Net Zero

PM: Glasgow Climate Pact keeps critical 1.5C global warming goal alive

Prime Minister welcomes historic climate agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow which keeps 1.5C goal alive Global action on coal, cars, cash and trees as well as new net zero commitments secured under UK Presidency PM urges greater action throughout our year of COP26 Presidency to drive down emissions and support countries on the frontline …

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UK and UN join forces in using space tech to tackle climate change

The government’s National Space Strategy, which was unveiled in September, set out an ambition for the UK to be a leader on using space for climate action. Now, the UK Space Agency will work with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on a new review of existing activity on climate action through the use …

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Science and innovation critical to climate change solutions

Science and Innovation Day at COP26 will see the announcement of new initiatives backed by global coalitions of nations, businesses and scientists. These will support the implementation of the goals announced during the World Leaders Summit and other country commitments announced during the first week of the conference. Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance will underline …

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Government backs ground-breaking space technology to tackle climate change

Eleven UK organisations have been awarded a share of just under £7 million of government funding to put into action the latest advances in space innovation. The majority of the projects focus on climate change or environmental management, with others designed to secure our telecommunication systems and protect digital infrastructure against cyber-attacks. Projects receiving the …

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UK announces £274m boost to climate resilience across Indo-Pacific

The UK has announced major new support of up to £274 million at COP26 in Glasgow to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities, economies and the environment against the impacts of climate change, and promote low carbon growth across the Indo-Pacific. Climate Action for a Resilient Asia (CARA) is a 7-year programme to deliver projects …

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UK calls for world to be ‘climate resilient’ by 2030 as COP26 delivers billions for most vulnerable

£290 million in new UK funding to be announced, including support for countries in the Asia Pacific to deal with the impact of global warming Billions in additional international funding has already been committed under the UK’s COP6 presidency for adaption and resilience, as climate-linked disasters become more frequent The UK will today (Monday 8 …

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UK action to support countries avert, minimise and address the risk of loss and damage from climate change: discussion paper

Documents Discussion paper: UK action to support countries to avert, minimise and address the risk of loss and damage from climate change HTML Details Under the UK’s presidency of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and working towards to COP27, we aim to collaborate to urgently increase action to avert, minimise and address …

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US-UK Strategic Energy Dialogue launch: partnering to accelerate global clean energy transition at COP26

UK Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng met with US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today (4 November 2021) at the UN COP26 summit in Glasgow, where they discussed strengthening cooperation to accelerate the global transition to clean energy and build back better ambitions. The meeting marked the launch of the US-UK Strategic Energy Dialogue, a …

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