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Natural solutions to living in a changing climate
Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer (climate), says nature can provide solutions to some of our most pressing problems... Natural solutions to living in a changing climate View across Loch Insh by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) If you travel to Inverness or Aviemore by train or up the...
18 Jun 2013
A day in the life... Bonn talks draw towards close
John Lanchbery, RSPB Principal Climate Change Advisor, at the Bonn UNFCCC conference Thursday and a warm, humid morning breaks over the climate change talks in Bonn. Up early to ensure that I am sufficiently alert to chair the daily NGO 'political coordination' at nine. Catch the local...
14 Jun 2013
Update from Bonn - Russia stalls things
John Lanchbery, RSPB Principal Climate Change Advisor, at the Bonn UNFCCC conference It is warm, sunny day here at the UN climate talks in Bonn. It is less warm and sunny inside the main meeting room, however, where Russia has just finally stalled one of the two main technical sessions, the Subsidiary...
11 Jun 2013
The right climate for crops?
As we were busy last week making sure our new roller banners arrived in time for Cereals (do drop in to stand 4-C-435 on Wednesday or Thursday to hear our exciting news!!), our colleagues working on climate change spotted some provocative stuff written in The Wall Street Journal on arable farming. ...
10 Jun 2013
New community engagement rules – will they help or hinder wind power?
Today DECC has published its new policy on community engagement and benefits for onshore wind developments in England. Onshore wind is a critical technology if we are to meet our 2020 climate and renewable energy targets, as we have written on this blog before . What’s more, we believe that...
6 Jun 2013
RSPB says #Vote4CleanPower!
MPs are currently debating the hugely important Energy Bill, which will determine how this country is powered for many years to come. Yesterday they didn't take the opportunity to amend the Bill so that generating electricity from unsustainable wood would never receive long-term public subsidies...
4 Jun 2013
Climate change and farming – more than just more carbon dioxide
Guest blog from Ellie Crane, RSPB Agriculture Policy Officer Arable farming is arguably one of the economic sectors most sensitive to climate change. It is also a very versatile sector: farmers have always had to respond to change. Modern farming looks quite different from early agriculture, but one...
3 Jun 2013
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
Greenhouse emissions and global biodiversity - an outlook
Guest post from Rachel Warren, Reader in Integrated Assessment of Climate Change, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia We have just published the first global scale analysis of impacts of climate change on the climatic ranges of 50,000 widespread and common animal...
28 May 2013
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