The UK is required by the Climate Change Act to reach net zero emissions by 2050. In this video, Helena Bennett, Head of Climate Policy at the Green Alliance discusses the numerous benefits of switching to renewable energy sources to government and the general public.
More than 1 in 7 species in the UK are facing extinction, according to the WWF. The Environment Act 2021 provides legislation to protect and enhance the UK environment, with aims to halt species decline by 2030. This government update provides an overview of the changes that are being put into effect in November, highlighting the Biodiversity Net Gain Requirements of all developments.
300 councils in the UK have now declared a climate emergency, but only 100 have climate action plans. We heard from Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive of the Association for Public Service Excellence, about the value in climate action plans and the priorities that should be set in them.
London’s air is renowned for being highly polluted. The Cross River Partnership’s (CRP) Clean Air Villages Programme is striving to clean up London’s Air. We heard from Fiona Coull from the CRP about how the project is being rolled out across several boroughs in London and the benefits it is having to local communities.