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The introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment looks set to provide yet another catalyst for landlords and tenants to disagree.Lawyers are rubbing their hands together in glee at the prospect of the complicated contracts required to distinguish how government-recycled revenues will be recycled back multiple tenants, all performing differently in terms of benchmarked emissions.But James Cameron from Climate Change Capital has a better option. In a UK Trade and Industry ...
At the UN summit in Copenhagen, the weekend doesn’t mean rest from the cyclone of climate change activities hitting the amassed delegates and local population. Sunday was no different, and in search of a change from the sterility of the official conference venue, the Bella Centre, I visited the Climate Bottom lectures in Christiania.Christiania is famous in Copenhagen for being the hippy village – a hangover from a 70s protest against the lack of affordable housing in Copenhagen. ...
CEOs and Heads of Sustainability convened yesterday at the Copenhagen Communique event to talk about the part business has to play in setting society on a path low carbon path. To briefly explain – the Copenhagen Communique is a statement, signed by over 900 business leaders, calling for a strong and effective deal to be agreed at Copenhagen.The event was a collection of senior management from signatory organisations – ranging from Skanska to Shell to Sainsburys – discussing their ...
After a stumbling and content-less speech, delivered in monotone by Elisabet Falemo, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for the Environment, I was ready to be underwhelmed by the European green cities showcase. In fact I was ready for a snooze.But I hung in there and it was worth it.The case for green cities is a no-brainer. Cities and towns cover only 2% of the earth’s surface but account for 80% of emissions. By 2030, two thirds of the world’s population will live in ...
The 15th UN Conference of Parties, COP15, kicks off today in Copenhagen. The aim of the conference is to deliver an agreement limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees C – the temperature that would give us a realistic chance of avoiding “catastrophic” climate change. The talks will also focus on how the rapid U-turn from oil-dependence to low carbon society can be achieved, how much it will cost and where the billions of dollars needed will come from.I’m a Director of Carbon ...
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