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UK carbon emissions: where do they come from and how have they changed? 7 February 2012 [1] topic, topic

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Emissions fell in Scotland by 7% in 2009, mainly due to the impact of the recession and a reduction in economic output. Emissions are however likely to have risen in 2010, as a result of the cold temperatures at the start and end of 2010, and due to increased economic activity. 31 January [2] topic

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Ramblers rejoice as first stretch of coast path becomes a reality, 26 January [3] topic, place

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16 pubs closing every week. Government needs to do more to protect ‘community pubs’, ippr, 24 Jan 2012 [4] topic

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Climate Change Risk Assessment "compelling evidence.. of the need to increase our resilience." Government announce National Adaptation Programme, 26 January [5] topic
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References

  1. guardian.co.uk, 7 February 2012
  2. theccc.org.uk, 31 January 2012
  3. ramblers.org.uk, 26 January 2012
  4. ippr.org, 24 Jan 2012
  5. defra.gov.uk, 26 January 2012


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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

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The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic

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Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

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World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]
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References

  1. stakeholderforum.org, p.6, January 2012
  2. singaporesojourn.blogspot.com, 14 January 2012
  3. janegoodall.org, 1/11/12
  4. uncsd2012.org, January 2012
  5. charlotteobserver.com, Jan. 03, 2012


2011

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Welsh government publishes discussion document in advance of introducing a Sustainable Development Bill into the National Assembly for Wales in autumn 2013, 01 December [1]


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Merthyr incinerator scrapped, 24 October 2011[2] topic


Cormorants off Ramsey Island

Project to generate tidal energy in Ramsey Sound off Pembrokeshire given the go ahead. Tidal Energy Limited’s 1.2MW ‘Deltastream’ device will provide green electricity to the local distribution network during its 12 month test period, with the potential to power up to 1,000 homes. 31 March [3] topic


2010

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Swansea to join thousands of other communities across the globe taking part in Earth hour 2010. "Switch off your lights for Earth's sake on March 27" 8.30pm [4]

2009

  • Welsh Environment Minister Jane Davidson announces a new deal between the Welsh Assembly Government and the Mbale region of Uganda to help prepare the area for the impacts of climate change. 18 December [7] project
  • Government to announce plans for the first big electrification of the rail network since the late 1980s, involving the London to Swansea and Liverpool to Manchester lines. July 23 [8] Work will start immediately and for Liverpool-Manchester will be completed within four years and for London-Swansea within eight years, although stages in between will be completed earlier. topic, place

2008

  • World's second largest offshore wind farm given green light to be built off the coast of North Wales, December 3 [10] topic



2006


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References

  1. wales.gov.uk, 01 December 2011
  2. foe.co.uk,
  3. decc.gov.uk, 31 March 2011
  4. City and County of Swansea, February 2010
  5. off-grid.net, January 18, 2010
  6. news.bbc.co.uk, 21 December 2009
  7. DFID, 18 December 2009
  8. Department for Transport, July 23, 2009
  9. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, June 25, 2009
  10. Department of Energy and Climate Change, December 3
  11. Welsh Assembly Government, June 6
  12. Friends of the Earth, October 1
  13. Greenpeace, October 1
  14. Sustainable Development Commission, October 1
  15. Natural England, October 1
  16. The Wildlife Trusts, September 29

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