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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the government’s panel of official advisers on climate change stated yesterday that the UK government needs to set a legally binding target to cut our greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. ‘Net zero’ recognises that we will still be burning some fossil fuels, for example for flying, whilst emissions arise from farming too, but that these emissions would be counteracted by the planting of trees or by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from power stations and factories, which could then be buried underground.

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Over 400 people have now been arrested at the Extinction Rebellion protests being held in London. For four days now, protesters have been blocking key roads and landmarks in the capital, including Waterloo Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge, Parliament Square, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.

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Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England has warned that the world's financial systems are threatened by climate change and are at risk if they don't reform. Mr Carney, together with François Villeroy de Galhau, the Governor of the Banque de France wrote an open letter yesterday outlining the dangers they feel climate change poses to the global economy.

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A new report on behalf of Energy Innovation, a US-based company producing research on energy and environmental policy has found that renewable energy like wind and solar power could already be cheaper for US consumers than 74% of coal-based energy, and this will increase to 86% by 2025.

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Yesterday, the UK government rejected requests by fracking firms to review the strict rules in place to control seismic activity caused by their operations. Both Cuadrilla and Ineos had appealed for a relaxation of the limits, which state that fracking operations must stop if a tremor greater than 0.5 magnitude is detected.

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