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'Will you help us?': PM urges world leaders to hit phones in search of COP26 deal, as US and China promise late breakthrough

UK Prime Minister also calls on countries to 'move beyond coal and hydrocarbons' as UN climate talks enter crunch final stage Boris Johnson has called on his fellow world leaders to call their diplomatic teams in Glasgow and instruct them to ensure an historic deal gets "over the line" in the final days of... go to Article >

'We will not bend to the will of activists': As BP profits soar, government doubles down on oil and gas expansion plans

24 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

The government is urging the oil and gas industry to ramp up investment in the 'clean energy technologies of the future', but can increased production really become compatible with net zero goals? The UK government is... read more

Delivering on the Glasgow Climate Pact in a changing world

30 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

COP26 President Alok Sharma's speech to Tufts University last week urged countries to step up their efforts to meet commitments made at COP26 Climate Summit last autumn Ladies and gentlemen, when Charles Tufts was asked... read more

Why corporate climate reporting should be separated from ESG reporting

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Combining climate reporting and ESG reporting into the same workstreams can cause confusion and threaten progress where it is needed most, writes Manifest's Laura Zizzo Companies today are expected to publish detailed... read more

'A sticking plaster': The green economy reacts to Energy Profits Levy and household bills support

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Green business figures, campaigners, politicians, academics and energy experts give their verdict on the government's windfall tax U-turn The Chancellor this afternoon caved to weeks of political pressure for a windfall tax... read more

Government taps oil and gas profits to help pay for fresh £15bn energy bills support

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

U-turn will see oil and gas firms to help pay additional 25 per cent windfall tax on profits to help pay for fresh measures to support households with soaring energy bills Rishi Sunak has announced a temporary levy on oil... read more

The UK's net zero target is under threat because there's no plan to pay for it

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Building decarbonisation is critical to delivering a net zero Britain, but neither the Treasury nor Scottish government have set out a vision for how a mass green homes retrofit programme could be funded, writes Glasgow Caledonian... read more

Royal Mail, Co-op and Marks & Spencer pension schemes target net zero

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

British household names commit to halving emissions in their pension portfolios by 2030 Royal Mail, Co-op and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have this week pledged to halve the emissions of their pension scheme portfolios by 2030,... read more

'No progress': MPs slam government failure to curb CO2 from construction and demolition of buildings

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Mandatory whole life carbon assessments, dedicated carbon targets for built environment, and policies to incentivise retrofit over new-build constructions among policies recommended by MPs A dearth of policy designed to... read more

G7: Coal, energy security and biodiversity top UK agenda for Berlin meeting

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Environment and energy ministers from world’s leading seven economies meet in Berlin this week to amid pressure to ramp up climate and nature commitments The UK government has promised to push its fellow G7 nations to... read more

Survey: Impact investing attracting growing interest despite 'greenwashing' concerns

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

American Century Investments survey found 63 per cent of UK respondents interested in impact investing, up from 48 per cent in 2020 The appeal of impact investing is reaching new heights with the growth in interest greatest... read more

Survey: Three-quarters of UK pension schemes 'making progress' on net zero plans

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association poll finds 74 per cent of schemes have a net zero plan in place, or will do within two years Almost three-quarters of UK pension schemes now have a net zero plan in place or plan to... read more