Simple changes in our individual behaviour could significantly reduce carbon emissions with “little or no reduction in household well-being,” according to a new study from researchers in the US. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the report — “Household actions can provide a behavioural wedge... Read more
More companies than ever before disclosed a wealth of information about their greenhouse gas emissions for this year’s Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 Report, released today in New York. Of 30 countries represented in the report, five — France, Germany, Japan, US and the UK — accounted for... Read more
Carbon emissions are falling across most parts of the UK, with the country so far having reduced overall emissions by 21 per cent compared to 1990 levels, according to new statistics published today. Among the new figures reported: Overall UK emissions dropped 2 per cent between 2005 and 2007;... Read more
The people behind “The Age of Stupid,” a dystopian film about a future wrecked by climate change, are launching a new campaign today aimed at helping society get less stupid about global warming. The 10:10 initiative, aimed at cutting carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 2010, kicks off... Read more
Looking for a low-tech solution to climate change? The UK could achieve almost 30 per cent of its 2020 carbon emissions reductions goal tomorrow in one fell swoop … all Britons have to do is stop eating meat. Yes, we know: there’s nothing like an “eat less meat” post... Read more
Starting today, communities across the UK will be able to use an award-winning online tool to help them measure their carbon emissions. The tool, developed by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), was previously available only to communities in the East of England via the Cut your Carbon... Read more
With today’s release of a report showing how world leaders can tackle climate change through technology, Tony Blair is expected to call for immediate action on energy efficiency, as well as a definitive commitment to develop next-generation, low-carbon technologies. The Climate Group’s “Technology for a Low-Carbon Future” report was... Read more
Origo Industries Ltd., a North West business that’s developed a device that halves carbon emission in vehicles, is the latest monthly winner of the Merseyside Innovation Awards. The firm, which has its manufacturing base in Liverpool, has also been shortlisted for the £10,000 cash prize at this year’s annual... Read more
A new partnership between the University of Edinburgh Business School and Haymarket Media Group aims to provide emissions-cutting guidance to businesses struggling to reduce their carbon footprints. The ENDS Carbon initiative will provide detailed analysis to organisations, benchmarking their environmental performance against their peer group. The first report, to... Read more
The fatter a nation’s people, the higher the country’s carbon footprint, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As profiled in today’s Guardian, a study by Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts finds that rising obesity contributes up to one billion tonnes of extra carbon... Read more