Monday, October 18, 2021

Government to consult on banning a range of polluting plastics

Single-use plastic plates, cutlery and polystyrene cups are among a raft of items that could be banned in England as part of a new...

Emissions Trading System led the way in lowering EU greenhouse gas levels in 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions in the 27 European Union member countries decreased by 3.7 % year-on-year, while GDP grew by 1.5%. The emissions have now been...

CMA asks for views to inform sustainability advice to government

In July, Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) asked the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to provide...

UK sets new climate target for 2030

A new plan aims for at least 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels, by 2030. Recognising the urgency to go further...

First sites announced for the Welsh National Forest

Locations across Wales have been earmarked as “exemplar sites” for a National Forest – a connected network of forests which will span the length...

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...

Ecological emergency declared at Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council (CDC) has voted to declare an ecological emergency, putting ecological issues at the heart of the Council’s actions to deliver nature...

Wales’ new transport plan seeking to cut emissions launched

Transport currently make up 17% of Wales’ carbon emissions but the Welsh Government has launched draft strategy for the future of transport in Wales,...

Treasury looks at society’s journey to net zero in interim review

The combined effect of UK and global climate action on UK economic growth is likely to be 'relatively small', the HM Treasury states in...

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...