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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]

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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


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2009

  • Thames Gateway eco-quarter cosultation open to residents. Closing date: 8 January 2010. 15 October 2009 [1]

2008

  • Eco-quarter proposed for Thames Gateway, November 26 [2] According to Communities and Local Government, the eco-quarter in an existing urban area,"... will be a combination of existing buildings and new development that develops and tests new green technology and provides a showcase for sustainable development and new initiatives. The eco-quarter will demonstrate the economic and practical benefits of sustainable design and technology. It will establish green standards which build on the Government's Eco towns programme, and provide a global example of what can be done in existing developed areas." topic
  • Government plans in the Thames Gateway growth area outside of London set to see almost three-quarters of transport expenditure directed to roads, October 29 [4] Transport expenditure in the Thames Gateway areas outside London is heavily weighted towards roads. In the Thames Gateway area of Kent, 76% of expenditure on transport schemes is on roads projects. In the Essex areas of the Thames Gateway, the proportion is 68%. In the London Thames Gateway, only 21% of expenditure is on roads projects. (All figures derived from Thames Gateway 2007 Transport Summary, Department for Transport. The figures do not include Crossrail expenditure but Crossrail will not serve either the Kent or the Essex Thames Gateway areas.) topic

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References

  1. Communities and Local Government, 15 October 2009
  2. Communities and Local Government, November 26
  3. Campaign for Better Transport, November 6
  4. Campaign for Better Transport, October 29
  5. Communities and Local Government, October 10
  6. Campaign for Better Transport., May 20
  7. Communities and Local Government, May 7

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