Sadiq Khan Invests £6m to Tackle London’s Toxic Air

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is investing £6 million in 15 projects aimed at improving the capital’s air quality and climate emergency. The grant from the Air Quality Fund will support four new Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs) in Camden, Dagenham, Hackney and Southwark, providing funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging points, …

Most Technologies and Sectors ‘Not Keeping Pace with Long-Term Energy Goals’

Most technologies and sectors are not keeping pace with the long-term goals of the clean energy transition. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests many types of energy asset are not adequately working towards its Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) targets to tackle climate change, deliver energy access …

Nearly Every US National Park Is Plagued by ‘Significant’ Air Pollution

A new report outlines the disastrous effects that air pollution is having on our national natural treasures. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act, a federal law that established the National Park Service (NPS). The role of NPS would be to oversee Federal areas known …

Just 7% of Cities Score ‘A’-Grade on Going Green

A total of 43 cities have scored an ‘A’ rating in a new climate-action ranking published by CDP. This means around only 7% of the 596 cities assessed scored top marks based on how effectively they are measuring and tackling greenhouse gas emissions, as well as adapting to the risks …

Plastic Bag Bans ‘Can Slash Air Pollution’

Plastic bag bans can not only cut down on marine waste and reduce damage to valuable ecosystems – they can also slash air pollution. That’s according to a new study published by UN Environment, which highlights that incineration of plastic waste is a major source of air pollution, especially in …

US Awards Nearly $10m to Clean Up Polluting School Buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $9.3 million (£7.1m) to replace 473 old and polluting diesel school buses. The new funding will be spread across 145 school bus fleets in 43 states or territories and is sourced through the governmentbody’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The …

Doconomy Launches Credit Card with a Carbon-Emission Spending Limit

Swedish fintech company Doconomy has launched a credit card that tracks the carbon dioxide emissions of purchases, and caps the climate impact of users’ spending. The DO Black credit card directly connects our consumption to the impact it has on the planet, in a bid to encourage us to actively …