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Countries should not use ‘burden-sharing’ to determine cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
11 December. Negotiations about a new international climate change agreement are focusing too much on trying to share the burden of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
Nicholas Stern calls for new approach by governments to climate change talks
8 December. Governments should not insist that an agreement be an internationally legally-binding treaty
Tougher government attitudes on climate change key to business action
3 December. A new study shows that while higher prices have forced change, stronger policy action has prompted British retailers to move faster than their US counterparts to reduce greenhouse emissions
New report finds that cities could cut the world’s energy-related carbon emissions by 34% at no net cost
1 December. Study of the cities of Leeds (UK), Kolkata (India), Lima (Peru), Johor Bahru (Malaysia) and Palembang (Indonesia) found that a number of cost-effective, low-carbon developments could cut global energy-related emissions by more than a third.
Scientists debate the future of climate science and policy
Download presentations given by lead authors of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Synthesis Report at this panel discussion event held at the University of Leeds.