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UK and Italy bid for 2020 climate talks, amid political uncertainty for both

Both countries face potential general elections and economic problems before the crucial Cop26 meeting and the UK may still be in a Brexit imbroglio The...

Significant ‘procedural error’ in Ringaskiddy incinerator planning process

March 19th, 2019 The High Court has commenced hearing a case brought by a Cork citizens group challenging An Bard Pleanála’s decision to grant planning...

Guest post: What do we know about climate change mitigation in cities?

Dr William F Lamb is a researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin. The emission reduction goals...

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