Ahead of June climate change talks UN body urges coordinated response to

“The world must wake up and take note of what this means for human security, human welfare and economic development,” said the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres.“In the face of clear and present danger, we need a policy response which truly rises to the challenge,” she continued urging a “greatly stepped-up response across all three central pillars of action: action by the international community, by government at all levels, and by business and finance.”The statement follows the announcement that global concentrations of heat-trapped carbon dioxide in the atmosphere last week passed the 400 parts per million mark, which impacts efforts to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) from pre- industrial levels.The new measurement came from Mauna Loa, a volcano on the big island of Hawaii that has been monitoring the worldwide trend on carbon dioxide.According to media reports, the last time was during an epoch called the Pliocene when the daily temperature was much warmer, the ice caps smaller and the sea level as much as 80 feet higher.With this in mind, Governments will meet for two-weeks starting on 3 June in Bonn, Germany, for the next round of climate change talks under the umbrella of the UNFCCC.A central focus of the talks will be negotiations to build a new global climate agreement andto drive greater immediate climate action. read more

Paul Hollywood accused of breaking law for advertising sausage rolls by the

first_imgIts Twitter feed later said: “We sell our sausage rolls by the inch. Paul’s favourite is 8 inch – what’s yours? @PaulHollywood # KNEADBakeryandCoffee #PaulHollywood” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Weights and Measures Act clearly states that you can display an imperial measurement alongside the metric one, but it mustn’t stand out more than the metric. Exceptions to the rule include draught beer or cider which is sold by the pint, milk in returnable containers by the pint and precious metals, which are sold by the ounce.When Hollywood opened Knead last year he said it was a project he had been working on “for some time”.  “We have worked really hard to give our customers something different, making sure we use the best possible ingredients and give customers the greatest service,” he said. “Just wait until you taste the difference in my bacon butties and sausage rolls!” A spokesman for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: “You can label a sausage roll, or in fact almost any other product, in imperial measures, but when you’re selling the product on the basis of measurement you should always include metric.”Representatives for Hollywood declined to comment. Great British Bake Off host Paul Hollywood has been accused of breaking the law after he advertised sausage rolls ‘by the inch’ at his trendy London bakery. Customers were left bemused after Hollywood’s Knead outlet at Euston Station advertised the food items in the old-fashioned imperial measure.On a board outside the shop there was a sign which read: “Melt in the mouth sausage roll. Buy by the inch.”However a number of people questioned whether it was against retail law. Paul Reynolds, who spotted the advert, said: “Seems Paul Hollywood is selling sausage roll by the inch at his cafe at Euston Station. Nice idea and they look delicious, but pretty sure that is illegal?!!”Another customer said: “Red Alert: Paul Hollywood is *illegally* peddling sausage roll in imperial measures.”last_img read more