One million trees to be planted across UK with £80m government boost

The government is looking to accelerate a nature recovery across the country that will support 2,500 jobs and contribute to its target of trebling tree planting

Renowned environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall named COP26 Advocate

She will help bring the world’s attention to the importance of tackling climate change and the summit in her new role, in addition to raising awareness about the importance of climate action globally

‘UK must do more to protect biodiversity and stop extinction of species’

The House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee claims a ‘clear and present danger’ exists to all life on Earth due to the loss of biodiversity and warns the government must take more action

New forest to be created in North East to promote a ‘greener future’

Enough trees are set to be planted to cover 35 football pitches in the first year, after receiving £480k in funding from Defra’s Nature for Climate Fund

Scotland offers £10m to restore nature and tackle biodiversity loss

The Nature Restoration Fund will support both rural and urban projects, such as improving green active travel routes, natural flood management, wildlife corridors and greenspace for outdoor learning

Highways England M3 expansion slammed by green group

Junction 9 expansion of the M3 will harm wildlife, say campaigners

UN: World must invest $8.1tn to tackle climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises

Governments, financial institutions and businesses are being urged to overcome the investment gap by placing nature at the heart of economic decision-making in the future

UN launches AI tool to measure nature contributions to economic prosperity

The new tool is expected to make it easier for countries to measure nature’s ecosystems, such as forests and wetlands

Netflix commits to achieving net zero emissions by 2022

It has pledged to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 45% by 2030 under the guidance of the Science-Based Targets Initiative and invest in the regeneration of critical natural ecosystems

EAC calls for VAT cuts on green sectors to build back better

MPs suggest wider tax changes could offer a reset to design an economy fit for net zero Britain