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CCC boss: Delaying decarbonisation would leave economy uninsured against climate impacts

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Committee on Climate Change's new chief executive, Matthew Bell, makes case for cost effective decarbonisation

11 Dec 2014

Germany and France look to put brake on EU car emission standards

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Governments issue joint statement saying 2025 target should be pushed back to 2030 so manufacturers have more time to adapt to demanding emissions standards

09 Dec 2014

Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report

03 Dec 2014

Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets

EU says mandatory carbon emissions cuts should be set for all countries, whereas US wants individual countries to be free to adjust the scale and pace of reductions

02 Dec 2014

Could Germany shutter coal plants in pursuit of green targets?

Economy and Energy Minister distances himself from proposals that could see eight major coal-fired power plants decommissioned

25 Nov 2014

UN: World must achieve 'climate neutrality' by 2100

Report warns global CO2 emissions may have to hit zero soon after the middle of the century if world is to stay within 2C temperature rise

19 Nov 2014

Australia told it should aim for 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gases by 2025

The Climate Institute also says the world needs to know how Australia will calculate its target

10 Nov 2014

EU car makers already beating 2015 emission targets

EU data shows 11 major manufacturers have passed the 130g CO2/km mark two years early

31 Oct 2014

We've got an EU 2030 deal, what now?

Roz Bulleid of the EEF offers five proposals to help ensure the EU meets its new energy and climate change targets

31 Oct 2014

EU could cut emissions 24 per cent by 2020

Preliminary figures suggest bloc is on track to meet all three 2020 climate and energy goals

28 Oct 2014

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

28 Oct 2014

2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever – Ed Davey

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail

28 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package: All the latest

All the latest news and analysis as EU leaders attempt to agree long term climate and energy policy

24 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package - the green economy reaction

What the sector is saying about the deal to cut emissions 40 per cent and deliver 27 per cent renewable energy by 2030

24 Oct 2014

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 Oct 2014

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package

20 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

Energy giants reiterate call for EU renewables target

Alstom, DuPont and Kingspan join with wind and solar industries in urging European leaders to confirm 2030 renewables target

14 Oct 2014

Businesses rally EU leaders to secure ambitious 2030 climate and energy package

Tesco, Unilever, EDF and Shell join major call for heads of state to agree 2030 targets later this month

07 Oct 2014

Could the 2°C climate target be completely wrong?

The global warming goal that nearly 200 governments have agreed on should be ditched, say scientists writing in Nature

02 Oct 2014

UK carbon budgets to make each household £565 a year better off

New report from Cambridge Econometrics explores how decarbonisation's efficiency savings, health benefits and energy security gains will boost UK GDP by 1.1 per cent

10 Sep 2014

Our climate goals are an economic opportunity for the UK

Nick Molho explores how political leaders can realise the economic benefits offered by the UK carbon budgets

10 Sep 2014

EU mulls €30bn low carbon fund for industry and member states

Draft proposals reportedly suggest increased support to help poorer member states and heavy industry meet 2030 climate goals

02 Sep 2014

Carbon prices to average €23 in the 2020, analysts say

But Thomson Reuters predicts without emissions trading scheme reform and 2030 climate targets EU Allowances may remain at €14

01 Sep 2014

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