Category: Green economy

Boom in mining for renewable energy minerals threatens Africa’s great apes

Researchers applaud move away from fossil fuels but say more must be done to mitigate effects on endangered speciesUp to a third of Africa’s great apes are threatened by a boom in mining projects for minerals required for the renewable energy transitio…

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Green power: young environmentalists look to shake up Panama’s politics

Buoyed by forcing the closure of a vast copper mine, a new generation of eco-conscious candidates are taking on the ‘shameful and corrupt’ status quo in May’s general electionsIn October, seven months before Panama’s general election, thousands of youn…

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UK risks steep decline without £28bn green economy pledge, Labour warned

Business leader says investment in low-carbon economy is ‘absolute minimum’, a view echoed by other expertsWhat is Labour’s £28bn green plan – and could it be shelved?Labour’s proposed investment of £28bn a year in the low-carbon economy is an absolute…

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UK should invest in green economy instead of tax giveaways, Lstudy shows

Economists say funding energy infrastructure, transport, tech and the environment will aid prosperityThe UK should invest £26bn a year in a low-carbon economy to revive prosperity instead of planning tax giveaways that will only lead to further stagnat…

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‘We’re facing a critical shortage’: why UK’s green revolution urgently needs skilled workers

The country’s net zero transition may not be short of funds. But it desperately requires many more skilled engineers, electricians and workers than it hasIn recent years, Britain has been busy setting up the scaffolding of the country’s future low-carb…

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‘Quite a gap to close’: women ‘vastly underrepresented’ in green jobs sector

Women comprise a strikingly small portion of the green workforce, although the White House has made steps to address the issueAnna Bautista has heard the stories working in construction: penises and breasts drawn on porta-potty walls, sexist graffiti s…

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