Saturday, June 19, 2021

Government commits to ‘nature-positive’ future

More of the Government’s largest new infrastructure projects must leave nature and biodiversity in an overall better state than before development, as the Government...

Initiative to unlock £200m of low carbon investment launched in Scotland

A new investment programme that is set to help deliver Scotland’s just transition to a net-zero emissions economy has been launched by the Scottish...

£15m woodland creation grant opens for applications

The Forestry Commission has opened a new tree planting grant scheme, the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO), for applications. With £15.9 million available in its...

New independent group to help tackle ‘greenwashing’

A new expert group whose work is set to support investors, consumers and businesses to make green financial decisions has been announced. The Green Technical...

‘Retrofit revolution’ declared for London

The Mayor of London has declared a ‘retrofit revolution’ in the capital, announcing a new package of measures that seek to make buildings more...

Scotland announces peatland restoration funding

Projects to restore Scotland’s peatlands will get a share of £22 million this year to significantly reduce carbon emissions and support biodiversity as part...

New measures require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 to win major...

By September, prospective suppliers bidding for government contracts above £5m a year must have committed to the 2050 net zero target and published a...

People and businesses urged to have their say on Decarbonisation Strategy for North of...

A Decarbonisation Strategy for the North of England, which sets out a near-zero carbon emissions target from surface transport by 2045, has been launched...

Northern Ireland consults on carrier bag levy

Northern Ireland has launched a consultation on their Carrier Bag Levy, which applies to all bags. The current legislation was introduced in 2013 and is...

New campaign encourages small businesses to pledge to reach net zero by 2050 or...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng have called on every small business in the UK to take small, practical...