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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

Latest news

Climate change

Regulate offsetting with ‘office for carbon removal’, think tank says

Carbon offsetting must be more tightly regulated if it is to contribute to the UK’s net-zero goal, the Green Alliance has said, urging the government to establish an ‘office for carbon removal’

Reporting

Streamlined energy and carbon reporting: 6 things you need to know

New rules on how companies report their energy use and carbon emissions come into force today. ENDS takes you through what you need to know about streamlined energy and carbon reporting

Land, Ecology & Development

Climate emergency: Cornwall Council starts reform of planning policies

A county council that declared a ‘climate emergency’ last year has set out initial thoughts on how its planning policies could be updated to help it meet a pledge to cut emissions to net zero by 2030

Policy

Treasury recruiting top climate change adviser as spending review delayed

The Treasury is advertising for a senior adviser on climate change, but will postpone its autumn spending review, expected to unveil new climate measures, in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

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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