Chasm in EV chargers between rural areas and cities

New analysis shows chasm in electric vehicle chargers between rural areas and cities – with London having more than England’s counties combined.

Government announced new Climate Award for students

Children and young people will soon be able to undertake a new Climate Award in recognition for their work to improve their environment.

Devon outlines ‘green makeover’ for council buildings

A £3.3 million ‘retrofit’ scheme from Devon County Council will cut carbon emissions and reduce energy use in several key buildings.

Government urged to deliver on shift to cycling

Over 100 million car and taxi trips made in city regions each year could instead be on e-bikes if the government is able to deliver its target for mode shift to cycling.

Extra funding to expand woodlands and protect trees

Efforts to plant trees and improve access to nature across the country is to take another step forward with a new £6 million ‘Trees Call to Action Fund’.

Third of country’s flood defences in private hands

A third of England’s most important flood defences are in private hands, with some at risk of ‘complete performance failure’.

2050 Net Zero target unlikely without council engagement

The UK will struggle to reach the net zero target by 2050 unless Government steps up efforts to work together with local councils on climate action.

Decade of action needed to tackle climate crisis in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford has called for a ‘decade of action’ to tackle the climate change crisis in Wales.

Wales sets out EV Charing Action Plan

The EV Charging Action Plan outlines how the Welsh Government will deliver a EV charging point facility for every 20 miles across Wales by 2025.

Unions call for action on climate change crisis in schools

Education unions have written to the Education Secretary urging him to take action to ensure climate change education becomes fully embedded in ​the system.

Further support needed to meet zero-emission buses target

Campaign for Better Transport is calling for more to be done to deliver a zero-emission bus fleet as only a minority are currently electric.

Invest in councils to green retrofit 1,000 homes a day

Over 1,000 homes a day could be retrofitted with low-carbon efficiency measures by councils by 2030 - reducing energy bills by nearly £700 million.

Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’

Introducing universal free garden waste collections is ‘unnecessary’ and will not solve the issue of garden waste ending up in landfill, says LGA.

Counties could become ‘poor relation’ in broadband rollout

MPs and the County Councils Network have warned that rural shires could be the ‘poor relation’ to cities in the government’s gigabit rollout.

Record number of UK parks win Green Flag Award

Keep Britain Tidy has revealed the names of the 2,127 parks and green spaces that have collected a coveted Green Flag Award for 2021.


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