Davey demands “more ambitious” carbon cuts from countries

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has called on countries around the world to “be more ambitious” about cutting emissions after the UN’s climate change talks in Doha nearly stumbled over the weekend. Last week’s talks had to be extended over the weekend after they were initially meant to finish on Friday, with reports of delegates […]

UK and Germany’s €70m project to tackle global warming

The UK and Germany have launched a new project worth €70 million (£56.4m) to help developing countries tackle climate change. Energy Secretary Ed Davey and German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier announced the Nationally Appropriate Mitigating Actions (NAMA) Facility yesterday during the climate change talks in Doha. The conference brought together global leaders to talk about […]

Ed Davey announces £98m for renewables in Africa

Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced a £98 million programme to support renewable energy generation in Africa. He made the announcement today as he arrived in Doha for the second week of the UN climate talks. The fund will support the ‘Green Africa Power’ (GAP) initiative, which aims to attract private sector investment for green energy […]

Emissions traders want action on low carbon price

Most businesses which have to pay for their carbon emissions on the EU Emissions trading scheme want action to bring up the price of allowances. A poll of businesses by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the voice of firms from wide-ranging industries about carbon permits, found a majority were in favour of creating a […]

Davey wants more 2020 emissions pledges

As the UN’s climate change talks kick off in Doha this week, the UK Energy Secretary has declared he wants more countries to pledge to cut emissions by 2020. This was despite his Government leaving a 2030 emissions target out of the UK’s own upcoming Energy Bill, expected to be announced on Thursday. Speaking ahead […]