It’s that time of the year again when leaders and negotiating teams from nations big and small gather to discuss how to lower greenhouse gas emissions and prevent and mitigate damaging climate change. Dubai is hosting the 28th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28. Here is a primer on COPs in general and this year’s edition in particular.
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On 26th October, the Energy Act 2023 became law. Announced as the most significant piece of legislation for the sector in a generation, it promises to support the UK’s transition to net zero, strengthen UK energy security and promote affordable energy bills for consumers in the long term. Industry bodies have warmly welcomed the act, saying it will lay the foundation for a modernised and low-carbon energy system underpinned by renewable generation.
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With a general election due by January 2025, Labour leader Keir Starmer and his shadow ministerial team have been gradually setting out the party’s policy plans to show it is a government in waiting.
European Union legislators are pushing to introduce theCritical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) by the end of 2023 after launching triloguetalks in September. “If implemented effectively, the measures in the proposedlegislation could help reduce Europe’s reliance on small numbers of foreignsuppliers, thereby also lowering the risk these countries could use theirmarket dominance to exert influence elsewhere,” says Matej Banovec, Dods EUPolitical Intelligence consultant for Energy, Climate and Industry policy, andauthor of the report. With this goal in mind, representatives of the bloc’sinstitutions started trilogue negotiations in September on a final text for thelegislation which also promises to strengthen Europe’s clean tech value chain andimprove recycling of these critical materials.