• French president Nicolas Sarkozy has expressed his support for the introduction of a carbon tax in return for cuts to social charges as he unveiled his ambition to turn France into a global leader in environmental protection (FT, October 26, 2007, p. 4)
  • According to two research papers published on October 26, 2007 in the US Journal Science, global warming researchers and policymakers should stop worrying about exactly how sensitive the climate is to rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, because the inherent uncertainties are too great (FT, October 26, 2007, p. 3) 
  • On October 26, 2007, the European Commission announced that it has come to an agreement with the countries in the European Economic Area on linking their respective Emissions Trading systems. The newly linked systems will cover 30 countries across the European continent (RAPID, October 26, 2007)
  • Green technology – A 13-page special report (European Voice, October 25-30, 2007, p. 17-28)