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Decarbonise the seas: Government announces £77m funding boost for clean maritime tech

Zero-emission ferries, cruise liners, and cargo ships could set sail in UK waters this decade following a £77m government investment in emerging clean maritime technologies. The Department for Transport today announced it has launched a new funding programme to help decarbonise…

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UN chief: Fossil fuel firms without credible net zero plans ‘should not be in business’

Fossil fuel companies raking in huge profits without credible net zero plans in place "should not be in business", according to UN Secretary General António Guterres, who today again called on businesses and investors worldwide to come forward with credible transition…

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Aviva Investors presses portfolio firms to deliver ‘robust and viable’ climate transition plans

Aviva Investors has called on companies in its portfolio to publish "robust and viable" climate transition plans in 2023, as the asset manager today set out accelerating the low carbon transition, reversing nature loss, and tackling the cost of living crisis…

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Veganuary: New Year plant-based diet campaign attracts record number of participants

There were a record number of global participants in 'Veganuary' this year, with 706,965 people from nearly every country in the world signing up to the plant-based campaign. The high profile campaign, which this year enjoyed its 10th anniversary, today published…

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Environment Agency: Blue hydrogen plants should aim for at least 95 per cent CO2 capture rate

Companies planning to produce hydrogen from fossil gas in the UK will have to prove their plants capture at least 95 per cent of the carbon generated in the process for storage or reuse, according to government guidance published late last…

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Active Travel England confirms £200m funding boost for walking and cycling

Local authorities across England are being invited to apply for a share of £200m of funding to improve walking and cycling infrastructure, with the government touting the move as an opportunity to slash emissions and air pollution while boosting health, local…

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How Stanford is raising the next generation of sustainable eaters

Stanford University has long been famous for its top-notch education and research, an ever-sunny stunning campus and excellent athletic facilities. And if things go according to its dining team's decarbonisation plans, Stanford may also become famous for its "naughty nuts". This…

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Energy industry warns Chancellor UK green growth is now at ‘severe risk’

Five trade associations from across the energy industry have today become the latest voices to warn the Chancellor that the UK risks squandering its leadership in the global clean energy transition, unless measures are introduced in the Spring Budget to catalyse…

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Green Football Weekend: Clubs and broadcasters team up to point fans to greener habits

Football clubs and sports broadcasters will this weekend team up to raise awareness of ways their fans can reduce their climate impact. The Green Football Weekend is a national campaign running until Sunday that has been backed by more than 80…

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Report warns cost-of-living crisis is causing homeowners to delay efficiency improvements

The cost-of-living crisis has prompted homeowners to hit the brakes on planned sustainable improvements to their properties, despite the fact such upgrades could help them save money on their energy bills. That is the conclusion of new research from NatWest and…

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‘We want to make EVs famous’: Netflix and GM partner to bring more EVs to our screens

More electric vehicles (EVs) are set to feature on our screens following a new partnership between Netflix and General Motors (GM), which will see the streaming giant feature more zero emission cars and trucks in many of its shows and films.…

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‘Not fit for purpose’: Does the UK’s energy performance certificate regime need a net zero overhaul?

As the cost of energy has soared over the past two years, growing numbers of businesses, homeowners, landlords, and property developers have been forced to take a deeper look at where they can make changes...

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A Proud Ship Turned Into a Giant Recycling Problem. Brazil Plans to Sink It.

The old aircraft carrier, once the navy’s flagship, is packed with asbestos. No country, including Brazil, will let it dock to be dismantled.RIO DE JANEIRO — A decommissioned aircraft carrier, packed with an undetermined amount of asbestos, is being towed in…

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‘This is the stark reality of climate injustice’: Record Shell profits attract scathing criticism from green groups

Shell has posted the biggest annual profits in the oil and gas giant's 115-year history, this morning revealing it made almost $40bn last year after global oil and gas prices soared following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The record profits - which…

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Aviva awards $38m of funding to help restore Britain’s lost rainforests

Aviva has announced it is providing $38m to the Wildlife Trusts in support of a major programme of restoration of Britain's lost temperate rainforests which is designed to simultaneously tackle the climate and nature crises. Temperate rainforests once stretched across much…

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Report: ESG investment funds swell in numbers despite disclosure failures

The number of ESG investment funds securing Article 8 classification under European sustainable finance disclosure regulations has more than doubled in the past year, despite concerns over a lack of robust environmental reporting, new research has found. In its annual environmental…

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‘Core environmental standards’: Government urged to strengthen trade deal conditions

The government has today been urged to introduce 'core environmental standards' that would apply to all UK food imports and underpin all post-Brexit trading agreements. The proposals, put together in a new paper from WWF and the Institute of Development Studies…

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‘They have the local knowledge’: Institute for Government calls for mayors to be given more control over net zero policy

The UK government's top-down approach to net zero policy is holding back locally-elected mayors from accelerating crucial steps to decarbonise regional economies, such as retrofitting homes, promoting...

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Government revs up plans for ‘world’s first’ full-sized, self-driving bus service

The government has today confirmed funding for plans to deliver the 'world's first' full-sized, self-driving bus service on a route in Edinburgh, as part of a new £81m programme of investments in autonomous driving projects. The Department for Transport announced the…

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EU unveils Green Deal Industrial Plan to boost Europe’s clean tech competitiveness

The European Union has officially set out its emergency plan of action to boost the continent's global competitiveness in clean technologies, today touting a flurry of new measures to boost green industrial investment, skills, and critical raw material supply chains in…

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‘Overpromising’: Report warns ‘finite land’ could complicate food, climate, and nature demands

Government ambitions to boost food production while simultaneously reserving more areas for nature protection and fighting climate change risk "overpromising" finite UK land, unless efforts are made to tackle disjointed policymaking, the Royal Society has today warned. Competing demand for UK…

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