Climate Change : Newsfile

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  • Climate policies have big pay-off, report reveals

    4 November 2009

    As G20 Finance Ministers prepare to meet in St. Andrews, UK, on 6-7 November a new report has scored some 100 climate-related policies to show just how successful or damaging they are. The report shows that well planned climate-friendly policies not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring environmental benefits, they also boost and diversity the economy.

  • Drought and deluge: climate change and food production

    29 October 2009

    Agricultural production in South and Southeast Asia will be severely affected by increasing temperatures and erratic water supplies brought on by global climate change, according to a report released last week by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Agriculture in the region is being threatened by unpredictable rainfall, which includes more intense periods of rain and drought.

  • Creating a new economy to avoid climate catastrophe

    20 October 2009

    The world has just five years to initiate a low carbon industrial revolution before runaway climate change becomes almost inevitable. But the good news is that it can be done and that the long term benefits will be immense, according to a new analysis from WWF.

  • New survey indicates Arctic seas largely ice free by 2020

    15 October 2009

    New data, released today by the Catlin Arctic Survey and WWF, provides further evidence that the Arctic Ocean sea ice is thinning, supporting the emerging thinking that the Ocean will be largely ice-free during summer within a decade.Scientists involved in the survey warned that removing the ice was like 'taking the white cap off the top of the planet', leading to a dramatically warmer world.

  • Call for 'step change' in UK emissions reduction

    12 October 2009

    The first annual report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), published today, concludes that a step change is required in the pace of UK emissions reduction to meet carbon budgets, and that in some areas, new policy approaches will be required to deliver the Government's Low Carbon Transition Plan.

  • 'Two down, one to go' say UK climate protesters

    12 October 2009

    Climate activists have been celebrating what they regard as a double victory this week, while continuing plans to take control of a second power station this weekend. This press release from the Camp for Climate Action is published without further comment.

  • Bangkok climate talks end in recrimination

    9 October 2009

    Global climate change talks came to an end in Bangkok today in an atmosphere of distrust and recrimination, with the rift between rich and poor countries seemingly wider than ever. After two weeks of negotiations there have been no breakthroughs on big issues such as money or emissions cuts, John Vidal reports in a dispatch for The Guardian.

  • UK coal power station shelved

    8 October 2009

    Controversial plans to build a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent have been put on hold for up to three years.

  • Newly discovered species threatened by climate change

    25 September 2009

    A bird eating fanged frog, a gecko that looks like it's from another planet and a bird which would rather walk than fly, are among the 163 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year that are now at risk of extinction due to climate change, says a new report.

  • Business leaders join chorus for climate action

    22 September 2009

    Business leaders of over 500 companies from around the world have today issued 'The Copenhagen Communique' calling on world leaders to agree "an ambitious, robust and equitable global deal on climate change that responds credibly to the scale and urgency of the crisis facing the world today".