Tag Archive for 'Andy Atkins'

Durban climate talks significant but too weak to prevent global warming threat says Friends of the Earth

December 11th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth warns that the outcomes of the Durban climate talks are significant but too weak to prevent dangerous global warming. The current plans fall far short of the action scientists tell us is needed to slash emissions to prevent a five degree warming in global temperatures. This will leave millions at threat […]

Friends of the Earth welcomes UK government acceptance of 4th carbon budget but concerned about ‘get-out clause’

May 17th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Confirmation on 17 May 2011 that the UK Government will accept its climate advisors’ call for significant cuts in UK carbon emissions by 2027 has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth – but the group warns that a ‘get-out clause’, which would enable Ministers to weaken UK climate targets if EU nations do not […]

Friends of the Earth report states that UK coalition government is failing to deliver its key environmental pledges

May 7th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its ‘greenest Government ever’ pledge is “vanishingly remote” without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman Jonathon Porritt warns in a Friends of the Earth-commissioned report. Following the scrapping of the Sustainable Development Commission earlier this year there is now no formal […]