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Wind turbine at a wind farm, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Fourth Carbon Budget Review

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) publishes a report on the Fourth Carbon Budget. The report will kick of a review of the Budget which is expected to see political infighting within the coalition government. Background: Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK is legally committed to reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases […]

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The UK was leading on tackling climate change – so why is the government now failing to act?

Jane Davidson was Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales from 2007 to 2011. She is also a President of Ramblers Cymru and Director of the INSPIRE sustainability institute. “Four years ago this week the UK Parliament passed the Climate Change Act and I felt immensely proud that the UK was leading the way in […]

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David Cameron in the Arctic

Six years on – where are David Cameron’s climate change promises?

Many people remember David Cameron’s iconic trip to Svalbard in the Arctic in 2006. The image of Mr Cameron hugging a husky became the defining moment for the modern Conservative party and its new leader. At the time, I was lucky enough to lead WWF’s work in the Arctic, a beautiful and fragile place that […]

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Has the tide begun to go out on old, polluting energy sources?

I’m starting to wonder if we saw a glimpse into the future this week… On Monday nuclear power once again proved itself to be unreliable with news emerging of an unexplained shutdown on Sunday of one of the reactors at EDF’s Torness nuclear power station in East Lothian. Thankfully Scotland has grown its renewable energy […]

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