Prof. Catherine Mitchell, Presentation to: Archetypes of decarbonization pathways and climate policy entry points to raise ambition, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Berlin, 4th September 2019. Summary: Importance of Governance; IGov’s conceptual net zero whole energy system governance framework; Various countries / States are moving towards greater governance coordination to deliver stated objectives; Conclusion.
IGov 5th Sept 2019 read more »
Sajid Javid has committed to helping the Government fund a green “infrastructure revolution” during his first solo Commons speech since becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking this afternoon (4 September) to deliver his first Spending Round announcements since taking up the post, Javid unveiled plans for an additional £30m to be funnelled into infrastructure decarbonisation schemes over the next 12 months. Exact information regarding how this funding will be split, Javid said, will be confirmed in the upcoming National Infrastructure Strategy, due out in autumn.
Edie 4th Sept 2019 read more »
Money promised by the government to help the country meet its 2050 net-zero target is just 0.1 per cent of what is required, environmental experts have warned. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was awarded £30m extra in the latest spending round to “accelerate progress” on decarbonisation projects next year. However, Mike Childs, head of policy at Friends of the Earth, said the amount “completely undermines” the UK’s commitment to cut greenhouse gases to zero overall by 2050.
Independent 5th Sept 2019 read more »
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