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Climate change

Johnson’s COP26 pledge prompts scepticism from green groups

Claims made by prime minister Boris Johnson that the UK will seek to introduce ‘enforceable limits’ to greenhouse gas emissions ‘for the whole world’ at this year’s UN climate summit have been... Read more

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

Latest news

Climate change

UK’s climate assembly prepares for first meeting

A citizens’ assembly of people from across the UK will meet for the first time this weekend to discuss policies to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, as part of a parliament-backed project to democratise green decision making

Climate change

‘Terrible idea’: No climate case for Cumbria coal mine, says green group

Claims that a new coal mine in Cumbria can be carbon neutral have been strongly criticised by the Green Alliance in a new report that takes aim at the case for permitting any new coal mining projects

Unconventional oil & gas

BEIS minister: ‘No plans’ for full fracking ban

The government does not intend to formally ban fracking following its decision last year to put in place a moratorium on the controversial technology, but has left the door open for fracking companies to prove it is safe in the UK

Land, Ecology & Development

National Trust to plant 20 million trees in 2030 net-zero pledge

One of the UK’s largest landowners has pledged to almost double its tree cover in 10 years as part of plans to absorb as much carbon as it emits by 2030

Analysis

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

Climate change

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

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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