CCC warns: No loosening of future UK emission targets

The Climate Change Committee has commended the UK Government for meeting the Third Carbon Budget but strongly advises against carrying forward surplus emissions to relax future carbon budgets

UK halves emissions

Official data shows that the UK has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% between 1990 and 2022

MPs call for more scrutiny on carbon budgets

The Environmental Audit Committee has underscored the need for parliamentary scrutiny to address concerns about the UK potentially falling short on the fifth and sixth carbon budgets

Chief climate adviser Chris Stark steps down

Chris Stark is set to assume the position of Chief Executive at the Carbon Trust later this year

UK reaffirms net zero commitment amid energy efficiency concerns

The Environmental Audit Committee has raised concerns over the absence of an updated Carbon Budget Delivery Plan for parliamentary examination

Sunak vs climate advisers on airport expansions

The Prime Minister is reportedly set to reject the formal advice from the Climate Change Committee, defying calls to halt airport expansions

UK’s net zero plan reveals failure to meet 2030 emissions reduction target

The government’s updated net zero plan shows that its quantified emissions savings will only achieve 92% of the country’s 2030 climate target

UK off track to meet 2030 climate targets, government data shows

The UK is projected to emit almost double the volume of emissions as it should do under its 2030s goals

‘New North Sea oil and gas projects at odds with UK climate goals’

New oil and gas fields cannot alleviate the financial pressure caused by rising energy bills, according to a report

Ireland’s energy-related emissions up 5.4% in 2021

They are back to the same level as 2019, with a rebound in car use after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions becoming a significant contributor to the increased emissions