Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • CO2 emissions by shipping much higher than thought

    14 February 2008

    The true scale of climate change emissions from shipping is almost three times higher than previously believed, according to a leaked UN study seen by the Guardian newspaper, London.

  • Geologists back 'new era' proposal

    6 February 2008

    Geologists from the University of Leicester have followed up the idea first suggested by Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen, by formally proposing that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earth's history and marked the start of a new one.

  • Ice melt accelerates around the world

    4 February 2008

    With atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations at new record highs and global average temperature now some 0.8 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the frozen regions of the earth are showing just how rapidly climate change can take effect. Arctic sea ice, in particular, disappeared at an astonishing rate last year.

  • EU maps out low-carbon energy path

    24 January 2008

    The European Commission has released its proposals for a Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources. This report is from Renewable Energy World, the leading UK publication on renewable energy of all kinds.

  • EU energy plan will cost 60 billion euros

    23 January 2008

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has announced "historic" plans, aimed at cutting the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020. But UK environmental pressure groups said the EU plans were too weak and that Britain would need to do a lot more if it was to reach the targets it had been set.

  • UK scientists call for tougher carbon curbs

    21 January 2008

    Four of Britain's leading environmental scientists have called on the Government to commit to tougher carbon emission cuts in the Climate Change Bill. The detaied Bill is expected to be published next month and could become law by next Easter.

  • Royal Society warns of biofuel dangers

    15 January 2008

    Biofuels risk failing to deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from transport and could even be environmentally damaging unless the Government puts the right policies in place, warns a new Royal Society report

  • UK car emissions falling slowly

    8 January 2008

    Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the UK in 2007 fell by 1.4 per cent it was announced yesterday. But environmental campaigners said this was not nearly enough.

  • European car firms face efficiency fines

    20 December 2007

    Green groups and European car makers have reacted strongly to new legislatuon proposed by the European Commission for reducing carbon dioxide emission from new cars. These latest proposals mark the start of a formal process, which will probably run until mid 2009.

  • Bali delegates bite the bullet

    15 December 2007

    After what the UK Environment Minister, Hilary Benn, called a 'hairy' night - punctuated by tears, boos and finally cheers - all the world's nations, apart from Burma, meeting in Bali agreed to launch negotiations towards a crucial and strengthened international climate change deal.