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CCC says UK can phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said today. Lord Deben, Chairman ...

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Call for the built environment to lead the charge against climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and warned that limiting global warming will require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, ...

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WGBC warns every building needs to be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 if we are to meet climate change targets

The building sector is currently responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions, roughly equivalent to that of China. According to a new report by the World Green Building Council (WGBC), all buildings need to be operating at net zero carbon by 2050 if ...

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World ‘ill-prepared’ to mitigate effects of climate change, report finds

Climate change is happening now but the world is“ill-prepared” to mitigate its current effects, let alone any new ‘surprises’ global warming throws at us in future, a new report claims. Impacts of climate change have already affected agriculture, human health, ecosystems on ...

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