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COP26: UK launches Urban Climate Action Programme, as cities urged to set net zero goals

Minister warns that global climate goals at risk if cities lock in new wave of high carbon infrastructure The UK government has today launched a new Urban Climate Action programme, backed by £27.5m of funding, that aims to help cities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America establish ambitious new net zero... go to Article >

'We don't have time to waste': Sadiq Khan considers traffic crackdown in pursuit of net zero

5 Days ago Finance Source:

Mayor's Office confirms it is considering new road-pricing plans, as report reveals London traffic would need to fall by nearly a quarter to deliver on net zero goals London Mayor Sadiq Khan is considering a raft of new... read more

UK airports awarded funding to help deliver 'quicker, quieter, and greener' flightpaths

2 Days ago Finance Source:

Funding forms part of government's plan to redesign UK airspace to enable more efficient routes that can help curb aviation emissions UK airports have today been given a £3.7m funding boost to help develop more efficient... read more

Environment Agency chair urges Treasury to review economics of climate resilience

3 Days ago Finance Source:

Treasury must be 'the year of climate adaptation', warning that 'worryingly few' infrastructure investors consider impacts of climate change Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has called on the Treasury to launch a... read more

Global Briefing: Rio Tinto loses lithium mining license in Serbia

2 Days ago Finance Source:

Plus EU beats renewables target, Shell faces CCS concerns, New Zealand's first electric ferry and all the top green business news from around the world this week Rio Tinto lithium mining license revoked in Serbia The... read more

Make or break? Why the UK's energy crisis response could prove 'critical' to net zero agenda

10 Days ago Finance Source:

Institute for Government urges government to ensure it prioritises net zero agenda in its efforts to tackle the twin energy and cost of living crises The government's response to the current energy and living standards... read more

'You can't negotiate with science': Drafting the seven commandments of net zero

13 Days ago Finance Source:

Was 2021 the year that 'net zero' went mainstream? The concept has certainly enjoyed a remarkable rise in prominance over the past couple of years. It was only in summer 2019 that the UK set what was then the first... read more

Optimise, decarbonise, educate: How should businesses respond to the gas price crisis?

16 Days ago Finance Source:

BusinessGreen offers a five point guide for how progressive companies can shield themselves from volatile energy markets while still moving closer to their net zero goals In October, the boss of frozen food chain Iceland,... read more

'We must put out the fire first': Ban Ki-moon warns human rights rows must not derail climate action

17 Days ago Finance Source:

Climate crisis should take diplomatic priority even where there may be fraught geopolitical tensions over challenging issues such as human rights, former UN Secretary-General suggests World leaders should not allow wider... read more

Why ClientEarth is taking the government to court over its Net Zero Strategy - and why it matters

10 Days ago Finance Source:

BusinessGreen looks at the possible outcomes and potential implications of the latest legal challenges to the government's decarbonisation strategy Law suits lodged by ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth yesterday over... read more

Could the UK's 'acute' skills shortages see the green jobs opportunity squandered

11 Days ago Finance Source:

Green Alliance warns skills gap is already hampering climate action, as separate study from Centre for Policy Studies urges government to integrate net zero and levelling up agendas Think tank Green Alliance has today... read more