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Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns

(The Guardian, 24 Apr 12) Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels.

Governments are falling badly behind on low-carbon energy, putting carbon reduction targets out of reach and pushing the world to the brink of catastrophic climate change, the world's leading independent energy authority will warn on Wednesday.

The stark judgment is being given at a key meeting of energy ministers from the world's biggest economies and emitters taking place in London on Wednesday – a meeting already overshadowed by David Cameron's last-minute withdrawal from a keynote speech planned for Thursday.

The Guardian, 24 Apr 12: Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns


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