More powers for local leaders to reach net zero

Local leaders have called for more powers and resources to help decarbonise transport, tackle emissions and shape local energy markets.

Wales to prioritise setting default speed limit to 20mph

Further plans announced to reduce the national default speed limit in Wales from 30mph to 20mph on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets.

Public sector lags behind private sector on climate reporting

A recent survey from CIPFA has shown that more than half of public sector organisations do not currently report on their climate impact.

Give councils greater powers to tackle air pollution

Local authorities need greater powers to combat non-traffic sources of air pollution, according to a debate heard in the House of Lords this week.

Councils thanked for efforts in tackling climate change

Eddie Hughes has recognised the vital work of councils to mobilise their efforts to combat climate change and meet our ambitious net zero targets.

Bristol’s Clean Air Zone to launch in summer 2022

Bristol City Council has said that the city’s clean air zone will be introduced in the summer of 2022 to help tackle pollution in the region.

£6 million investment to improve green spaces in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a further £6 million of fresh investment in improving green spaces across London.

‘Toothless’ targets insufficient to stem tide of biodiversity loss

The Environmental Audit Committee has urged the government to conserve and restore UK biodiversity and ecosystems.

UK has less than fifth of charge points needed for net zero

New analysis from the Labour Party has found that the UK only has 15 per cent of the charging points it needs to meet net zero.

Time is running out for realistic climate commitments

The government has been too slow to follow up their historic climate promises in the past year with delivery, according to the CCC.

New Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest announced

The Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest will be the first newly created Community Forest supported through the NCF.

First hydrogen double decker buses in London

Sadiq Khan has launched England’s first ever hydrogen double decker buses, marking another major step towards making the bus fleet zero-emission.  

Shifting to electric vehicles isn’t enough says report

The government’s plan for decarbonising transport cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, says IPPR.

Clean air plan for Greater Manchester published

Greater Manchester has published its final clean air plan to kick-start the city region's green revolution, helping to tackle the problem of air pollution.

Nottingham car park set to be an electric record-breaker

The new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station building will host the largest number of EV charge points in one location in the whole of the UK.

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Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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