Green targets: Do governments meet them?

As the UK government unveils new environmental targets, what about the previous ones?

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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What does Boris Johnson's Green plan mean for Scotland?

The PM's plan will need to look heavily to Scotland for both the natural and the technical fixes.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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PM's climate vision: 10 steps forward, 10 steps back?

The long-awaited emissions plan leave some policies untouched, says the BBC's Environment Analyst.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Biden's climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can they be transformative?

After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.

Edward R Carr, Professor and Director, International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C – but we can act now to stop it

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate.

John Lynch, Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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'Decarbonisation' may be the wrong goal for energy – here's why

Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.

Andrew Crossland, Associate Fellow, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on the climate – new study

My research shows we'll need transformative change not just temporary lockdowns for COVID-19 to make much difference to the climate.

Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Home insulation scheme must guarantee high-quality work, say campaigners

Homeowners using a energy efficiency grant must be protected from bad quality work, campaigners say.

By Zoe Conway • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~5 min

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Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Climate change: 40°C summer temperatures could be common in UK by 2100

A new study lays bare the average summer heat people in the UK can expect by century's end.

Lisa Baldini, Lecturer in Environmental Science, Teesside University • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

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