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Global warming must be top priority for UN, says UK foreign secretary
Tackling climate change and averting the threat of rising sea levels, increased droughts and associated famines should become the greatest priority for the United Nations, said the UK foreign secretary Margaret Beckett.
California sues car firms for global warming
America's most populous state, California, opened a new front in its struggle with climate change yesterday when it announced that it was suing the six largest carmakers in the US for allegedly contributing to global warming, reported the Guardian on Thursday.
环境组织,商业团体和节能机构组成的联盟将推动气候变化问题的讨论, 并将全球变暖的话题直接提交给英国自由民主党, 工党和保守党的年度会议进行探讨。
‘Clinics’ put climate change at heart of UK political agenda
Climate change is being addressed head-on by a coalition of environmental groups, businesses and energy saving bodies, who are taking the issue of global warming directly to the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Tory party conferences.
UK-China climate change working group launched
An agreement to establish a UK-China climate change working group was signed today by UK Environment Secretary David Miliband and the Chinese Minister for National Development and Reform Commission Ma Kai.
Cleaner air possible in two years, says Hong Kong think-tank
A prominent Hong Kong think-tank has called on the local government to adopt an air management plan which it says could reverse the city's worsening pollution and bring cleaner air in two years time.
Ivory Coast government quits over dumped toxic waste
Ivory Coast's government resigned on Wednesday after toxic waste dumped around the main city Abidjan killed three people, made 1,500 ill and triggered street protests.