UK carbon footprint
UK's carbon footprint rises 3%, what happens next?
New figures published by Defra have revealed that the UK's carbon footprint grew by 3% between 2012 and 2013. With ambitious international and national carbon reduction targets now in place to enshrine low-carbon actions into law, is this a mere blip on the radar, or does the UK need radicalise its approach to emission goals?
Construction industry urged to collaborate on tackling embodied carbon
The construction industry is being called on to prioritise and tackle emissions associated with building materials and products, known as embodied carbon.
North Somerset tops 'high flyer' recycling chart
North Somerset has been named the top performing council for reducing its carbon emissions by providing strong recycling services, according to new research by Eunomia.
NHS report reveals environmental impact of UK care homes
The residential care sector accounts for at least 3.4m tonnes of CO2 each year and almost £1.1bn in natural resource costs, according to an NHS report.
Defra report into UK carbon footprint slammed
A leading environmental commentator has disputed claims that government policy has helped reduce the UK's carbon footprint - instead arguing a sluggish economic is the cause.