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The UKs Committee on Climate Change’s report to Parliament highlights lack of progress made in reducing emissions

July 7th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) third progress report to Parliament finds that emissions increased by 3% in 2010, mainly as a result of the colder winter months. After adjusting for weather impacts, emissions were broadly flat. This is incompatible with the 3% annual average emissions reduction required to meet the first four carbon […]

Friends of the Earth welcomes UK government acceptance of 4th carbon budget but concerned about ‘get-out clause’

May 17th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Confirmation on 17 May 2011 that the UK Government will accept its climate advisors’ call for significant cuts in UK carbon emissions by 2027 has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth – but the group warns that a ‘get-out clause’, which would enable Ministers to weaken UK climate targets if EU nations do not […]

Independent Committee on Climate Change delighted UK government has accepted 4th carbon budget recommendations

May 17th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said “we are delighted that the UK Government has accepted our recommendations on the 4th carbon budget (2023-2027). This is a world first: no other country has made legally binding commitments to ambitious emissions reduction targets for the 2020s.

UK proposes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025

May 17th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain’s emissions by 50% from 1990 levels and highlighting the Government’s commitment to being the greenest government ever. Today’s proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is […]

Committee on Climate Change’s Renewable Energy Review highlights major role for renewables in meeting UK climate targets

May 9th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change says that renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades. The conclusions will be set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition Agreement. The review concludes that a renewable energy share of around 30% by 2030 […]

Friends of the Earth report states that UK coalition government is failing to deliver its key environmental pledges

May 7th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its ‘greenest Government ever’ pledge is “vanishingly remote” without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman Jonathon Porritt warns in a Friends of the Earth-commissioned report. Following the scrapping of the Sustainable Development Commission earlier this year there is now no formal […]

A directory of some organisations that provide emailed newsletters on sustainability topics

February 8th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Most of the organisations listed are based in the UK with a few from continental Europe and the USA. Click on the name of the organisation to go to their website. This list is work in progress.  Please provide names of other organisations that provide emailed newsletters on sustainability in the ‘Comments’ section so that […]

WWF-UK comments on the UK’s energy security and green economy bill

December 9th, 2010 by WWF

WWF commends the UK Government for introducing a piece of legislation designed to secure a green energy future but calls for more clarity on the Green Deal and how it will deliver the proposed ‘step change’ in the provision of energy efficiency measures to homes and businesses. In particular, WWF is concerned that the government […]

Committee on Climate Change recommends that the UK should commit to a 60 percent cut in emissions by 2030 as a contribution to global efforts to combat climate change

December 7th, 2010 by Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change today recommended a carbon budget for 2023-27 and a target for emissions reductions in 2030 – halfway between now and 2050. The recommended target for 2030, to cut emissions by 60% relative to 1990 levels (46% relative to current levels), would then require a 62% emissions reduction from 2030 to […]

The Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee publishes report ‘How well prepared is the UK for climate change?’

September 18th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change released a report on 16 September 2010 titled “How well prepared is the UK for climate change?” The report provides the first national assessment of how well prepared the UK is to cope with the impacts of climate change through adopting measures to adapt to climate […]