- Although 2011 witnessed fewer natural disasters than 2010, overall global monetary losses hit a record-setting $380 billion. Insurance companies, politicians and climate change leaders are discussing how best to mitigate and prepare for unforeseen catastrophes.
- The federal government is radically changing the way it funds research and development in Canada. Saying that Canada has fallen behind other developed countries, Budget 2012 announces a new formula for funding innovation and research to foster job creation.
- A new study from the University of Oregon is challenging conventional thinking on alternative energy someday replacing fossil fuels. The study says it can take as much as 10 units of alternative energy to replace one unit of fossil fuels.
- Sagging carbon prices lost nearly 14% of their value yesterday (2 April) as recession and a warm winter sparked a predicted 2.6% drop in carbon emissions from the 10,000 installations covered by the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) last year.
- The US Environmental Protection Agency says that targeted strategies to reduce black carbon "can be expected to provide climate benefits within the next several decades," based on black carbon's strong warming potential and its short atmospheric lifetime of days to weeks.
|Exhibitor:||Official German Pavilion|
|Contact Name:||Peter Seckel|
The Renewable Energies Export Initiative was launched by the German Bundestag in 2002 and is operated by the Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology. The main objective is to contribute to climate protection by stimulating the acceptance and use of renewable energy in other countries. By showcasing technical expertise in the field of renewable energy and organizing business trips to and from Germany,the Export Initiative facilitates business contacts between companies from Germany and abroad.
|Experience in:||Canada, United States, OTHER|
|Interest in:||Canada, United States, OTHER|