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World’s largest investors ask governments for ambitious climate and clean energy policy

November 24th, 2012 by European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

Ahead of the UN climate change conference in Doha, it is clear that global greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, increasing the risk of dangerous and disruptive climate change. This letter is addressed to the governments of the world’s largest economies, in their roles as domestic policymakers, as important stakeholders in ongoing international negotiations […]

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP but fall more slowly with recession

October 8th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report, ‘Asymmetric effects of economic growth and decline on CO2 emissions’ in the 7 October 2012 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents […]

GDP+ to measure value of natural resources and social wellbeing

March 12th, 2012 by DEFRA

UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has pledged that the UK will be a driving force in pressing for new goals to help the world embrace a greener and more sustainable economy at this summer’s major Rio+20 UN conference. Mrs Spelman said the UK will work with Colombia and others to develop and drive forward the […]