Design in the Public Sector programme applications open

Councils in England are set to benefit from this year’s Design in the Public Sector programme which is themed on tackling climate change.

Coronavirus prompts increase in household plastic waste

The latest Everyday Plastic Survey has revealed that the amount of plastic waste in UK homes increased during the coronavirus lockdown.

Two thirds think cycling on roads is unsafe

The government has pledged to tackle cycling safety after finding that two-thirds were worried about the dangers of riding on the roads.

Reduction in London NO2 levels greater than elsewhere

The scale of reduction of NO2 air pollution has been five times greater in central London than the national average since 2016.

Rapid charging network to be rolled out in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council will start the roll-out of 100 per cent renewable energy EV charge points across the city from Autumn 2020.

New planning laws could speed up nature’s decline

Environmental groups have warned that the new planning system reforms announced by the government could sweeping losses of nature.

Clean Air Plan for Wales launched

The Welsh Government has outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales.

Flood alleviation scheme unveiled in east Leeds

A scheme to protect homes in east Leeds from flooding has opened, reducing the likelihood of flooding of occurring in any given year.

Pavement cafes to be smoke free in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council is ensuring that the outdoor areas of the city's pubs and cafes are 100 per cent smoke free.

Ban adverts for polluting large cars, says report

A new report from the think tank The New Weather Institute is demanding an immediate end to adverts for large polluting cars.

West Yorkshire sets out 2038 zero carbon plan

Reducing car use by a fifth is among the measures set out in a report on how West Yorkshire could become net zero carbon by 2038.

West Midlands National Park plans move forward

Plans to create a West Midlands National Park have taken a step forward following a MoU between the WMCA and Birmingham City University.

Birmingham air quality action plan approved

An action plan to improve air quality across Birmingham city centre has been approved to go out to public consultation.

Consultation on single use plastics launched in Wales

Hannah Blythyn has launched a consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals to ban a range of single use plastic items.

Air pollution limits being breached across England

Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,360 sites across England that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for NO2 levels.

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