Second commitment period looks likely to take place but low ambition, carbon trading crises and doubts over environmental integrity could render it impotent.
Expanding emissions market sends positive signals for future international carbon cuts but analysts warn it is no quick fix for troubled system.
New system developed by Astrium and trialled at London Olympics provides measurements on nations’ CO2 outputs
EU efforts to ban highly polluting fuels and cost the effects of airline emissions are being thwarted for the sake of short-term economic goals.
Campaign promises of 2008 have been on the backburner but an improving economy and a winnable election could turn the tide.