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Despite their pledge to be the ‘greenest government ever’, close analysis of the UK government’s proposed design of CO2 emissions performance standards for fossil fuel generation (‘EPS’ – limits on the amount of pollutants released into the air) risks being an unlawful backward-step.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences organized in Cracow workshop within the project on the conservation strategy for brown bear aimed at guaranteeing the long-term survival of the brown bear population in Poland.
Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are not something you often hear about in climate-change discussion. Plans for Europe’s low-carbon future focus on limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) – and rightly so. But what about those other climate-forcers?
Research suggests that black carbon may be the next biggest contributor to global warming, after carbon dioxide (Co2).
The black cab is undoubtedly one of London’s most iconic images that is recognised the world over. There are currently around 21,000 black cabs in London.
It’s great to see that EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, has acknowledged the success of the Fishfight campaign.
“…what would people think if, in farming…half the lambs that were going to slaughter were just chucked out on the side of the road so people could see them?”
A speech in December by Maria Damanaki, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, contained an interesting passage focussing on consumers’ role in protecting the oceans.
The Public Bodies Bill: using unconstitutional means to advance a political agenda which has nothing to do with democracy or cutting the deficit?
Having joined ClientEarth’s marine team in 2010, I survived earlier Christmas buildups blissfully unaware of the political goings-on in Brussels.
Daniela Rey one of our Climate & Forest Lawyers from Chile gives her take on the opportunities for South American countries in climate negotiations.
Over the past week and a half world attention has focused on Cancun where representatives from 192 countries are gathered for talks to achieve a deal on tackling climate change.
If there was a substance that could cause birth defects, affect brain development, promote breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes, change the gender of wild fish, increase heart disease, decrease your chance to have children and make you obese, where is the last place you would put it?
The Guardian’s bike blog recently drew much needed attention to calls for a ban on heavy goodvehicles (HGVs) in central London.
Sunday is World Fisheries Day, but in 2010 is this a day for celebration or protest?
Every now again it’s good to get back to basics and to remind yourself what’s really going on with climate change. Greenpeace have recently produced this fantastically simple and human film that does just this.
It opened with admissions of large-scale defeat, but ended with cheering: last week’s summit on the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan appears to have restored a degree of faith in environmental diplomacy. Now comes the true test.
Last week I was in Lee Valley YHA at a conference of wild lawyers. Not wildly angry lawyers. Not lawyers raised in the jungle. Not even lawyers who let loose at the weekend.
If I had asked for a better visual analogy of the transition to a low carbon economy I wouldn’t have got one. Standing in a blustery field in Oxfordshire I was presented with a sight that highlighted the juxtaposition of old and new, pessimism and optimism, dirty and clean, the past and future of our energy economy.
If you are one of the 12,000 people who have already signed up to London’s shiny new Barclay’s Cycle Hire scheme I’d recommend a crash helmet is not the only bit of safety gear you invest in. You might want to think about picking up a gas mask too.
The 2012 Olympic Games will open in exactly two years’ time. London is set to put on a dazzling display, and just a couple of miles away from the Olympic stadium in Stratford, we’ll be cheering the action on from our office in Hackney.
Killing the Messenger: The UK Government is wrong to dissolve the Sustainable Development Commission
Among the first strategic moves by the new UK government is to kill the Sustainable Development Commission. This is deeply misguided.