Climate #COP23

Hashtags Circle the dates on the calendar. The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference takes place November 6-17 at the WorldConference Centre in Bonn, Germany The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, is hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. How we make the most of #IY2017 depends on what we do and how well we collaborate. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of …

Adapting to Climate Change

Recommended Reading: Adapting to climate change: guidance for protected area managers and planners Author(s): Gross, John E. Watson, James E.M. Welling, Leigh A. Woodley, Stephen Abstract: The world’s climate is changing rapidly and protected areas are an increasingly important component of national and international climate change adaptation strategies. These guidelines articulate essential elements for adaptation planning and implementation, and …

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

To be honest, we rarely talk about this connection: Indigenous peoples and climate change. UN CC:Learn – http://www.uncclearn.org – has released a new document that explores this topic. Indigenous peoples and climate change From victims to change agents through decent work has been published by the International Labour Office in Geneva. Key Links Download available in English …

Tracking local government leadership on climate change

New publication: Local Leadership: Tracking local government progress on climate change by Petra Stock, Martin Rice, Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, Alix Pearce, Karen Hussey and Tim Flannery This report introduces Australia’s Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

Make Our Planet Great Again

Graphic: Emmanuel Macron Today’s reactions to the US announcement of the withdrawal from the #ParisAgreement: Twitter Moment Make Our Planet Great Again Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/climate http://planeta.wikispaces.com/climatecop21 http://planeta.wikispaces.com/parisagreement Planeta Changing Climate

Changing Climate

What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? In April we look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. The Planeta.com view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean energy. …

Changing Climate, April 2017

On April 2, I participated in a radio convo about climate change online Vegas Observations, http://kdwn.com. The show is being re-web/broadcast today at noon. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 28 that, among other things, rescinds environmental regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions by 32% by 2030. The “Executive Order on …