouse Gas (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide produced by human activity, have caused much of the observed increase in the earth’s temperature over the past 50 years. Evidence of the increased surface temperatures can …

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