In 2013 I had the honour of being a member of Scotland’s Independent Expert Commission on Oil and Gas.
Glasgow has pledged to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK.
Carbon emissions from fossil fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India.
Cleaner power and the falling demand for energy across homes and industry have driven cuts in UK carbon emissions of nearly two-fifths since 1990, analysis suggests.
Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry have risen by more than 2% in 2018 to reach new record highs, scientists have said.
The European Union unveiled its long-term vision on combating climate change in a push for more ambitious action on the environment just days after U.S. President Donald Trump rejected his government’s warning on the economic costs of global warming.
The UK's world-leading climate legislation is not currently "driving the kind of progress we need" on cutting carbon, environmental lawyers have said.
U.K. greenhouse-gas polluters may see their costs for emitting carbon dioxide limited if the nation crashes out of the European Union without an agreement.
Continued investment in fossil fuels, despite a shift to clean technology which is already under way, could wipe trillions from the global economy, research warns.
The carbon footprint of Scottish households has fallen by 25% on average since new legislation committing to greenhouse gas reductions was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2009.
Statoil said today that it had reached its 2020 carbon emissions reduction target already.
Changes to carbon emissions regulations could put a £33.2billion ($45billion) dent in the value of oil firms’ global upstream portfolios, a new report said.
A single loaf of bread produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram of carbon dioxide, research has shown.
Exxon Mobil is working with a clean-energy company to develop technology to fight climate change.
Motorists considering buying an electric car have just one weekend left to make a purchase before Government subsidies are cut.
Greenhouse gas output in the UK fell almost 8% in 2014, although emissions from transport and agriculture rose slightly, official figures show.
Ministers from around the world have worked through the night as the talks for a new deal on climate change enter their final days. Efforts are being made to break divisions on key issues in the agreement which aims to avoid dangerous climate change and provide finance for poor countries to deal with the impacts of global warming. A draft of the text for the agreement released on Wednesday contained the potential for ambitious targets on curbing rising global temperatures and cutting emissions over the coming decades, as well as weaker options, and a new text is expected later today.
The United States is part of the “high ambition coalition” of countries calling for a strong deal on tackling climate change, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, research suggests. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks continue in Paris, said the authors of a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. “That shouldn’t tell us we don’t need to do anything, but that shows there is action,” Janos Pasztor, the United Nations assistant secretary general for climate change, told The Associated Press at the Paris climate talks. “Things are going in the right direction. All we need is a strong agreement.”
Global greenhouse gas emissions are set to stall or even fall slightly in 2015 - despite economic growth, a study has revealed.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has warned that all countries will need to make compromises as the high level part of crucial United Nations climate talks get under way.
Carbon reporting from the world's largest companies lacks consistency, making it almost impossible for stakeholders to compare one company's performance easily and accurately with another's, according to a survey from accountancy firm KPMG.
After a hectic first day of climate talks in Paris when more than 150 leaders signalled their intention to do a deal on global warming, the real business has begun.
The largest ever gathering of world leaders has met in Paris for COP 21 to try to agree on new climate goals. Statoil has set out a clear ambition to be competitive in a low-carbon future, and is also there. If you want to find out what they’re doing, check out the video below.
Coal’s future in the world’s energy mix is secure even as governments adopt stricter policies to tackle climate change, according to the head of coal and copper at Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-biggest mining company.