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2030 could be ‘cross-over year’ for climate change responsibility

Developing countries won’t alter climate more than developed nations until 2030, if short-lived greenhouse gases and other factors are taken into account

REDD+: planned direct interventions tend to focus on degradation

Monitoring and understanding drivers better are key, study finds

Arctic permafrost wets while other surfaces dry

Study reveals need to calculate methane emissions from frequent measurements of surface inundation

Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity (from the Guardian)

Talking Point

Eco-certification and greening the Brazilian soy and corn supply chains Aug 13, 2014

The continued viability of eco-certification systems depends on strengthening institutions on the demand side, and ensuring farm-level costs on the supply side match price premiums reaching the farm level, say Leah K VanWey and Peter D Richards

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DECC Reviews Renewables

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has reviewed the potential for renewables once again and remains quite positive, although the impending Scottish independence referendum could lead to some upsets!

Grass roots renewable innovation

Community-based green energy projects exist in niches that may be hard to expand into the wider commercial world, given that their strength is partly due to their 'alternative' values.

Prosumers – social innovation

Prosumers are taking (some) control of energy markets, generating their own power. The IEA analyses how to respond to this challenge - embrace it or try to control it?

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4th International Conference on Energy and Environment 2013 (ICEE 2013) 5–6 March 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia

IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., Volume 16 (2013)