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Global temperatures likely to hit at least 1C warming for next five years

There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts have said. Annual global temperatures are likely to be at least 1C...

International aviation and shipping likely to be added to UK’s net zero carbon target

International aviation and shipping emissions are likely to be included in the UK government's net zero target, it has emerged - but not until after 2023. The intention to review carbon accounting emerged after ministers and...

‘Not what a green recovery looks like’: Rishi Sunak’s plan gets mixed response

There was no lack of advice for the chancellor on measures to green the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis from top economists and the government's own climate advisers. But the Rishi Sunak seems to have...

Rishi Sunak’s green recovery plan is the only way to boost the British economy | Alexander Stafford

As a green Conservative, I warmly welcome the environmental steps announced by the chancellor in his summer economic update on Wednesday. The government has made a decisive commitment to the green agenda which places the...

Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air

Spreading rock dust on farmland could suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air every year, according to the first detailed global analysis of the technique.The chemical reactions that degrade the rock particles...

Protecting 30% of planet could bolster economy, study says

Nearly a third of the world's oceans and land area could be placed under environmental protections without harming the global economy, and even produce bumper economic benefits if the right policies were followed, according to...