Archive for 'DECC'
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: Big Society Capital, policy evidence plans, environment guidance for business, sustainable fisheries, EU action on climate change, funding environmental projects.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has pledged UK support to the Tropical Forests Alliance 2020, a partnership set up by the Consumer Goods Forum and the US Government to tackle deforestation.
Following the Green Deal's launch on 28th January, Securing the Future's Scott Buckler spoke to Climate Change Minister Greg Barker to find out more about how the new initiative to transform Britain’s homes works.
The Government's Green Deal initiative went live on 28th January, offering the opportunity for energy-saving improvements to homes or businesses without having to pay all the costs up front.
The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference agreed a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, a timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.
Energy news from DECC: Energy Bill to stimulate low-carbon growth, Efficiency Strategy to transform energy use, update to Renewable Energy Roadmap, encouraging bioenergy innovation and local schemes
As the European Environment Agency reports falls in EU emissions of greenhouse gases, with the largest absolute fall in the UK, a new campaign aims to demonstrate how climate action can increase welfare and bring economic benefits.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey has set out the Government's position in the lead-up to the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, stressing the risks and opportunities of climate change.
Luke Nicholson, CEO and Founder of CarbonCulture, explains how DECC partnered with design-for-behaviour-change specialists CarbonCulture to pilot an innovative, user-centred digital platform, to engage staff on sustainability issues.
The Committee on Climate Change highlights the vital role local government must play if the UK is to meet its targets on cutting carbon emissions, in new guidance to support local authorities in reducing emissions and managing climate risks.