Green politics

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UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy
ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth say strategy fails to include policies needed to ensure emissions cuts

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Johnson’s political weakness leaves climate agenda at risk, say campaigners
Analysts fear government’s commitment to net zero is facing most severe test yet as PM comes under increasing pressure

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @6:08 PM

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German climate minister says speed of carbon cuts needs to be trebled
Robert Habeck has called for nation to act to realise ‘gigantic task’ of creating climate neutral country

Kate Connolly in Berlin

11, Jan, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Ignore reports of low-impact pollution events, Environment Agency tells staff
Exclusive: river groups appalled by strategy set out in briefing that says agency has capacity to deal with only most severe cases

Rachel Salvidge

10, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Farm subsidy plan ‘risks increasing the UK’s reliance on food imports’
Government scheme to replace EU agricultural payments fuelled by ‘blind optimism’ and still lacking crucial details, say MPs

Michael Savage

09, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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ERG out, CRG in: the Tory factions Boris Johnson is struggling to appease
PM relied on party factions to get into No 10, but amid Covid and climate crisis is finding them difficult to contain

Peter Walker Political correspondent

08, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Fury as EU moves ahead with plans to label gas and nuclear as ‘green’
Brussels faces backlash and charges of greenwashing after publishing draft proposals on New Year’s Eve

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

03, Jan, 2022 @12:18 PM

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‘Goalposts must stop moving’: plea for stability in UK’s green homes drive
After failure of green homes grant scheme, campaigners want future projects to be long-term and accountable

Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor

18, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Scotland delays bottle and can return scheme after intense industry lobbying
Launch of deposit return scheme, which would have been a UK first, pushed back until summer 2023

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

14, Dec, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Defra may approve ‘devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear
Department sources say emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid Cruiser SB likely to be announced

Helena Horton

07, Dec, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Boris Johnson urged to set up net-zero initiative across government
Businesses, unions and green groups say ministers must ensure all policies are compatible with climate targets

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK must ‘walk the talk’ on climate action, say official advisers
As Cop26 president, UK must act on meat, fossil fuel and overseas aid, says Climate Change Committee

Damian Carrington Environment editor

02, Dec, 2021 @7:41 AM

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