• Parliament climate warning

    The European Parliament's temporary committee on climate change has ended its work with a warning that global warming 'is both more rapid and more serious' than previously thought.

    The warning comes in a resolution that goes to the full Parliament later this month; it also includes a call for energy efficiency and a rethink on a minimum target for biofuel use. The committee will now be dissolved.

    T&E director Jos Dings said: ‘The Parliament’s most recent climate laws, such as as cars/CO2 and biofuels, reveal far more modest ambition than this rhetoric suggests.’