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I remember pretending not to be so excited. There was this nervous energy that kicked up my heels as I prowled through the U.N. negotiations that afternoon. You could feel it all around. Circling our meeting point like sharks quietly rounding our ...
change is no longer news to anyone, it can seem like an arbitrary concept; a term bandied about by politicians and cited by campaigners. But its effects, caused by all of us, will be felt by all of us. Scotland -- its wildlife and ...
an Union negotiators are endorsing an accelerated overhaul of the bloc’s carbon market after the price of emission rights fell to levels that fail to deter polluters.Representatives of EU governments, the Europe
an Parliament and the ...
an Parliament voted overwhelmingly today on a new cap on biofuels derived from edible crops, which critics say not only compete with feeding a growing global population but also contribute to deforestation and release unacceptably high ...
Australia's large-scale renewable energy industry has entered an investment freeze, with just one project securing finance in the past six months amid political uncertainty, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The lone venture in ...
Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, during which the atmosphere has been used as a free dump for climate
-changing pollution, an incipient era of carbon-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the ...
Creating biofuels from waste produced by industry, farms, and households could generate 36,000 jobs in the UK and save around 37m tonnes of oil use annually by 2030, according to a new report.Across Europe
, hundreds of thousands of new ...
China should come out with more measures to tackle climate
an Union may pressure Beijing to "scale up" its climate
change commitments so that China can make considerable progress on its carbon emissions goals by 2025, says ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added to international calls on Australia to reveal its plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, telling an audience in Sydney that climate
change "won't stop at the Pacific Islands".
In a speech ...
IPCC scientists and government officials meeting here in Copenhagen are likely to work late into the night to deal with some very heavy questions.
And it won't just be queries about the "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" of ...
The deal reached early Friday by the Europe
an Union to cap its greenhouse gas emissions was meant to increase pressure on the rest of the world to achieve a landmark accord on climate
protection next year, the bloc’s leaders said.The ...
an Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromise
s had undermined the fight against climate
Talks in Brussels ...
The biggest threat to mankind is not war and international conflict – it’s the fact that most governments never think about the long term.
This week the US Defense Department said natural disasters from climate
change will lead to more ...
an Union made headway toward a deal on a strategy to shift to a low-carbon economy and boost security of energy supplies amid a natural-gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.Energy and environment ministers from the EU’s 28 ...
Two days before the UN Climate
Summit in New York, three new studies paint the clearest picture yet of rising greenhouse gas emissions and the dwindling opportunity for staving off the worst impacts-and also of at least one way that huge ...
Bill Shorten has vowed to re-fight the case for effective action against global warming, as he conceded Labor had underestimated the impact of the “anti-climate change brigade”.
The opposition leader reflected on the breakdown in ...
The problem with Pascal Husting is that he looks more like a person who flies to work than he does an employee of Greenpeace. In fact, he's both – Greenpeace's international programme director was exposed this week as a plane commuter – and ...
Despite diplomacy and threats of sanctions from the West, Russia is moving forward on Tuesday with plans to annex Crimea after a referendum on Sunday that was boycotted by the opposition. In this context, some are saying that Europe
needs to ...
change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy, a forthcoming UN report will warn.
The second of ...
EU politicians on Wednesday voted for tougher rules on exposing the environmental impact of oil and conventional gas exploration, while excluding shale gas.
Member states such as Britain and Poland are pushing hard for the development of ...
For years, Europe
has tried to set the global standard for climate
-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the ...
will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate
change target of any region in the world, and will produce 27% of its energy from renewable sources by the same date.
The UK's green economy has today received a significant boost, after the Europe
an Commission unveiled a new package of climate
and energy policies designed to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 per cent by 2030.The long-running ...
an Greens are considering a challenge to the UK's tax breaks and incentives for shale gas under state aid rules, as the government holds out against a new renewable energy target for the EU.
Ministers have offered tax breaks to ...
The EU will announce climate
change targets for 2030 next week but sharp differences over priorities and an unwillingness to take the lead while global rivals hang back may result in a modest compromise
The 2020 programme is widely ...