At the Glasgow climate conference, the UK could kickstart a green tech revolution. There are now real grounds for optimism that we can slow and ultimately stop greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy currently outcompetes fossil fuels in many areas and continues to become cheaper every year. New energy storage options, ranging from cheaper batteries to green ammonia, are emerging. New ways to produce proteins at scale without destroying rainforests are being developed. When these solutions become so good, and so cheap, that they routinely outcompete their fossil fuel and biodiversity-destroying counterparts, greenhouse gas emissions will decline to near zero. Getting there, though, needs some serious focus on green technologies supported by policies that will get them rolled out.
Guardian 10th March 2020 read more »
THE security operation for the UN climate change summit will be the biggest the UK has seen “for many years” and will present “logistical challenges” to all forces in Britain and Northern Ireland, police chiefs have warned MSPs. A briefing note to members of a Holyrood committee ahead of its meeting tomorrow said there was a recognition the event, tasked with producing an international response to the climate emergency, would impact on frontline policing both within and outwith Scotland.
The National 11th March 2020 read more »
The shared use of a key venue during the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow has been blocked by the UK Government, MSPs have been told. In a statement updating Holyrood about the UN conference, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham told MSPs the event is still expected to take place in November despite the growing spread of coronavirus.
Herald 10th March 2020 read more »