climate change

Will ministers come to an agreement at the COP21 Conference?

Final meetings will be held today at the COP21 Conference where ministers from countries throughout the world will attempt to come to an agreement. The conference so far has seen a split of opinions, on one side are richer countries who are in agreement that everything possible must be done to protect the climate, and on the other side poorer countries say that they want to do their part, but not if it affects their growth.

President Obama to take huge step towards tackling climate change

Barack Obama will take what has been described as ‘the biggest step to tackling climate change’ when he announces his revised Clean Power Plan. President Obama has been very vocal throughout his two terms in office about the effects of climate change, and has recently been quoted saying ‘climate change is not a problem for another generation, not any more.’

China confirms it will cut carbon emissions by 65% by 2030

China will aim to reduce its carbon emissions by 65% by 2030 from the levels recorded in 2005, which has came as great news. This comes after a new worldwide carbon emission plan unveiled by the worlds largest greenhouse gas emitters.

Previously China had committed to cut emissions by 45% by 2020 from 2015 levels, so the news announced this week is continuing the trend of China reducing its carbon footprint.

Scotland fail to hit emissions target for fourth year in a row

A recent report has revealed that Scotland has failed to hit its carbon emission reduction targets for the fourth year in a row. The Scottish Climate Change Act requires emissions to be cut by 42% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. These targets are based on cuts made from 1990 levels of carbon emissions.