Our reliance on fossil fuels for energy is hampering international efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge of climate change can only be met through the fundamental redesign and transformation of our energy system.
Our climate and energy programme focuses on the legal and regulatory barriers to such a transformation, and explores the tools that will achieve a rapid decarbonisation of our economies. Coal power is globally the single biggest threat to a secure climate, and we are working across Europe to oppose new coal power stations unless they capture the carbon they produce.
Climate and energy in detail: