China has said it expects world leaders to reach a consensus at upcoming climate change talks in Paris later this month.
Total is set to consult with staff over a potential move to an equal time rota. The decision to communicate with staff regarding a change to a three on, three off shift pattern comes after oil giant Shell confirmed it would be making the move earlier this week. Companies have been considering whether to adopt the shift pattern as they look to make cost savings following the decline in oil price.
Oil major Shell is expected to move to a three on, three off shift pattern at the start of 2016. The company previously revealed it was in consultation with staff over the move, which is in line with a number of companies including Chevron and EnQuest.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey insisted the UK has a “moral duty” to help the world’s poor cope with rising temperatures as the Government unveiled a £720 million pledge to a UN climate aid fund. He dismissed “little Englander” critics of the UK contribution to the UN Green Climate Fund, which will help poor countries adapt to the impacts of climate change such as floods and droughts and help them develop their economies while curbing emissions. Some Tories have voiced doubts about the spending, which comes from existing UK aid commitments, pointing out that the deficit is still running at £100 billion a year and Britain’s own flood defences need shoring up.