Tag Archive for 'low carbon economy'

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 […]

European Commission promotes efficient living to improve welfare

October 9th, 2012 by European Commission

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, launched on 8 October 2012 a pan-European communication campaign in collaboration with more than 70 organisations from across Europe. Under the slogan “A world you like. With a climate you like” the campaign seeks to put practical solutions at the centre of the climate change debate and demonstrate […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]

Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s innovation challenge

July 20th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Committee on Climate Change provides independent advice to Government on building a low-carbon economy. In October 2009, Professor Sir John Beddington, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, asked the Committee on Climate Change to carry out a review of low carbon innovation in the UK.  This report consider the effectiveness of current policy measures and […]

Green Investment Bank Commission publishes report “Unlocking Investment to Deliver Britain’s Low Carbon Future”

July 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) Commission has produced a report, Unlocking Investment to deliver Britain’s low carbon future, stating that Britain may need up to £550 billion in investment to achieve 2020 carbon emission reduction targets. “The investment required to meet UK climate change and renewable energy targets is on a scale not seen since […]