UN chief calls for more focus on sustainable development
United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a greater focus on sustainable development, saying that the current model of using resources was putting a strain on ecosystems and exacerbating global warmin
UN climate change chief stresses benefits of limiting harmful gases
The head of the United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has urged governments to work towards limiting emissions of greenhouse gases, saying the benefits included energy security, better he
Energy efficiency should have same binding targets as emissions
Director of the Association of the Conversation of Energy, Andrew Warren, here argues that some green targets are more equal than others.
All the reaction to World's first legally binding emission cuts
Campaign and lobby groups have joined industry leaders in welcoming today's announcement of legally binding targets to reduce the UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
Europe backtracks on ambitious energy efficiency plans
The World Green Building Council (GBC) today urged the European Commission not to water down its proposals on energy efficiency in buildings – which are responsible for more than a third of overall emissions in Europe.
London’s air quality needs carrots as well as sticks, says council chief
London's Camden council is providing free electric vehicle charging and biomethane refuelling for commercial vehicles to encourage uptake of electric transport and improve air quality in the capital.
UK Govt fails to deliver on 75% of its green policies, report argues
The likelihood of the coalition Government living up to its 'greenest Government ever' pledge is "vanishingly remote" without a huge improvement in its performance, former Sustainable Development Commission chairman
Wind energy sector needs to re-focus on hard-to-fill job roles
The wind industry needs to recruit key senior people to plug the skills' gap in the sector, according to Tom Hopkinson, managing director of recruitment specialists Taylor Hopkinson Associates.
Tapping into the commercial potential of seaweeds
Dr Craig Rose explores the commercial advantages of cultivating seaweed for commercial use
Time running out for decisive EU action on resource efficiency
As the European Commission prepares to launch the Roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network warns that EU climate targets cannot be achieved in the absence of binding energy efficiency and sectoral r
National Trust encourages Govt to protect coasts and seascapes
The National Trust has joined campaign groups in an effort to encourage the Government to recognise Britain's coasts and seascapes as more than just a view.
Caring for the Earth will “create economic growth, not hinder it”
The United Nations' Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today called on countries to embrace a low-carbon, resource-efficient, pro-poor economic model, which will ensure progress while also promoting harmony with
Mega farms could drive hundreds of UK farms out of business
Hundreds of UK farmers could be driven out of business if planning permission is granted for mega farms in Britain, a joint report from the Soil Association and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) reve
Simpler carbon financing can accelerate sustainability in Africa
There are an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world living without electricity. 2.4 billion rely on wood, charcoal, animal dung and kerosene for fuel. In East Africa, 90% of the population rely on solid fuels for
Time to rethink Japan's energy future, says EPI
The Earth Policy Institute has called on Japan to examine a renewable energy future in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.