‘Generation Greta’: 23% of young people to pursue ‘green careers’

More than half of UK teenagers aged between 15 and 18 think climate change is the biggest problem in the world while 77% admit the 16-year-old Swedish activist has influenced them

Young people most at risk in a flood, Environment Agency warns

Its research found 18 to 34-year olds are least likely to know if the area where they live is at risk of flooding and how to protect their homes and possessions

UK Government selects 50 young environment ambassadors

The announcement is part of the 2019 ‘Year of Green Action’ aimed at encouraging more people to be involved in projects to improve the natural world

Young people ‘don’t think adults are doing enough on climate change’

Around 80% would also like renewables to be the largest component in the future electricity mix

Young Brits back biomass

Nearly nine in ten young people in the UK support developing biomass and reducing greenhouse emissions. That’s according to statistics from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which shows three quarters of the 18-24-year olds believe the government needs to do more to enable this. The survey of 3,200 adults also shows support for bioenergy is […]

World’s young people ‘could face $535tn climate bill’

The financial burden for young people could total $535 trillion (£410tn) if action to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions is delayed. That’s according to a new study published in Earth System Dynamics, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, which suggests continued high fossil fuel emissions will lead to a “massive, expensive clean-up problem” for […]

UN to fund $15k for young people’s green ideas

The UN has launched a global competition to fund young peoples’ innovative green solutions. The organisation’s environment department announced Young Champions of the Earth, an initiative to provide six ‘Young Champions’ with $15,000 (£11,730) each in funding to help ensure their sustainable ideas can become reality. The participants, aged between 18 and 30, will also receive intensive mentoring […]

Editorial – Six of the best and plenty more to come!

Today is our SIXTH birthday. We celebrated last Friday with a trip to Ascot. A real fun laugh for the whole team and we managed to leave with our shirts! The races were a metaphor for ELN is some ways, as we have taken a gamble on more than one occasion during the past six […]

£6.5m boost for energy skills in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced a £6.5 million fund to boost training in oil and gas, renewables and other energy industries – double the original amount unveiled last year. Led by Skills Development Scotland and located at Robert Gordon University, Energy Skills Scotland (ESS) will work with industry to encourage and support more women, young […]