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The United Kingdom’s Most Significant Climate Policies of 2023
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The United Kingdom’s Most Significant Climate Policies of 2023

3rd National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)   The most significant climate policy in the United Kingdom in 2023 is the third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3), outlining the government’s objectives for adapting to climate change over the next five years. This programme is a continuation of the UK’s evolving climate change policy, aiming to address the impacts...

UK: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs
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UK: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs

Guildford   In the UK, community-led initiatives focused on town-level climate mitigation are becoming increasingly prominent, aligning with the pursuit of net-zero targets. A noteworthy example is Zero Carbon Guildford, aiming to guide Guildford, a town in west Surrey with around 150,000 residents, towards carbon neutrality by 2030 through a people-centred climate action plan.Origins of...

UK: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition
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UK: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition

Dear ​​Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk,   My name is Leo Owen. I am the Country Manager for the United Kingdom for Climate Scorecard, a non-profit organization that monitors the climate policies and programs of leading greenhouse gas-emitting countries.Based on a review of UK policies,...

UK agriculture needs a more radical transformation in the face of climate change
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UK agriculture needs a more radical transformation in the face of climate change

Rating B The UK has a temperate maritime climate. In general, this means that we have mild summers and cool, rather than cold winters, for our latitude. Climate change is expected to give us warmer and wetter winters and hotter and drier summers. There could be a greater frequency and intensity of extreme weather, such...

New Data Suggests the UK Will Fail to Reach Its Ambitious 2030 68% Emissions Reduction Goal 
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New Data Suggests the UK Will Fail to Reach Its Ambitious 2030 68% Emissions Reduction Goal 

The UK has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 68% by 2030; although this is still a worthy goal, new government data suggests that the UK will not meet its legal climate targets by 2030 (The Guardian, 30 March). Indeed, government calculations suggest that only 92% of the reduction emissions required to meet the 2030...

The UK Emittee .73% of Global Agricultural Sector Emissions in 2021
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The UK Emittee .73% of Global Agricultural Sector Emissions in 2021

In 2021, the agriculture sector of the United Kingdom emitted 0.02 M TONNES CO₂, and 42.0 M TONNES CO2e100 (Climate Trace). Agriculture contributes to nitrous oxide (N₂O), methane (CH₄), and carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions. It is a significant source of nitrous oxide and methane emissions in the United Kingdom, accounting for 69% of total nitrous...

The UK’s National Grid Electricity System
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The UK’s National Grid Electricity System

In the electricity sector in the United Kingdom, the National Grid is the high-voltage electric power transmission network serving Great Britain, connecting power stations and major substations. The National Grid network is made of high-voltage power lines, gas pipelines, interconnectors and storage facilities that together enable the distribution of electricity. The Great Britain grid is...

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