News Digest Item
19 Jul 2016

"UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal"

The Guardian

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and UN special envoy on climate change and El Niño, has condemned the UK and Germany for introducing new support schemes for the fossil fuel industry that betray the Paris climate deal, Adam Vaughan writes in the Guardian. Robinson said the UK government introduced new tax breaks for oil and gas last year that would cost taxpayers billions while also cutting support for renewables and energy efficiency. She also criticised Germany for introducing new mechanisms that reward power companies which provide a steady supply of electricity, even if they are using diesel and coal.

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