Will the National Infrastructure Bank really finance the ‘green industrial revolution’?
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Existing mechanisms for calculating the carbon impacts of infrastructure projects are confused and are inadequate to drive down emissions, and national planning policy should be revised to bring it in line with the government's climate commitments, a report has recommended
The Environment Agency's pension fund will be centred on investments that 'produce less carbon, use less energy or help society manage weather-related events such as wildfires and power disruptions', it has said
DEFRA’s Brexit-related statutory instruments have created ‘significant governance gaps in the application, interpretation and enforcement of environmental law’, a new analysis has found. Here’s what you need to know
An industrial partnership in Wales which aims to create a net zero industrial zone spanning from Pembrokeshire to the English border by 2040, has been awarded £1.5m of government funding
Britain’s native woodlands are in a sorry state with just 7% in good condition and many suffering from a wide range of threats, including the planning regime, according to a new report
Gene editing “could unlock substantial benefits to nature... and help farmers with crops resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more nutritious food”, according to DEFRA. Is this the case?
The Environment Agency has added three new members to its board. Here’s what you need to know
After a Covid-induced malaise, the next 12 months is set to be a bumper period for strategies and consultations on the swathe of policies needed to address Brexit, climate change, air pollution and biodiversity in the UK
The novel coronavirus can spread on atmospheric particulates, exposure to which weakens the human body and makes contracting the virus more likely. But lockdowns have also led to cleaner air and even more solar power production. Here’s what you need to know
Last week, the main union for Natural England issued the starkest warning to date about the health of the regulator, which it says has reached a post-crisis point. Here’s what you need to know
There are 28,000 direct job losses expected in the north of England in the coal, oil and gas industries by 2030 as decarbonisation gathers pace. A growing movement argues that a ‘just transition’ is needed which does not leave industry, workers or communities behind in the shift to a greener economy, reports Catherine Early
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