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Report calls for end of carbon gluttony

14 Apr 21 - The world’s wealthy must radically change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

Where £100 can make you a solar entrepreneur

8 Apr 21 - In Bath, England, even the smallest investors can support – and profit from – the city’s green energy boom.

Frequent flyers should pay more

Thai Airways first class cabin: It’s the rich that fly most and do most damage to the climate.
Photo Credit: Image: By Richard Moross, via Wikimedia Commons

8 Apr 21 - Wealthy frequent flyers who take several holidays a year should pay higher taxes each time they fly, a British charity says.

UK groups demand peat compost ban

7 Apr 21 - The UK government must ban the sales of peat compost this year after its goal of a voluntary phaseout by 2020 proved an “abject failure”, according to a group of gardening experts, conservationists and scientists.

UK taken to task for ignoring Paris Agreement

31 Mar 21 - Prominent scientists and lawyers have said Britain's decision to ignore the Paris climate agreement when deciding on major infrastructure projects undermines its presidency of UN climate talks this year.

'Historic' climate bill due before NI Assembly

24 Mar 21 - Supporters of Northern Ireland's first climate bill say it is an "historic moment".

Appliances should last longer, says UK

12 Mar 21 - Tougher rules are being introduced to make appliances such as fridges, washing machines and TVs cheaper to run and last longer, says the British Government.


Eco-homes becoming hot property

8 Mar 21 - Smart, low-carbon homes were once the preserve of one-off grand designs, but now Britain has up to 30,000 projects in the pipeline.

Bank of England gets green remit

4 Mar 21 - The Bank of England’s remit has been changed to include a duty to support the country's net-zero carbon ambition.

Carbon tax would be popular with UK voters, poll suggests

25 Feb 21 - Taxing carbon dioxide emissions would be popular with British voters, polling suggests, as the government moots ways to put a price on carbon that could help tackle the climate crisis and fund a...

Ditch GDP and value nature, says report

3 Feb 21 - Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history, says a report calling for a new economic framework recognising the importance of ecology.

Reformed trade rules could help save the climate

26 Jan 21 - Reformed trade rules could provide a climate dividend of the rancorous Brexit process of leaving the European Union.

Pressure mounts on UK to update its UN climate target

4 Dec 20 - Scotland and British businesses are piling pressure on the UK government to set an ambitious 2030 climate target ahead of a summit co-hosted by Britain and the UN on the fifth anniversary of the...

UK scrambles to decide first post-Brexit climate pledge

1 Dec 20 - Britain is preparing to announce its first solo carbon-cutting pledge to the Paris climate agreement, in a tight political manoeuvre ahead of an ambition summit on December 12.

Scottish homes will use 100% green hydrogen in world first

1 Dec 20 - Scotland is set to start the world’s first trials of green hydrogen to replace natural gas for cooking and heating in 300 homes.

XR launches campaign of financial disobedience

24 Nov 20 - Extinction Rebellion is launching a campaign of financial civil disobedience aimed at exposing the “political economy’s complicity” in the unfolding ecological crisis.

Boomers are the greenest generation - study

23 Nov 20 - Parents and grandparents, not the so-called Generation Green, are the most likely groups to try to minimise their environmental footprint, a new study finds.

Billionaire investor forcing climate action from companies

23 Nov 20 - British billionaire Chris Hohn is aiming to force hundreds of US and European companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by enlisting global investors to demand an annual vote on their climate...

UK must stop sales of fossil-fuel cars by 2026

19 Nov 20 - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030 will still not go far enough to meet the government’s own legally...


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