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Climate change contributing to significant threat of water shortages in the UK

Sir James Bevan has warned that the UK is at the ‘jaws of death’ when it comes to future water shortages.

Starbucks unveils new ‘greener’ takeaway cups

The new takeaway coffee cups will be recyclable and compostable and will be trialled across major cities in the UK, US and...

Royal Mail trials e-Trikes to deliver letters and parcels in a more environmentally-friendly way

The zero-emission e-Trikes are designed to reduce road danger, congestion and air pollution to help reduce CO2 emissions in urban...

Government urged to phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

In a joint report, coordinated by Wildlife and Countryside Link, 19 leading environment organisations call for an end to plastic...

Department for Transport review: UK on ‘verge of a transport revolution’

The Department for Transport (DfT) has called it the ‘biggest regulatory review in a generation'.

John Lewis announces 2050 ‘net zero’ emissions target

John Lewis takes a leading step towards the move to a sustainable green economy by pledging to reduce its operational greenhouse gas...

Students set to strike as it’s revealed that Australia’s carbon emissions have hit record high

School students across Australia set to strike as new data has found that Australia’s carbon emissions are at an all-time...

‘No doubt’ temperatures in Arctic will rise 3.5C by 2050, says UN

New research by the United Nations (UN) has found that a sharp temperature rise in the Arctic is now inevitable.

UK Government announces end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025

The UK Government has announced plans to end fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025.

Human activity is putting over 1,000 species under severe threat of extinction

New research has found that human activity is putting a quarter of all species under threat.

UN report reveals urgent action required to tackle chemical pollution

According to a UN report released on Monday, countries will not meet the internationally agreed goal to minimise the adverse impacts of...

Public Health England makes plea to ban cars near schools

New evidence from the Public Health England (PHE) has highlighted the effects of pollution from cars.

Stanislas Pottier discusses mainstreaming ESG and social inclusion through investment

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, taking place in Paris on the 12th March 2019, we caught up with Stanislas Pottier to...

Wim van Hyfte discusses the power of divestment as an ESG tool for investors

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe taking place in Paris on the 12th March 2019, we caught up with Wim van Hyfte, Global...

Part 2: Beyond business-as-usual - Sustainable Investment game changers

Business-as-usual is not an option, so Climate Action asked a range of sustainable finance experts: What game changing ideas can take...

UN announces COP25 will take place in December in Chile

It has been announced that the United Nations Climate Change Conference will be hosted in December 2019 in Santiago, Chile.

Honda to electrify 100% of its European sales by 2025

Honda has pledged to make 100% of its European sales electric by 2025.

Coastal wetlands play vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change

A new study has found that coastal wetlands play an important role in reducing the effects of climate change.

New research finds microplastic pollution widespread in iconic British lakes and rivers

A new study has found microplastics in some of the most iconic British remote rivers and lakes.

Report: Is there any green under the hood? Energy transition metals

Faced with climate change, transportation and energy are the 2 key sectors in terms of sustainable energy transition. Can automobiles...