Welcome to Climate Answers

Climate change is the most serious issue ever to have faced humanity. Rightly, it is now high on the public, political, media and business agendas. However, too much of the discussion is still about what we should not be doing or what we should be against. There is not enough discussion or information on solutions – what we can and should do to minimise dangerous climate change, and what should be done to make us not only safer and more secure, but also richer and happier.

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15 December 2015: The Paris Agreement: good start – now let the real work begin

The fact that an agreement was reached is excellent. The agreement, signed up to by rich, poor and middle income countries alike, was indeed historic. But the agreement is only a set of political promises, and politicians have been known not to keep their promises. Attention must now shift to implementation: to policies and to money.

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7 December 2015: UK climate and energy policy: small steps forward, large steps backwards

The advance represented by Energy and Climate Secretary Amber Rudd’s ‘reset’ speech on 18 November has been pretty comprehensively destroyed by Chancellor George Osborne.

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Good news for EU greenhouse gas emissions

With the Paris climate COP about to begin, encouraging figures showing EU greenhouse gas reductions indicate there may be some hope amongst all the fears.

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19 November 2015: Well done Amber Rudd

UK climate and energy policy are not perfect, but are in significantly better shape this morning than they were yesterday morning

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14 November 2015: Trafalgar Square vigil for Paris victims

My thoughts on this vigil, terrorism, the EU and the Paris climate summit.

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Energy Efficiency Home Improvements

Four key things that individuals can do to improve energy efficiency at home

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27 October 2015: Ghana is a renewables pioneer, but is still not doing enough.

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A post by Melody Waterworth on energy in Ghana, where she is currently volunteering.

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26 October 2015: Prospects for the Paris climate summit

The summit will probably lead to a non-binding ‘Paris Agreement’. The main arguments will be about money.

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Ghana – climate and energy statistics

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This document sets out some of the important climate change statistics concerning energy use in Ghana.

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October 2015: Committee on Climate Change report on electricity scenarios

The Committee on Climate Change sensibly calls for an ‘all of the above’ approach to decarbonisation.

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