Day: 4 February 2005
Beckett: greater use of renewable energy needed to combat climate change
Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett has called for radical change in the way the world generates and uses energy, saying that an international approach to tackling climate change was vital as no country could solve the problem alone.
Commission proposes strategy against mercury pollution
The European Commission has proposed a strategy to try and minimise mercury pollution both in the EU and globally. The strategy includes measures to cut EU and global emissions, phase out EU mercury exports, reduce internal EU demand, and to ensure the safe storage of decommissioned mercury.
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