South Yorkshire declares climate emergency

The Mayor of Sheffield City Region has declared a climate emergency in South Yorkshire following floods earlier this month.

Two new 20mph zones get go-ahead in Leicester

Two communities in Leicester will get 20mph zones covering residential streets after local support for the road safety schemes.

Greens to pledge zero carbon by 2030

The Green Party is set to launch its election manifesto with a pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2030.

320,000 new climate apprenticeships promised by Labour

A Labour government will creat​e a climate apprenticeship programme to deliver 320,000 apprenticeships during its first term in government.

Business rates and council tax relief following flooding

Households and business owners significantly affected by recent flooding will have immediate relief on their council tax and business rates.

100,000 demand televised election debate on climate

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for a national televised debate on the climate and nature emergencies.

Solar power hubs for 2,000 public spaces, says Labour

Labour will install solar power hubs in 2,000 public spaces, saving them an average of £3,000 on their bills every year.

Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones

A Greenpeace investigation has found that almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.

Cities have opportunity to address climate crisis

City regions in the UK have the opportunity to address the escalating climate crisis whilst creating healthier and more liveable cities.

Green Party pledges to appoint 'carbon chancellor'

The Green Party will appoint a ‘carbon chancellor’ to allocate the £100bn per year they have pledged for tackling the climate emergency.

Further support for those affected by flooding

The government has announced further support for people and businesses in areas affected by recent flooding.

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.

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