New Parliament must tackle climate change inactivity

The CCC says the UK’s transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of government action on climate change.

Brexit Risk Tracker to detail environmental policy

Greener UK has published its first Brexit Risk Tracker, which reflect the risks to environmental policy throughout the Brexit process.

Hinkley Point a ‘risky and expensive project’

Government plans for the new £18 billion Hickley Point nuclear power station are ‘not value for money’ and is a ‘risky’ project.

Surrey recycling centre plans to save £2 million-a-year

Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on proposals to save up to £2 million-a-year from community recycling centres.

Public sector can do more to reduce emissions

A leading lighting organisation has said that the public sector can do more to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Bidder shortlist revealed for HS2 franchise

The government has announced the companies in the running for the new West Coast Partnership rail franchise and the next South Eastern franchise.

Hull launches community flood warning scheme

As part of the ten year anniversary of the 2007 floods, Hull City Council has created a new voluntary scheme for community flood wardens.

Essex Highways installs Britain’s first ‘smart’ streetlights

Essex County Council has launched a trial of ‘smart’ streetlights, that offer the potential to monitor pollution and create Wi-Fi hotspots.

Air quality plans shifting burden on local authorities

The CIEH has accused the government’s air quality plans of ‘unfairly shifting’ the burden to solve the problem to local authorities.

Oxford seeks further powers to tackle air pollution

Oxford City Council has asked for more powers to tackle air pollution in Oxford, following the government’s Draft Air Quality Action Plan.

Coffey retains Resources Minister role

Therese Coffey has been reappointed as Resources Minister within the Defra, following Michael Gove's appointment as Environment Secretary.

Scotland passes Islands Bill

The Islands Bill has been published by the Scottish Parliament to create the right environment for sustainable growth and empowered communities.

The last stage in the planning process of Salford’s £30 million RHS Garden Bridgewater has been successfully passed.

Task force to tackle Bristol’s congestion

The Mayor of Bristol has launched a new Congestion Task Group to make recommendations on how to tackle the city's traffic problem.

Prof Sir David King has warned that children are at greater risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in vehicles than outside vehicles.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.