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Defra admits it plans to ‘learn as it goes’ with post-Brexit sustainable farming subsidies

…landowners will be able to choose their own approach – and that the Government has not yet set out time-bound emissions reductions targets for the agriculture sector. This could, it…

Hydrogen, gravity and heat: BEIS provides fresh funding for innovative energy storage technologies

…energy storage systems, with Government funding intended to support the delivery of feasibility studies. One of the projects receiving backing is Edinburgh-based Gravitricity, which is developing an energy storage system…

UK Government launches new taskforce to tackle greenwashing in finance sector

…expertise in creating such frameworks. It is set up to be independent from the Treasury and other Government departments. Organisations represented within the GTAG’s membership include the Green Finance Institute,…

Shampoo bars and sustainable shoes: Rounding up the big Earth Day product announcements

…partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, through the charity’s New Plastics Economy Commitment. The aim of the Commitment is to create a “new normal” for plastic packaging by eliminating single-use…

Kingfisher, DS Smith and Turner & Townsend unveil science-based targets

…critical for us to take additional commitments by 2025 and have now committed to make the additional investments needed to meet these ambitious new targets. We are proud to join…

UK businesses set out plan to boost sustainable soy production

…deforestation-free and land-use-conversion-free commitments immediately, so that none of the soy they source can be linked to land clearance undertaken after January 2020. This commitment should be placed into contracts…

UN Emissions Gap report: World has failed to accelerate climate action in Covid-19 recovery plans

Climate commitments and plans from national governments are currently aligned with a 2.7C temperature increase, despite many nations badging their updated targets as net-zero or compliant with the Paris Agreement’s…

Digital technology giants collaborate on $925m commitment to carbon removal technologies

…Ransohoff. Work underway Stripe first announced plans to start purchasing carbon removal in 2019, with an initial commitment of $1m. Other commitments made since then, including a $6m commitment in…

Kwasi Kwarteng admits ‘tension’ between UK’s new coal mine and climate ambitions

…and the fact that the coal extracted will be used in the steel sector rather than for electricity generation. The Government was given the opportunity to intervene but chose not…

Green Homes Grant: Government admits that meeting 600,000 homes target could take a decade

…that 600,000 vouchers, and a further boost by the Chancellor in the March Budget, would drive. By doing so, it could make large strides towards meeting other Government commitments, such…

London, Tees Valley and County Durham residents call for better support for green jobs

…calls to action into account, the think-tank has translated them into quantitative targets for the UK Government and for London’s next Mayor. Entitled ‘London: A Just Transition City’, the report…

Government urged to block Leeds Bradford Airport expansion on climate grounds

…has a 2030 net-zero goal – they ultimately concluded that the Airport must update its 1960s terminal. A statement from Leeds City Council reads: “Current government policy points to these…

Government unveils new Industrial Strategy to spur decarbonisation and create green jobs

…429 projects across England. Additionally, mitigation against carbon leakage will be promoted to help the Government meet its net-zero commitment. An Infrastructure Delivery Taskforce, named ‘Project Speed’ will help ensure…

Green Homes Grant: Less than 10% of promised vouchers issued

The Green Homes Grant was launched last summer as part of the Government’s broader green recovery approach. It originally had a £2bn budget and was set to help 600,000 UK…

Iceland boss Richard Walker: Collective business activism required to hold politicians to account

…turn to innovation, Walker is also hoping that the UK Government can play a role in combatting global deforestation. The letter from business is the latest example of how the…

Government urged to prioritise public transport, walking and cycling to reduce emissions

…growing 35 times its current size. In the UK, the IPPR believes that the Government can be more ambitious in its approach to decarbonisation. Earlier this year, the Government confirmed…

‘Landmark ruling’: French Government ordered to align with climate targets within nine months

In its landmark ruling, the Council of State, a governmental body that acts as the supreme court for administrative justice, gave the Government nine months to take “all the necessary…

‘The future is frightening’: Climate change linked to psychological distress in young people

governments were “betraying me and/or future generations,” while 64% said their governments are not doing enough. Commenting on the findings, Greta Thunberg said: “Young people all over the world are…

£12bn for offshore wind and £1bn for hydrogen: Flurry of low-carbon tech investments for UK

…if approved, would collectively have a capacity of around 8.5GW. The UK Government is notably targeting 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, with the Scottish Government promising to host…

UK farmers to be paid for soil stewardship from 2022, but green groups warn subsidy scheme isn’t enough

…Policy. Following months of calls for more clarity on the implementation of the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, the Government has today (2 December) confirmed that the first phase…