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Politics & Economics

Across a range of levels, be that regionally, nationally or internationally politicians are taking some of the biggest decisions that determine how environmental and sustainability challenges are addressed. Similarly, economies right across the globe are intertwined with the state of the natural environment, with business decisions impacted and impacting progress towards more sustainable ways of living.

Politics & Economics articles

UK losing £4.3bn in green growth to European rivals, CBI warns

The UK has lost significant market share in green technology to European competitors over the last two years, which will be worth £4.3bn by 2030.

24th January 2023

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has today moved the Doomsday Clock forward from 100 to 90 seconds till midnight – the closest it has been since the clock’s inception in 1947.

24th January 2023

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The UK government’s progress on delivering its 25-year plan to improve the environment has “fallen far short”, with many “extremely worrying” trends remaining unchecked, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has warned today.

19th January 2023

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The UK government has earmarked £5.5bn for a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme over one year, which is far less than the £18bn in support given for six months under the previous scheme.

11th January 2023

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UN secretary-general António Guterres called on nations to agree a "peace pact with nature" at the start of the COP15 biodiversity summit in Canada this week.

8th December 2022

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The world’s militaries are major contributors to global warming, but little is known about the exact scale of the problem. Huw Morris reports

24th November 2022

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A new ISO standard could help to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the freight sector, says Rick Gould

24th November 2022

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Myles Allen, director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative, talks to Chris Seekings about the best way to decarbonise the world’s economy by 2050

24th November 2022

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