Taskforce to support drive for two million green jobs by 2030

The government has launched a new Green Jobs Taskforce to support plans to build back greener and reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Further funding for cycling and walking announced

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that councils will receive a further £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking.

Government needs to shift momentum to reach climate goals

The NAO has stressed that it is not yet clear that the government has in place what it needs to meet its long-term environmental goals.

Plans for further reduction in pollution at London schools

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced new plans to clean up toxic air at schools in the worst polluted areas of the capital.

UK ‘off course’ to meet net zero carbon ambitions by 2050

The IPPR think tank is warning that the UK is off course to meet its own net zero carbon ambitions by 2050 and restore nature.

Car more important following pandemic, say drivers

More than half of UK drivers say that having access to a car is more important than it was before the coronavirus pandemic.

£4m boost to Bristol’s action on the climate

A multi-million pound programme to reduce the carbon and ecological footprint in Bristol has been approved.

Independent review of flood insurance published

An independent review has published its recommendations to improve people’s awareness of their insurance options in areas at risk of flooding.

Boroughs seek £115m to retrofit energy inefficient buildings

London boroughs have identified 375 shovel-ready projects presenting a £1.35 billion pipeline of ‘green recovery’ activity.

Environment Bill resumes passage through Parliament

Government legislation to transform our environment has returned to Parliament, following a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak.

New action to improve air quality in Scotland

New plans to put improvements in air quality at the heart of Scotland’s green recovery have been set out by the Scottish Government.

Government will not cut 300,000 housing target

Robert Jenrick has defended the government’s housing plans, saying that the government won’t cut its target to build 300,000 homes a year.

Oxford announces appointment of scientific advisor

Oxford City Council has appointed its first scientific advisor who will support the council as it continues to tackle the climate emergency.

Plans for UK’s largest zero carbon development in York

City of York Council has submitted planning applications for its first generation of zero-carbon, exceptional yet affordable homes.

Delay to Newcastle’s clean air zone plans confirmed

Councils in Newcastle and Gateshead have confirmed that plans to introduce a Clean Air Zone in Newcastle city centre have been delayed.

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