Thursday September 22, 2016

Decoupling of global emissions and economic growth confirmed is a blog posting by Sabrina I. Pacifici, which looks at the preliminary data from a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

"International Energy Agency analysis shows energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for a second year in a row as renewable energy surged. Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) - the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions - stayed flat for a second year in a row,.

Read the full report.

(Source: International Energy Agency)

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Tuesday September 20, 2016

The INHALE - Fresh air finder is a new interactive map showing air quality readings in Toronto.

INHALE is the first community air monitoring project in Canada, jointly led by Environment Hamilton and Toronto Environmental Alliance.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

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Tuesday September 13, 2016

Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas is a 2016 report, published by the European Union.

 Oceans and seas are essential components of the biosphere. Marine sustainability and human society are intrinsically interlinked. The oceans are crucial for global food security, human health and regulation of climate.

The livelihoods of over 3 billion people worldwide depend upon services from marine and coastal biodiversity. Under the EU's blue growth strategy, new marine goods and services, such as marine renewable energy, marine biotechnology and marine minerals, are seen as important sources of employment, economic security and sustainable development.

Over the past 10 years there has been increasing focus on marine and maritime governance both within the European Union and beyond. The fundamental challenge that European policy-makers must address is how to achieve a sustainable use of the oceans that ensures marine goods and services are available for future generations, while meeting the demands of human population growth and economic growth.

(Source: EU)

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