Lib Dems pledge £5bn for flood prevention

The Lib Dems have outlined plans for a £5 billion fund to improve flood defences across the UK, to be paid for through government borrowing.

Cobra to meet over northern floods

Boris Johnson is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee in response to floods in northern England.

Bellwin scheme activated to support flood-hit communities

The government has activated the emergency Bellwin scheme in response to recent flooding in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Norfolk sets ‘ambitious’ 2030 net zero carbon target

An ‘ambitious’ date of 2030 for Norfolk County Council to achieve net zero carbon emissions has been proposed.

Clearer labelling key to boosting recycling rates

The LGA says clearer labelling on all products and increased charges for hard to recycle products are needed to help councils boost recycling rates.

Majority of public back 2030 zero carbon target

The majority of the UK public and almost half of Conservative voters back the total decarbonisation of the UK economy by 2030.

Zero carbon transport plan for Leeds City Region underway

A detailed project is underway to determine how the Leeds City Region can become a net zero carbon economy by 2038.

Energy efficiency measures cut Oxford’s carbon footprint

Oxford City Council has reduced its carbon emissions by more than 900 tonnes in the last year, thanks to a number of energy efficiency measures.

Green Party pledges £100bn a year for climate action

The Green Party has pledged to invest £100 billion a year in climate action for a decade if her party gets into power.

Scottish social housing to be more energy efficient

People who rent their homes will get warmer and cheaper-to-heat housing as a result of major Scottish Government investment.

Government ends support for fracking in England

Following the release of a new report by the OGA, ministers have announced that fracking will not be allowed to proceed in England.

New scheme to boost tree-planting announced

The government has launched a £50 million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change.

Labour pledges zero carbon homes within three years

Labour will make all new homes zero carbon within three years, in a bid to save people living in new builds £200 a year in energy bills.

Review into how net zero future will be funded

The government has launched its Net Zero Review to assess how meeting the UK’s climate commitments also supports growth and balances costs.

New ‘league table’ reveals UK’s EV charging availability

DfT has published a ‘league table’ of data illustrating the public electric car charging infrastructure available across the UK.