London and Frankfurt come on top as most eco-friendly cities to work in

A new study measures the environmental impact of cities across the globe, ahead of the 50th Earth Day

London, Manchester and Coventry score ‘A’ on climate action

Urban areas including Mexico City, Cape Town, Los Angeles, Iskandar and Leicester landed the top ranking on the list, which bases its scores on emissions output, climate vulnerabilities and risk mitigation

First-ever ‘low plastic zone’ launches in London

Three-quarters of businesses in the Cowcross Street area of Islington have permanently reduced the amount of single-use plastic they use and offer to customers

Could urban trees mean we can leaf air conditioning emissions behind?

New research released by the Forestry Commission suggests green spaces and plants within towns and cities can reduce air temperatures by up to 4°C

Southern cities ‘outperforming rest of the UK in terms of sustainability’

A new report highlights a growing geographical divide between cities in the north and south with regards to going green

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Just 7% of cities score ‘A’-grade on going green

The CDP has ranked 596 cities on how effectively they are tackling greenhouse gas emissions and managing climate risks

Urban climate policies ‘could avoid 1.3m deaths by 2030’

A new report suggests implementing clean approaches could also create 14 million city-based jobs

UPS trials new deliveries for sustainability

  UPS is to trial a sustainable delivery service in central London using power-assisted bicycles and trailers. The haulage firm plans to reduce traffic and congestion by using the new electric vehicles to deliver packages rather than its traditional vans. The parcels are moved by electric-assisted trailers which mean their weight (up to 200 kilograms) […]

US water efficiency up in cities, down in country

US cities are becoming more water-efficient but rural areas are becoming less so. That’s according to a new study from environmental publication Earth’s Future, which assessed per-capita water consumption from 1985 to 2010. States like Washington and Pennsylvania showed consistent improvements in efficiency over the entire period, largely as a result of developing more efficient […]

Cities go smarter and green with new online platform

A smart cities platform has been launched by a trade body to create cleaner, greener and more sustainable urban environments. The Environmental Industries Commission’s (EIC) cross-sector, free to access online tool aims to bring different smart technologies and big data together, match cities facing environmental challenges with new, innovative solutions and provide an evidence base to […]