UK to Put Climate Crisis and Environment at the Heart of Overseas Aid

The UK will have an “ethical” development policy that puts the climate emergency and environmental protection at the heart of overseas aid, with more than £190m to be spent directly on climate-related issues in the first initiative, the government has announced. Rory Stewart, the international development secretary, said he hoped …

HP Aims to Power Global Operations with 100% Renewables by 2035

HP has set a target to ensure its global operations are powered with 100% renewable electricity by 2035. It is part of the printing and personal systems manufacturer’s latest commitments to drive a circular and low carbon economy. HP had already aimed to go 100% renewables previously when it joined …

Cobalt Production ‘Must Nearly Double to Enable Required EV Growth’

Cobalt production needs to nearly double to make and charge enough electric vehicles (EVs) for the UK to meet its 2050 climate targets. That’s according to a letter co-authored by the Natural History Museum’s Head of Earth Sciences, Professor Richard Herrington, which has been delivered to the Committee on Climate …

UK Offshore Oil and Gas Production up by a Fifth over past Five Years

UK offshore oil and gas production has increased by a fifth over the past five years, following 14 years of decline. That’s according to a new report from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which suggests momentum is again building around exploration activity, with up to 15 exploration wells expected in …

The Best and Worst Airlines for Tackling Climate Change

Flying is bad for the environment but some airlines are better than others at limiting the damage. No airline is yet doing enough to reduce carbon emissions in the long term, but Delta (DAL) and United (UAL) are ahead of the pack when it comes to managing their greenhouse gas …

More Than 300 Companies Have Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets

More than 300 companies worldwide have now committed to setting ambitious Science Based Targets to reduce emissions, with more than 90 new companies joining this year alone, which also now includes 50 US businesses. The Science Based Targets initiative is aimed at defining and promoting best practice in science-based target …

Scottish Government to Ban Fossil Fuel Cars by 2032 Under Green Policy Programme

The Scottish government has today unveiled its legislative plans for the next year, featuring a major low carbon economy focus on electric vehicles, renewable energy, recycling schemes and green investment. Among 16 proposed new pieces of legislation outlined today are plans to phase-out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032 – …