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Net zero targets 'unrealistic' says Oxfam report

By Beth TimminsBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage sourceGetty Imagesimage captionThree millions trees are being planted in the Italian city of Milan by 2030, in order to fight climate changeOxfam says governments and companies are "hiding behind unreliable, unproven and unrealistic carbon removal schemes" in order to hit targets.Global attempts are being made to reach net zero…
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Keir Starmer attacks government record on green jobs

By Roger HarrabinBBC environment analystimage sourcePA Mediaimage captionKeir Starmer visited a nature reserve on a visit to Glasgow, ahead of this year's climate summitSir Keir Starmer has urged the government to invest urgently in jobs that benefit the environment.The Labour leader wants £30bn spent to support up to 400,000 “green” jobs in manufacturing and low-carbon…
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Covid travel: France no longer amber-plus and green list expands

France will not be on England's amber-plus list from 04:00 BST on Sunday, meaning fully vaccinated arrivals will no longer have to quarantine.The country was put on the list last month, amid concerns about the Beta variant, which scientists believe may be more resistant to vaccines.At the same time, seven countries have been added to…
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Vanguard: Investment giant to pay vaccinated workers $1,000

By Daniel ThomasBusiness reporter, BBC NewsVanguard, one of the world's top investment firms, is to pay its US workers $1,000 if they get vaccinated. Staff must prove they have been jabbed by October and will still qualify if they were inoculated before the company made its offer.It speaks to the different approaches US firms are…
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Robinhood shares surge amid frenzied trading

By Daniel ThomasBusiness reporter, BBC Newsimage sourceGetty Imagesimage captionFounders Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev set up the trading platform while at universityShares in the trading platform Robinhood have surged, amid speculation the firm could be seeing the same frenzied trading that surrounded the video game retailer Gamestop. The stock climbed as much as 82% on…
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Greggs to create 500 jobs as it plans 100 more stores

Bakery chain Greggs has said it expects to create 500 new retail jobs in the coming months as it continues to open new outlets.The new jobs come as part of the chain's plans to open about 100 net new stores by the end of the year.Greggs swung back to profit during the first half of…