WWF Scotland executive joins Big Six energy firm ScottishPower

Dr Sam Gardner will develop and implement low carbon initiatives as the company’s first Head of Climate Change and Sustainability

Lord Ian Duncan becomes UK’s Minister for Climate Change

His responsibilities now include leading climate science and innovation, as well as advances in smart metering and clean heat

Fracking shale gas ‘causing atmospheric methane levels to spike’

Researchers at Cornell University believe rising levels of the potent greenhouse gas are linked to emissions from the shale oil and natural gas industry

The UK ‘cannot reach net zero without using hydrogen tech’

The North West Hydrogen Alliance has penned a letter to Andrea Leadsom outlining how it believes the clean gas has a vital part to play in decarbonising the country’s energy systems

Wales and Ireland climate collaboration granted €1.3m EU funding

The two-year project will look at the regional implications of climate change, focusing on coastal communities

Inquiry launched into international trade and environment

The International Trade Committee is inviting written submissions until 1st October 2019

Energy UK chief Lawrence Slade to step down

He joined the organisation in 2011 and has been heading it since January 2015

Scotland commits £300k to make classrooms ‘climate ready’

The initiative has been run as a pilot since 2018, preparing young people to join a national network of ‘carbon literate’ ambassadors who plan and act on climate change issues within their schools and communities

Local Government Association declares official climate emergency

The organisation, which represents local government across England and Wales has said drastic action must be taken to avoid ‘runaway global warming and climate breakdown’

COP26: Glasgow chosen to host major UN climate summit in 2020

If the UK’s bid, in partnership with Italy, is successful, the event will take place at the Scottish Events Campus