UK injects £64m of funding into Colombian tropical rainforests to tackle deforestation

The grants will help to tackle deforestation, support biodiversity and reduce climate change

Germany eyes fivefold increase in offshore wind power by 2040

The new target aims to help the country meet 65% of its electricity consumption with renewable energy in a decade

Gender imbalance in the top tier of UK energy sector continues

Only 11 companies of the total 80 surveyed, met the criteria of having 30% female occupancy at board level

EU emissions slashed by quarter since 1990 says report

The EU’s contribution to global emissions is estimated to have decreased from 15% to 8%, according to a new report

UK Government proposes new Emissions Trading System to replace EU system

Policymakers say the plan will be even more ambitious than previous versions and will ensure the UK is aligned with its commitment to reach net zero by 2050

Three-quarters of businesses still believe in net zero post-pandemic

Our reader survey shows 73% believe net zero plans should be supported after coronavirus, with just a fifth fearing a set back to their ambitions

COP26: New dates agreed for UN climate summit

The climate summit in Glasgow was originally supposed to take place in November 2020, however, it had to be postponed due to the pandemic

French drivers get €7,000 incentive to go electric

The support of the French EV market is part of an €8 billion rescue plan for the automotive industry in the wake of coronavirus pandemic

Edinburgh gets £5m funding for walking, cycling and wheelchairs

The money is part of a wider boost across the country to encourage low carbon transport

Green jobs
The UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to reach a greener future

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Environmental Justice Commission says this is the only way to seize the ‘significant national and global opportunities of a net zero economy’