COP26: Mark Carney appointed as Finance Adviser for climate summit in Glasgow

He will help the UK Government to mobilise ambitious action from across the financial sector ahead of the conference in November

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Agriculture Bill will provide incentives for ‘public goods’ such as better air and water quality or measures to reduce flooding

Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so

New taskforce launched to crackdown on waste criminals

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will target serious and organised waste crime, such as falsely labelling waste so it can be exported to unsuspecting countries

EU seeks views on tightening state aid rules for carbon market

The Commission has launched a consultation on the revised guidelines for emissions allowance trading post-2021, which includes reducing the number of sectors eligible for compensation

Climate threats top chart of global concerns for 2020

The World Economic Forum says politicians must work to avoid economic and political polarisation and instead encourage collective efforts to tackle environmental issues

Brexit ‘can prove a catalyst for decarbonisation and driving EV adoption’

That’s the suggestion from George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, who spoke at the release of a new report published by the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce

EU unveils €1tn investment plan to meet net zero carbon goal

The projects financed under the European Green Deal will support new, clean energy and circular economy industries and enable the creation of high quality jobs across the region

Consumers ‘must be in the driving seat for the EV revolution’

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has published a new report outlining the steps it says must be taken by government and industry in order to get EVs onto the UK’s roads

Kwasi Kwarteng podcast: ‘UK has already made strong progress towards net zero’

The Energy Minister noted the UK has already cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 45% since 1990, despite the economy growing by two-thirds over this time