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G8 aims to halve greenhouse gases

World leaders at the G8 summit aim to set a target to halve carbon emissions by 2050 in an effort to tackle global warming.

07/08/08
                                                               

Mayor quashes £25 C-charge hike

London Mayor Boris Johnson quashes the proposed rise in congestion charge for vehicles deemed high polluters.

07/08/08
                                                               

UK to slow expansion of biofuels

The UK is to cut the rate of growth of biofuels because of “increasing questions” over their impact.

07/07/08
                                                               

Japan waits on US for CO2 targets

Japan says it will not negotiate on CO2 emissions until it sees what the new US president offers on climate change.

07/07/08
                                                               

Australia ‘needs carbon trading’

An Australian government advisor calls for a national emissions trading scheme to combat global warming.

07/04/08
                                                               

US city to charge polluting firms

The US city of San Francisco passes new rules requiring businesses to pay for the amount of CO2 they emit.

05/22/08
                                                               

Aviation impacts ‘hotly disputed’

Green advisers tell the government airport expansion should be suspended pending an inquiry.

05/20/08
                                                               

Time to leave the comfort zone

Civic leaders must be willing to make tough choices if we are going to live in green cities.

05/20/08
                                                               

Next decade ‘may see no warming’

Global temperatures may not rise for 10 years as natural cooling masks greenhouse warming, research suggests.

05/01/08