Five-course menu served up for sustainable food system

Agriculture and related land-use change generate one quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions

‘Climate apartheid’ will see millions of world’s poorest severely impacted

A UN Special Rapporteur has warned if current climate targets are met, tens of millions of people will be impoverished, leading to widespread displacement and hunger

Nearly 11% of English households ‘were still in fuel poverty in 2017’

A new statistical release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy shows more than 2.5 million households were still affected

Sainsbury’s and Bosch get behind community fridges

Sainsbury’s and Bosch are among companies supporting a new network of community fridges across the UK. Environmental charity Hubbub aims to set up 50 sites across the UK within the next year to redistribute unwanted perishable food to low-income households in the local area and cut down on waste. The average British family wastes £470 a year by throwing […]

Scottish fuel poverty ‘worse than rest of UK’

Fuel poverty in Scotland is significantly worse than in the rest of the UK. Scottish cities filled the top five places on a leader board of the worst afflicted areas, with rates way above the UK average of 10.8% of households, according to new data from MoneySuperMarket. The data also highlights the amount of household […]

Nearly 100k Scots escape fuel poverty

Around 97,000 Scottish households have escaped from extreme fuel poverty in the last year. The 4% drop between 2014 and 2015 is attributable to a substantial fall in fuel prices (2.3%), energy efficiency improvements in housing stock (1.3%) and higher incomes (0.6%), according to a new report from the Scottish Government. These figures refer to […]

Third of UK families ‘struggle to pay energy bills’

A third of families in the UK struggle to pay their energy bills. That’s according to price comparison site uSwitch, which reveals four million homes are already worrying about potential costs this winter. This could be made even worse by suppliers raising their prices for the first time in nearly three years, it adds. Approximately half of all […]

World Bank: Climate change could push 100m into poverty by 2030

Climate change could force more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030. That’s according to a new report from the World Bank, which said climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty. It found the poorest people are more exposed to climate-related shocks such as floods, droughts and heat waves and higher […]

Britain joins the US in calling for an end to coal

The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said Britain will join the US in agreeing to end support for public financing of new coal-fired power stations abroad. Mr Davey made the announcement at the UN’s climate change conference in Warsaw. He said: “It is completely illogical for countries like the UK and the US to be […]

World Bank to limit funds for coal-fired plants

The World Bank has announced it will limit funding for new coal-fired power plants in developing countries expect in “rare circumstances”. In its “Energy Sector Directions Paper,” updated every 10 years, the bank said it would focus on scaling up cleaner natural gas and increase support for hydropower projects for electricity generation. It also aims […]