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  • [New] Population growth and rising energy demand are opportunities for local and national governments in Africa to advance economic development. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • [New] French domestic pressure could push the French government to withdraw more rapidly, particularly if French forces suffer further casualties in Mali and the Malian government continues to issue anti-France statements. Critical Threats
  • [New] Government has a clear role to play in responsibly deploying GGRs, and is committing to an ambition of deploying at least 5 MtCO2 / year of engineered removals by 2030. UK Government
  • [New] The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets to restore 250,000 ha of peatland by 2030 and for 18,000 ha of new woodlands to be created annually by 2024/25, with woodland cover increased from around 19% to 21% of the total area of Scotland by 2032. UK Government
  • [New] Government has launched a new England Woodland Creation Offer to fund woodland creation in England and will establish new Woodland Creation Partnerships in key areas, bringing together government, NGOs, and the private sector to develop bespoke offers to encourage woodland creation. UK Government
  • [New] Subject to devolved competence, the Scottish Government has committed to phasing out the need to install new or replacement fossil fuel boilers, in off gas areas from 2025 and in on gas areas from 2030, subject to technological developments and decisions by the UK Government in reserved areas. UK Government
  • [New] The Scottish Government will allocate at least £1.8 billion over the next five years to support the accelerated deployment of heat and energy efficiency measures in homes and buildings. UK Government
  • [New] The Scottish Government's £62 million Energy Transition Fund will support Scotland's energy sector and the North East, over the next five years, to make progress on energy transition as Scotland moves toward a net zero society by 2045. UK Government
  • [New] The Scottish Government has recently announced that it will establish a National Public Energy Agency whose remit will be to coordinate the delivery of investment and heat decarbonsiation and the rollout of energy efficiency initiatives. CMS Law-Now
  • [New] After the new heat networks regulatory system is implemented, the Scottish Government has said that it will only consent heat networks with low and zero carbon emission heat sources. CMS Law-Now
  • [New] A Canadian domiciled mutual fund will have paid withholding taxes to foreign governments, on the income it has received from foreign securities.
  • [New] The new global IPR Forecast Policy Scenario - which provides a high conviction forecast of likely policy developments and assesses the impact on the real economy - finds that a significant acceleration in climate policy by 2025 is likely. PRI
  • [New] The UK government has promised that its new app, expected to launch in late 2022, will be a one-stop shop, simplifying access to a wide range of government services. The Conversation
  • [New] The Welsh government is expected to say its UK counterpart should be honouring promises made on EU successor funds, backing major renewables such as tidal energy and investing in Welsh research and development. BBC News
  • [New] As the UK government promises 'armed forces overseas more often and for longer periods of time', understanding the risks of UK security assistance matters now more than ever. Resources
  • [New] South Korea on Monday as expected approved its upgraded 40% emissions reduction target by 2030, which contains steep cuts for sectors in the emissions trading scheme and a shared role for government and the private sector in buying carbon credits from abroad. the weekly ledger
  • [New] Further investments in Treasury's sanctions workforce and operational capabilities will sustain Treasury's ability to execute a core tool of U.S. national security and foreign policy and protect the integrity of the U.S. financial system. U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • [New] Iran-China relations are strategic and that the new Iranian government will earnestly implement a series of consensuses reached by the two heads of state and firmly push forward the comprehensive cooperation plan between Iran and China. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China
  • [New] While the US Federal Reserve is planning on tapering asset purchases, it remains committed to its current rate policy, reiterating that elevated inflation levels will be transitory. T .Rowe Price
  • [New] The German government is expected to decide before the end of the year just how much state aid Tesla will receive for its battery cell unit. DW.COM

Last updated: 20 October 2021