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Environmental Politics

10 demands made by the Natural Capital Committee

10 demands made by the Natural Capital Committee

The government advisors’ seventh annual report, published this week, offered some strongly-worded criticism of the government’s flagship green plans, including the environment and agriculture bills.... Read more

Environmental Politics

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

The international climate conference achieved little this year, with carbon markets decisions deferred to the 2020 summit in Glasgow. Isabella Kaminski looks at what stymied the critical talks

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Environmental Politics

UK’s Paris target will be based on fifth carbon budget

The UK’s commitment to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change will be based on the dated fifth carbon budget and will not reflect the net zero objective, the government has confirmed

Renewable energy

BEIS unveils multi-million investments in low carbon industry

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced £70m in funding for low emissions industry, with a particular focus on building hydrogen production plants

Climate change

COP26: Lord Duncan sets out domestic climate agenda in run-up to conference

The government will publish a slew of new plans to cut the UK’s carbon emissions, including measures to decarbonise transport, as it prepares to host the UN climate talks in November

Planning & land use

Net zero emissions must be designed into infrastructure, say government advisers

Measures to ensure that infrastructure projects contribute to the government's aim of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 have been included in a new design guide published today by advisory body the National Infrastructure Commission

Analysis

Climate change

Net zero: 6 breakthrough technologies for heavy industry

Net zero: 6 breakthrough technologies for heavy industry

Decarbonising heavy industry presents a major challenge to reaching net-zero emissions. But new solutions are on the horizon. ENDS looks at six emerging technologies

Industrial emissions

How can the new government help decarbonise heavy industry?

Prime minister Boris Johnson promised to make the UK the ‘greenest country on Earth’ following his party’s general election victory. But when it comes to cleaning up heavy industry, the new government has a lot of work to do, finds Simon Pickstone

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Interview: What Caroline Lucas thinks about Brexit, the climate emergency and vegan sausage rolls

With the general election campaign in full swing Caroline Lucas talks to ENDS about whether climate change can cut through the UK’s Brexit obsession, the end of fracking and charting a course through the green culture war

Editor's Pick

10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

The Committee on Climate Change has criticised the government over its failure to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change, recommending it step up action on land and water management. Here’s what you need to know about the committee’s concerns and Whitehall’s response

Environmental Politics

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

The government wants to lead the world on climate action and attract younger voters, but competing forces within the party will not make the transition a simple one. Simon Pickstone reports

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