Archive for 'GHGs'
Businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at Rio+ 20.
Defra is consulting on reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in business, seeking views on options for more widespread and consistent reporting. Defra research shows multiple benefits from emissions reporting.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced proposals for a legal target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 to 2027 by 50% over 1990 levels, in line with advice from the Committee on Climate Change.
The FCRN looks at a new UK study on food, climate change and land use for the Committee on Climate Change, examining the effect of changes in UK food consumption on land requirements and greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock announced that the UK is on track to meet its first carbon budget when she presented the first ever annual emissions report under the carbon budgets system to Parliament.
Another 12 communities from across the UK have been awarded up to £500,000 each to pioneer innovative green measures through DECC’s Low Carbon Community Challenge. Planned initiatives include enewable energy systems, a nut grove carbon sequestration project and zero carbon cafe.
The outcome of Copenhagen Conference was disappointing in many respects, but the Copenhagen Accord is a step in the right direction, providing momentum and a platform to build on, with particular progress on the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Yorkshire initiatives CO2Sense Yorkshire and the Centre for Low Carbon Futures are providing funding, investment and research to reduce carbon emissions.
The food system’s share of carbon emissions is much higher than previously thought but there's scope to reduce its emissions by 70% over the next 40 years, suggests a new report from the World Wildlife Fund and Food Climate Research Network.
The cement industry, responsible for 5% of global carbon emissions, is beginning to address its environmental record, motivated by carbon caps and the need for fuel price stability.