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  • The government is not ‘immediately accepting’ the recommendations set out in the new and radical ‘Net Zero’ report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – so said a statement from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). But Energy Secretary Greg Clark was nevertheles...

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  • The government has signalled its ambitious intentions on future climate change policy by asking the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on whether the UK should set a date for a net zero emissions target. Currently, the UK is committed to reduce its annual carbon emissions by at least 80% of 1990 leve...

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  • The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted, for the first time, a plan to lower greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s ships, agreeing to peak emissions as soon as possible and to reduce them by at least 50% on 2008 levels by 2050. This ‘initial strategy’ also says that countr...

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  • China has already hit its 2020 target to reduce carbon emissions, two years ahead of schedule, the country’s official climate change representative told a summit in Shanghai.By the end of 2017, China had cut the carbon dioxide intensity of its economy by 46% compared to 2005 levels – thereby fulfill...

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  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd Conference of the Parties, or COP 23, held in Bonn, Germany but presided over by Fiji, was unlikely to result in any breakthrough news announcements. Its main role was to lay the groundwor...

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  • The Catalonian government within Spain has approved legislation that will see the region reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% on 2005 levels by 2030, and by 100% by 2050. The approval of the ‘Law on Climate Change’ in the autonomous community’s Parliament will see the implementation of a tax o...

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  • Ahead of publication of the government’s Clean Growth Plan, David Weatherall sets out the Energy Saving Trust’s view on improving policy on home energy and heat.

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  • The US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to fast-track federal infrastructure projects by allowing developers to skip consideration of climate change and flooding risk when planning projects.The order would reverse Obama legislation which required the recipients of federal funds t...

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  • The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned that the UK’s emission reduction targets are in danger of not being achieved due to current government inaction on climate change.The CCC’s annual progress report to Parliament for 2017 says that it is ‘no longer justified or wise’ to further delay th...

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