Monday, October 18, 2021

New community climate fund opens for applications

A new £2.5million National Lottery-funded programme to support communities across the UK take action on climate change has opened for applications. The 'Together for Our...

Environment Bill strengthened to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

New amendments to the Environment Bill announced by the UK Government include strengthening the duty to set a legally-binding target to halt species decline...

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...

Longer lorries could be rolled out to cut emissions on Britain’s roads next year,...

Longer goods vehicles could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as early as next year, the government has announced. This comes as the Department...

Household food waste rising as restrictions relaxed, says survey

Self-reported food waste has rebounded to pre-lockdown levels as restrictions lift and more food is potentially going to waste in UK homes as life...

Communities ‘teetering on the edge of starvation’ in Madagascar due to climate change, says...

The island nation of Madagascar is close to experiencing a climate-change induced famine, which has left families eating leaves and insects for survival. According to...

Reintroduction of beavers in England under consultation

Plans to release beavers into the wild in England have been set out in new a consultation, marking 'a cautious step' towards further reintroductions...

Scottish Government and Greens’ new programme to invest in renewables and tackling climate change

The Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group have agreed to work together over the next five years to build a green...

Water resources charge proposals from April 2022 under consultation

The Environment Agency is seeking views on their proposed charging approach for water resources abstraction and impounding licensing. In the outline of the new consultation,...

Lifestyle changes needed to tackle climate change, Welsh public declares in new survey

84% of the 1,149 participants of a Welsh government survey believe that the way the we live our lives needs to 'substantially change' to...