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Peatland restoration in Scotland struggles to secure funding

Peatland restoration in Scotland struggles to secure funding

Despite its potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions, peatland restoration in Scotland is not being fully recognized as a climate change solution, hindering private investment.

Kevin Keane reports for BBC.

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Scotland revises its climate goal

Scotland revises its climate goal

Scotland will no longer pursue its 2030 goal of a 75% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, although it aims to achieve net-zero by 2045.

Kevin Keane reports for BBC Scotland.

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Climate change target missed in first year of SNP-Green government

The SNP-Green government has been accused of “empty rhetoric and broken promises” after greenhouse gas emissions rose in its first year and a legally binding target was missed.

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Tidal power’s fickle future

To pull power from the waves, you need a high tidal range or strong currents. Sea level rise threatens to mess with both.
Scottish offshore wind turbines
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World’s deepest offshore wind turbine installed off Scottish coast

SSE’s Seagreen project will deliver enough energy to power more than 1.6 million homes.

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Jim Skea: The climate scientist trying to ensure Scotland has a just transition

Once a marker of corporate exceptionalism, net zero is edging ever closer to becoming a private-sector norm. More than one-third of the world’s largest publicly traded companies have committed to balance their carbon output by 2050 or before.
David Attenborough & Save Our Wild Isles campaign
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David Attenborough warns ‘nature is in crisis’ but ‘we have the solutions’

Broadcaster spoke as Save Our Wild Isles campaign launched in Scotland to halt destruction of nature in the UK.

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