Sustainability megatrends: It's time for business to collaborate on climate change
Continuing edie's new megatrends series of thought-leadership articles on the global impact of megatrends, World Resources Institute's Eliot Metzger and Moushumi Chaudhury explore how businesses are dealing with the widespread effects of climate change.
Defra outlines five-year climate action plan in national risk assessment
On the same day that the Met Office confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year since records began, the UK Government has today (18 January) highlighted the need to ramp up national efforts on climate change over the next five years in a new report of its own.
Less than a third of $175bn natural catastrophe losses covered by insurance
Deadly storms and earthquakes across the globe led to the costliest twelve months for natural catastrophe losses since 2012, with insurers paying out around $50bn to cover just 30% of global losses.
Green Alliance: Public spending on flood strategy 'perverse'
The UK Government's "perverse" flood strategy makes four times as much money available to actions that could increase flood risk instead of preventing flooding, according to new research from Green Alliance.
Autumn Statement 2016: 10 green policy hopes for Philip Hammond's first budget announcement
From unveiling a low-carbon Industrial Strategy and confirming post-Brexit support for renewables through to enabling a smart, flexible energy system and providing more expenditure to prevent flooding - will new Chancellor Philip Hammond deliver on our green policy wishlist in his first Autumn Statement?
UK government not funding natural flood prevention methods
Natural ways of preventing flooding such as planting trees have no government funding despite ministers repeatedly backing the idea, according to a freedom of information request by Friends of the Earth.
MPs call for 'radical' flood defence overhaul to protect businesses
MPs are urging the Government to overhaul its flood protection system to help reduce the long-term flood risks for UK businesses and communities.
National Flood Resilience Review: Government recruits business leaders to design new defences
Defra is looking to take a cross-sector approach to protecting critical infrastructure through closer collaboration between water, telecoms and power companies, as the Government releases its much-anticipated National Flood Resilience Review.
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Flooding: Government must change inefficient and reactive approach, say MPs
The UK Government is failing to protect communities and businesses at risk of flooding, according to a new report released today (9 June) by the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee.
Environment Agency urges businesses to "seek opportunities" from climate change
A third of the climate risks identified by UK businesses are being managed within low-cost "business-as-usual" budgets, according to a new report from the Environment Agency which has addressed how businesses view the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and severe weather.
Government offers flooding insurance to high-risk households
The UK Government has teamed up with the insurance industry to help lower the costs of insurance premiums for up to 350,000 homes in flood-hit areas across country.
Government urged to prepare health systems against 'devastating' climate change effects
UK health services are currently unprepared for the potentially 'devastating' risks posed by climate change, a new coalition of leading health institutions has warned.
Public sector still unprepared for floods and droughts, research reveals
Only a quarter of Britain's public sector organisations have plans in place to adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as more frequent flooding or higher temperatures, new research from the Carbon Trust has found.
Government offers financial aid for flood-hit areas
Communities Secretary Greg Clark has announced that financial assistance will be made available to areas of the UK affected by flooding in the wake of Storm Desmond.
Peatland protection code could cut UK emissions by 200 million tonnes
A new Government-backed code to protect and restore the UK's peatlands could reportedly cut national CO2 emissions by 200 million tonnes by 2050.
Environment Agency reveals James Bond-esque flood-tackling gadgetry
The Environment Agency has unveiled an armoury of high-tech equipment it will use to fight the spectre of potential flooding this winter, including lasers, solar-powered cameras and a remote-controlled robot called Mr Nosey.
Environment Agency urges businesses to prepare for future floods
The Environment Agency has launched its annual Flood Action campaign, calling on businesses to prepare themselves for potentially extreme weather over the coming months.
Environmental pollution - is your business watertight?
Business owners and site managers need to ensure that their facilities are protected from water pollution and flooding. How will spill containment systems work in a real-life emergency? Would regulatory authorities be satisfied that containment systems are effective? David Cole from Hydro Consultancy finds out.
Sustainability rating scheme to promote 'healthier' UK homes
A new 5-star rating scheme is being introduced by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to help house-buyers make informed decisions about the green credentials of their homes.
Sea defences not enough to protect delta cities from rising flood risk - study
Rich nations spend huge sums to keep the seas at bay but wealth may not save them indefinitely.
UK's future flood security threatened by political gain, says CIWEM
Flood funding in the UK should not be treated as a 'political football' by politicians.
UK failing to address climate change priorities, say MPs
Around 12,000 new UK homes are being built at flood risk every year due to a failing climate change adaptation plan, MPs have warned.
Defra faces £600m deficiency in flood defence budget
Defra is struggling to fill a £600m black hole in its flood defence spending that was expected to be filled by businesses and local authorities.
Wales invests £150m in new flood and coastal defences
Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt will today (9 December) announce £150m of funding for flood and coastal risk management across Wales.
Flood defence funding: Is the Government treading water?
The coalition Government has unveiled details of its latest pre-election spending commitment in the form of £2.3bn of funding for more than 1,400 new flood defence projects across the UK - but opposition parties and green groups have been quick to voice their concerns.
Companies urged to realise true cost of extreme weather
Public and private sector organisations are being advised to report their maximum probable annual losses caused by extreme weather, compared with their current assets and operations.
Government hits back at flood risk management report
The Government has rubbished National Audit Office (NAO) criticisms that it is not allocating enough money to flooding defences.
'Insufficient funding' leaves 5 million properties at flood risk
With winter fast approaching, the UK Environment Agency has been warned that its current spending and resources are insufficient to deal with potential floods.
Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist 'playing politics' over flood prevention
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) must turn its focus away from dredging towards other proven flood-prevention measures if it wants to avoid another catastrophic winter.
Floods and droughts force EU climate action
Extreme weather conditions are forcing European Governments to reassess their climate change policies, but most countries have identified barriers to taking action, a report has found.
Government opens UK's biggest flood management scheme
The Environment Agency has today (8 September) completed the UK's biggest ever coastal realignment scheme in Somerset to protect local businesses from future flooding.