Government unleashes £213m of new funding to tackle climate change and COVID-19

The money will be used to equip the scientists, universities and research institutes across the UK with state-of-the-art technology

IMechE comments on Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget advice to government

The organisation states it hopes the nation will embrace the CCC’s advice as an opportunity for growing engineering skills and economic renewal across the whole of the UK

Lower Thames Crossing emissions figures released in Freedom of Information request

Environmentalists claim the proposed tunnel project is at odds with Boris Johnson’s pledge to cut the UK’s emissions by 68% against 1990 levels by 2030

UK steps up emissions goals to require a 68% reduction by 2030

The ambitious goal comes despite the CCC having previously warned the government that the UK is not on track to hit its existing fifth carbon budget target

Global increases in temperature ‘could be held to 2.1°C by the end of the century’

That’s the suggestion from the Climate Action Tracker group, which previously estimated the planet’s atmosphere could warm by as much as 3°C by 2100

University of Oxford: ‘We must change what we eat to solve the climate crisis’

Researchers warn that even if global fossil fuel emissions were stopped with immediate effect, emissions derived from global food systems alone could push global temperature increases above 1.5°C

SSE, ScottishPower, Natwest Group and National Grid announced as first COP26 sponsors

The government says the Principal Partners will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP and notes they represent ‘some of the leading lenders, investors and energy companies in the UK’

Airbus secures ‘climate change space contract’ to help protect Earth

The new contract will enable climate scientists to better compare and calibrate data from satellites and allow much more accurate forecasts and analysis to be made

Climate change ‘could see additional 1.2m properties across Great Britain flooded by 2050’

A new report says this flood risk would be driven by increased rainfall, higher sea levels, more frequent and severe storms and higher coastal surges

‘Wasted food produces six times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as global aviation’

A new report published by the organisation warns climate change cannot be stopped if society doesn’t stop wasting food