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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


< Thames Gateway


2007 Edit

  • Thames Gateway report shows big gaps in real progress, November 26. [2] A particularly poor record in green space management presents a powerful challenge to the Thames Gateway Parklands project.
  • Inspector recommends rejection of Thames Gateway bridge - but government re-opens inquiry, July 26 [3]



2006 Edit

  • Thames Gateway Interim Plan published. "The Government's ambition is for the Gateway to be a low and then zero-carbon development, with no net emissions from new development... The Thames Gateway Parklands will provide green spaces throughout the area." Documents published today include a 'Low Carbon Gateway Feasibility Study'. DCLG, November 22
  • Wildlife Trusts warn Thames Gateway development not preparing for climate change, November 14 / Biodiversity UK
  • CPRE report higlights key challenges in the Thames Gateway, CPRE, August 9
  • The government has announced a new feasibility study which will explore the scope to make the Thames Gateway a low carbon development area within the next decade, and then to move towards carbon neutrality, May 17


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References

  1. Communities and Local Government, November 29
  2. Campaign to Protect Rural England, November 26
  3. Friends of the Earth, July 26

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