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Scotland sets target of cutting greenhouse gases by 90% by 2050

Scotland has announced it will strengthen its legally-binding goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, moving to a 90% cut by 2050 compared with 1990 – up from 80%.…

DAILY BRIEF | 25.05.18

Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming below 1.5C, according to a new study reported by the Guardian. Meeting the most ambitious target of the…

DAILY BRIEF | 24.05.18

Environment Agency warns of serious water deficits for England

England could face significant water supply troubles by 2050 unless action is taken to reduce water wastage and use, the Environment Agency has warned in a major report.…

DAILY BRIEF | 23.05.18

Emerging economies say rich countries must still lead on climate action

Developed countries should “take the lead in emission reductions,” says a joint statement after a weekend of talks between environment ministers from the BASIC countries of Brazil, South…

DAILY BRIEF | 22.05.18

Brexit could wreck green agenda, says UN

The United Nations has warned that the UK’s reputation is at risk over plans that would harm environmental protections after Brexit, according to a frontpage story in The…

DAILY BRIEF | 21.05.18

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

BBC News is among many reporting the news that the UK government has proposed a relaxation in the planning laws which apply to fracking for shale gas. “Under…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.05.18

Global warming could make UK and large parts of northern Europe far windier

The UK and parts of Northern Europe could experience stronger winds as the result of global warming, potentially resulting in a 10% increase in UK onshore wind generation…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.05.18

Investment in UK clean energy suffers ‘dramatic and worrying collapse’

A group of MPs says there has been a “collapse” in UK clean energy investment in the past three years, report the Financial Times and BusinessGreen. The MPs on…

DAILY BRIEF | 16.05.18

Invest in ‘green’ firms or risk being wiped out by climate change, Bank of England tells the City

Efforts to stop global temperatures from climbing to dangerous levels require substantial changes to the structure of the economy, the Bank of England warned yesterday, the Telegraph reports.…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.05.18
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