Environment Agency launches new flooding Action Plan

The Environment Agency has launched its annual Action Plan to help protect England from flooding and coastal erosion.

New 2030 targets for renewable technologies needed

RenewableUK is urging the government to commit to specific deployment targets for onshore wind, floating wind, renewable hydrogen and marine energy.

Record local election results for Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the best local elections results in its history with more green councillors on more councils than ever before.

44,000 trees to be planted in urban areas

Thousands of trees will be planted near schools and healthcare centres, as the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened for applications.

Defra reveals new plans to boost recycling

Every home in England will receive more consistent recycling collections, under new plans to boost recycling and protect the environment.

Climate emergency likely to affect mental health, poll finds

More than four-fifths of the UK public think the climate emergency will affect mental health in a decade at least as much as unemployment and coronavirus.

10p plastic bag charge to come into force on 21 May

The single-use carrier bag charge will be increased to 10p and extended to all businesses from 21 May to help drive down sales further.

Half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles on UK roads

New data has revealed that more than half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles are now being driven on roads across the country.

System needs fixing to help local climate action

The public backs local authorities to tackle climate change but the system needs fixing first as more central government help is required.

Create new green jobs in areas with greatest unemployment

Green Alliance research has found significant potential for new green jobs in areas with the greatest challenges to the local labour market.

Government failing to show ambition on clean air targets

The British Safety Council is urging the government to take the immediate opportunity to really show its ambition and commitment to clean air.

Self-driving vehicles on UK roads this year

The Department for Transport has announced that motorists could see self-driving vehicles on British roads for the first time later this year.

New homes in poorer areas face undue flood risk

A disproportionate number of homes built in disadvantaged neighbourhoods over the past decade will end up in high flood-risk areas.

1,000 electric vehicle charge points in Westminster

Westminster has become the first local authority in the UK to reach the milestone of having installed more than 1,000 on-street EV Charging Points.

Recycling rates continue to plateau across country

An interactive digital map of local authority recycling data has been launched showing recycling rates for the 2019/20 financial year.

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The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.