Government unleashes ten point climate plan: Industry responds

The Prime Minister has set out the UK’s ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’ – but what does the industry think?

Boris Johnson unveils ten point plan to tackle climate change, deliver net zero and launch a ‘green industrial revolution’

The Prime Minister says the new plans will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs while allowing the UK to ‘forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050’

World’s most remote island creates huge marine protection zone

Tristan da Cunha, home to the world’s most remote human settlement, has declared 687,000 square kilometres in the Atlantic Ocean will be protected

Boris Johnson to unveil plan to power every UK home with offshore wind by 2030

Speaking at the virtual Conservative Party conference today the Prime Minister will promise to invest £160 million in wind energy infrastructure

Boris Johnson pledges to protect an extra 4,000 square kilometres of new land in England

The Prime Minister will reportedly make a commitment to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030

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

Boris Johnson promises to “build build build” to help UK recover from coronavirus crisis

Despite the re-affirmation of plans to plant more than 30,000 of hectares every year and increase spending on conservation, green groups have voiced disappointment with the Prime Minister’s speech

COP26: David Cameron ‘rejects offer to head climate summit’

Reports claim the former prime minister was offered the role after former Energy Minister Claire O’Neill was sacked last week

UK is ‘miles off track’ on tackling climate change, says sacked COP President

In a letter to Boris Johnson, Claire O’Neill has criticised what she perceives as slow progress on bringing down emissions

Ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales brought forward to 2035

The new goal is five years earlier than previously planned and will include hybrid vehicles for the first time