China have been accused of trying to block progress at the COP21 Paris climate change summit after delegates for the country were seen to be resisting various terms of proposed global agreements.
On Tuesday, it was claimed that Saudi Arabia are trying to undermine international efforts to reach an agreement on climate change. The country is one of the largest exporters of oil in the world and many have claimed that it is because of this that they are attempting to block an international agreement to move away from carbon-producing fossil fuels.
New research has suggested that the global output of carbon into the atmosphere could stop rising, or even fall, this year. If this were to happen, it would be the first time that it has occurred at the same time as growth in the global economy.
The climate change summit in Paris is entering its final five days, and Monday saw ministers from countries all over the globe head to the talks to secure a deal.
The Climate Secretary, Amber Rudd, will face criticism for the UK’s apparent hypocrisy when she appears at the COP21 Climate Summit, in Paris on Monday.
Following on from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statements about “common but differentiated responsibilities”, a director for the country’s Bureau for Energy Efficiency has agreed to cut down on coal use if financial aid can be promised in return.
Renewable Energy Generation (REG) has become one of the most high-profile casualties of the government’s recent cuts to renewable energy after it sold-out to the US investment manager, BlackRock.
“In the next few days in Paris, the world will decide the fate of our planet” writes Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in a special piece for the Financial Times ahead of his involvement at the COP21 Climate Change Summit in Paris.