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“We must phase out fossil fuel use” says IPCC

IN A report out this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a stark warning that the use of fossil fuels must be phased out to avoid "severe, pervasive and irreversible" damage.                       The UN-backed panel released the results of its Synthesis Report,…
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Time to ring the changes

FOOD BUSINESSES need to look closely at three climate reports which show we need a new model now to feed the world by 2050, says Duncan Williamson. Three recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clearly spell out the dangers of climate change. The reports warn that all aspects of food security will be affected…
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Buildings and infrastructure ill-prepared for changing climate

THE RESILIANCE of transport networks, homes, hospitals and water supplies in England need to be enhanced to counter the more frequent and severe flooding and heatwaves that can be expected in future. This is the key finding of a new report by the government’s official adviser on preparing for climate change.        …
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Developed countries must stop exporting climate change

WWF HAS called on developed countries to clean up their act for good by immediately and publicly committing to end all forms of export credit support for coal. This call comes as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meets to discuss - for the first time ever - potential standards for ensuring public…
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Driven to inaction

THE LATEST report on climate change is impressive in stature and detail but it's unlikely to make governments, businesses or consumers take action.                             The latest global climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was published on March 31st 2014. At 2,600…
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Packaging manufacturer calls for end to carbon-intensive packaging as new eco packaging study reveals up to 99% carbon reduction

NEW DATA comparing the embodied carbon in packaging materials reveals huge carbon savings for renewable materials over carbon-intensive plastics. As the UN calls for a "massive shift" to renewable energy away from ‘dirty’ fuels, eco packaging firm Vegware calls for a shift away from carbon-intensive packaging. For example, figures revealed bagasse – recycled sugarcane used…
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Emissions must be cut if we are to tackle hunger

COUNTRIES ACROSS the world must play their fair part in cutting emissions if we are to prevent millions more people going hungry due to climate change, international agency Oxfam warns today.                   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today opens its meeting in Berlin to finalise…
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Climate Change to affect food security

THE UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its latest study reporting that the impact of climate change will be felt most keenly in Africa, South America and Asia predicting droughts, food shortages and a rise in diseases such as malaria.                        …
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