Green finance
World Bank announces €1.5bn Sustainable Development Bond

The organisation says it has made an application for it to be listed on Ireland’s stock exchange

Aviation
Third of Brits say they would avoid flying to help the planet

In a new Sky Data survey, 28% of people said they would be willing to give up travelling by plane or reduce the amount they do

Pub Menu
‘I’ll have a beef burger with a side of carbon please’

A National Trust pub in Cumbria has added information about the carbon impact of food to its menu

IKEA announces it’s already trying to put meat-free meatballs together

Now where have those instructions gone again?

Green spending
UK Government spent £14.7bn on green protections in 2017

The Office for National Statistics suggests this accounted for around 1.8% of total government expenditure over the year

Deforestation
Nestlé supply chain ‘now 77% deforestation-free’

The firm has committed to ensuring none of its products are associated with the environmentally-damaging process by 2020

Los Angeles
Los Angeles’ cars to go 100% electric by 2050

The Mayor of Los Angeles has unveiled a new sustainability strategy to outline the city’s journey to a greener future

Green business
Green businesses call on EU to prioritise tackling climate change

Multinational firms such as Unilever, IKEA and DSM say they want to see the establishment of a decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

Onshore wind farm
UK ‘must repower existing wind farms to bridge energy gap’

RenewableUK warns the UK could lose more than 8GW of onshore wind generation if ageing sites are not upgraded with bigger and better turbines

Green home
Affordable Warmth green measures unlock £11.3bn of lifetime bill savings

During 2018, the ECO scheme saw 212,700 measures installed, a 5% higher rate than 2017’s rate of deployment