Aberdeen and bp join forces in drive for net zero

Aberdeen City Council has announced a new partnership with bp to help reduce carbon emissions and become a climate positive city.

2035 too soon to switch to EVs, says car buyers

Nearly half of motorists are still not ready for a 2035 switch to EVs, with higher purchase prices and charging concerns holding buyers back.

Six in ten living in areas with high air pollution levels

Almost 60 per cent of people in England are living in areas where levels of toxic air pollution exceeded legal limits last year.

Newcastle unveils plans for a Net Zero city

Newcastle CC has outlined how people in the city can work together to drastically cut emissions and see a lasting reduction to our climate impact.

2050 net zero target requires stronger leadership

Stronger leadership and co-ordination from the Prime Minister is needed if the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050 is to be credible.

Free electric vehicle loans for Bristol businesses

Businesses in Bristol are set to enjoy free electric vehicle loans thanks to a £3 million grant secured by Bristol City Council.

LGA launches Net Zero Innovation Programme

The LGA and UCL have launched the Net Zero Innovation Programme to address climate challenges at a local level.

Bristol City Council celebrates carbon reductions

Carbon emissions produced by Bristol City Council have dropped by nearly 80 per cent since 2005.

£2 million fund for local action on air quality

The government has announced the latest round of funding for local projects to improve air quality across England.

Extension of plastic bag charge announced

The government has announced that the single-use carrier bag charge will be extended to all retailers and increased to 10p from April 2021.

Consultation launched on pavement parking

The DfT has announced new proposals to ban antisocial parking, and make pavements could be made safer for people with disabilities.

Government launches pothole mapping project

An audit into the mapping of potholes in England has been launched by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Littering going unpunished by many councils

Most councils in England and Wales issue less than one fine a week to litterers, with one in six issuing no fines at all across a year.

Oxford sets out UK’s first localised air pollution target

Oxford City Council is set to become the first UK local authority to set out a city-wide air pollution reduction target in its draft Air Quality Action Plan.

Courier firms urged to swap to cargo bikes

Delivery companies should consider switching to cargo bike schemes where possible to improve air quality and reduce congestion.

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