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Carbon pipe dreams

The new Climate Plan risks relying on a dodgy technology called BECCS - Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture & Storage

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Methane and the fossil fuel industry

Scientists struggled to explain rising methane levels until a recent study identified the fossil fuel industry as the culprit.

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Europe’s environmental crises

A hard-hitting official report reveals the depth of Europe's climate and nature crisis, and suggests much-needed ways forward.

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Fracking: When is a Ban a Ban?

What the Ineos court defeat means for fracking in Scotland.

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Car obsessed transport policy has to change

Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan is supposed to show how each sector of the economy is going to help cut overall emissions by 66% by 2030. Traffic predictions suggest transport isn't planning on doing its fair share.

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Transport needs to go back to the drawing board on climate change

Transport is the largest sector of climate emissions for Scotland. Unfortunately, the Government department responsible don't seem to have any innovative thinking on how to head off demand or encourage walking, cycling or public transport.

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Marrakech blog – still waiting for action on climate change

For a while this meeting looked like it might be that rarest of things, a UN climate conference that actually finished on time rather than running into Saturday or even Sunday. But, true to UN form, talks broke down last night.

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Marrakech blog – Paris Agreement gets going but much to resolve

Ministers and heads of state came to the COP today. Finance has been a big issue with rich nations shirking responsibilities and scepticism that more money or action will emerge.

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Marrakech blog – urgent action needed and still possible despite Trump

Yesterday at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech a broad coalition of development, union, faith and environment groups laid out their analysis of where the world is heading and the urgent action that is needed to meet the targets agreed at last year’s conference in Paris. The group includes ActionAid, Christian Aid, Friends of the...

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