Climate crisis funding from UK must double

A number of environmental charities have warned that funding to tackle the climate emergency must double next year.

Climate change centre of Scotland’s future plans

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change is the main focus of this year’s Programme for Government.

City leaders call for £1.5bn to support CAZ network

City leaders are calling on the government and the private sector to spend £1.5 billion on a ‘national network’ of 30 Clean Air Zones.

Local authorities put on notice over climate inaction

ClientEarth has warned councils that they risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.

Northern Powerhouse at risk due to water shortages

Without a reliable and sustainable supply of clean water, activity in the Northern Powerhouse could quickly grind to a halt.

Energy efficient homes in high demand

22 per cent of the UK public want integrated energy efficient appliances and electric car charging points in their next home.

Carbon reduction target met early in Herefordshire

Herefordshire County Council has hit its 2020 carbon reduction target early, having delivered a 43 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Tree planting pilot to help reduce flood risk

The Environment Agency has announced the launch of a natural flood management pilot project to help reduce the risk of flooding from the River Aire.

More waste to landfill after a no-deal Brexit

A major waste company has warned that more waste could be sent to landfill in the UK after a no-deal Brexit.

Target for ‘net-zero’ by 2050 currently undeliverable

The Science and Technology Committee has highlighted the lack of government policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050.

Green responsibilities ignored by local gov employees

A fifth of local authority employees say they feel no responsibility to act in an environmentally friendly way in the workplace.

TfL 'Healthy Street Officers' to promote sustainable travel

TfL has announced a new programme that will see 'Healthy Streets Officers' encourage greater walking, cycling and public transport In London.

Call for evidence launched for future food systems

A call for evidence has been launched to allow consumers and producers to help shape how we produce, sell and consume food in the UK.

New bins in Wandsworth to tackle gum mess

Wandsworth Council has signed a contract with a chewing gum recycling company to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Car Free Zones introduced outside six Glasgow schools

A trial of car free zones that will improve road safety at six Glasgow primary schools will begin on the first day of new school term.