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Environmental Politics

Government response to the Dasgupta review: 15 things you need to know

Government response to the Dasgupta review: 15 things you need to know

A wealth of new measures were included in the government’s response to Sir Partha Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity, from greener schools to applying net gain to major infrastructure projects. Here’s what you need to know... Read more

Climate change

Data check: The pathway to net zero

Data check: The pathway to net zero

The Committee on Climate Change said in April that the delivery of the sixth carbon budget will be a challenge for government and society and that its interest in setting targets will now decline, while its 'fascination with delivery increases'... Read more

Latest news

Environmental Law

High Court rejects challenge to UK ETS design

Waste incineration will continue to be excluded from the UK Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), while its generous initial emissions cap will also be allowed to remain, according to a court ruling

Energy

‘Game-changing’: Drax to become world’s largest carbon capture plant

Drax Group has signed a deal for its giant power station in North Yorkshire to become ‘carbon negative’ by 2030

Environmental Politics

Tackle nature and climate crises in concert, say global experts

An unprecedented collaboration between ecologists and climate scientists has pleaded for the world’s governments to address biodiversity loss and global warming in concert

Environmental Politics

G7 set to ‘turbo-charge’ industrial decarbonisation

The leaders of the G7 are to consider an ‘ambitious’ joint US-UK plan to cooperate on lowering the cost of green industrial processes, particularly for cement, steel and chemicals production

Analysis

Industrial emissions

Can the government make good on its 78% emissions cut pledge?

Can the government make good on its 78% emissions cut pledge?

The government is making bold pledges in the run up to COP26 but many say the policies to drive action are lacking and that past flip flopping has damaged industry confidence. Danny Halpin reports

Policy

Has the Supreme Court hobbled the UK’s climate efforts?

A ruling that overturned a decision over the legality of the government’s airports policy has been met with dismay by many, but does it have a material impact on the nation’s ability to tackle climate change? James Fair reports

Energy

The Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy: 15 things you need to know

The government has set out how it plans to bring down industrial greenhouse gas emissions to a tenth of current levels by 2050. Here’s what you need to know

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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