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Gordon Brown's climate manifesto for Copenhagen

In a manifesto launched today, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has pledged UK leadership in tackling climate change during the run-up to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen this December. Alongside the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband, he has outlined his vision for a new deal where the emissions of developed nations will peak by 2020 (we believe the deal should be no later than 2015) and decline thereafter.

Climate Change - failure is not an option

RSPB Cymru welcomes the Welsh Assembly Government's Climate Change Programme of Action, launched today by Jane Davidson, Minster for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing.

International scientists, campaigners and celebrities call for tougher targets for Scottish Climate Bill

From Sunday Herald, 21 June 2009

International scientists, campaigners and celebrities are piling pressure on the Scottish government to toughen its plans to tackle climate change.

First minister Alex Salmond, and other political leaders are being told by 13 top climate experts that the current aim to reduce emissions 34% by 2020 is "wholly inadequate". The target must be raised to at least 42% to help save the planet, they say.

Will Ed make Britain a global leader on climate change?

ED Miliband today announced the details of his new coal consultation. While recognising the need to reduce emissions from coal-fired power stations, as promised, it places equal emphasis on maintaining a "diverse, secure energy mix".

In April the Energy and Climate Change Secretary initiated a significant U-turn in government policy when he told Parliament that "the era of new unabated coal is over." Compared with the "business as usual" approach of predecessors like John Hutton, this is a big step forward.

SCCS welcomes ground-breaking amendments

The Scottish Parliament Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee resumed today (Tuesday) to continue its discussions on Stage 2 of the Scottish Climate Change Bill.

Reacting to the Committee's decision to approve Labour MSP Cathy Peattie's amendment on climate change duty for public bodies:
Mike Robinson, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said:

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