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British Chambers of Commerce pushes Government for clearer, more ambitious net-zero pathway

…long-term commitments and intergenerational equity. BCC’s president Martha Lane Fox said: “One of the most pressing challenges for all business is the transition to a green and sustainable future. We…

Financial uncertainty at UK councils undermining net-zero progress, Government warned

…local authority funding. The report revealed this week that funding for local councils from council tax, retained business rates, and Government grants has not kept pace with inflation and increasing…

We Mean Business coalition calls on G7 to deliver just net-zero transition

…communique states that the new targets are “consistent with our 2030 NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions), our power sector transition commitments and our respective net-zero commitments, concrete and timely steps towards…

Fashion and auto giants collaborate to end deforestation in leather supply chains

…converted lands. This commitment should cover all levels of farming and the supply chain. Additionally, the commitment should cover the protection of human rights. Businesses will need to bolster this…

Inside Kimberly-Clark’s wind-focused approach to decarbonisation

…the necessity for a long-term commitment becomes evident. This long-term commitment is essential as it enables the unlocking of funding and facilitates access to financial support from investors. Nevertheless, embracing…

‘We cannot be complacent’: MPs urge Rishi Sunak not to water down green policies

…letter links the energy transition to the UK Government’s levelling up commitments and transition plan mandate, highlighting how the UK could advocate globally for an orderly energy transition with “fairness…

‘The mission is clear’: Starmer reiterates £28bn green spending plan

…his foot on our throat”, while also spurring new job growth. Starmer dismissed concerns that the pushback on timeframes for the commitment was a signal that Labour was not sure…

Members of UK’s Energy Efficiency Taskforce confirmed as group kick-starts work

…of the Taskforce have “unique experiences and perspectives” that “bring together a vast wealth of knowledge to deliver the Government’s ambitious commitments”. The new members are: David Thomas, chief executive,…

UK ‘must cut pesticide use to tackle climate crisis’

…The groups claim this is essential if the nation’s 2050 net-zero target is to be delivered, alongside the Conservative Government’s commitment to leave nature in a better state for the…

New fast-track pathway in the works to tackle energy development bottlenecks

…a need to grow the supply chains and skills bases needed to deliver projects. The documents detail no new commitments or initiatives on skills. However, they mention funding that has…

Green light for Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm

…and the planning consents, the Welsh Government and our partners in Natural Resources Wales have enabled this project to move forward to apply for subsidy support from the UK government.”…

Kimberly-Clark firms up plans for three UK-based green hydrogen projects

The firm, which owns brands such as Andrex and Huggies, is celebrating the fact that the project near Barrow-in-Furness was successful in securing a place on the UK Government’s Hydrogen…

UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax set to be reformed

…overall is verified by a third-party certificate. Mass balance approaches are often used in sustainability certification schemes relating to commodities, such as cocoa, soy and timber. The Government has stated…

Energy sector workers not confident that UK’s net-zero goals will be met

…decarbonisation, while an equal 42% believe that the Government’s efforts to facilitate this transformation are sufficient. However, the industry is currently grappling with a shortage of skilled workers in the…

Local communities to access £10m for clean energy projects

The Government has confirmed that rural and local communities will soon be able to apply for a portion of a new £10m Community Energy Fund. Applications for the grant open…

Environmental professionals warn of burnout due to high workloads and low pay

…been warned that the Government is not on track to achieve this milestone sue to a lack of strategic planning. The Government’s own advisory body, the Climate Change Committee (CCC),…

Scotland proposes disposable vape ban over environmental ‘threat’

Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf announced the measure as he delivered his Programme for Government today (Tuesday 5 September). The Programme sets out the nation’s policy priorities for the coming…

State of Nature report: Only one in seven British habitats in good condition

…chance of meeting its 2030 biodiversity targets. In response to that Committee, the Government said it was “already going further and faster for nature than any other [UK] government before”….

UK finally consults on plastic wet wipe ban

…(ESG), Natalie Gourlay, said: “We removed all wet wipes containing plastic from sale in stores and online earlier this year as part of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and working…

‘Little sense of urgency’: MPs call for UK to ramp up efforts to combat deforestation

MPs have called on the UK Government to strengthen efforts to combat global deforestation, warning that a lack of time-bound commitments is hindering current financing and policy commitments….