He then concluded: “I’m not going to put someone’s job at risk, a region’s, town’s future at risk, I’m not going to put up electricity prices to do it, I’m not going to put a tax on them to do it. I’m going to achieve it in the way we’ve met our Kyoto 2020 targets, meet and beat, and we’ve done that through better technology, through the policies we’ve put through the emissions reduction fund, and we’re going to continue to do that because it is really important.” … [Read more...] about Behind the smokescreen, the Coalition’s stance on climate change hasn’t changed at all
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As the last-minute negotiations wore on, delegates were saddened to hear of the death overnight of the veteran Philippine negotiator, Bernaditas de Castro Muller, who was a notable presence at the talks for nearly three decades. Tributes came from many who admired her forthright style. … [Read more...] about UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues in draft agreement
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Mr Johnson - who accused the Bank of England of “talking this country down” during the referendum campaign in 2016 - praised the Canadian’s climate expertise as he announced the unpaid role, which Mr Carney will start after stepping down from the Bank in March. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson gives Bank of England’s Carney new role for climate change summit
But there's more to it than just planting trees - it's important that the right trees are planted in the right places, taking into consideration factors such as soil type, water levels, temperatures and the surrounding landscape and tree species. … [Read more...] about Is Scotland leading the way on climate change?