Carbon neutral aim key to Cambridgeshire budget

Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21 including plans to take significant steps towards becoming carbon neutral.

Organised crime blamed for rise in fly-tipping

Organised criminal gangs are being blamed for the continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England.

£3.6m to help the public sector cut carbon emissions

Sadiq Khan has launched a new programme to help the public sector cut carbon emissions and reduce energy bills by improving homes.

Long-lasting impacts of flooding highlighted in report

A new report has highlighted the profound and long-lasting impacts of flooding on individuals, businesses and communities in Scotland.

£14.5m low carbon heat network in Bradford

A district heat network scheme is a step closer to being built in Bradford city centre, providing heat and electricity to public buildings.

Britain’s sporting venues blighted by harmful fumes

The Air Team campaign group has revealed that dangerous levels of air pollution will blight the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Don’t cap climate ambition for new homes

GMCA has called upon the government not to restrict local ambition on climate change targets when drawing up guidelines for new build homes.

Thousands of trees to be planted in towns and cities

The government has said that 13 projects in urban communities across England have been awarded a share of £10 million.

Government embracing policies of ‘climate delayers’

Ministers are proposing national standards for carbon reduction in new homes that are lower than those already implemented in London.

Councils urged to apply for all-electric bus town funding

Coiuncils can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town, a move deemed the ‘gold-standard’ in environmentally friendly public transport.

Five UK councils have been awarded ‘Tree Cities of the World’ status for their commitment to urban forestry management.

Online CAZ vehicle checker now live

An online service to help drivers and businesses to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones with charges in Birmingham and Leeds has gone live.

Bristol first council to declare ecological emergency

Bristol has declared an Ecological Emergency in response to escalating threats to wildlife and ecosystems.

Edinburgh more climate aware than other Scottish cities

Edinburgh households are more climate aware and generate less waste per resident than those of any other major Scottish city.

Ban on petrol and diesel vehicle sales brought forward

Boris Johnson will announce new plans for the ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK.

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