Ban adverts for polluting large cars, says report

A new report from the think tank The New Weather Institute is demanding an immediate end to adverts for large polluting cars.

West Yorkshire sets out 2038 zero carbon plan

Reducing car use by a fifth is among the measures set out in a report on how West Yorkshire could become net zero carbon by 2038.

West Midlands National Park plans move forward

Plans to create a West Midlands National Park have taken a step forward following a MoU between the WMCA and Birmingham City University.

Birmingham air quality action plan approved

An action plan to improve air quality across Birmingham city centre has been approved to go out to public consultation.

Consultation on single use plastics launched in Wales

Hannah Blythyn has launched a consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals to ban a range of single use plastic items.

Air pollution limits being breached across England

Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,360 sites across England that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for NO2 levels.

Majority of councils lack expertise to deal with flood risk

12 per cent of local authorities think they have the expertise to take account of flood risk now and in the future in planning decisions.

Large unmet demand for cycling from ethnic minorities

Following the new Obesity Strategy, Sustrans has launched a new report that outlines practical steps to make urban cycling more inclusive.

Public transport key to kickstarting economy

Research commissioned by Greener Journeys has demonstrated how investing in buses would deliver a significant boost to the economy.

North East councils collaborate on energy and waste

Councils across the North East are joining forces to better dispose of rubbish from 1.5 million residents through a potentially £2.1 billion,

£2m for natural flood management schemes across Wales

The Welsh Government is supporting natural flood management projects across Wales with more than £2million in grant funding.

New campaign launched to tackle littering in parks

More than half of the country’s parks have had to pull in extra resources to deal with littering and anti-social behaviour issues since lockd

Sadiq Khan reveals plans for two new woodlands

The Mayor of London has announced new projects that will improve Londoners’ access to nature and create an even greener city.

London Councils champion green recovery from coronavirus

Eight proposals for tackling the climate emergency have been unanimously agreed by London Councils’ Leaders Committee.

Plans to boost cycling and walking in danger

Government plans to boost levels of walking and cycling in the UK post-coronavirus are under threat from a minority of objectors.