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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...
26 Feb 2014
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...
27 Mar 2013
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...
6 Dec 2012
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...
22 Apr 2013
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...
23 Apr 2012
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...
29 May 2013
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...
17 Apr 2012
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