Climate Action


UK set to host COP26 in partnership with Italy

The UK Government has published a press release which confirms its proposal for COP26 in partnership with Italy.

UK Government rejects 1p fast fashion tax

The UK Government has announced that it has rejected recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee over fast fashion.

G20 agree to reduce marine plastic

The G20, ahead of the 2019 G20 summit in Japan, have agreed a framework to support members to reduce their marine plastic...

Over 11 million people employed in the renewable energy sector, declares IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, has announced 11 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector worldwide...

Costa Coffee pledges to halve food waste by 2030

Costa has signed the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) ‘Step up to the Plate’ pledge, committing to halve...

Norway wealth fund gets green light for fossil fuel divestment

The world’s largest sovereign fund has been given permission to ditch investments in fossil fuels.

Barclays commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030

The British multinational investment bank Barclays has entered RE100, a global initiative committing to source 100% renewable electricity...

Canary Wharf is now the world’s first plastic free commercial centre

Canary Wharf, the Estate at the heart of London’s capital, has become the first commercial centre in the world to be awarded a...

People eat up to 200,000 plastic particles a year, study finds

A new study has found that humans are ingesting up to 200,000 pieces of microplastic every year.

Air pollution kills 7 million people a year, says UN on World Environment Day 2019

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has declared air pollution a critical culprit of lowering life expectancy and...

Electric cars will save four EU countries over 4 billion a year

The switch to zero carbon transport will save France, Italy, Spain and the UK, between 500 million and 1.3 billion each year.

Canada launches Climate Action Incentive Fund

The Canadian Government has launched a Climate Action Incentive Fund.

UK goes entire fortnight without using coal power

National Grid ESO has confirmed that for the first time ever the UK has gone coal-free for an entire fortnight.

UK Government announces new wave of marine protected areas

The UK Government has announced plans to increase the numbers of marine protected zones.

World Green Building Council publishes ‘Advancing Net Zero’ report

The World Green Building Council has published a new net-zero report.

EU and Bill Gates launch €100m clean energy innovation fund

The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures have launched ‘Breakthrough Energy Ventures...

33 million polluting cars still on EU roads despite Dieselgate

A new report has found that, despite Dieselgate, 33 million cars are still polluting European roads.

Estée Lauder announces sustainable palm oil project

US cosmetics giant the Estée Lauder Companies has announced a project to support Indonesian farmers and the sustainable production of...

Government needs to put sustainability at heart of UK’s economic model, says IEMA

In a new report, IEMA has outlined key demands for the UK Government to provide a new environment act.

Climate change now a priority in European election results

Live results underline a surge in support for the Greens, receiving 69 seats in the 2019 European elections.