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Climate protesters storm Garzweiler coalmine in Germany

There is widespread international coverage of protests at a German coal mine over the weekend. BBC News says “activists broke through a police cordon on Saturday to get…

DAILY BRIEF | 24.06.19

Momentum grows for EU effort to set 2050 climate neutrality goal

A number of publications report that EU leaders are set to discuss at a meeting in Brussels today whether the bloc of member states should set a net-zero…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.06.19

UK ‘likely’ to host critical climate conference next year

The UK is “likely” to host next year’s UN climate talks after reaching a deal with its main rival Italy, report BBC News and others. Under the partnership…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.06.19

Ambitious plan to cut emissions and make Ireland carbon-neutral by 2050

Many outlets in Ireland and the UK report on a major new climate plan unveiled yesterday by the Irish government, following earlier reports of leaked versions. The Irish…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.06.19

Germany to back EU-wide target for net zero emissions

Several news outlets are reporting that Germany has joined the coalition of EU countries who want to introduce an EU-wide target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.06.19

Coal-fired power burning out as Fiddler’s Ferry to shut

Energy firm SSE has said it plans to shut down its last remaining coal-fired power station at Fiddler’s Ferry in Cheshire. The site, operated by the “big six”…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.06.19

Britain pledges to reach net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050

There is continued coverage of the UK’s new climate goal of cutting emissions to net-zero by 2050. The Washington Post says environmental groups “welcomed the announcement but raised…

DAILY BRIEF | 13.06.19

Theresa May confirms UK will adopt tough new climate targets

The UK’s prime minister Theresa May has confirmed that the country will adopt a “net-zero” emissions target for 2050, reports the Financial Times in a story trailed on…

DAILY BRIEF | 12.06.19

EU climate goals ‘just a collection of buzzwords’, say critics

The Guardian reports on a leaked document setting out the EU’s priorities for the next five years, which have been criticised by environmental groups for being complacent on…

DAILY BRIEF | 11.06.19
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