Thu, May 05, 2016
Text Size
Energy and Carbon
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.

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders co-chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together.

Against the backdrop of the largest ever public demonstration on climate change, WWF is calling on governments and business leaders at next week's high-profile UN Climate Summit in New York City to deliver clear commitments toward a future powered entirely by renewable energy.

MeyGen, the developers of the world’s biggest tidal array have signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity generated by the Scottish project.

The South Downs National Park Authority planning committee has today unanimously rejected an application to test drill for shale oil at Fernhurst, in West Sussex.

The UK Government has said that prosperity and carbon reduction can go hand in hand to grow the world economy in its new vision for a global climate deal published today.

Climate change analysts at global conultancy PwC have estimated that global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions for every $ of GDP by 6.2% every year from now to 2100 - more than five times the rate currently achieved.

Leading renewable energy trade bodies have come together to launch a set of key tests for the political parties ahead of the next general election.

Hydrosense Renewables Ltd has made its third application in two months to the Environment Agency for a full licence to abstract water for hydroelectric power generation at a number of locations in England.

8
Page 8 of 47

News Showcase

  • Holding back the floods - sustainable flood risk management

    FIG 1In an Expert Focus article for WaterBriefing, Mark Goodger, Regional Technical Manager for Hydro International, discusses sustainable flood risk management and long-term resilience.

  • Morpeth bypasses flood risk with Graf UK’s EcoBloc Flex

    Graf UK installer with EcoBloc systemIn a bid to eliminate flood risk and to provide an effective, controlled rainwater drainage solution, water management specialist Graf UK has installed a 620m3 EcoBloc Flex stormwater tank at a new 13-mile bypass in Morpeth, Northumberland.

  • Climate change pressure for water sector

    1281J-KM picThe CIWEM Annual Conference, held in the Royal Geographic  Society in London this week highlighted how the landmark new Paris climate change agreement will help concentrate water industry efforts to reduce energy consumption.

  • Plain Sailing for Jacopa at Boat of Garten

    Boat of GartenWastewater treatment systems and solutions experts Jacopa have successfully installed an advanced submerged aerated filter (SAF) plant for a picturesque Highland village, Boat of Garten. Jacopa was engaged by Crownhouse, who were the M&E division of the SR10 Capital Delivery Partner Laing O’Rourke.

Sign up to receive the Waterbriefing newsletter:


Watch

  • Northumbrian Water's £46m Horsley WTW upgrade

    Horsley Water Treatment Works – Watch an animated build of Northumbrian Water’s £46m upgrade which will be carried out by a joint venture between Interserve Construction Ltd and Doosan Enpure Ltd.

  • Water sector accelerates move to smart networks

    Listen to Joel Hagan, CEO of i2O, Rik Thijssen of Vitens, David Robinson at Veolia and Aurélie Chazerain from Suez Environnement discuss how the industry is turning to smart networks to boost customer service and ensure supply meets demand.

  • Watch the EFRA committee take live evidence in flood inquiry here

    Watch the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee take live evidence in its Future Flood Prevention inquiry here on Wednesday 13 April 2016.Meeting starts at 2.15pm.

    Witnesses: Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, John Curtin, Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency, Alan Law, Chief Officer, Strategy Reform, Natural England, and Rob Cooke, Director, Terrestrial Biodiversity, Natural England

Click here for more...

Login / Register




Forgot login?
Register
Existing waterbriefing users - log into the new website using your original username and the new password 'waterbriefing'. You can then change your password once logged in.

Advertise with Waterbriefing

WaterBriefing is the UK’s leading online daily dedicated news and intelligence service for business professionals in the water sector – covering both UK and international issues. Advertise with us for an unrivalled opportunity to place your message in front of key influencers, decision makers and purchasers.

Find out more

About Waterbriefing

Water Briefing is an information service, delivering daily news, company data and product information straight to the desks of purchasers, users and specifiers of equipment and services in the UK water and wastewater industry.


Find out more