UK appoints champion to support businesses towards net zero goal

Mr Griffith will work towards supporting ‘as many UK businesses as possible’ to commit to net zero targets by 2050 or earlier

UK supports green Scottish businesses with £9m funding

Argyll-based Oceanium, which is developing an advanced biorefinery to help turn seaweed into food and compostable packaging products, is one of 85 projects receiving funding

Competition watchdog to investigate if ‘eco-friendly’ claims are misleading

The CMA is concerned the surge in demand for green products and services could incentivise some businesses to make misleading, vague or false claims about the environmental impacts of their products

From CSR to ESG: How your business should be reporting sustainability

2020 has brought into sharp relief the importance of sustainability. Businesses of all sizes are under scrutiny to play their part as the UK looks to reduce its emissions to net zero by 2050.

New York awards $2.5m for technologies that reduce carbon emissions

ThermoAl, a company from Canada, has received the top $1m prize for its software that uses artificial intelligence to help industrial firms optimise combustion operations

UK Government seeks views on future low carbon heat support beyond the RHI

The plan backs replacement of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with a new Clean Heat Grant, which will provide support for heat pumps and in certain circumstances biomass

New platform to help global businesses fast-track environment assessments

It is available as a remotely-hosted or intranet app and makes the assessment and reporting of environmental information ‘easier, faster and more unified’

Businesses and non-profit groups offered £1.15m to bin food waste

The challenge is part of the government’s efforts to reduce food waste by 20% by 2025

London Mayor Sadiq Khan boosts payments for van scrappage scheme

In addition, more businesses can benefit from the scheme as the eligibility criteria has been changed to include small businesses with 50 or less employees

UK-Canada businesses offered £2m to cut farm pollution and boost productivity

Projects must include the use of data-driven precision approaches and contribute towards the 2040 net zero agriculture emissions target