Queen’s Speech expected to feature environment, energy and climate commitments

The bill is expected to set out new legally binding environmental targets

Government unveils new plans to boost recycling in England

Plans being considered include the introduction of statutory guidance on new minimum service standards for rubbish and recycling collections, subject to an assessment of affordability and value for money

Nearly 44,000 trees to be planted near schools, hospitals and deprived areas

The government reportedly aims to plant 143 million new trees a year by 2035

North Yorkshire to spend £2m to cut carbon in public buildings

Nearly 20 schools, care homes and libraries are to benefit from the scheme

Revenue from green taxes ‘made up just 6% of total tax take last year’

A recent report suggests the government is not doing enough to discourage polluting behaviours

Plastic bag charge to increase to 10p in all shops in England

The change aims to further reduce the volume of plastic waste generated from the plastic bag sales

Germany unveils plans for 65% cut in emissions by 2030

Under the new targets, the government aims to bring the country to carbon-neutrality by 2045

Who pays for our roads when petrol and diesel cars go?

Claire Haigh, CEO of Greener Transport Solutions and Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub, spoke to ELN about a proposed road charging scheme

UK and India agree on new shared climate commitments

The two countries have committed to accelerating action on energy transition by setting up a roadmap with new initiatives

Victoria vows to halve emissions by 2030

The commitment is part of a new ambitious climate change strategy for the Australian state