Local Industrial Strategy key to net zero goals

The government must better support ambitious local industrial strategies to help local areas play their part in moving to a zero-carbon economy.

Lib Dems make environment key election priority

Jo Swinson has signalled her intent to make the environment a key priority for the party’s pitch to voters in a general election.

Five times more air pollution on school run in London

Pupils travelling to primary schools across the capital are five times more exposed to air pollution than at any other time of the day.

Government considering introducing green number plates

The government has launched a consultation on introducing green number plates for zero emission cars.

London ULEZ cuts toxic air pollution by a third

There are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day since the ULEZ was introduced six months ago.

Charge on single-use drinks cups in Scotland

The Scottish Government is set to legislate for a charge to be applied on single-use drinks cups.

Johnson to chair new climate change committee

The Prime Minister will chair a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change to drive further environmental action across government.

Recycling top public priority for council spending

A new UNISON poll has revealed that refuse and recycling are the services that people would most like to see their council spend money on.

Further plastic pledge for Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council has signed up to the Cambridge Plastic Pledge which encourages organisations to reduce single-use plastic usage.

£27m funding for active travel in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed a number of active travel projects, totalling £27 million of investment, across Scotland.

Take control of HS2 and NPR, review urges

A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says the North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed network.

New Environment Bill introduced by ministers

The government is introducing a landmark Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time.

Only tenth of homes built on Green Belt are ‘affordable’

The CPRE has revealed that only one in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt over the past decade are ‘affordable’.

‘Active travel revolution’ for the Liverpool City Region

Steve Rotheram has said that he wants to see an ‘active travel revolution’ in the Liverpool City Region over the next ten years.

100,000 trees in Bath & North East Somerset

The number of trees in Bath & North East Somerset could be doubled as part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency.

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