Row over EU climate loansGuardian Unlimited | 01 Dec 2010
Europe was accused of taking unfair advantage of poor countries last night when senior officials said that it was better to make them pay for loans to reduce climate emissions rather than give them grants. Aid campaigners and developing nations have also condemned as a "complete mess" the differences between rich countries in how they account for aid pledges. They say donors are double-counting climate aid and using "creative accounting" to make climate pledges look more impressive.
Letters: Greed not greens cause hungerGuardian Unlimited | 09 Nov 2010
The Channel 4 documentary What the Green Movement Got Wrong (Last night's TV, 5 November) in our view made a series of misguided and inaccurate allegations and assumptions. It identified GM as a solution to hunger and implicated anti-GM campaigners for exacerbating food insecurity. As development...
Progress in the U.N. Millennium Development GoalsYahoo! News | 20 Sep 2010
Financially-strapped rich countries will call for a rethink of strategies to make sure their aid funds are not wasted when world leaders meet this week to discuss U.N. goals to tackle global poverty.
The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle?Guardian Unlimited | 28 Mar 2010
Political and business leaders gather this week in an attempt to revive the world's faltering challenge to global warming. But they face a battle to lift the cloud of scepticism that has descended over climate science and chart a new way forwardSome of the planet's most powerful paymasters will gather in London on Wednesday to discuss a nagging financial problem: how to raise a trillion dollars for the developing world.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Climate change will be catastrophe for AfricaThe Independent | 16 May 2006
Africa is facing the greatest catastrophe in human history. Climate change represents a nightmare scenario for the future of the people of the world's poorest continent, according to the official preparing a top- level report which is due to land on the desks of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in later this year.
Fiddler's Ferry to get green technologyGreen Consumer Guide | 24 Apr 2006
Scottish and Southern Energys Fiddlers Ferry Power Station has been given Government consent for a flue gas desulphurisation plant to be developed, in a move towards cleaner coal energy generation.
Environment 'key to aid policy'BBC | 04 Apr 2006
More than 40 environmental and aid groups are calling on the UK Government to put the environment at the heart of its international development policy.
Marine bill is 'once in a lifetime' chanceGreen Consumer Guide | 04 Apr 2006
Conservation group WWF has described a potential Marine Bill resulting from the Governments consultation announcement as a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect our seas.
Earlier birds threaten the cuckooThe Independent | 27 Mar 2006
Cuckoos have inhabited rural Britain for thousands of years, but climate change is taking its toll on the bird that once dominated other flying species by stealing their nests.
Climate change programme review - Labour's credibility testFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 24 Mar 2006
Friends of the Earth today warned that the Government's Climate Change Programme Review, due to be published on Tuesday 28th March, is the acid test of its credibility on climate change.
Water firms seek new curbs on useThe Independent | 21 Mar 2006
Full drought restrictions are imminent in south-east England with three water companies having sought legal powers to ban non- essential use.
The fish list: how your supermarket ratesGuardian Unlimited | 01 Mar 2006
Fish sold at supermarkets that compete most ferociously on price is not as sustainable as that available in smaller, upmarket chains, according to a Marine Conservation Society league table.
Commission pledges flood aidGreen Consumer Guide | 28 Feb 2006
The European Commission has announced an emergency €1m aid package for the victims of flooding in Bolivia, following the serious conditions that have caused devastation of communities, crops and basic infrastructure.
Australia, New Zealand mull emissions trading timeframesEnvironmental Finance | 24 Feb 2006
Officials are eyeing 2010 as a likely start date for a proposed multi-state emissions trading scheme for Australia, while a New Zealand minister has suggested that his country is unlikely to introduce a trading scheme before 2012. The comments were made at a climate change and business conference in Adelaide this week.