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  • The UK government must confront the transformation in land use across the UK in order to become a net zero economy by 2050, according to a new report: Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK, published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its first ever in-depth advice on agricultural policies.&...

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  • The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will continue to rise by approximately 1.3% annually until 2040 – even if countries meet their existing environmental targets. Considerably stronger policies and more ambitious targets are needed to prevent c...

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  • The UK will fail to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 if its regulators – including energy regulator Ofgem – are not given new powers to ensure utility companies invest in sustainable infrastructure. So says a new report: Strategic investment and public confidence published by the...

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  • The government has set out its response to recent recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with plans to do more to tackle climate change and an ambitious plan to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport. The government’s new Environment Bill outlines proposals to strengthe...

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  • Targets are not results – while the UK government has legislated to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, it must now show it is serious about acting on its legal obligations to both tackle and prepare for a changing climate, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in two new reports: Reducing UK e...

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  • In one of her last acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May announced in June that the government will follow the advice from its Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and eradicate the UK's net contribution to climate change by 2050, amending the 2008 Climate Change Act in order to tackle the target. T...

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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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