Tag Archive for 'Keith Allott'

Biggest barrier to tackling climate change threat is collective and individual failure of political will

November 25th, 2012 by WWF

Governments are falling far short of their commitment to keep global average temperature rise below the accepted 2°C goal, putting the world on the brink of climate catastrophe. The UN Environment Program’s Emissions Gap Report 2012 identifies a huge gap between current pledges to cut polluting greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 and the benchmark of […]

Consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions reporting

April 18th, 2012 by WWF

WWF has said that reporting of consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions should sit alongside, but certainly not replace, the existing approach to measuring emissions. Dr Keith Allott, head of climate change at WWF-UK, commenting on the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report on Consumption-based emissions reporting said that the UK has “a huge responsibility to show […]

Six countries announce initiative to reduce some climate pollutants

February 17th, 2012 by WWF

The US, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Sweden and Bangladesh have launched an initiative to cut emissions of some of the substances that cause climate change. These substances – black carbon or soot from traditional cooking fires and cooking stoves, methane, ozone and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – are known as short-lived forcers, because they do not stay in […]

WWF welcomes UK’s Committee on Climate Change call to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping

November 4th, 2011 by WWF

WWF has welcomed a call by the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The CCC recommended that international shipping emissions should be included now in the UK’s target to reduce emissions in 2050 by 80% below 1990 levels, and set out options for including shipping […]