The first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, Climate Assembly UK, has published its final report, setting out a clear, internally consistent and timely path for how the UK can reach its legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. Six Select Committees of the House of Commons commissioned the citizens’ assembly to understand […]

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From the CBI Speaking at the CBI’s first virtual Net-Zero Conference, Director-General Dame Carolyn Fairbairn (Monday) will say the UK must become a global leader in climate action to create new green jobs and lift productivity post-pandemic. Launching the CBI’s Green Recovery Roadmap, Carolyn will say “action speaks a thousand times louder than words” – […]

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Water companies in England and Wales must continue to pick up the pace in tackling the impact of climate change on water supplies, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCW). The consumer group’s annual Water, Water, Everywhere? report reveals that while the industry has made positive progress in fixing leaks, these efforts must be accelerated to meet […]

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Describing itself as the “sea-faring sister of Extinction Rebellion”, Ocean Rebellion said it aimed to push the UN to take firmer action against the drivers of “marine emergencies” including over-fishing, deep-sea mining and greenhouse gas emissions. In the immediate term, the new Oceans Rebellion offshoot group plans to target the cruise industry, arguing that “the climate […]

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