The EU may only be headed for 23% emissions cuts by 2030 in sectors outside of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), far below the proposed 30% target, due to ‘flexibilities’, NGOs have calculated.
Ireland would only have to cut its emissions by 1% instead of its 30% national target if it made use of all the available flexibilities under the p..
China will formally approve the Paris Agreement on climate change by September, boosting global hopes of tackling global warming.
Vice premier Zhang Gaoli said the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter would finalise domestic legal procedures ahead of the 2016 G20 meeting in Hangzhou.
The government was also aiming to ensure the country..
The European Commission has defended the UK’s right to negotiate draft EU limits on industrial emissions even if these may be implemented after the country’s departure from the bloc.
Aneta Willems, the Commission’s head of industrial emissions, told the European Parliament’s environment committee on Monday that member states cannot be..
The International Council of Chemicals Associations (ICCA) will argue that a legally binding agreement should not replace the UN's voluntary programme, Saicm, during discussions next week on a post-2020 global chemicals framework.
The meeting in Brazil on 7-9 February will begin a series of talks – known as the intersessional process ..
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned France that it requires more robust energy planning to ensure it hits ambitious targets to wind down nuclear energy and scale up renewables.
The international body found that the government’s plan to cut the share of nuclear power from 78% of electricity produced today to 50% by 2025, while..