Three million children going to schools in areas with toxic air

Children in London are four times more likely to go to school in areas with high levels pollution levels than children in the rest of England.

Government must make it easier for councils to tackle climate crisis

Friends of the Earth has stressed that the government must do more to enable councils to play their part in decarbonising the UK.  

Nine in 10 residents support increased biodiversity

A poll has found that 94 per cent of residents want to see increased biodiversity in their area, including the planting of trees and protection of green spaces.

Cumbria staff receive accredited carbon literacy training

Staff at Cumbria County Council are taking part in carbon and climate literacy training that will help to increase their understanding of climate change.

Communities urged to help shape the natural world around them

A consultation has begun on plans for new Local Nature Recovery Strategies across England, as part of the landmark Environment Bill.

Broadband rollout trial to target hard-to-reach homes

Fibre broadband cables could be fed through water pipes as part of the government’s plan to speed up the nationwide roll out of lightning-fast broadband.

Increase fly-tipping fines to act as suitable deterrent

Council leaders have suggested that fines for fly-tipping must be significantly increased to act as a suitable deterrent.

New £5 million climate research programme

The government is launching a new £5 million research programme to step up the UK’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

£250m towards 20,000 low carbon homes for rent in Wales

The Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent, committing an initial £250 million for 20,000 new low carbon homes.

Labour Party calls for rapid green investment

Labour has claimed that more than 75,000 green jobs were lost from the UK economy in just five years under the Conservatives.

New training academy in Manchester to teach retrofitting

Greater Manchester has taken its first key step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2038 through the launch of a retrofitting skills training academy.

Birmingham’s first Clean Air Zone data report published

Birmingham City Council has published its first monthly performance report for the Clean Air Zone, which launched on 1 June 2021.

Over 1,000 flood schemes to benefit from record investment

More than £860 million is to be invested in flood alleviation schemes this year with further action including improvements to flood insurance.

Charging an EV should be convenient and inexpensive

A clear policy framework is essential to ensure that industry can deliver the vehicles and charging infrastructure required to deliver the government’s ambition.

Birmingham showcases first hydrogen bus

Birmingham City Council has unveiled the first of its 20 new hydrogen buses, which are set to be in operation later this year.


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