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13 June headlines
UK chief scientist calls for urgent debate on climate change mitigation
Britain’s chief scientist has called for researchers to speak out about the risks and benefits of strategies for tackling climate change before normal polices are set by the government. Sir Mark Walport, the government’s top science adviser, said the climate change debate had moved on from arguments over the reality of global warming to more pressing questions of what the country should do in response. Guardian.
EU may decide on carbon reform mid-2015, Delbeke says
EU policymakers may reach a decision in the first half of next year on a proposal to strengthen the world’s biggest emissions market by curbing oversupply, according to a senior EU official. EU government and the European parliament are unlikely to finish work on the reform proposed by the European Commission before the end of this year, said Jos Delbeke. Bloomberg.
Premier Oil granted approval for Catcher development in North Sea
An oil and gas explorer has been given approval to develop a major North Sea field. Premier Oil will drill 22 wells at the Catcher field, 100 miles off the coast of Aberdeen. It is planned for the field to produce around 100 million barrels of oil, with first oil targeted for mid-2017. BBC.
Too few trees planted to protect woodland
The number of trees being planted across the UK is falling far short of targets for creating new woodland, conservationists have warned. Figures from the Forestry Commission showed that just 3,300 hectares of new woodland were planed in England in the 2013/14 planting season. The amount of woodland planted improved on the previous year but falls below the government target of 5,000 hectares. Telegraph.
Development groups can drive commercial innovation – Financial Times
UK needs a French style ‘social pension’ – Guardian
Ethical investing: a pretty picture – Business Life
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