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Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met, study finds

Charity's report says nearly all targets set since 2000 have been missed, revised or quietly ignored. The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say. A report commissioned by the climate charity Possible assessed every target set by the industry since 2000 and found that nearly all had been missed, revised or quietly ignored. The charity says the findings undermine a UK government plan to leave airlines to reduce their emissions through self-regulation.

Calls for High Speed 2 trains to continue past Conwy Castle

North Wales business group Growth Track 360 has stepped up its campaign for “visionary” rail investment in the region by calling for an electrified coastal line to accommodate High Speed 2 trains.

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  • Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met, study findsCharity's report says nearly all targets set since 2000 have been missed, revised or quietly ignored. The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say. A report commissioned by the climate charity Possible assessed every target set by the industry since 2000 and found that nearly all had been missed, revised or quietly ignored. The charity says the findings undermine a UK government plan to leave airlines to reduce their emissions through self-regulation.

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  • Danger signals flash at British Railways [subscription]It is not so much a battle for the heart and soul of the railway as a fight for its eyes and ears and guiding mind. The punch-up has been a long-time coming, delayed only by Covid. But we are about to find out whether the prime minister’s Union Jack-wrapped Great British Railways will in fact just be another old-fashioned battle of capital versus labour, or more accurately, a system with no capital and a labour force whose numbers are under attack.
  • Flatpack train stations are coming down the line [subscription]Flatpack railway stations inspired by Ikea furniture are to be built across the country to replace crumbling buildings.

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