Scotland’s progress on carbon-cutting targets has largely stalled, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has concluded.
The COP27 climate conference ended in Egypt today with a landmark agreement to compensate poorer countries that are the victims of climate change. But there was little progress in tacking emissions from burning fossil fuels, the root cause of global warming.
In a surprise announcement, China and the US have agreed on climate cooperation over the next decade.
The UK’s climate advisor has praised government plans to cut carbon emissions but called for detailed plans on how some ambitions would be achieved.
Government proposals to encourage low carbon heating systems are good but not good enough, critics said today.
A group opposed to plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight said its campaign had been boosted by more than 670 objections in 17 days.