Derbyshire sets 2032 carbon neutral target

Derbyshire County Council’s proposals to set a target to become carbon neutral by 2032 have been given the go-ahead by its cabinet.

£20bn ‘green jobs revolution’ centre of Plaid pledges

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price says that ‘Wales can be the cradle of a Green Jobs Revolution’.

Hedge planting can halve traffic pollution reaching children

A new study has found that planting a hedge in front of a park can halve the amount of traffic pollution that reaches children as they play.

Manchester promotes recycling in Christmas activities

Manchester is the first UK city to have recycled eco Christmas Lights, with the city centre lights largely made from recycled materials.

South Yorkshire declares climate emergency

The Mayor of Sheffield City Region has declared a climate emergency in South Yorkshire following floods earlier this month.

Two new 20mph zones get go-ahead in Leicester

Two communities in Leicester will get 20mph zones covering residential streets after local support for the road safety schemes.

Greens to pledge zero carbon by 2030

The Green Party is set to launch its election manifesto with a pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2030.

320,000 new climate apprenticeships promised by Labour

A Labour government will creat​e a climate apprenticeship programme to deliver 320,000 apprenticeships during its first term in government.

Business rates and council tax relief following flooding

Households and business owners significantly affected by recent flooding will have immediate relief on their council tax and business rates.

100,000 demand televised election debate on climate

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for a national televised debate on the climate and nature emergencies.

Solar power hubs for 2,000 public spaces, says Labour

Labour will install solar power hubs in 2,000 public spaces, saving them an average of £3,000 on their bills every year.

Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones

A Greenpeace investigation has found that almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.

Cities have opportunity to address climate crisis

City regions in the UK have the opportunity to address the escalating climate crisis whilst creating healthier and more liveable cities.

Green Party pledges to appoint 'carbon chancellor'

The Green Party will appoint a ‘carbon chancellor’ to allocate the £100bn per year they have pledged for tackling the climate emergency.

Further support for those affected by flooding

The government has announced further support for people and businesses in areas affected by recent flooding.