For the first time ever, China is proposing to put a ceiling on greenhouse gas emissions from 2016, in a bid to curb what most scientists agree is the main cause of climate change. China produces 25% of the world’s … Continue reading
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to create a task force to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). SLCPs consist of black carbon, a major component of soot; hydrofluorocarbons, which are used in air conditioning, refrigeration … Continue reading
The European Commission today adopted a consultative paper that launches a public debate on how best to design a new international agreement to combat climate change. The Consultative Communication raises key questions and invites the views of stakeholders on … Continue reading
The European Commission published today new Guidelines on how Member States should use financial incentives to best increase demand for low CO2 emission vehicles. Currently, rules on financial incentives differ across the EU, but a common framework could help facilitate the … Continue reading
The Commission has released a proposal that would replace Regulation 842/2006 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. The proposal aims to further the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction by discouraging the use of F-gases with a significant impact on the environment, and … Continue reading
The European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, has just launched a European communication campaign under the slogan “A world you like. With a climate you like”. The campaign will be website-based and is designed to allow individuals, businesses and … Continue reading
UK Department of Energy and Climate Change issues Consultation on Energy Company Obligation in-use factors
For more information on this consultation and how to submit your comments please contact us.
Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, releases results of climate policy consultation
The outcome of the consultation will feed into the policy analysis work being carried out by the NESC Secretariat and the delivery by the Minister on the commitment to release Heads of a climate Bill by the end of the … Continue reading
This August the House of Representatives in New Zealand heard the first reading of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. This Bill amends the Climate Change Response Act 2002 to introduce the changes the Government … Continue reading
The New Zealand Parliament have recently published the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2012. For further details, please contact us.