Metro mayors demand more power over climate change

The UK will struggle to reach its climate change targets unless more power and money is put into local hands, say metro mayors.

Road funding drop could pay for 9.5m pothole repairs

Councils could repair more than 9.5 million extra potholes with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year.

Third of population represented by net zero commitments

One-third of the UK population is now represented by councils aiming to reach net-zero emissions at least five years ahead of the 2050 commitment.


The single-use carrier bag charge has increased from 5p to 10p and been extended to all businesses in England.

Government lacks plan for ‘huge’ EV transition challenge

MPs have warned the government it faces a ‘huge challenge’ to get new car registrations to 100 per cent zero-emission from 2035.

E-scooter hire schemes to be rolled out in London

From next month, Londoners will be legally able to use e-scooters on public roads as Transport for London announces a number of trial schemes.

Tree planting rates to treble by end of this Parliament

Environment Secretary George Eustice is expected to set out government plans to treble tree planting rates over the course of this Parliament.

20,000 fly-tipping incidents for councils a week

Local authorities were forced to clear up just under one million fly-tipping incidents last year.

Funding for green social prescribing aids recovery

At least 7,500 people will be connected to nature for their health and well-being, thanks to ten innovative green social prescribing projects.

Newham Council to convert to green vehicles

Newham Council has approved plans to replace the first wave of 210 council vehicles with greener models.

Post-lockdown action in rural areas needed, says study

A new study has warned that many more rural residents will be at risk of poverty and financial hardship after lockdown ends unless action is taken.

Environment Agency launches new flooding Action Plan

The Environment Agency has launched its annual Action Plan to help protect England from flooding and coastal erosion.

New 2030 targets for renewable technologies needed

RenewableUK is urging the government to commit to specific deployment targets for onshore wind, floating wind, renewable hydrogen and marine energy.

Record local election results for Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the best local elections results in its history with more green councillors on more councils than ever before.

44,000 trees to be planted in urban areas

Thousands of trees will be planted near schools and healthcare centres, as the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened for applications.


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