More than a third of New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 were green

The most popular environmental resolution was reducing plastic waste, making up 46% of all green resolutions made in the UK

Could ‘living concrete’ help construction industry clean up its act on emissions?

Researchers from the Living Materials Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder have found a way to combine sand and bacteria to build a green living material that demonstrates similar strength to cement-based mortar

Vast majority of US builders are installing efficiency measures in new homes

A new report shows this is the case regardless of it they consider the home they are building to be green

UK ‘must significantly change way land is used to reach net zero’

The Committee on Climate Change says the government must now confront the ‘rapid changes’ that are needed to drive decarbonisation while supporting the economy

UK’s cement industry slashes emissions by a quarter since 1998

A new report says the reduction in emissions was achieved largely due to businesses improving their energy efficiency credentials, using alternative feedstocks and utilising more renewable energy sources

Shipping sector ‘needs more than $1tn of new investment to hit 2050 targets’

A new report from University Maritime Advisory Services, conducted on behalf of the non-profit Getting to Zero Coalition, suggests reaching full decarbonisation by 2050 could cost as much as $1.9 trillion

Lloyds Banking Group pledges to halve carbon emissions it finances by 2030

The financier has estimated this will have an effect equivalent to removing the emissions produced by almost a quarter of UK homes

Michael Bloomberg to electrify all US cars by 2035 if he becomes President

The democrat hopeful plans to fight the climate crisis and halve national carbon emissions by 2030 by implementing a wide range of green measures in the transport space

US gains on China in clean investment stakes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says despite China remaining the world’s largest investor in renewables, with $83.4 billion of new spending in the sector last year, this was 8% down on 2018

Investment in clean economy ‘up 48% between 2015 and 2018’

That’s according to a new report published by the Office for National Statistics, which outlines a series of estimates relating to the UK’s green economy