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      Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years Tue, 27th Nov 2018 11:49:00
     
      Global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track says the UN, as it details the first rise in CO2 emissions in four years. The emissions gap report says that economic growth is responsible for a rise in 2017 while national efforts to cut carbon have faltered. To meet the goals of the Paris climate pact, the study says it's crucial that global emissions peak by 2020. But the analysis says that this is now not likely even by 2030.
       
      Full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46347453
       
         
      Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil Sat, 24th Nov 2018 9:33:02
     
      Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has hit its highest rate in a decade, according to official data. About 7,900 sq km (3,050 sq miles) of the world's largest rainforest was destroyed between August 2017 and July 2018 - an area roughly five times the size of London. Environment Minister Edson Duarte said illegal logging was to blame. The figures come amid concerns about the policies of Brazil's newly elected president, Jair Bolsonaro. During the 2018 election campaign, Mr Bolsonaro pledged to limit fines for damaging forestry and to weaken the influence of the environmental agency. An aide for the president-elect has also announced the administration will merge the agriculture and environment ministries, which critics say could endanger the rainforest.
       
      Full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46327634
       
         
      China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears Wed, 21st Nov 2018 19:40:12
     
      As levels of greenhouse gases reach a new record, concerns are growing about the role of China in global warming. For years, the increase in the number of Chinese coal-fired power stations has been criticised. Now environmental groups say China is also backing dozens of coal projects far beyond its borders. Coal is the most damaging of the fossil fuels because of the quantity of carbon dioxide it releases when it's burned. Last year, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its highest level for the past 3-5 million years, according to the latest research by the UN's weather agency, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
       
      Full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46310807
       
         
      The Welsh government failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Fri, 25th May 2018 9:25:04
     
      The Welsh Government ministers set a 10-year target in 2010 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below levels of 1990. Still shy of its commitment, in 2015, only a 19% drop has been reached. Additionally, an added target of an 80% reduction by 2050 was added in 2016 with a set commitment by ministers of 10-yearly interim targets by the end of 2018.

    Though the assembly's climate change committee suggests Wales' industrial profile and cold winters should have been been better considered when setting its target, Chairman Mike Hedges recognizes its ambitious goal as attainable while another Welsh government spokesman assures its commitment is "long standing."
       
      Full Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-44237368?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cmj34zmwm1zt/climate-change&link_location=live-reporting-story
       
         
      Disappointment over climate change target in Scotland Thu, 24th May 2018 16:10:22
     
      The Scottish government stops short to reach its expected target carbon-neutrality by 2050. Its drafted Climate Change Bill, recently published, only reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by the middle of the century. The bill has set no date for its target to reach a 100% cut and environmental groups say ministers are missing a huge opportunity as global leaders.
       
      Full Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-44237777?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cmj34zmwm1zt/climate-change&link_location=live-reporting-story
       
         
      Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy not enough Wed, 26th Jul 2017 16:00:00
     
      The government's £3bn clean air strategy does not go "far enough or fast enough", campaigners have said.

    Moves including banning the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 and £255m for councils to tackle air pollution locally have been welcomed.

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was determined to deliver a "green revolution".

    But environmental groups criticised the decision not to include a scrappage scheme or immediate clean air zones.
       
      Full Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40731164
       
         
         

       
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