Brighton exploring ‘car-free’ city centre by 2023

Brighton & Hove City councillors have agreed to explore the possibility of the city becoming ‘car-free’ by 2023.

Bee Network initiative could be cycling blueprint

Andy Burnham has claimed that Greater Manchester’s joined-up cycling and walking network could provide a national blueprint for reducing congestion.

Half of councils unsure of their carbon footprint

Almost half of English local authorities do not know their own carbon footprint and do not measure all energy use from their built assets.

South performing worse in tackling air pollution

Centre for Cities has found that more than one in 19 deaths in UK cities and large towns are related to long-term exposure to air pollution.

Shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero

A transformation in land use across the UK is needed off the UK is to achieve its aim of becoming a net zero economy by 2050.

4.5m tonnes of food wasted in UK households each year

The UK is making significant steps in reducing its food waste, with total food waste levels falling by 480,000 tonnes between 2015 and 2018.

Gloucestershire suggests £1m climate change fund

Gloucestershire County Council is set to agree investment of an initial £1 million Action Fund to help tackle climate change.

Poor air quality ‘top concern’ for councils

The NLGN has revealed that poor air quality is a ‘top concern’ for councils, but most feel unable to address it.

Cambridge City Council launches Canopy Project

Cambridge City Council has officially launched a project to increase the area of the city under tree canopy cover over the next three years.

150 ultra-low energy homes to be developed in Nottingham

The next phase of a pioneering scheme to turn hard-to-heat council houses in Nottingham into ultra-low energy homes has begun.

Emergency Tree Plan for the UK published

The Woodland Trust has outlined how the UK can rapidly increase tree cover to help reach net zero carbon emissions.

Cornwall reflects on year of climate emergency action

Cornwall Council is marking a year since declaring a climate emergency and summarised its key achievements in cutting its carbon emissions.

Net zero measures to be discussed by Citizens’ assembly

A 110-strong citizens’ assembly are set to meet to decide the tough measures required for the UK to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions.

Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled

Government funding will be doubled to £10 million for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets next year.

Campaign to show impact of flooding on mental health launched

The Environment Agency has launched a new campaign to highlight the impact flood damage has on mental health.