Scotland lays out how it will go green by 2032

Scotland has laid out the steps with which it hopes to achieve its 2032 climate change target of reducing emissions by two-thirds. The country’s government, which says it is on track to meet its goal of cutting greenhouse gases by 42% before 2020, aims to further drive down emissions from its heat and power sectors […]

‘Independent body should measure green milestones’

An independent body should be established to measure the UK’s environmental milestones and track green targets. That’s the suggestion from the Natural Capital Committee (NCC), which have put together a series of recommendations for the government’s upcoming 25-Year Environment Plan. It says the plan must work to get air quality to legal minimum levels, clean […]

Italy’s revision of energy strategy welcomed

Italy’s plan to revisit energy strategy and further decarbonise the economy has been welcomed. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) supports Italy’s decision to update its 2013 National Energy Strategy (NES) and suggests a number of areas to concentrate on. The NES originally outlined clear goals to tackle climate change, strengthen energy […]

Most local authorities ‘failing to prepare for climate change’

Most local authorities in the UK are failing to plan and prepare for climate change. Around 70% of local plans have no carbon reduction targets or any way of monitoring progress, according to a new report from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), despite national policy having firm climate change commitments. The report claims […]

Sadiq Khan outlines plans for a greener London

The Mayor of London has today outlined plans for London’s sustainable development. Sadiq Khan’s ‘A City for all Londoners’ document sets out how the capital would respond to the challenges caused by a fast-growing population and a changing climate as the city moves towards its 2050 zero emissions target. It proposes to reduce the use of cars […]

Government outlines low carbon industry plan

Business Minister Mark Prisk today made plans for Britain’s low carbon future which involve the government working closely with the construction industry. The joint action plan sets out several key points of strategy: –the creation of a new government and industry board –a transparent plan to incentivise key steps over the next six months. –reform […]