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UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh year in a row

Government figures show the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2019 after a record year for renewable energy, the Guardian reports. The provisional…

DAILY BRIEF | 27.03.20

The Senate’s stimulus bill is full of disappointments for climate advocates

The US senate has approved a $2tn rescue package in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reports, saying that whatever climate advocates had been hoping to see “the…

DAILY BRIEF | 26.03.20

Coronavirus: ‘Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief

The UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen, says nature is sending humanity “a message” with the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, according to the Guardian. In an “exclusive” interview…

DAILY BRIEF | 25.03.20

Governments urged to attach green strings to long-term coronavirus recovery plans

There is continued coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its interplay with climate and energy. Climate Home News reports that governments and financial institutions are under growing pressure…

DAILY BRIEF | 24.03.20

Oil markets slump amid coronavirus chaos

As the Covid-19 crisis deepens around the world, many news outlets focus on the impact on the global energy sector. Reuters says that, with markets experiencing falls again…

DAILY BRIEF | 23.03.20

Coronavirus: Outrage as Trump asks for $3bn to boost oil producers amid stock plunge

As the coronavirus continues to dominate the news, there is a flurry of stories on the impacts for the fossil fuel industry, particularly on oil prices. The Independent…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.03.20

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads

BBC News reports on “significant drops” in levels of air pollution and CO2 over some cities and regions, where the coronavirus pandemic response has affected work and travel.…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.03.20

Governments have ‘historic opportunity’ to accelerate clean energy transition, IEA says

In an interview with Climate Home News, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol says the Covid-19 pandemic could provide political and financial leaders with…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.03.20

Coronavirus slows global efforts to fight climate change

There is continued coverage of Covid-19’s effect on efforts to tackle climate change, scientific research and the energy sector. Bloomberg reports that several key climate policy events, including…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.03.20
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