Tag Archive for 'COP-17'

Global agreement on a roadmap to a legally binding climate treaty

December 11th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UN climate talks in South Africa have been heralded a success after a climate change deal was struck in the early hours of Sunday morning. One hundred and ninety-four parties have spent the past two weeks in Durban discussing how to cut emissions to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees to avoid […]

Global warming confirmed by 1.6 billion temperature records made during last 200 years

November 1st, 2011 by Berkeley Earth

Global warming is real, according to a major study by Berkeley Earth released on 20 October 2011. Despite issues raised by climate change skeptics, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study found reliable evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature of approximately 1° Celsius since the mid-1950s. Berkeley Earth video representation of the […]

Corporate sustainability strategy increases profitability, improves employee morale and attracts new customers according to KPMG report

May 4th, 2011 by KPMG

Companies which have implemented corporate sustainability strategies have enjoyed a broad range of important benefits according to latest research by KPMG. The report, titled ‘Corporate Sustainability: a progress report’, has also highlighted that finance and cost are the biggest challenges companies face when implementing sustainable practices.

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, speaks to the UK Parliament about the outcomes of the Cancún Climate Conference

December 13th, 2010 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Cancún. The House will remember the disappointment of last year’s conference in Copenhagen, and in particular its failure to agree a comprehensive and legally binding global treaty to supplement or replace the Kyoto Protocol. Expectations for the […]