Tag Archive for 'reducing emissions'

Engineers indispensable to our prosperity in a changing climate

April 20th, 2012 by University of Leicester

Professor Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, gave the keynote lecture at the Engineering Professors’ Council‘s annual congress at the University of Leicester on 17 April 2012. She explained that the UK’s task of reducing emissions will contribute to a surge in engineering jobs through ‘green growth’ Her lecture, “Climate Change, Green Growth, Opportunities for […]

Promoting the goal of a Zero Carbon Britain by 2030

May 24th, 2011 by Campaign against Climate Change

Campaign against Climate Change has designated 16 July 2011 as a day to promote the goal of a Zero Carbon Britain by 2030.  This event will raise awareness of the need to reduced carbon emissions. The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales has worked on a strategy to reduce carbon emissions as quickly as […]

Chris Huhne and six other EU Ministers call for 30 percent EU emissions cut

March 14th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The EU Commission’s 2050 low-carbon roadmap released last week needs to raise Europe’s sights beyond its current 2020 emission reduction targets. While the EU has agreed that emissions must be reduced by at least 80 percent by the middle of the century, it has not so far set out how to do it. We believe […]

WHAT IS 10:10:10?

August 22nd, 2010 by 1010

10:10 has joined forces with international campaigning heavyweights 350.org to co-ordinate 10:10:10 – a global day of doing. On 10th October 2010, thousands of individuals, families, schools, businesses and other organisations worldwide will take simple steps to save energy and reduce their emissions. These ordinary actions, combined with iconic events, will make an extraordinary difference. […]

10:10 The Story so far

August 22nd, 2010 by 1010

10:10’s big dream is to get every sector of society cutting their carbon emissions by 10% in a year, starting in 2010. And it’s working. Since its launch in September 2009, more than 80,000 individuals and 3,000 businesses have joined the 10:10 movement, each cutting their emissions by 10%. Massive organisations like the Science Museum, […]