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Environment Weekly highlights—26 September 2019

Published on: 26 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment Weekly highlights—26 September 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Green technology investment and reaching the net-zero emissions target
  • Scotland to be net-zero by 2045 under proposed legislation
  • Committee letter provides ‘much needed clarity on what is feasible’
  • ‘Significant change’ across all sectors required to meet net-zero by 2050
  • Coordinated action needed to achieve net zero by 2050
  • Calls for new ‘net zero test’ to bring government policy in line with net zero target
  • Policies to cut emissions must triple in order to stay within 2°C target, UN report finds
  • More...

Article summary

This weeks edition of Environment Weekly highlights includes a number of items relating to achieving the net zero emissions target, the United Nation Climate Action Summit report detailing the ‘glaring and growing’ gaps between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality’, the government’s response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s report on carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), publication of an independent review into the protections of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), led by writer Julian Glover, calling for ‘bold action to reignite the founding spirit’ of the national park, in order to ‘make them greener, more beautiful and open to everyone’ and the government’s announcement setting out plans for a £220m fund for the protection of endangered animals. We also include the latest Brexit developments. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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