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UK Government criticised for failing to set emissions targets for farming and land use

…UK would become a net carbon sink. Delivering these benefits, WWF argues, would require the Government and farming industry to move away from a ‘business-as-usual’ approach involving incremental change, to…

Energy price crisis: Influential industry bodies call for scrapping of VAT on building retrofits

…the Government’s response plans have involved providing immediate rebates to cover some of the additional costs, and promising more funding support for home-grown renewable energy in the future. Groups including…

Organisations call for nature to become a ‘legal right’ under Levelling Up agenda

…The statement and summary are headlined by a commitment to deliver system change across the UK, closing economic discrepancies between and within regions. There is also a focus on educational…

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy: UK Government pledges £1.6bn for public chargers

Teased by the Department for Transport (DfT) late on Thursday (24 March) and published on Friday (25 March), the Strategy builds on the commitment made by the UK Government in…

Cleantech a major focus as UK Government launches £743m ‘technologies of tomorrow’ funding boost

With more than 20,000 people in attendance, the Government-backed London Tech Week event has been bustling this year. Key themes have included healthcare, computing and low-carbon technologies – as is…

Decision on Cumbrian coal mine approval delayed until November

The Government was due to make a planning decision last month on West Cumbria Mining’s proposals for a new deep coal mine in Whitehaven. Cumbria County Council approved the plans…

UK’s waste management sector targets net-zero emissions through £10bn infrastructure overhaul

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) represents 85% of the UK’s waste management sector and has today (30 June) unveiled a net-zero commitment set for 2040. The commitment will be supported…

UK pension schemes with ‘robust’ net-zero commitments pass £1trn mark

…to align with – or go further than – the UK’s 2050 net-zero target. This week, it revealed that it has assessed the net-zero commitments of pension providers covering £1trn…

From loss and damage debates to clampdowns on greenwashing: 13 key takeaways from the first week of COP27

…city leaders, activists and civil society groups. At COP26 in Glasgow last year, nations collectively agreed to update their Paris Agreement commitments within 12 months and signed a new text,…

Firms failing to turn biodiversity commitments into action, CDP warns

…than 56% will have voluntarily made commitments or endorsed initiatives related to biodiversity. While commitments are a necessary starting point, CDP’s data indicates that companies are not yet translating them…

‘Climate conflict’: 4 in 5 UK bank directors have connections to high-emitting corporates

…targets since the UK Government enshrined the 2050 net-zero target in law. Barclays announced a commitment to net-zero financed emissions by 2050 last year, as did HSBC. Lloyds Banking Group…

National Food Strategy presses UK Government to clarify environmental incentives for farmers post-Brexit

…is a commitment from Defra to map land use across England and to assess the suitability of each piece of land for various environmental incentive schemes. With this tool, the…

Heathrow secures Government funding to develop net-zero aviation roadmap

…and efficient operating model to support cross-company collaboration”. Such a model will be necessary if Heathrow is to scale up drones in line with the Government’s broader aviation innovation plans….

Green skills gap ‘could derail net-zero’, major UK construction firms tell Government

…deliver net-zero – are either already built or in the pipeline, the paper calls for urgent action. The paper does praise the UK Government for its efforts to help the…

UK can create 200,000 jobs through clean technology drive

…mainstream collection efforts set up by the end of 2023. However, the success of the transition would hinge on enabling policies and roadmaps, steered by the UK Government. These include…

Government confirms 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars, unveils £20m electric vehicle package

…net-zero by mid-century. With the ban confirmed, the Government has wasted little time in incentivising the market to promote EV innovations. The Government’s new £20m fun will assist research and…

Climate risk and security risk: UK-backed natural gas project on hold after Islamic State attacks

…A statement from Total reads: “Total expresses its solidarity with the government and people of Mozambique and wishes that the actions carried out by the government of Mozambique and its…

Coventry battery Gigafactory plans take a step forward, as MPs call for more Government funding

…the Gigafactory because the West Midlands plays host to several major automotive firms, which will need to shift to EVs in line with the government’s 2030 ban on new petrol…

‘Serious weaknesses’ in UK Government’s plans for engaging local councils on net-zero, report warns

In a new report from the NAO, published today (16 July), it is revealed that 91% of the UK’s local authorities have set at least one climate commitment, with more…

Government outlines £5.2bn flood defence spending plans

…The Government has confirmed that more than £860m of the £5.2bn budget will be spent by 2022 on more than 1,000 construction and design projects across England as part of…