Michael Gove: ‘World must reverse nature’s decline in 2020’

The Environment Secretary says there is a political, economic and moral need to improve the state of the planet for future generations

Tory leadership debate: Will the environment and net zero emissions be top priorities?

A televised debate saw the five candidates answer various questions from the public

Supermarkets urged to step up to the plate and halve food waste

Every year 100,000 tonnes of ‘readily available and perfectly edible’ food – equivalent to 250m meals a year – is thrown away

Picure of a sandcastle on a beach with two union jack flags on top.
Climate change: Summers could be 5.4°C hotter by 2070

The Met Office warns of significant temperature rises in the coming decades in its ‘most comprehensive picture yet’

UK unveils new £15m pilot scheme to reduce food waste

Food thrown away by supermarkets will be turned into meals for the homeless and charity groups

UK to ratify international agreement to reduce air pollution

The amended Gothenburg Protocol sets ambitious international targets, including new national emission reduction commitments to be met by 2020 and beyond

Ofwat sets out water reforms proposals to rebuild public trust

Environment Secretary Michael Gove welcomed the proposals and agreed stepping up demands from water companies on transparency around dividends and profits

Game on! Michael Gove calls on sports sector to join plastic pollution fight

Representatives from the sports industry will explore how the sector can help tackle plastic waste

Michael Gove: Water firms have exploited ‘monopoly’

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said the UK’s water firms have neglected the environment, acted as a monopoly and avoided taxes

Gove raises concerns over water firms’ ‘tax havens and excessive profits’

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has hit out at water companies over their use of “tax havens and excessive profits”. In a letter to Jonson Cox, Chairman of water regulator Ofwat, Mr Gove warned concerns about water companies’ behaviour “will only deepen” if dry weather experienced in the autumn results in some firms introducing hosepipe bans […]