Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Friday 11th of May 2018
Photo credit: Dmytro Glazkov / World Bank
"Multilateral development banks are falling short of pledges to climate-proof their investment portfolios, according to a report by think-tank E3G... None were fully in line with the 1.5-2C global warming limit agreed in Paris"
"The “Forecast-based Action Fund”, set up by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), uses weather predictions and historical data to trigger the distribution of money when a natural disaster looms"
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"Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator on Wednesday released new methods for generating carbon credits from savanna burning projects in a move to ensure developers can also earn offsets for sequestering CO2"
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"Technology conglomerate Softbank and utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) are among the participants in a new blockchain initiative in Japan that will allow rural consumers to trade renewable energy in a bid to cut emissions"