Category: United Kingdom News Brief and Action Alert

UK’s Electricity Sources Have Drastically Shifted Over the Past 30 Years
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UK’s Electricity Sources Have Drastically Shifted Over the Past 30 Years

The UK has seen a 6% increase in electricity use since 1990. However, its energy production has decreased by over 40%, displaying a significant change in energy efficiency. Electricity generation by source (1990-2019) The way in which electricity is sourced in the UK in the last 30 years has shifted drastically: coal has dropped from...

The UK Has Seen Emissions Decrease by 30-40% Since 1990
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The UK Has Seen Emissions Decrease by 30-40% Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 339.2 MtCO2e in 2019, a Decrease of 30%-40% from 1990 (Source: IEA) According to research from the International Energy Agency (IEA), total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK amounted to 339.2 MtCO2e in 2019. This signals a decline from 2018 emissions levels of 352 MtCO2e, which—at the time—comprised...

UK Government Talks About Climate Change But Isn’t Taking Substantive Action
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UK Government Talks About Climate Change But Isn’t Taking Substantive Action

Paris Agreement COP26, initially scheduled for November 26th of 2020 in Glasgow, has been pushed back a year due to COVID-19. This setback is not stopping the United Nations and United Kingdom from hosting an online celebration to mark the 5th anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. In doing so they hope to strengthen global...

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in the UK
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The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in the UK

Home to many prestigious organizations and institutions with a multitude of resources, the UK is home to some groups doing the most groundbreaking climate research. Common research themes are mitigation, climate adaption, energy systems, urban resilience, climate change governance and legislation, environmental behavior.  The UK, which only constitutes approximately 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions...

UK Bailout Guidelines for the Construction Industry
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UK Bailout Guidelines for the Construction Industry

Following the COVID-19 lockdown, many UK industries have taken a hard hit after months of closures and furloughing of staff. The top three most impacted industries are education, hospitality and construction. This report will specifically evaluate the construction industry in light of a green economic recovery plan post-lockdown, assessing the ways the construction industry can...

Ancient Woodlands, the Most Biodiverse Area in the UK Covers Only 2.4% of Land Area and Needs Protection
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Ancient Woodlands, the Most Biodiverse Area in the UK Covers Only 2.4% of Land Area and Needs Protection

In the UK, agriculture takes up 72% of land (17.6 million hectares), woodland areas use 13% (3.2 million hectares), and peatland uses a further 9.5% of land, most of which resides in Scotland. The most biodiverse land is ancient woodland, that which has existed on record for over 400 years; these woodlands cover only 2.4%...

Suggestions for Making Coronavirus Economic Recovery Climate Wise in the UK
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Suggestions for Making Coronavirus Economic Recovery Climate Wise in the UK

Due to the UK lockdown that began on March 23rd, businesses, schools, and all non-essential workplaces have been closed down and people began working from home. Where working from home is not possible, many companies have opted to furlough their employees, meaning employees are temporarily laid off and instead receive 80% of their income from...

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