COP26 

News, comment and analysis on the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties.

Glasgow will host 30,000 delegates in November for UN climate talks, billed as the most significant since the Paris agreement was signed in the French capital in 2015.


Environmental Politics

Government response to the Dasgupta review: 15 things you need to know

Government response to the Dasgupta review: 15 things you need to know

A wealth of new measures were included in the government’s response to Sir Partha Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity, from greener schools to applying net gain to major infrastructure projects. Here’s what you need to know... Read more

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Environmental Politics

Ministers face ‘embarrassing’ backlash over Environment Bill during COP26

The government faces the embarrassing prospect of a House of Lords-instigated Environment Bill delay while the UK hosts the crucial COP26 climate summit, later this year

Environmental Politics

Johnson: Amazon 'absolutely insane’ for destroying goods

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that Amazon is 'absolutely insane' to destroy sellable goods, as a TV expose found two weeks ago, while being interrogated on decarbonisation plans by leading MPs

Environmental Politics

UK releases details on COP26 ‘presidency programme’

The government has announced details of its ‘presidency programme’ that will run alongside the formal negotiations for the COP26 conference, including advancing progress on clean energy, and ensuring the participation of women, girls and young people is at the centre of climate action

Environmental Politics

Tackle nature and climate crises in concert, say global experts

An unprecedented collaboration between ecologists and climate scientists has pleaded for the world’s governments to address biodiversity loss and global warming in concert

Environmental Politics

Boris Johnson to push for new G7 climate ‘Marshall plan’

Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to push the leaders of the world’s richest countries to back a new climate change plan to help developing countries to decarbonise their economies, according to reports

Environmental Politics

Johnson mulls carbon border tax

Prime minister Boris Johnson is considering a charge on imports from countries that do not put a cost on carbon, as backed by former trade secretary Liam Fox and the European Commission

Analysis

Climate change

5 things you need to know about COP26 preparations

5 things you need to know about COP26 preparations

This year’s COP26, billed as the most important climate talks since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, is fast-approaching. Here's what you need to know.

Environmental Politics

COP26 countdown: Can the UK’s claim to be a world leader be met?

The government has a huge task to justify its claims of being an environmental world leader ahead of the Glasgow climate conference this November, with critical strategies still awaited and key planks of its green agenda yet to be delivered. Here’s what you need to know

Environmental Politics

Just how green is DEFRA?

The department responsible for leading the way on the environment is not meeting its own green targets. Will its performance embarrass the government in the year it hosts the global climate summit? asks David Burrows

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Environmental Politics

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

The international climate conference achieved little this year, with carbon markets decisions deferred to the 2020 summit in Glasgow. Isabella Kaminski looks at what stymied the critical talks

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill has returned to parliament with new powers on plastic waste and a requirement for ministers to review and report on international green law. Here's what you need to know about what's new and what has been retained

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