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15 September headlines
Save green deal by offering financial incentives to households, MPs say
Stamp duty discounts, variable council tax rates and other financial incentives should be offered to help households reduce energy bills and revive the government’s flagship conservation initiative, a group of MPs has urged in a scathing report. Guardian.
Rich philanthropists urged to invest in ‘saving civilisation’ by putting money into fighting global warming instead of other green causes
The world’s richest philanthropists are being urged to put their fortunes into the fight against global warming rather than other green causes, as 160 eco-laureates seek to “save civilisation”. Those involved are calling for a hike in climate change spending. Independent.
First ban on shark and mantra ray trade comes into force
All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation. Without a permit confirming that these sharks have been harvested legally and sustainably, the sale of their meat of fine will be banned. BBC.
Former BP chief warns on Russia sanctions
US and EU sanctions against Moscow are in danger of turning round and biting the west by constraining global oil supply and pushing prices up in coming years, the former chief executive of BP has warned. Financial Times.
Scotland told to prepare for years of decline under independence
Scotland faces a decade of economic decline if it leaves the UK, with the painful consequence of independence likely to be felt years after the split, leading investors have warned. Telegraph.
Mars? Let’s sort out Earth first – The Times
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