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 ...


    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 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Feed-in Tariffs appeal decision

    Responding to today’s decision by the Supreme Court on the Feed-in Tariffs Appeal Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said, “We are disappointed by the decision of the Supreme Court not to grant permission to hear this case. But the Court’s decision draws a line under the case. We will now focus all our efforts on ensuring the future stability and cost ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Department of energy and climate change appoints non-executive director (press notice)

    Paul Walsh has been appointed as Lead Non-Executive Director for the Department of Energy and Climate Change for two years. He joins DECC’s existing Non-Executive Directors Richard Reed and Rob Whiteman. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne said: “I am looking forward to working with Paul Walsh. His experience and business insight will prove invaluable as we ...

  • Bali climate change conference gets underway

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference - Bali, 2007 got underway Monday, poised for a breakthrough in international climate change negotiations. The two-week conference, the thirteenth Conference of the 192 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the third meeting of the 176 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, is expected to result in negotiations on a ...

  • Australia appoints new ambassador for climate change

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith, have announced that Ms Louise Hand has been appointed to be Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change. The Ambassador for Climate Change is the lead Australian negotiator within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the head of the International Division of the ...


    By Australian Government

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change established in the UK

    Ed Miliband, the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, welcomed the creation of a new department to tackle the twin challenges of energy security and climate change. Mr Miliband said: 'I am looking forward to the responsibility of running the new Department of Energy and Climate Change and working with colleagues across government, including in particular Hilary Benn, who has ...

  • 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 ...

  • Greg Barker response to High Court ruling on solar Feed in Tariffs

    Climate Change Minister Greg Barker responded to today’s High Court ruling on the proposed changes to solar Feed In Tariffs: “We disagree with the Court’s decision. We will be seeking an appeal and hope to secure a hearing as soon as possible. Regardless of today’s outcome, the current high tariffs for solar PV are not sustainable and changes need to be made in order to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy and Climate Change Secretary responds to new agreement on climate change

    “This is an agreement that unites all nations, unlocking the door to the world’s first global climate deal in Paris next year. “The talks were tough but the Lima Call for Climate Action shows a will and commitment to respond to the public demand to tackle climate change. “I am proud the UK has been leading the way - by our laws on low carbon energy and climate, by ...

  • Chris Huhne comment on Ofgem price rise notification announcement

    Commenting on today’s announcement by Ofgem making energy suppliers give 30 days advance notice of price rises, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “It’s only right that consumers are told in advance of energy price increases. Most companies heard what Government and Ofgem were saying and gave their customers some advance notice when bills went up recently. ...

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