Plans unveiled to ban single-use plastics

Single-use plastic plates, cutlery, expanded and extruded polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers could all be phased out.

Space for 1.3 million homes is being ignored

Brownfield land in England could potentially accommodate over 1.3 million new homes – an increase of almost 10 per cent on 2020.

11 UK cities make global leaders list on climate action

Nearly 100 cities have been named as leaders in environmental action and transparency in 2021 by CDP, with 11 UK cities making the list.

£50 million for warmer, greener homes in Scotland

An additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders in Scotland install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills.

Oxford City Council publishes Urban Forest Strategy

Oxford City Council has published its strategy for how it aims to protect, manage and enhance the trees and hedgerows in the city.

Nearly 700,000 green jobs created by 2030

The LGA has said that nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation.

EarthCheck Benchmarked Community status for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is celebrating the city being awarded the EarthCheck Benchmarked Community status.

12-year electric vehicle strategy for Birmingham

3,000 electric vehicle charge-points will be rolled-out across Birmingham to reduce city emissions by 50 per cent in 2030, compared to 2020 levels.

Net zero at centre of Scottish planning proposals

Planning applications will have to show how they help meet Scotland’s ambitious targets to cut emissions to net zero by 2045 to get approval.

Councils trusted most to tackle climate change

A new poll has found that local councils are trusted the most to take action on climate change and make a difference in local areas.

Government’s Environment Act becomes law

Legislation that will protect and enhance the environment for future generations has now passed into UK law.

Greater investment in buses needed to meet net zero

Investment in bus services is urgently needed if councils are to help the UK work towards its net zero goal by 2050 or earlier.

Areas at risk of economic disruption due to net zero goals

New research has identified the top 74 areas in Great Britain at risk of economic disruption from the transition to net zero.

Bristol secures £42m of government funding for CAZ

A Clean Air Zone will launch next summer enabling Bristol to meet clean air targets in 2023, with £42 million of government funding.

Greater Manchester to deliver carbon neutral transport network

Greater Manchester has set out a new ambition to become the first city-region to deliver a carbon neutral transport network.

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