‘The right policies can boost UK’s green jobs by 85%’ over next decade

This forecast comes after ‘a rather disappointing year’ for green industry job growth, which saw an increase of just 1.5%, according to a new report

Alok Sharma appointed as Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 Minister

He is replacing Andrea Leadsom, who was sacked this morning as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reshuffle

Norway boosts its climate target to reduce emissions

This year will be the first time countries submit their new or updated emission goals since the Paris agreement

Glasgow announces net zero roadmap to decarbonise the city

The city expects to spend millions on enabling EV adoption, installing heatpumps and modernising its network in order to become the UK’s first Net Zero city

COP26: David Cameron ‘rejects offer to head climate summit’

Reports claim the former prime minister was offered the role after former Energy Minister Claire O’Neill was sacked last week

UK is ‘miles off track’ on tackling climate change, says sacked COP President

In a letter to Boris Johnson, Claire O’Neill has criticised what she perceives as slow progress on bringing down emissions

Ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales brought forward to 2035

The new goal is five years earlier than previously planned and will include hybrid vehicles for the first time

Claire O’Neill removed as UK COP26 President

The former energy minister has been axed just six months into her role

New tracker to judge effectiveness of UK’s policies and investments to cut carbon

The Green Alliance warns the UK is off track in meeting its fourth and fifth carbon budgets and will struggle to reach its 2050 net zero goal with current policies

Sainsbury’s sets out 2040 net zero target

The supermarket has made a commitment to invest £1bn over the next 20 years to reach the goal