Car Free School Streets for Birmingham

A scheme that closes roads around schools to motorised traffic is being piloted in Birmingham from this September.

Climate change action showing lack of ambition

The Committee on Climate Change has expressed shock that the UK has no proper plans for protecting people from the impacts of the climate crisis.

Government calls for evidence on floods and coastal erosion

The government has launched a call for evidence to protect against the devastating effects of flooding and coastal erosion.

Sheffield restates ambition to become zero carbon by 2030

Sheffield City Council has restated its ambition to become zero carbon by 2030, following the findings of a report to tackle climate change.

Somerset using nature to reduce flood risk

Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53m in European grants.

Illegal levels of air pollution in Birmingham shortening lives

Primary school children who grow up in Birmingham could lose half a year of their lives due to illegal levels of air pollution in the city.

Electric vehicles 'will not solve transport problem'

New report has warned that car use will still need to be curbed even when all vehicles are powered by clean electricity.

Investment in digital connectivity key for environment

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport has outlined how to deliver digital connectivity post Brexit.

300 new recycling bins for Brighton’s seafront

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s busy seafront will have 300 new bins in a bid to increase recycling rates.

Action needed to support councils’ work on climate change

Launching its Climate Change policy position, ADEPT has called on the government to take urgent action to support local authorities’ work on climate change.

£5 million to increase number of green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates and save money on their energy bills under plans to roll out green mortgages.

Idling drivers may face higher fines

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is planning to launch a public consultation looking at increasing fines for idling drivers.

Toxic air remains main environmental concern

New research has claimed that evidence shows that government action can cut air pollution, but more needs to be done.

New air pollution partnership for Oxford

Oxford City Council has launched a new joint partnership with OxAir to develop greater insights in to residents’ daily exposure to air pollution.

Work begins on Liverpool’s first dedicated bus hub

Contractors have begun work on creating Liverpool city centre’s first dedicated bus hub, to tackle congestion and cut air pollution.

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