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Government urged to implement Core Environmental Standards for food imports and trade

The new report from WWF, published on Thursday (1 December) recommends that the Government creates a CES that would apply to food imports from overseas. The aim of the CES…

Lessons from Yozma for UK conservation

The UK government response to the Dasgupta review enabled the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to set up the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund. While the commitment

A net-zero New Year? The 7 green policies UK businesses are still waiting for

…edie whether this allocation overlapped with a previous £2bn commitment on walking and cycling. Moreover, less direction has been provided for perhaps two of the hardest-to-abate modes for transport –…

Kwasi Kwarteng: Recent policy decisions send mixed messages on UK climate action

…BEIS Lord Callanan admitted this week that just 20,000 of the 600,000 vouchers promised under the two-year scheme have been allocated. Kwarteng reiterated the Government’s commitment to delivering a comprehensive…

Ed Miliband criticises Government decision to ‘axe’ Industrial Strategy

…decision to axe the Government’s industrial strategy has caused consternation. He cannot deliver the partnership between business and government our country needs because he doesn’t believe in it. pic.twitter.com/qpeLzjVpcJ —…

Highways England seeks road to net-zero by 2050

…Network (TAN) took the UK Government to the High Court last month, arguing that RIS2 would risk the UK’s ability to align with the Paris Agreement and the long-standing commitment

Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm and the Solent’s oyster restoration: The sustainability success stories of the week

…Power Procurement Company through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The Saudi Arabian Government is notably targeting 27.3GW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2023, rising to 57.8GW by 2030….

COP26 Action Tracker: Nations urged to respond to IPCC report as Cambo oilfield row rolls on

…the experience of the ‘Hawaii Commitments’ posted in 2016, the Congress will see attendees agreeing on a set of shared ‘Marseille Outcomes’ – commitments to conserve and restore nature. This…

How will the offshore wind sector’s expansion affect biodiversity? UK Government launches major research drive

…by a commitment to protect 30% of land-based and marine habitats. The Pledge was produced ahead of the 15th Biodiversity COP in China, where the commitment will be formalised in…

Boris Johnson confirms mandatory EV charging points for new buildings in England

…and a significant step towards ensuring charging infrastructure is accessible for all. Today’s pledge demonstrates the government’s commitment to build on the ambition of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan and pledges…

Green energy supplier Bulb enters administration as energy price crisis rumbles on

…by the Government and by regulator Ofgem. With most smaller suppliers, another energy firm has been appointed to take on customers. Bulb is too large for this to happen, though….

WWF: Measures announced in October 2021 Budget not net-zero compatible

…that proved unpopular with the green economy included cuts to air passenger duty (APD) for domestic flights, a further freeze on fuel duty and a reaffirmed commitment to a multi-billion-pound…

Welsh Government pushing for £8.1bn investment in green infrastructure by 2025

…the rail funding will be set aside for the South Wales Metro, which is due to enter operation in 2023. Wales notably has a commitment to ensuring that at least…

UK’s plug-in van and truck grant schemes extended amid fuel price hikes

Announcing the move today (15 March), the Department said the extension will help businesses get ahead of the curve regarding the Government’s ban on new petrol and diesel car and…

Net-Zero Review: Carbon pricing won’t offset tax revenue losses from fossil fuels

…also push up the economic cost of the transition.” However, carbon pricing could prove valuable in offsetting the required investment from Government to meet its net-zero pledge. The Government has…

How is the UK’s green economy reacting to Rishi Sunak becoming the next Prime Minister?

commitments. “Greening homes, offices, public buildings and infrastructure is a massive growth opportunity for UK PLC and one the new Prime Minister can’t afford to miss as he seeks to…

Ferrero targets nature net-gain and ‘fully transparent’ supply chain under new palm oil strategy

…for three reasons: Firstly because it builds on successful implementation of previous commitments and therefore it associates words to action. Secondly, Ferrero is demonstrating its commitment to driving environmental and…

COP26: More than 100 nations pledge to end deforestation by 2030

The commitment is being described as a “landmark moment” for nature and, on the day of its launch, has already garnered financial support pledges of £8.75bn from national governments and…

Music industry giants to plot joint course to net-zero

…Group, which owns labels such as Matador, XL and Rough Trade. There is a headline commitment to “align as a sector to de-politicise sustainability” and reach net-zero in a science-based…

Ford separates EV business in drive to ‘go all in’ on electric mobility

…technology and best practices”. Building on a commitment to invest at least $30bn in EVs by the end of 2025, Ford stated that the formation of Ford Model e will…