Nigeria ‘first major developing nation’ to set carbon budgets

Africa’s most populous country has made the move following its pledge to achieve net zero by 2060 at COP26

UK passes law for net zero emissions by 2050

It has become the first major economy in the world to do so

House of Commons passes net zero carbon emissions bill

The draft order would amend the 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in the Climate Change Act from at least 80% to 100%

Guest Blog: Louise Kingham – Heat and transport need to get in on the Act

The chief executive of the Energy Institute talks about the success story of the Climate Change Act and what more needs to be done

Green GB Week to highlight clean growth opportunities

It will be launched on 15th October 2018

UKIP pledges to withdraw from Paris deal, repeal Climate Change Act

The UK Independent Party (UKIP) has vowed to withdraw from the Paris agreement and repeal the Climate Change Act if it wins the general election. It believes the Act, which it claims will cost the UK around £319 million, “has no basis in science” and its aim of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by […]

Finland ‘commits to 80% emissions cut by 2050’

Finland has reportedly adopted the nation’s first Climate Change Act, with a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. The new law extends the country’s existing emissions target for 2020 and includes a long-term plan showing how it aims to decarbonise its economy. Finland’s Environment Minister is reported […]

Including aviation and shipping in Climate Act a ‘no-brainer’

The UK Government should include aviation and shipping in the Climate Change Act as it is a “no-brainer”. That’s the view of environmental group WWF, commenting after the Energy and Climate Change Committee warned the Government that the exclusion would not help avoid global temperature rises of 2°C. The Committee said this could “water down” […]

MPs warn aviation and shipping should be in Climate Act

UK MPs have warned the Government that excluding aviation and shipping from the Climate Change Act would “water down” the country’s 2050 target. The Energy and Climate Change Committee has written to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin and the Energy and Climate Change Minister […]

Climate Committee warns more gas would breach law

The UK Government has been warned it will breach the Climate Change Act if it goes ahead with plans for more investment in gas. The concern from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) follows Chancellor George Osborne’s declaration earlier this year that gas will be the UK’s number one energy source while last week he gave […]