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.

Cycling and Walking ‘on prescription’ in the West Midlands

Healthcare professionals in the West Midlands are piloting a scheme which will ‘prescribe’ outdoor activities for those with poor mental health.

Reports launched to help councils tackle climate change

The Local Government Association has published a guide to help councils play a leading role in tackling the climate crisis at a local level.

Plans for CAZ in Leeds put on hold

Leeds City Council has announced that plans for a charging Clean Air Zone in the city are being put on hold for the foreseeable future.

£9.5m to reduce housing’s carbon footprint in Wales

A new programme worth up to £9.5 million will reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales.

Legally binding targets for air quality and waste

The government will underpin environmental commitments with legally binding targets, including for air quality, water, waste and biodiversity.

Ambitions outlined for South Yorkshire tree-planting

Dan Jarvis has agreed a new partnership that lays the groundwork for an ambitious campaign to plant trees and create more woodland.

Government urged to get cars off of the road

The government is being urged to 'get cars off the road', as traffic in Britain returns to levels seen before the coronavirus lockdown.

Five local authorities to trailblaze nature recovery pilots

Five local authority pilot areas have been announced to test how the recovery of England’s landscapes and wildlife can be driven locally.

Falling cost of renewables should prompt further use

Sharp falls in the cost of renewable generation means that Britain should aim for renewables to meet two thirds of electricity needs by 2030.

New West Midlands cycling network unveiled

Transport for West Midlands has unveiled the Starley Network, a new 500-mile cycling vision for the West Midlands.

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.