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New figures show G20 nations need to end support for coal

A new report has found that G20 nations are not on track to phase out the use of environmentally damaging fossil fuels.

John Lewis launches a new BeautyCycle recycling programme

John Lewis & Partners have launched their new month-long recycling trial, BeautyCycle.

Zero carbon electricity overtakes fossil fuels for first time in the UK

Britain is set to achieve a historic milestone this year, with more electricity generated from zero carbon sources than fossil...

HP commits to 100% renewable energy goal for global operations

HP has pledged to deliver 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

Coca Cola GB launches first 100% recycled bottles

Coca Cola Great Britain has launched their first 100 per cent recycled bottle across their Glaceau Smartwater Range.

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.

Urban consumption accounts for 10% of global emissions

Research, released by C40 Cities, finds that consumption-based emissions from almost 100 of the world’s biggest cities represent 10% of...

Theresa May declares UK to be net zero by 2050

Today marks a momentous decision from Theresa May to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050.

Scottish Power to invest in 50MW battery for UK’s largest onshore wind farm

Scottish Power has announced plans to build vast battery to improve the UK’s wind and solar energy.

Michael Bloomberg launches $500m campaign to end US coal production

Michael Bloomberg has pledged $500 million under a new campaign ‘Beyond Carbon’ towards ending US coal production.

Gatwick becomes UK’s first airport to launch reusable cup trial

Gatwick airport has teamed with Starbucks for a new reusable cup trial.

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...

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.

Waitrose introduces ‘refill’ scheme to fight plastic pollution

Waitrose has announced the start of their new plastic free trial.

Renewable energy is the “cheapest source of electricity”, says IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency released a report on May 29th reaffirming renewable power as the “cheapest source of...

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.