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Leaked document reveals Rio + 20 sustainable development goals, 10 January [1]

Rio + 20 must empower the grassroots, 8 December [2]

Limits of growth

Oil will decline shortly after 2015, says former oil expert of International Energy Agency, January 5 [3] topic

British Airways Boeing 747 contrail

How the European Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution From Aviation Works, Jake Schmidt, 1/5/12 [4] place, topic

Giardino Botanico - Fondazione Andre Heller - Gardone Riviera - pond - stepping stones

David Pencheon: Sustainability by stealth – 8 steps to heaven, 13 Dec [5] topic

BrightonPierBurnedSunset1

Local CO2 Mapping Takes Off (With Your Help!), John Geraci, November 29 [6]

Please Stop Talking About Global Warming, John Geraci, November 17 [7] topic, topic
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References

  1. guardian.co.uk, 10 January 2012
  2. grassrootsinnovations.blogspot.com, 8 December 2011
  3. theoildrum.com, January 5, 2012
  4. huffingtonpost.com, 1/5/12
  5. blogs.bmj.com, 13 Dec, 11
  6. johngeraci.com, November 29, 2011
  7. johngeraci.com, November 17, 2011


  • Government amendments to the Energy Bill deeply disappointing, FoE, October 30 [1] topic
  • "It's great news that the UK is now leading the world in off-shore wind power - but we're still near the bottom of the European league table for harnessing renewable energy," FoE, October 21 [5] "The UK has one of the biggest renewable energy potentials in Europe - this must be harnessed to make this country a world leader in tackling climate change. This will help cut emissions, create hundreds of thousands of jobs and secure a clean, safe energy supply - leading Britain to a cleaner and more prosperous future." topic
  • Hugely encouraging first move from the new Climate Change secretary, Greenpeace, October 16 [6] topic
  • Eliasch Review on International deforestation shows "a dangerous lack of ambition and vastly underestimates the scale of the action needed to tackle climate change", Greenpeace, October 14 [7] "... allowing forests to become a get out of jail free card for the big polluters would be extremely bad news for the fight against climate change." topic
  • Government green light to 10 million extra passengers at Stansted airport condemned, FoE, October 9 [8] topic, topic, place. The Government has also announced a public Inquiry into plans to build a second runway at Stansted.
  • Government backing to expansion of Stansted Airport in clear contrast to tougher targets to cut climate-trashing emissions, Greenpeace, October 9 [9] topic, topic, place
  • Soil Association welcomes Climate Change Committee report, October 7 [10] topic, topic
  • New advice by the Independent Climate Change Commission that Britain should adopt an 80 per cent emissions reduction target by 2050, "...should sound the death knell for new coal-fired power stations and Heathrow's proposed third runway." Greenpeace, October 7 [11] topic
  • UK 'needs tougher climate target' , Committee on Climate Change, Ocotber 7 [12] The committee's advice, which includes that cuts must come from all sectors of the economy - including international aviation and shipping emissions too, is "fantastic news", FoE [13] topic


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References

  1. Friends of the Earth, October 30
  2. Friends of the Earth, October 28
  3. BBC News, October 28
  4. Campaign to Protect Rural England, October 28
  5. Friends of the Earth, October 21
  6. Greenpeace, October 16
  7. Greenpeace, October 14
  8. Friends of the Earth, October 9
  9. Greenpeace, October 9
  10. Soil Association, October 7
  11. Greenpeace, October 7
  12. BBC news, October 7
  13. Friends of the Earth, October 7

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