Wednesday, May 12, 2021

10p plastic bag charge to come into force this month

The single-use carrier bag charge, which has seen a 95% cut in plastic bag sales in major supermarkets since 2015, will be increased from...

Northern Ireland launches Environmental Challenge Fund

A £2m Environmental Challenge Fund is now open for applications from not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver natural heritage projects that support COVID-19 Recovery...

Inquiry considers the risks to pension scheme funds posed by climate change

The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government’s approach to ensuring pension schemes consider the risks to funds posed by...

“Dominating” fungus could provide solution to producing more biofuels, says research

A novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals,...

New voluntary agreement seeks to slash the environmental impact of UK clothing

A new international sustainable textile agreement, joined by household brands including ASOS, Boohoo, John Lewis, Primark and New look, has been launched. Led by circular...

Government consults on waste prevention programme for England

A consultation examines a new Waste Prevention Programme for England that sets out priorities to manage resources and waste in accordance with the waste...

New study showcases importance of nature in hitting net zero

New report showcases the impact that different UK habitats can have in taking carbon out of the atmosphere and helping reach net zero by...

New report examines Net Zero and the future of Green Finance

The Treasury Committee examines net zero and the future of green finance in a new report, published as part of its decarbonisation and green...

Call for evidence reviews progress in carrying out Climate Assembly’s proposals

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched a call for evidence for its inquiry to follow up on the proposals of...

UK enshrines sixth Carbon Budget target recommendations in law

The UK government has announced to adopt the Committee on Climate Change’s recommended emissions target for the mid-2030s into law, reducing emissions by 78% by...