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Crucial environmental action gets $281m funding

Crucial environmental action gets $281m funding: The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) governing body has agreed to a $281 million (£201,) project to help emergency environmental action within developing countries. The funds will back sustainable recovery due to COVID-19, as well as a target on climate change, marine biodiversity, fisheries, chemical & waste management, e-mobility, green…
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$281 million for action in developing countries

$281 million for action in developing countries The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) governing body recently approved a $281 million (£201,) programme in the aim to support urgent environmental action needed in developing countries. This new funding will support sustainable recovery after the global pandemic. It will focus on climate change, marine biodiversity, fisheries, chemical and…
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600k reward for space climate change fight ideas

600k reward for space climate change fight ideas The UK government has launched a brand new competition where young people who believe they can help the fight against climate change can design new space ideas in exchange for a reward. The nanosatellite design that is chosen as the winner will walk away with a £600K…
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£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses

£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses: The government has initiated a £120 million scheme today in order to back the rollout of zero-emission buses throughout the UK. The financing is being made accessible by way of the Zero Emissions Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme and is expected to provide as much as 500 green…
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Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas

Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas: The UK will halt financing overseas fossil fuel projects starting 31st March, succeeding a trailblazing North Sea Transition Deal settled between the government & the oil and gas sector. This new agreement will have policymakers & industry invest as much as £16b in renewables, hydrogen & carbon…
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70M invested by Scotland into new recycling infrastructure

70M invested by Scotland into new recycling infrastructure: Commited to spending £70 million on improving recycling infrastructure is the Scottish Government. Across scotland the aim is that in the new five-year programme is designed to support local authorities to develop projects that will increase the rate of recycling. This is thought to possibly include the…
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Chancellor’s new budget responded to by the Industry

Chancellor’s new budget responded to by the Industry: Outside number 11 Downing Street Rishi Sunak made his traditional pre-budget pose with the red briefcase before going to the House of Commons to unveil the Budget for the next coming year. He announced that the new UK infrastructure Bank would boost net zero investment and green…
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Youth unemployment crisis set to be fixed

Youth unemployment crisis set to be fixed: Could 250,000 green apprenticeships help solve the youth unemployment crisis? That has worsening as a result of the pandemic. Friends of the Earth have found new research which suggests that 250,000 green apprenticeships could lead to jobs in peatland restoration, renewables and woodland creation this would help address…
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Projects to be funded that help build a greener economy

Projects to be funded that help build a greener economy: Green bonds are reportedly among the much anticipated new measures as Chancellor Rishi Sunak opens the Budget red briefcase tomorrow. Savers will be able to fund projects that can help the country build a greener economy, according to media reports. The Independent reports that all…
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America Rejoins Paris Climate Change agreement

America Rejoins Paris Climate Change agreement: The first day of the US return to the Paris Agreement was marked as last Friday. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General stated while speaking at a virtual event: “For the past four years, the absence of a key player created a gap in the Paris Agreement, a missing link that…
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