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Germany agrees plan to phase out coal power by 2038

The German government and regional leaders have agreed on a plan to phase out coal-fired power stations by 2038, involving compensation of about €40bn (£34bn), reports BBC News.…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.01.20

BlackRock CEO says the climate crisis is about to trigger ‘a fundamental reshaping of finance’

There is extensive coverage of the annual letter to investors sent by Larry Fink, the chief executive of asset manager BlackRock, in which he says that climate change…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.01.20

Trump proposes rolling back environmental impact law

US president Donald Trump has proposed significant changes to a longstanding law that forces developers to assess the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects before starting construction, reports…

DAILY BRIEF | 10.01.20

Climate change: Earth has its second-hottest year on record to close out the hottest decade

The world had its second-hottest year on record in 2019 at the end of what was the hottest recorded decade in the 2010s, report the Washington Post and…

DAILY BRIEF | 09.01.20

Australia’s bushfires to cost billions as climate risks rise

Climate Homes News reports that Australia’s bushfires are expected to cost billions of dollars in recovery efforts, following prime minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of a new National Bushfire…

DAILY BRIEF | 08.01.20

Australia’s leaders unmoved on climate action after devastating bushfires

There is continuing widespread coverage of Australia’s severe bushfires. Reuters reports that the Australia’s government is “sticking firmly” to a position that there is no direct link between…

DAILY BRIEF | 07.01.20

Protest calls for Australian prime minister Scott Morrison to be sacked over a ‘lack of action’ on climate change as out-of-control bushfires burn

There has been extensive global media coverage over the past fortnight of the continuing bushfires devastating large parts of Australia. Beyond the detailed daily reporting of the damage…

DAILY BRIEF | 06.01.20

Fossil fuels fall to record low proportion of UK energy mix

The proportion of the UK’s power generation mix made up by fossil fuels has fallen to a record low after renewable energy became the UK’s largest source of…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.12.19

2020 to be one of hottest years on record, Met Office says

Global temperatures in 2020 are expected to be more than 1.1C above the pre-industrial average, the Guardian reports, based on the latest year-ahead forecast from the UK’s Met…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.12.19
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