Saturday, May 05, 2007

IPCC Global Warming Mitigation Report Released

I haven't been posting as often as I've liked this week, but I started a new job on Monday and things have been a bit hectic. I should be back on top next week.

Yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fourth report on global warming, called "Mitigation of Climate Change." It explains that if we take decisive action now, we can avoid the worst impacts of global warming. That includes increasing the production of biofuels, using much more renewable energy, implementing market-based emissions trading (such as a cap-and-trade policy) and making sustained investments in energy technologies. Not only will these new innovations and market sectors fight climate change, but broaden and strengthen our economies as well.

My colleague, Jeff McIntire-Strasburg, over at Green Options put together some
responses to the report. They come from organizations with a range of interests, from conversation to biofuels.

I'm also interested in industry's response - like utilities, manufacturers, etc - but haven't come across any yet. If you know of some, feel free to link to them in the comments section.

1 comment:

dr.kiss.tibor said...

How would you change your private life to protect the environment?