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Growing Concerns

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Growing Concerns

Alongside images of flooded towns and villages, we are now being bombarded with reports about the recent heavy rain and floods damaging the quantity and quality of wheat, pea and potato crops. Further worries are emerging that heavily waterlogged soils will hamper the planting of follow-on crops for winter and spring harvest. It is clear, then, that the weather's effects on our domestic food production are not going to be short-lived.


By IPPR,UK.


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Positive Energy: Harnessing People power to prevent climate change

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Positive Energy: Harnessing people power to prevent climate change

2 May 2007. Barely a week goes by without a press headline warning us of the dangers we face from climate change. Behind the stories, real people are already being hit, with climate change now killing 150,000 people a year. The technological solutions to prevent it from becoming much worse already exist. The challenge is to make the transition to them in time to avoid dangerous climate change. By Simon Retallack and Tim Lawrence with Matthew Lockwood.


By IPPR ,UK.


Climate Policy Policy Resource.


The Burning Question: Is the UK on Course for a Low Carbon Economy

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The Burning Question: Is the UK on Course for a Low Carbon Economy. The government has a target to cut carbon emissions by twenty per cent by 2010 and by sixty per cent by 2050 in its Climate Change Programme. But carbon emissions have risen and, if things don?t change radically, the government will miss its target. This report critically examines the government?s targets and assesses the specific policies to increase energy efficiency and cut emissions. Catherine Mitchell and Bridget Woodman offer an overview of the issues that the government must address and recommend practical policies to put the Climate Change Programme back on course.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

Climate Change Policy Resource.


From Fossil to Future Fuels

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From Fossil to Future Fuels. How to push forward the gradual but critically important switch from ?fossil fuels' to ?future fuels' was the topic of the fifth British?German Environment Forum, which met in Berlin in February 2004. The 60 participants represented the spectrum of activity in sustainable energy in both countries: politics and policy-making (at local, national and European levels), technological and commercial development, and research, reporting and campaigning. Three main challenges were debated: how to reduce dependence on imports of fossil fuels; how to promote a more rapid take-up of sustainable and energy-efficient practices and technologies and how Germany and the UK can more effectively pursue common aims within the international energy system..

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Climate Change Policy Resource.