Tag Archive for 'co2 emissions'

OECD report finds carbon taxes and emission trading least costly option to reduce CO2 emissions

November 9th, 2013 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to a new OECD study, carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change. Effective Carbon Prices shows that taxes and trading systems are preferable to other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, subsidies and other […]

Can avoid worst impacts of climate change if emissions decline steeply

January 14th, 2013 by University of Reading

Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases could avoid 20% to 65% of the damaging effects of climate change by 2100, according to research led by the University of Reading‘s Walker Institute and published in the paper ‘A global assessment of the effects of climate policy on the impacts of climate change‘ in the […]

Banks financing coal industry

December 1st, 2011 by BankTrack

The German environment organisation urgewald, the South African social and environmental justice organisations groundWork and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the international network BankTrack present research on the portfolios of the world’s leading banks. The study “Bankrolling Climate Change” examines commercial banks’ lending for the coal industry and provides the first comprehensive climate ranking for financial […]

A one tonne future

July 8th, 2011 by Thomson Reuters

An electric car, eating less meat, taking shorter showers, and local holidays helped reduce this family’s carbon emissions. Their six month trial to reduce their carbon emissions led them to go from producing on average 7 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per person per year to 1.5 tonnes per person per year. They fell slightly […]

‘EU Roadmap 2050 – a practical guide to a properous low-carbon Europe’ will not cut EU greenhouse gas emissions fast enough according to Friends of the Earth

March 10th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

A low-carbon roadmap to 2050 published on Tuesday 8 March 2011 by the European Commission will not cut EU greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to prevent dangerous climate change and could lead to a three degree rise in global temperature, says Friends of the Earth.

UK government ambition must match Climate Change Committee recommendations

December 7th, 2010 by WWF

As the UK government prepares new legislation aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings and reducing emissions from the power sector, the Committee on Climate Change has set out what it sees as the key measures needed to ensure the UK cuts its CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2030 (relative to 1990 […]

Plymouth Marine Laboratory Ocean Acidification specialists to attend 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16)

November 29th, 2010 by UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), with support from the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOARP) and the The European Project on ocean acidification ( EPOCA) is sending a team of three to the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) which will be held in Cancún, Mexico, over the next two weeks. The group led by […]

2020 global greenhouse gas emissions set to exceed dangerous levels by one third

October 7th, 2010 by WWF

Under current policy settings, global greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 could add up to nearly one third more than the benchmark needed to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the latest “gigatonne gap” analysis conducted by WWF. Plugging The Gap, a paper released today at UN climate negotiations in Tianjin, China, shows that recent science […]