Renewables ‘secure 44% share of UK energy mix’ in second quarter of 2020

This is the second-highest share ever recorded in the published data, according to a BEIS report

Two-thirds of UK’s branded food packaging ‘is not fully recyclable’

An analysis of 89 popular branded groceries also showed four-in-ten products had no labelling to show if they could be recycled

China’s new net zero goal ‘could lower global warming projections by 0.3°C by 2100’

Without China’s new pledge, global temperature is forecast to increase by 2.7°C by this time, according to a new report

Boris Johnson: ‘Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus’

Speaking to UN Climate Action Roundtable this afternoon, Prime Minister is expected to urge leaders ‘look how we will rebuild’

British Olympians and Paralympians urge government to ‘race to win’ against climate change

A total of 300 British athletes have signed a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a ‘truly green approach’ to the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

EU proposes more efficient air traffic management to reduce emissions

The upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework is expected to help reduce up to 10% of air transport emissions

China vows to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2060

Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will reach peak emissions before 2030

Government proposes tax on gas suppliers to fund green gas production plants

It expects the effect on consumer bills to be ‘relatively minor’, estimated to peak at around £6.90 on an annual gas bill

Arctic sea ice has reached its ‘second-lowest’ level in 42-year satellite record

The heatwaves in Siberia and the massive fires may be responsible for the ice melt, according to a new report

Metals made from deep-sea rocks ‘could help slash environmental impact of EV batteries’

A study has found producing battery metals from underwater ‘nodules’ can reduce related carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 75% compared to mining operations on land