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UK Government announces £4.5bn boost for manufacturing with net-zero focus

The funding, confirmed by the Treasury on Friday evening (17 November), will be allocated from 2025. It is set to provide a boost to manufacturing sub-sectors which the Government believes…

More than 2,000 business leaders urge UK Government to boost climate action at COP28

…backdrop of recent governmental climate policy rollbacks. Outlined within the letter are clear and decisive calls for the Government to rapidly escalate investment and incentives in renewable energy while addressing…

Low-carbon energy to be offered record £227m in next CfD auction

…scheme is the Government’s main policy mechanism to support low-carbon electricity generation projects in the UK. It guarantees developers of projects a set price for their electricity; when prices are…

CCC chief executive Chris Stark to step down

…Change Committee (CCC) chief executive Chris Stark has announced he will be stepping down from his role in April, following six years of advising the Government over its climate commitments….

Brands and retailers not on track for key 2025 sustainability goals on plastics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has today (31 October) published its latest annual progress report on its Global Commitment – an initiative under which more than 1,000 organisations are supporting goals…

G7 Ministers set ‘bold’ new renewables goals but fail to close coal and gas loopholes

…for nuclear under Rishi Sunak. Additionally included in the commitment is a commitment for nations to collaborate more closely on policymaking for energy efficiency. G7 nations have asked the International…

Other countries believe UK is ‘slowing its climate ambitions’, CCC warns

…these commitments due to domestic policy packages that go against the measures it has recommended. It has pointed out a particular disconnect between the global adaptation framework and the UK’s…

UK’s waste policy delays ‘discouraging businesses from making vital investments’

…building on our commitments clearly set out in our Environment Improvement Plan earlier this year. This includes introducing a deposit return scheme for plastic and metal drinks containers from October…

Drax pauses £2bn carbon capture project

…ambition”, it needs a “firm commitment” that the funding package will cover CCS co-located with bioenergy – specifically biomass – before proceeding with its plans to deliver 2.6GW of biomass…

‘A damp squib’: NGOs urge update of UK’s new Green Finance Strategy

…the Strategy does not allocate labels to any other activities nor include a full taxonomy. The new letter calls for a commitment that the taxonomy will be ‘science-based’ and that…

NIC bemoans ‘stuttering’ delays to green infrastructure policy and planning

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has today (27 March) published its annual progress review of the UK Government’s efforts to deliver on major infrastructure projects. While the Commission welcomes the…

FTSE 100 firms not drawing up ‘credible’ net-zero transition plans, EY warns

An EY analysis of the climate-related commitments and plans of FTSE 100 businesses has found that 95% would not meet the UK Government’s definition of a ‘credible’ net-zero transition plan….

UK cities call for more devolved power and funding to catalyse net-zero progress

…transition has previously been researched by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, which is recommending that the UK Government produces a long-term funding plan for local authority climate action….

Carbon budgets for UK aviation and power sectors to be tightened in 2024

…Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland. The UK has operated an ETS since 2021 and this will mark the first…

From vapes to EVs: UK drawing up plans to clamp down on battery waste

…into the environment, posing a risk to ecosystems and to human health. Pow confirmed that the Government will publish proposals to reform battery regulations for EVs by the end of…

What will it take for the UK to deliver a Just Transition?

…cut off some communities from future access to EV charging opportunities,” notes Gardner. Similarly, a commitment to a Just Transition must permeate throughout the entire company if it is to…

DESNZ set to open second headquarters in Aberdeen

…Deal and Offshore Wind Sector Deal. Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said the decision“ demonstrates clearly the UK Government’s commitment to the North East of Scotland and to our oil and…

UK public pessimistic about reaching net-zero by 2050

…biggest change that the Government could make to deliver net-zero, cited by 45%. Earlier this week, however, the UK Government held its second reading in Parliament of new legislation designed…

New Shell CEO drops targets to reduce oil production

…“traditional fuels” by 55% by 2030. Included in this was a commitment to cut oil production by 1-2% each year in the 2020s The update effectively renders these commitments null…

Nature meets business: What does the TNFD mean for the private sector?

…the government has pushed back on its net-zero commitments, the business sector will remain steadfast in pursuing the net-zero pathway, which necessitates parallel commitments to both climate and nature preservation….