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  • Blog Post: Biofuels – a u-turn at last?

    For the last couple of years, the RSPB and many other NGOs have been campaigning against biofuel targets. One of my favourite moments was when we ran this advert in the national press. Great ad, made even better by the fact that a complaint to the Advertising Standards Agency about it was rejected...
  • Blog Post: What’s more unstable - our climate or the economy?

    We all know that we can’t afford to burn all of our fossil fuel reserves if we’re to stay within the ‘safe’ climate change of around 2°C average global temperature rise, but a new report last week has revealed just how big the mismatch is between economic and environmental...
  • Blog Post: UK makes a big announcement - but must be braver still

    UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne, with his counterparts in France and Germany, Jean-Louis Borloo and Dr Norbert Röttgen, last Thursday published a statement calling on Europe to increase its greenhouse gas reduction target to 30% cuts by 2020. The climate ministers'...
  • Blog Post: RSPB backs calls for greater EU ambition on climate change

    Ed Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has this week called for the EU to stay ambitious on climate change . Critically, he put forward a proposal that the EU adopts a new climate target for 2030 that would see European emissions cut by half against 1990 levels. Climate change...
  • Blog Post: Ensure David Cameron Shows Support for 30% Emissions Reduction Target!

    We’ve talked at length on this blog recently about the massive threat climate change poses to birds and other wildlife. Science is revealing example after example of birds, mammals and whole ecosystems that are being harmed by a warming world. Not only that but, we depend on the earth’s...
  • Blog Post: Don’t Forget to Email David Cameron Today!

    You may remember us asking you to help us put pressure on PM David Cameron last week to show his support for 30% reduction in emissions target in his environmental speech this Thursday 26 th April. Well so far over 13,500 people have emailed the prime minister, including me, plus both Nick Clegg and...
  • Blog Post: Eurocrats save the World? – EC gets ball rolling

    John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Change Advisor We are not on course to save the world from climate change. Emissions are not heading downwards so as to ensure an average global temperature rise of less than two degrees, the target agreed by all nations. Instead they are surging upwards towards a...
  • Blog Post: Update from Doha

    John Lanchbery, at the UNFCCC conference Two days to go at the global climate negotiations in Doha and the sun continues to shine outside, although not much light percolates through to the negotiations. Ministers have arrived now and with them have come the journalists; I am sitting next to John Vidal...
  • Blog Post: Warsaw: half time and a small hurray

    John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Adviser A week ago in Warsaw they were putting out the bunting for Polish National Day. This weekend they have been putting up the Christmas decorations, and very nice they are too. It is half time at the UN climate change conference in the national football stadium...
  • Blog Post: Disappointment as Ministers fail to limit biofuels

    Over the past couple of years the RSPB has been working with our colleagues in BirdLife Europe to get reform of Europe's regressive biofuels policy. We've also had our work cut our supporting partner organisations, such as Nature Kenya, fighting damaging biofuel developments that are coming forward...
  • Blog Post: Working together for EU ambition on renewables

    Ivan Scrase Senior Climate Change Policy Officer, The RSPB. National governments agree that greenhouse gas emissions must go down, but disagree on the policy details. In particular they disagree on the role of renewables and energy efficiency, and whether any new targets should be binding on national...
  • Blog Post: Oil palm in tropical forests crossfire

    Guest blog by Matt Williams, Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project In my previous blog , I examined the vast amounts of carbon stored beneath the peat-swamp forests of Indonesia, in southeast Asia. Today I’m going to look at the threats facing these forests, in particular the backwards and perverted...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature

    Ivan Scrase, RSPB Senior climate Change Policy Officer Building the energy infrastructure that Europe needs to tackle climate change can, and must, be achieved with wildlife and nature in mind. So shows our new report Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature launched in Brussels this week. Photos...