G7 leaders urged to agree on emissions target

G7 leaders have been called to agree on a carbon emissions target at their meeting in Germany this weekend. We Mean Business, a coalition of organisations which work with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors, is urging them to support a global objective of net zero greenhouse gas emissions “well before the end of the […]

Extra €350m for Chernobyl nuclear safety project

An additional €350 million (£275m) grant has been approved for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant safety project. The extra cash will be used to complete the construction of a new shell on the damaged Chernobyl site, converting it into a safe and environmentally secure facility, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said. The […]

Davey at G7 meet – “No country must be able to use energy as weapon”

Ministers from G7 nations met in Rome yesterday to discuss energy security and how to shrug off dependence on “single powers”. The thinly veiled reference to Russia comes as its President Vladimir Putin hinted he may turn off the gas taps to Ukraine as a result of ongoing tensions between the neighbouring countries. Attending the […]