Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Implementing carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation at heart of new consultation

Consultation which sets out the government’s proposed approach to implementing the globally agreed international aviation carbon offsetting scheme, CORSIA, in the UK has been...

UK SMEs remain committed to sustainability despite COVID-19, says new report

Majority of UK SMEs remain focused on improving their environmental sustainability despite COVID-19, according to Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s Business Barometer. More than half (54%)...

Scotland to raise carrier bag charge

The minimum price of a single use carrier bag is set to increase from 5p to 10p in Scotland, with the Scottish Parliament to...

Welsh Government launches Clean Air White Paper and domestic solid fuel burning consultation

The Welsh Government has published a White Paper setting out plans for a Clean Air (Wales) Bill, which seeks to protect the health of...

New building safety plans in Wales at the centre of consultation

As part of plans to give Wales 'the most comprehensive building safety regime in the UK', a new white paper has been launched for...

UK to spend at least £3bn on nature and biodiversity over five years

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that the UK will commit at least £3 billion to climate change solutions that protect and...

Alok Sharma becomes full-time COP26 president

Alok Sharma has been appointed as full-time President of the UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this November, while Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed...

Successful projects under Community Climate Asset Fund announced

Electric bikes, food growing equipment and glazing to improve energy efficiency are among the total of 279 projects, which will be funded through the...

Distilleries to be served first round of funding to go green

A geothermal distillery, use of fugitive methane and a high temperature heat store are to be served as 17 UK distilleries receive the first...

Coventry and Oxford set to be UK’s first all-electric bus cities

Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services. The cities are developing business cases...