Ministers must act fast if the UK is to avoid a massive rebound in carbon emissions after the coronavirus crisis eases, Lord Deben, chair of the committee on climate change (CCC), which published its progress report to parliament on Thursday, said. By setting up new schemes to insulate homes, raise carbon taxes, switch to electric vehicles and improve broadband, the government could spur a green recovery to create jobs and cut emissions permanently. … [Read more...] about Act fast to stop UK carbon emission rebound, climate advisers urge
Investors were also keen to put private sector money into a green recovery, alongside government stimulus spending, said Stephanie Pfeifer, chief executive of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change, representing funds and asset managers with $26tn in assets. “The IEA has shown [a green recovery] is not only desirable, but economically astute. Investors are fully committed to playing their part in this process.” … [Read more...] about World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert
The law was passed amid political turmoil over Brexit, followed by Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in last December’s general election. The subsequent redrawing of the political map was still in progress, and the reshuffled cabinet still bedding in, when the coronavirus pandemic struck early this year. These upheavals forced the postponement of Cop26 to next year, and have also, according to insiders, stalled new climate policy. … [Read more...] about UK’s net zero pledge: what has been achieved one year on?
Since the start of April, several large blazes have broken out on the trust’s land, including one at Froward Point on the Devon coast that was started by a barbecue and required six fire engines and a police helicopter to extinguish. Woodland and heathland were damaged. … [Read more...] about Wildfires caused by barbecues harming wildlife, says National Trust
Sane won't be able to play in the truncated tournament in Lisbon, but, assuming he's fully recovered from the knee injury that has seen him miss all but 11 minutes of City's Premier League campaign, he looks a smart addition to a squad that's already streets ahead of its domestic rivals. His pace and skill are clear but the wide forward is also direct, decisive and clinical, qualities current Bayern winger Kingsley Coman often lacks. He looks an upgrade and should dovetail well with Gnabry on the flanks. … [Read more...] about Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich: Bad for Bundesliga, good for Germany