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Scotland to enforce ban on single-use plastic items from June 2022

Plastic pollution

Scotland will be the first UK nation to pursue a ban on single-use plastic, one of the most problematic plastic products. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Legislation has been put in place to ensure Scotland’s use of various plastic items will be abolished in efforts to crack down on plastic ...

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Buhari’s double-barrelled mission to Scotland to attract trillion-dollar investments

Buhari COP26

In a week of Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland in the United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari also used the opportunity to voice his deep-rooted desires to boost Nigeria’s National Infrastructure Stock. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari made his feelings known in Glasgow at the COP26 high-level side event on improving global infrastructure hosted by President Joe Biden of the United ...

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Bird conservationists oppose Scotland floating wind farm

Wind farm

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has frowned at the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm that is being built off the north-east coast of Scotland. There are fears that the revolutionary technology, which will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines, may kill thousands of sea birds ...

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Scotland, California collaborate to tackle climate change

Scotland-California

A joint agreement committing the Scottish Government and the Government of California to work together to tackle climate change has been signed. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, met with the Governor of California, Edmund G. Brown, in Sacramento (in California State) on Monday, April 3, 2017 to discuss how the two administrations can work together to achieve the ambitions set out ...

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Scotland exceeds climate targets six years ahead of schedule

Roseanna Cunningham

Scotland has exceeded the level of its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42% six years early, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said. The latest climate change statistics show Scotland’s emissions, for reporting against targets, have fallen by 12.5% year on year to 41.9 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2014. This is a reduction of ...

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