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The Government has published a discussion paper setting out its proposals for the 2016 review of Climate Change Agreements targets - including a call for evidence for the review of sector commitments.

Thames Tideway Tunnel, Lafarge Tarmac, Temple Group, Kier Infrastructure and Barhale Trant Utilities have become the latest signatories to the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR).

The European Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, has released its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate action.

Hydro-electric powerAn unprecedented boom in dam construction is expected to double hydropower electricity generation capacity in the next ten years, according to a new research database.

The European Council has endorsed a binding EU target of an at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.

Ahead of the October European Council meeting, where the future of the EU’s energy policy will be high on the agenda, the CBI has published a position paper on the future of the EU Emissions Trading System - with a call for "comprehensive and co-ordinated reform."

The first joint call of the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) which is opening up opportunities for ocean renewables innovation in Europe, will open for business next week.

Mott MacDonald has published the second edition of its Water Utilities Little Black Book – an invaluable reference guide for anyone working the UK water sector on an array of cost and carbon issues in the run-up to AMP6.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:34

UN calls for bold action to tackle climate change

Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change have been announced by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending yesterday's historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

A new research study says the UK and other developed nations will have to make far bigger cuts in their carbon emissions than currently planned to meet their fair share for tackling climate change.

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    Watch the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee take live evidence in its Future Flood Prevention inquiry here on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Meeting starts at 2.30pm.

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    Mark Hoban, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Flood Re

    Brendan McCafferty, Chief Executive Officer, Flood Re

    Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers

    Iain Hamilton, Head of Pricing and Underwriting, UK General Insurance for Personal Lines, Aviva


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    Davyhulme is the biggest wastewater treatment works in North West England and one of the biggest in the UK. It drains the entire western side of Manchester, from Chadderton in the north to Bramhall in the south.

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    Jonathan Taylor, VP of the European Investment Bank, has visited United Utilities' largest treatment plant at Manchester to see how the bank's funding is helping the water company deliver a £200m modernisation project at the site.

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