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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…

Nuclear skills taskforce launched as MPs warn that staff base will need to double by 2050

…UK’s nuclear capacity into “specific commitments” that are time-bound and clearly allocated. The Committee accused the Government of having a “wish list” rather than a comprehensive plan for closing the…

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…

‘Sheer foolishness’: Reported delay to UK’s Deposit Return Scheme sparks anger in green economy

…cans, as well as glass bottles. Reaction from green groups The UK Government has reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating avoidable waste by 2050; however, it has failed to deny the…

‘Just Transition’: Farmers press Defra to boost budget for green schemes

…requirements, but the Landworkers Alliance says the need to limit the sector’s climate impact and restore and protect nature “is now beyond dispute”. It is advocating for the Government to…

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…

28 voices on COP28: What we want from the climate summit (part 2)

Earlier this year, the UN released its inaugural global stocktake of climate commitments and actions undertaken by governments. The report emphasises the critical need for ‘radical decarbonisation’ and ‘system transformation’…

Charities call for five-point nature plan to be added to General Election manifestos

…survey also revealed that only 10% of British adults believe the Government is effectively addressing key environmental areas. The results indicate that 61% of respondents feel the Government is falling…

Report: Government stalling on 2030 nature targets

…2030 deadline remains seven harvests away, the nature groups are calling on the Government to deliver rapid action on its nature commitments, while mobilising investment in nature solutions to pollution….

What does the next generation of sustainability leadership look like in the built environment?

…often talk about the ambition loop. There’s only so much that business can do, but, by showing leadership ahead of government, those businesses show government that it is possible to…

The UK’s industrial policy: Untapped green opportunities

…Climate Finance commitment to £11.6bn between 2021-2025. Undoubtedly, changes are underway, and progress is being made. But we cannot be complacent and need to capitalise on the strengths that the…