Scientific advisors promote climate change knowledge exchange

Experts from across the Commonwealth are to establish a knowledge exchange network to tackle issues such as climate change, food security and the state of the oceans

SSE and National Grid ‘among firms leading green movement’

These firms operate significant renewable capacity and have a strategic interest to see a clear policy pipeline favouring low carbon power

MPs: UK financial regulators must report on climate risks

The Environmental Audit Committee wants The Pensions Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Financial Reporting Council to have to produce reports considering the possible implications of climate change

Only a tenth of firms incentivise climate mitigation at board level

This is despite more than 80% overseeing climate change issues at the board level

EU invests €98.2m in going green

The EU is to invest €98.2 million (£86.8m) in 10 projects supporting Europe’s transition to a low carbon, circular economy. The funding covers a wide range of schemes designed to help protect the environment and mitigate against climate change impacts. Additional funding from project partners means the total budget reaches €182.2 million (£161.3m). A €34.2 […]

UK funds space-based environmental solutions

The UK Space Agency is providing £38 million in funding to use satellite technology to help deliver innovative solutions to global issues. It has announced grants for 10 projects, worth £38 million in total, which include work into climate change mitigation, forestry, carbon emissions reduction and disaster management. Leatherhead-based technology firm CGI received £2 million […]

EU experts set out green finance recommendations

A team of experts have set out the recommendations for greening the EU’s financial policies to help unlock investments in meeting climate targets. The High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) has identified ways in which the financial sector can reconnect with the economy to support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular […]

UK ranked fifth for global green performance

  The UK has ranked fifth in a global assessment of countries’ environmental practices and behaviours affecting climate change. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) assesses the green performance of 56 nations and the EU as a whole, based on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy efficiency credentials and renewable energy output. These three criteria […]

Clean energy fund launch announced

A specialist investment advisory firm is to launch a clean energy fund on the 1st of December. Gravis Advisory Limited says its VT Gravis Clean Energy Income Fund will be made up of investments in renewable power generation, large scale battery storage and pollution reduction. The company claims it will provide investors with a regular […]

Half of Brits back coal with carbon capture technology

Around 50% of the public would back the construction of coal and gas plants with carbon capture and storage technology. A new survey of 2,009 people by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) also revealed 35% said the government’s first priority for generating power should be enough to meet all domestic and industrial needs. A […]