climate change News

  • Appointment of Australian climate change special envoy and ambassador

    The Rudd Government has strengthened its international engagement on climate change by appointing a Special Envoy on Climate Change and an Ambassador for Climate Change, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said today. “It is my great pleasure to announce that Mr Howard Bamsey is being appointed Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change and Ms Jan Adams is being appointed ...


    By Australian Government

  • Climate Change at The Movies

    Research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate Change and the Environment

    Protecting the environment is important. Across the world, the effects of climate change are being felt and everything around us is slowly changing. Since the 1950s, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has grown drastically. As the number of people living in our world increases, there are more demands for energy supplies, food and space. Our blog at NP Solar looks into the impact of ...


    By NP Solar

  • As climate changes, will we change with it?

    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. Click here to listen to the podcast. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Permanent Secretary to leave DECC in Autumn

    Moira Wallace has announced today that after four years as Permanent Secretary of DECC she will be leaving the role in the Autumn. She will be leaving the civil service at the same time, and having a short sabbatical before taking up another role. Moira will remain as Permanent Secretary until the end of October, to allow for a smooth transition. The role will be advertised by open competition ...

  • Strong interest for CCS competition

    The Government has today published a list of companies that have signalled their intention to apply to the new UK CCS competition. Publication of the list is aimed at encouraging further discussion within the CCS industry to support collaboration between companies and any interested suppliers. This forms part of the new concerted approach the competition is taking to help stimulate the early ...

  • UK joins fellow members of International Energy Agency in limited oil stock release

    The UK today joined its partners in the International Energy Agency (IEA) in releasing oil stocks to the market. A total of 60 million barrels of oil will be made available for purchase over the next 30 days, with the UK contributing some three million barrels. This will prevent short-term supply disruptions leading to volatile oil prices that could damage the economy and threaten global ...

  • Nick Clegg: India visit

    The Deputy Prime Minister will lead the first trade mission to India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in May. Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and Lord Dholakia, the Deputy Prime Minister’s India Business Adviser, will also join the delegation. Nick Clegg will be spending time in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore over the 3-day visit. His main focus ...

  • NMO enforcement authority annual report 2013-14

    The National Measurement Office (NMO) is an executive agency of Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Forming an integral part of the agency, the NMO enforcement authority was responsible for six areas of legislation during the financial year April 2013 to March 2014. This legislation is enforced on behalf of four government departments, namely: BIS Department of Energy and ...

  • New non-executive director at the Department of Energy and Climate Change

    Tom Kelly starts today as a non-executive director to the department. He is currently the corporate communications director at Network Rail. Tom previously spent sixteen years with the BBC working in Belfast and London and nearly a decade in government, first as director of communications at the Northern Ireland Office, and then from 2001 to 2007 as the Prime Minister’s official ...

  • Climate change and the integrity of science

    Open letter defends the integrity of climate science and hits out at recent attacks driven by 'special interests or ...

  • Green Deal hard-to-reach households panel convenes

    A new group tasked with looking at how to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable in society can access the benefits of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) met for the first time in London today. The "Green Deal Hard to Reach Households Panel" is chaired by South Thanet MP Laura Sandys and includes membership drawn from a number of organisations that represent or work closely with ...

  • Interested in Groundwater and Climate Change?

    We are happy to announce the launching of the new website of the IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change (CGCC) at https://gwclimate.iah.org/. Here you will be able to find updated information on the commission chairs, members, publications and activities. We would also like to invite you to join the CGCC as a member and/or share with us relevant activities in the field of groundwater ...

  • Chris Huhne statement on earth hour

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “Earth Hour is important because it gives a voice to the large number of ordinary people who are concerned about climate change. People who take action in their own lives to reduce carbon emissions and set an example to others every day are a real force for good when it comes to tackling climate change, and we at the Department of ...

  • Green Deal boost for small businesses

    In a keynote speech on 20th March at the annual Ecobuild conference in London, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced the coalition is to cut more red tape to allow small businesses in to the Green Deal market. The Green Deal is the government’s plan to improve the nation’s draughty homes at no upfront cost to the consumer. It will be launched later in the year. Greg Barker ...

  • Statement by Charles Hendry on Coryton Refinery

    Statement by Charles Hendry on Coryton Refinery Energy Minister Charles Hendry today chaired a third meeting of interested parties to discuss the future of the Coryton refinery. The meeting took place at the Department of Energy and Climate Change in Central London. Local politicians, industry, unions and regulators were among those present. Following the meeting, the Minister said: “The ...

  • Up to £20 million off fuel bills for poor pensioners as energy rebate scheme gets underway

    Around 250,000 pensioners will start getting £80 off their next electricity bill from this month, thanks to a deal by the Government and the leading energy suppliers announced earlier this year. Up to £20 million will be paid out by the largest energy companies in a one-off rebate to some of the pensioners who need the most help with their fuel costs. The Department for Work and ...

  • Edward Davey appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

    Edward Davey MP has today been appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Arriving at DECC’s headquarters in London, Mr Davey said: “This is a sad day because Chris Huhne has had a real vision for a green economy and he’s done fabulous work as Secretary of State. “I’ve now got to take up the challenges - the challenge of climate change, the ...

  • Conference on China and Climate Change

    The European External Action Service (EEAS) will host an international expert roundtable conference on the topic of “Engaging China on Climate Change: Crossroads of 21st-century Foreign Policy” on 2 February 2011 in Brussels. Participants will include the EU institutions and its Member States, leading experts on China and climate change. The roundtable is co-organised with the ...


    By Europa Press Room

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    LG Sonic part of Aguas Andinas’ water infrastructure for adapting to climate change

    These ponds will ensure 34 hours of water autonomy to Santiago in the face of high turbidity in the Maipo River. Each basin has an MPC-Buoy system installed to preserve water quality. Climate change Traditionally, major rainfall occurred in the winter months. Precipitation formed an ice cover in the Andes mountains. Melting ice cover from the Andes mountain range was becoming a source of ...


    By LG Sonic

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