Tougher punishments needed to defer fly-tippers

No-one convicted of fly-tipping since new guidelines were introduced in 2014 have been slapped with the maximum £50,000 fine.

New approach to flood resilience urged

The Environment Agency has called for a new approach to ensure communities are resilient to the threat of flooding posed by climate change.

Bottle return scheme deposit at 20p

The Scottish government has outlined its plans for a deposit return scheme for some plastic drinking containers, cans and glass.

Climate change responsibility of West Midlands highlighted

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has emphasised the moral responsibility the region has in leading the fight against climate change.

First round of funding awarded to cut food waste

More than £4 million has been awarded to help overcome barriers to getting food currently going to waste onto people’s plates.

Edinburgh joins the Open Streets movement

Edinburgh City Council has become the first in the UK to join the Open Streets movement.

Carbon emission reduction achieved in Oxford

Oxford City Council has unveiled new data that shows carbon emissions in the city have fallen by 24 per cent over the last three years.

UK can cut emissions to ‘nearly zero' by 2050

The UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

New campaign for streets designed for all ages

Councils have been urged to remember pavement potholes when repairing their roads to enable the most vulnerable to feel safer using their streets.

Time for a strategy for the rural economy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy is arguing for a rural strategy to help realise the potential of rural economies.

Funding for improving air quality on London streets

Five business groups across London will be offered funding for innovative projects to reduce traffic, ease congestion and improve air quality.

Public sector organisations in Cardiff sign Healthy Travel Charter

Cardiff’s leading public sector organisations have signed the newly developed Healthy Travel Charter.

UK’s first citizens assembly to address climate change

Oxford City Council is to be the first UK local authority to establish a citizens assembly to help address the issue of climate change.

Scotland aims to reduce food waste by 2025

The Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland have unveiled ambitious plans to help reduce Scotland’s food waste by one third by 2025.

New protections for valued green spaces in Bristol

Under new proposals set out in the council’s draft Local Plan, vital green spaces across Bristol would be protected from future development.

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