In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Dr Hoesung Lee to address International Petroleum Week 2017
The Energy Institute (EI), organisers of the renowned annual oil and gas industry forum International Petroleum (IP) Week, is proud to announce Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the International Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a keynote speaker to its 2017 event taking place in London, 21-23 February. In the morning of 23 February, he will be addressing a conference specifically dedicated to discussing the role the oil and gas industry needs to play in the global response to climate change following...
Trump taps climate change skeptic to head EPA
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a well-known critic of President Obama’s carbon reduction policies, to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a move which lays bare Trump’s determination to dismantle the EPA’s efforts to curb global climate change. Pruitt has openly questioned the scientific consensus that man-made greenhouse gas emission are causing global warming, writing in an op-ed in the conservative National Review last spring...
Providing quality assurance to data delivered by Copernicus Climate Change Service
TheCentre for Carbon Measurement at NPL, in collaboration with theUniversity of ReadingandTelespazio France, has launched a major new project to ensure theCopernicus Climate Change Service(C3S) delivers climate-quality data products with clear and robust assessments of their accuracy, allowing its users to assess the `fitness for purpose` of the data for their applications. The European Union has made clear its commitment to provide international leadership in the development of the climate services sector....
As Trump reconsiders climate change, utilities stick to pre-election energy strategies
Despite pledges by President-elect Donald Trump to radically alter the nation’s energy policies, utilities say they are sticking with long-term strategies to comply with federal regulations on carbon emissions, as well as diversify their energy portfolios to include more wind and solar. Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson says that his company will continue moving toward meeting carbon reduction goals stipulated in the Clean Power Plan proposed by President Obama’s Environmental Protection...
Government must prove that Heathrow expansion won’t breach climate legislation, say official climate advisers
The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, this week challenged the Government to come up with an answer on aviation emissions if it wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion. Deben set out the Committee’s concerns in an open letter to the Energy Secretary, arguing that the Government’s business case for Heathrow expansion should have taken into account the need to limit UK aviation emissions to no more than 37.5 Mt. Speaking on Radio 4 today, he said that the CCC’s long-held...