Climate change policy
A UN summit on climate change agreed to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wide-ranging deal to slow global warming
An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change
By Dimitra Manifava
The government is examining the possibility of reducing the value-added tax on milk to the lowest bracket of 6.5 percent, as it sees no other way of reducing the price of milk on store shelves, according to sources.
The decrease from the current rate of 13 percent could bring about a reduction of 8 to 10 cents per liter.
The absence of an international regime on climate change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist. âThe collapse of the EU process is also the reason why Turkey gives less emphasis to climate change,â says Ãmit Åahin.
The United Nations seized World Environment Day Thursday to demand action on climate change to protect small island states threatened by rising seas, drought and floods.
"We have very, very alarming news from science," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told reporters in Bonn at a new round of talks on global warming.