“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.
Prince Charles has opened up talks at the United Nations Paris Climate Change Summit with an emphatic call to action to world leaders, urging all to act now, lest we “become the architects of our own destruction.”
After the Committee on Climate Change on Thursday announced a plan to cut carbon emissions by 57% by the year 2032 it has emerged that in order to meet these standards, many newly built homes will have to be retrofitted with costly improvements.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that shocked the world, Barack Obama has spoken out to convince his fellow world leaders to attend the upcoming climate change summit in Paris. The president is keen to ensure that the summit goes ahead and is hopeful to strike a historic global deal on climate action.
In a speech to be given this week Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, will say that keeping the lights on across Britain now takes priority over the pursuit of green energy.
The United Nations has assessed the climate change proposals, which have been put forward by 146 different countries. They commented saying that the plans that have been submitted do not go far enough.
On Monday, a spokesman from the White House announced that a further 68 companies had signed the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge”- adding to the 13 companies that originally signed. However, there are several big energy companies whose names can still not be found on the dotted line.
The UK’s withdrawal of renewable energy subsidies has been criticised as “disappointing” by a UN scientist in the wake of roundly positive action to fight climate change from 150 other countries ahead of the conference in Paris next month.