UK to provide £100m to communities hit by repeated flooding

Funding will be targeted at communities where 10 or more properties have flooded twice or more in the last 10 years

Community-led projects in London offered £90k to tackle environmental inequality

The ‘Grow Together’ programme has been launched in response to data revealing that lower income, Black, Asian and minority ethnic Londoners are disproportionately affected by environmental issues such as flooding and overheating caused by climate change

Government consults on measures to help local authorities tackle air pollution

They include helping local authorities to boost engagement with communities and designating National Highways as a relevant public authority

Two councils granted £36m to trial innovative ways of adapting to coastal erosion

East Yorkshire and North Norfolk were chosen because they are already living with the challenges of coastal erosion and 84% of the properties in the areas are at risk over the next 20 years

Fresh £3.6m investment for networks to help communities be greener and resilient

Each network will focus on key challenges facing UK cities or environments in green infrastructure development, low carbon connected digital infrastructure and sustainable urban systems

US announces $16m for community-driven clean energy plans

It has launched the Local Energy Action Programme, designed to help environmental justice communities and communities with historical ties to fossil fuel industries ‘take direct control of their clean energy future’

COP26: Scotland launches Climate Week to engage businesses and communities

It seeks to encourage people and companies to make a pledge they will commit to during the summit in November to tackle climate change

Scotland announces £500k for climate schemes ahead of COP26

The programme of climate change activity aims to engage communities in the journey to net zero and encourage them to take action

Scottish communities granted £3.2m for climate action projects

The Community Climate Asset Fund is supporting 279 projects, which includes the delivery of electric bikes, food growing equipment to reduce carbon emission and glazing to boost energy efficiency

Environment protection key consideration when evaluating nuclear waste disposal sites

A Geological Disposal Facility will put waste hundreds of metres deep underground and will only be built where there is both a ‘willing community and a suitable site’