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PwC says UK’s progress in reaching net zero is slowing

New research by PwC has found that the UK’s progress towards net zero is slowing.

Rise in global wind speeds set to boost renewable energy power

A new study has found that an increase in global wind speeds is set to give a boost to green energy.

European Investment Bank commits to ending the financing of fossil fuel projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said they will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021.

Formula 1 announces plan to be carbon neutral by 2030

Formula 1 has announced their ambitious sustainability programme to become net zero by 2030.

Eurostar announces first plastic-free train

For its 25th anniversary, Eurostar have announced they will be running their first plastic-free train

McDonald’s unveils new innovative packaging and recycling solutions

McDonald’s has unveiled innovative packaging solutions to tackle plastic pollution under their new scheme ‘Better M’.

Madrid confirmed to host COP25

Madrid has been announced as the host of COP25 in December 2019.

Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid following the withdrawal of the Chilean Government

The Government of Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid in December, following the announcement by the Chilean Government that they are no...

Interview with Eric A. Glass, AllianceBernstein, SINV NA

Climate Action caught up with Eric A. Glass, Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income Impact Strategies from AllianceBernstein at the Sustainable...

Tesco announces major plans to source power directly from wind and solar farms in the UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has unveiled its plans of a major green electricity project, which will harness power from wind & solar farms, as...

Coca-Cola join forces with Pepsi and Dr Pepper for plastic waste initiative

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper have announced a new initiative to combat plastic waste.

Interview with Elisabeth Seep, MSCI, SINV NA

Climate Action caught up with Elisabeth Seep, Executive Director, ESG Fixed Income Products from MSCI, who revealed how they aim to have...

Neste join forces with Fortum for new clean energy agreement

Neste has announced a new long term agreement with Fortum to start using wind power at its production sites in Finland.

John Lewis trials buyback scheme to help combat clothing waste

John Lewis has launched a new sustainable fashion buyback scheme to help combat the growing amount of clothes ending up in...

Renewable power capacity to grow by 50% in next five years

A new report has found that renewable energy has the potential to increase by up to 50 per cent over the next five years.

UK airlines call for Government action to ensure 2050 target is met

UK airlines have called on the Government to increase action to ensure they reach the 2050 net zero target.

Waitrose takes action against plastic

Waitrose is making a commitment to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging.

Unilever sets out plan for a ‘waste-free world’

Unilever has announced a new strategy to reach a ‘waste free world’.

Legally binding air pollution targets set out in Environment Bill

A new Environment Bill set out by the UK Government will see air pollution targets become legally binding.

UK Universities announce £50m green energy deal

Twenty Universities in the UK have struck a deal to buy renewable energy directly from British wind farms.