Letter penned to government demanding green goal answers

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has written to the Cabinet Office Minister calling for the government to include the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in departmental plans. Mary Creagh MP wrote to David Lidington MP to ask why only two departments mentioned the SDGs in their Single Departmental Plans (SDPs) – these were the Department for […]

‘Most global firms now have carbon targets in place’

The world’s biggest corporate firms are picking up the pace on climate action, with 89% having now set carbon emissions targets. That’s according to a new report from environmental disclosure platform CDP, which shows around 14% of the 1,073 companies sampled are either committed to or already have targets approved under the Science Based Targets […]

Indigenous communities team up with UN to go green

A new UN platform will help indigenous people and local communities get involved in climate action. The Platform for Indigenous and Local Community Climate Action will help these groups exchange their knowledge and experiences on how to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change and build resilience for the future. The UN has given them a prominent role in the […]

Tin and jar producer puts a lid on emissions

A tin and jar producer has reduced its carbon footprint by 10% since 2010. The Ball Corporation published the results in its fifth sustainability report, in which it celebrates recent achievements and outlines green goals for the future. It aims to reduce its total carbon footprint by 25% by the end of the decade. It […]

California updates emission reduction targets

A California bill has been passed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% of 1990 levels by 2030. The legislation is an extension of the state’s previous 2020 goals. The State Senate voted 25-13 in support of the bill. Supporters say the green rules have led to new jobs being created and resulted in billions of dollars […]