本期通讯

  • The outcome from Paris
    4 JAN 2016
    Health, Safety and Environmental Matters Series

    At the end of November, delegates from 195 countries, and the EU, met at Le Bourget Airport outside Paris, for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC Treaty, and the 11th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

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  • Open letter from global CEOs to world leaders urging concrete climate action
    4 JAN 2016
    Health, Safety and Environmental Matters Series

    Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges that will shape the way we do business now and in the coming decades. The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21), to be held in Paris in December 2015, aims to deliver a new climate change agreement that will put the world on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future while keeping the rise in global temperature to under 2 degrees Celsius.

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  • Collaboration between dragon and eagle on the road to Paris
    4 JAN 2016

    One of the key factors in enabling agreement to be reached at the Paris COPMOP was the preparatory work well in advance of the COPMOP, carried out by the US and China. This helped to avoid a clash at the COPMOP between these two powers, and also provided a clear signal that two of the largest economies in the world agreed on the need for action on climate change.

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  • The end of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme? Proposals to simplify energy efficiency taxation and reporting
    4 JAN 2016

    Following the announcement made at the time of the Summer Budget of a review of the business energy efficiency tax landscape, HM Treasury has issued a consultation paper which proposes the abolition of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), and its replacement by a single business energy consumption tax based on Climate Change Levy (CCL).

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  • Removal of renewables exemption from CCL
    4 JAN 2016

    The Climate Change Levy is a carbon tax that is added to the energy bills of business and public sectors organisations. It was introduced on 1 April 2001 and typically adds approximately 15% onto those energy bills.

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  • Proposed Changes to the EU ETS for Phase IV
    4 JAN 2016
    Health, Safety and Environmental Matters Series

    In July, the EU Commission published, as part of a 'Summer Energy Package', a Draft Directive to introduce changes to the EU ETS for Phase IV, which will run from 2021 to 2030. 

    See what the changes proposed for Phase IV include.

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