EA Chair responds to Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Report

12 Juillet, 2019, 17:06 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Johnson's Brexit plan would crumble rival for UK PM

Responding to the report, parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee chair Rachel Reeves said the government's commitment to net-zero emissions was "meaningless" if was is not matched with concrete action, and that the government has "failed dismally" to back up its rhetoric with amibitious policies.

The report also called for better coordination of climate change reduction policies between departments, as "too often, efforts have been isolated to single departments or have progressed too slowly".

"The effects of climate change are already being felt in the United Kingdom", she added.

It highlights that despite the CCC setting out 25 "headline policy actions" for the year ahead in 2018, only one has been delivered in full, while 10 of the required actions have shown no progress at all. It's time for the government to show it takes its responsibilities seriously. Reducing emissions to net zero by 2050 requires real action by government now'.

The planet is already witnessing the effects of climate change, and Britain is also not doing enough to make sure it is prepared to cope with its impact such as rising sea levels, floods and more extreme weather, it said.

The CCC highlights a number of ways in which it believes the government should step up its delivery approach, including embedding net zero policy across all levels and departments of government, implementing more business-friendly policies, providing a clear direction for the future and outlining a simple and investable set of rules and incentives.

The public must be fully engaged in the UK's net-zero transition.

"Getting to net-zero requires will require action across all parts of government and our economy", she said.

Will Genia to retire from worldwide rugby
Japan's domestic league season will begin in January 2020, which is later than usual due to the World Cup, which starts on September 20.

Gold prices zoom Rs 930 to Rs 35,800 on firm global cues
Also, a slightly weaker dollar was helping gold's case, making the metal cheaper for investors holding other currencies. Palladium fell 0.2% to $1,557.50 an ounce, edging away from a 16-week peak touched in the previous session.

Interpol saisit des milliers d'animaux sauvages lors d'un coup de filet international
L'opération Thunderball a également permis de mettre la main sur plus de 400 défenses d'éléphants , plus d'une demi-tonne d'objets en ivoire et 2 600 plantes.

The UK strongly leads global action to tackle climate change.

"The government is not yet addressing adequately all of the climate risks it has itself identified as critical - including from surface water flooding and the impacts of high temperatures on health", CCC adaption committee chair Baroness Brown said.

We welcome the Committee's recognition that our draft strategy is taking the necessary and ambitious steps needed to be a climate resilient nation.

The report says that United Kingdom action to curb greenhouse gas emissions is lagging far behind what is needed, even to meet previous, less stringent, emissions targets. Much of the UK's existing and planned infrastructure will still be in place in 2050, and almost one million homes will need to be retrofitted every year between now and 2050.

The CCC claims the foundations set out in the Clean Growth Strategy have not been developed into a cohesive approach able to deliver "even the existing carbon budgets" and warns the policy gap has widened in the a year ago as higher projections of future emissions have eclipsed the positive effects of any new policies.

In its annual progress report to Parliament, the advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the Government had to show it was serious about tackling the problem in the next 12 to 18 months.

Caroline Lucas, former leader of the Green Party, said the report underlined the government's "abject failure" in facing up the reality of climate change.

Conseillé:

  • John Leslie charged with sexual assault

    John Leslie charged with sexual assault

    The former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in December 2008. The star later joined the This Morning team on ITV, presenting one show a week alongside Fern Britton, now 61.
    This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe

    This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe

    During the Mesozoic era, the valley was full of trees that produced resin, a gooey substance that oozes out of the tree bark. Moving forward, researchers hopes to extract proteins and pigments from exposed features peeking out from the amber.
    Venezuela's Maduro Announces Start of Talks With Opposition in Barbados

    Venezuela's Maduro Announces Start of Talks With Opposition in Barbados

    Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume a rival presidency after dismissing Maduro's 2018 re-election as a fraud. Mr Maduro has reached out to the opposition during the crisis as he insists his government seeks peace in the country.
  • Paul Willemse forfait pour la Coupe du monde — XV de France

    Paul Willemse forfait pour la Coupe du monde — XV de France

    Le joueur de Montpellier avait connu ses cinq premières sélections dans le dernier Tournoi des six nations. Willemse, âgé de 26 ans et d'origine sud-africaine, a déclaré forfait " suite à des examens médicaux ".
    Miley Cyrus suffers heartbreaking loss of a family member

    Miley Cyrus suffers heartbreaking loss of a family member

    The proud animal lover also now owns seven dogs, four horses, and three cats, and hubby Liam Hemsworth has a dog of his own. Although the Black Mirror star has other pets to help heal her broken heart, she's always had a special bond with Pig Pig .
    Twitter en panne pendant une heure

    Twitter en panne pendant une heure

    La panne était due à un changement de configuration interne que nous sommes en train de réparer, a indiqué Twitter . "Une heure plus tard, l'entreprise a affirmé avoir trouvé l'origine du problème".
  • House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

    House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

    In addition to Sessions and Kushner, the resolution authorizes subpoenas for former White House chief of staff John F. Nadler wouldn't comment on the format after being repeatedly asked about it by Republicans.
    North Korea launches an ebook to spread ideology among its people

    North Korea launches an ebook to spread ideology among its people

    The software is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows and North Korea's own Linux-based Red Star . President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping in any summits and treaty talks.
    Novak Djokovic enters Wimbledon

    Novak Djokovic enters Wimbledon "Club 70" with Federer, Connors and Becker

    But that isn't figuring into the Swiss maestro's psyche ahead of his semifinal clash with the Spaniard at Wimbledon 2019. Federer and Nadal have both looked on top of their grass-court games in serene paths through to the semi-finals.
  • Kim Basinger joins protest against the dog meat trade in Seoul

    Kim Basinger joins protest against the dog meat trade in Seoul

    Humane Society International, an animal welfare activist group, estimates there are 17,000 remaining dog meat farms in South Korea.
    Powell speech: Policy has not been as accommodative as we thought

    Powell speech: Policy has not been as accommodative as we thought

    Meanwhile, interest rate futures appeared to price in greater odds of an aggressive rate cut of half a percentage point in July. May's 2.3% year-over-year increase in PPI, excluding food and energy prices, had been the slowest rate since January 2018.
    Housing, autos drive USA  inflation higher in June

    Housing, autos drive USA inflation higher in June

    The Federal Office of Statistics (Destatis) confirmed that consumer prices rose by 0.3% on the month and 1.6% on the year in June. The central bank last month downgraded its inflation projection for 2019 to 1.5% from the 1.8% projected in March.


Populaire

Vatican to open tombs in bid to solve missing girl case
It said it would look into when work was done on the tombs in a bid to find out what happened to them. The Vatican confirmed that "the outcome of the search has been negative", according to ANSA.

Barca Set To Confirm £107m Transfer For Antoine Griezmann
During five years with Atletico , Griezmann , a World Cup victor with France last summer, scored 133 goals in 257 appearances. Griezmann has always been expected to join Barcelona since his impending departure from Atletico was announced in May.

Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey
Indeed, today's delivery triggered a weakening in the Turkish lira to 5.712 against the dollar from 5.683 before the announcement. Turkey has long demanded Washington hand over a Muslim cleric which Ankara holds responsible for an attempted coup in 2016.

Alexa to answer health questions in bid to 'ease pressure' on NHS
Many healthcare organizations in the USA are turning to voice-enabled digital assistants as a way to combat physician burnout . Other critics have questioned the use of technology to replace the traditional patient-doctor relationship.

Manchester United stunned by Newcastle's £50m asking price for midfielder Sean Longstaff
Longstaff, 21, had been linked with a move to Old Trafford after enjoying a breakthrough season at St James' Park. United are thought to be prioritising the Maguire deal and the situation involving Romelu Lukaku at the moment.

Amazon Music is now growing faster than Spotify and Apple Music
Apple services head Eddie Cue recently revealed that Apple Music has about 60 million subscribers. It's also worth noting that Amazon Music Unlimited is cheaper than most rival services.

Son ex Tatum O'Neal persuadée qu'il était pédophile — Michael Jackson
Les deux hommes accusent ouvertement le roi de la Pop d'actes de pédophilie , ce qui a créé une véritable révolution médiatique. A lire aussi: Michael Jackson: Les révélations de son ex-garde du corps sur sa sexualité ...

Brunel fixe le cap, Japon en vue — XV de France
Malheureusement, on connaissait cette configuration et il n'y a pas de surprise. Depuis le début de la semaine, les Bleus sont entrés dans le vif du sujet.

Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny refuses to join pre-season tour
Sport report that Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have offered Koscielny a three-year deal, while Rennes and Lyon are also interested. " We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions , which are against our clear instructions", Arsenal said in a statement.

No 'Learning on the Job' For Libra Says Bank of England Governor
However, the FPC cautioned that significant volatility and asset price changes in markets are to be expected in case of disorderly Brexit.