International climate change agreement reached

An international climate agreement was agreed this weekend at COP17 in Durban. The deal brings together, for the first time, all major emitters into international efforts to limit global warming. However, many are still critical as the deal’s not likely until 2015. Governments, which included 35 industrialised countries, agreed a second commitment period of the […]

UN report puts pressure on Durban for results

Decision-makers at the upcoming COP17 meeting will have the weight of a damaging new report on their shoulders as they try and thrash out global policies, which could prevent dangerous climate change. According to a United Nations report out today, the fact that greenhouse gas emissions are so off track should give international delegates in […]

Europe rejects tougher Carbon targets

The European Parliament has voted against increasing limits on greenhouse gas emissions from 20% to 30% by 2020 from 1990 levels. WWF say support for the amendments came from Conservative MEPs, with Martin Callanan, leader of the UK Conservative delegation ignoring UK Government policy in favour of a 30% emissions reduction target for the EU. […]