At first glance, the links between climate change and chemical pollution are not easy to see. But they are closer than some might expect, reports Gareth Simkins
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The run-in to COP26 had businesses racing to commit to net zero but there are concerns many of the targets were rushed and fall far short of what’s needed to keep temperatures below 1.5 degrees. David Burrows reports... Read more
£242 million worth of UK Emissions Trading System allowances were given to the UK aviation industry 'for free' in 2021, according to campaigners, who are calling for reform of the carbon trading mechanism
The government's statutory climate advisers today delivered an assessment of the UK’s progress towards net zero, warning that ‘we have not seen the necessary tangible progress in a host of areas’. Click through to view the watchdog's report card in full
The government is considering the creation of a new regulator which would oversee greenhouse gas removals, sources have told ENDS, with the government confirming that options for ‘regulatory oversight’ are being explored
Flood-risk homes will be ‘impossible to insure’ unless banks take more climate action, says Bank of England
Banks could face a loss of up to 15% in annual profits if they do not take early climate action, according to a stress test carried out by the Bank of England, which found homes at risk of flooding could become impossible to insure in the future
Organisations ranging from the Climate Change Committee to the Trades Union Congress have all called for the government to implement a ‘net zero test’. But how would it work, what would it achieve and why would it be necessary? Gareth Simkins reports
Rather than being motivated purely by environmental and regulatory pressures, the world’s largest carbon capture facilities are dominated by those that use CO2 to produce more oil and gas. Here’s what you need to know
Carbon capture and storage infrastructure has a patchy record internationally and two previous government funding rounds collapsed. Gareth Simkins examines the industry’s renewed prospects
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
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