Climate
UK ‘must shift focus of aid strategy towards climate change’

A new report from the International Development Committee suggests climate change needs to be tackled to solve issues such as poverty, conflict, disease and starvation

Supermarkets urged to step up to the plate and halve food waste

Every year 100,000 tonnes of ‘readily available and perfectly edible’ food – equivalent to 250m meals a year – is thrown away

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Amsterdam to go petrol and diesel-free by 2030

The move will start by banning polluting buses and coaches from the city in 2022 before moving to cars and motorbikes later

EU sets out common methodology to measure food waste

It aims to ensure coherent monitoring of food waste levels for more data to be collated to put the food system onto a sustainable path

Pound coins
Renewable Energy Association contests proposed tax hike on low carbon tech

The clean energy organisation has called on HMRC not to increase VAT rates for technologies such as domestic solar, biomass boilers and battery storage

Carbon dioxide emissions
Views sought on future of UK carbon pricing post-Brexit

A joint consultation has been launched by the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Green spending
UK Government spent £14.7bn on green protections in 2017

The Office for National Statistics suggests this accounted for around 1.8% of total government expenditure over the year

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Scotland commits to going net-zero by 2045

Within hours of the Committee on Climate Change suggesting it was possible, Scottish Ministers pledged to follow their advice and set a legally-binding target

2050 carbon target
CCC’s 2050 net-zero target: Industry responds

The CCC has told the UK Government what it must do to tackle climate change – but what does the energy sector think of the announcement?

Emissions
CCC: UK ‘must set 2050 net-zero emissions target’

The Committee on Climate Change has told the government this is necessary to stay in line with the UK’s commitment under the Paris Agreement