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MPs slam government's 'inadequate' public engagement efforts on net zero

The government must ensure fairness underpins the transition to net zero, MPs on the BEIS Committee warn The government has failed to adequately engage the public with any of the major changes to their daily lives expected over the coming years as the net zero transition gathers pace, presenting a risk to the... go to Article >

'Possible, valuable, and transformative': Goverment urged to include public in net zero policy design

20 Days ago Finance Source:

Report from IfG warns public engagement is not sufficiently prioritised in policy making, despite being crucial UK’s transition to a more sustainable economy Advocates for the net zero transition are clearly preparing to... read more

UK-Australia trade deal: Anger grows at decision to water down climate pledges

14 Days ago Finance Source:

Miliband: 'This is simply a massive betrayal of our country and our planet' Green groups and opposition MPs have responded angrily to news the UK government has agreed to drop binding climate targets from the planned... read more

5 Reasons The UK's Climate Strategy Is Falling Short

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Prime minister Boris Johnson will be hosting the UN’s climate conference, COP26, in November, as world leaders come together to discuss saving the environment.  The UK has often presented itself as a leading nation when it comes to tackling the... read more

Planes, cars, diets and homes: How can the government enlist the public in its net zero mission?

34 Days ago Finance Source:

As public debates about the type and scale of lifestyle change required to deliver a more sustainable economy rage, the Tony Blair Institute provides government with a list of priorities The debate around net zero... read more

'Toothless policy and targets': Environmental Audit Committee slams government 'inaction' on nature protection

85 Days ago Finance Source:

Major report from select committee on biodiversity and ecosystems slams government for weak nature protection targets and policy and points to failure to embed nature protection across government thinking MPs on the... read more

England needs to urgently accelerate the resource efficiency agenda to reach net zero

64 Days ago Finance Source:

The government’s policy commitments on resource efficiency to date have lacked ambition, pace and scope, writes Kate Young from the Aldersgate Group The recent Dasgupta Review commissioned by the UK government illuminated... read more

Government revs up Transport Decarbonisation Plan with proposed diesel truck ban, but will it go far enough?

72 Days ago Finance Source:

Details of Transport Decarbonisation Plan revealed to Financial Times, as separate report suggest ministers are continuing to lock horns over the best way to introduce new carbon pricing mechanisms A ban on diesel truck... read more

'Nothing short of critical': Fraught G20 climate talks intensify pressure for progress ahead of COP26

59 Days ago Finance Source:

G20 agrees to submit enhanced Paris Agreement plans ahead of COP26, but fails to agree coal power and fossil fuel subsidy phase outs G20 environment ministers have promised to come forward with more ambitious national... read more

Meet the new climate sceptics, same as the old climate sceptics

49 Days ago Finance Source:

The gathering campaign against the 'cost of net zero' is defined by straw men arguments, culture war tactics, and a fantastical refusal to engage with climate realities - but it still poses a serious threat to the UK's economic future... read more

'Climate breakdown has already begun': Green figures react to IPCC's landmark climate warning

45 Days ago Finance Source:

Roundup of reaction from politicians, NGOs, and business figures as the world's top climate scientists serve up latest evidence on scale of potential climate cataclysm ahead Today the world's leading climate scientists... read more