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End of an era as Ireland closes its peat bogs ‘to fight climate change’

Shift to renewables is too late say campaigners as peatlands will still emit greenhouse gases — When the semi-state company that harvests Ireland’s peatlands recently announced the closure of 17 bogs, the news was greeted as the end of an era. Turning the soggy landscape that covers much of Ireland’s midlands into a fuel source …

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Tory MPs demand net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Theresa May called on to commit to ambitious climate target — Fifty Conservative MPs have called on Theresa May to adopt an ambitious target of cutting carbon emissions to net zero before 2050, to show international leadership on climate change and protect British jobs. Former ministers Damian Green, Oliver Letwin and Anna Soubry are among …

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Businesses will act on climate despite Trump, says ex-UN climate chief

Christiana Figueres was also scathing of those who say it is inevitable that the global warming limit set out in the Paris agreement will be broken

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