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Climate change targets – we’re not out of the woods yet!

Last week, two events put climate policy back in the news: the United Nations climate conference in Bonn and the EU Summit on Europe’s 2030 climate and energy targets. In my related post on EIA’s blog, I expressed the hope that UN and EU negotiators would spend the week working towards delivering the best deal […]

Leaders need to focus on the climate and not the politics

. Following hot on the heels of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September, a couple of events this week should put climate change back in the headlines. First up is the UN Climate Conference, a final preparatory meeting before the big annual climate talks in December, which begins today in Bonn, […]

Six climate reports that have helped change an industry

I’ve been working at EIA on refrigeration issues for the past seven years and, to be honest, I never anticipated that I’d learn about compression cycles when I graduated with a Primatology Masters but I was keen to do something tangible for the environment and EIA’s climate campaign and its focus on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) really […]

UN Climate Summit – more hot air or a breath of hope?

“The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon September 24, 2014 . . Tuesday’s headline-grabbing Climate […]

No time for back-patting over ozone layer protection

. Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the theme of which is Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On. Catchy or not, that title does a pretty good job of summing up where we are in terms of addressing global ozone depletion. On the plus side, scientists have confirmed […]

Realities behind five common climate change myths

As the world warms up around us, climate change is becoming an ever-more topical subject. Newsrooms can’t get enough of it, politicians worry that their legacy will be haunted by it and, as the British winter draws to a close, most people are still up to their knees in it. But with so many interests […]

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