She added that the resources governance project “is aligned with the World Bank’s 2017 One Planet summit announcement that the [World Bank Group] will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, but will continue to help client countries strengthen transparency, governance, institutional capacity, and the energy regulatory environment, including oil and gas.” … [Read more...] about Anger over World Bank’s $55m pledge to Guyana’s fossil fuel industry
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Fife council wants to ban new HMOs in St Andrews. Students say it is their “right” to live in HMOs and are fighting the ban which, after a period of consultation, will be voted on next February. It could be quite a battle: nearly 2,000 students have signed an anti-ban petition and many have registered to vote in St Andrews. A spokesman for the university said an HMO cap “may make affordable accommodation for local people even more scarce”. With a rapid rise in full-time student numbers in the UK – up 660,000 in the last 20 years – there is high demand for student HMOs, which is great news for landlords – some good, some not – but causes problems for locals. … [Read more...] about Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities?
I don't think we should be talking about a two-speed Europe yet. We're not a debating club, but a club that debates. Incidentally, the president of the [European] Commission has much less influence on these kinds of things than many people would think. Governments take decisions on the basis of recommendations presented by the Commission. If, for example, all member states had agreed to the Commission's 2015 proposal on the refugee issue, that would have saved us a lot of energy and many people would have been spared a lot of suffering. … [Read more...] about Jean-Claude Juncker: EU must close ‘gap between East and West’
There are, in fact, plenty of eco-friendly options: Roar Gill's capsules are suitable for composting and cost about £17.50 for 40. Toast Coffee's are the same price and can be thrown in your garden waste. Lost Sheep capsules, £3.95 for ten pods, are made from bark. … [Read more...] about How George Clooney’s Nespresso coffee leaves a VERY bitter taste: JANE FRYER on the troubling aspects of the trendy brew from beans picked by child labour to capsules that are an eco-disaster