The tool shows that 'the world needs to act now' to be successful

Online tool shows how ‘world can cut carbon emissions and live well’

An online tool, aimed at businesses, has been developed by DECC and Climate-KIC that shows how carbon emissions can be reduced while improving living standards.

The government says it is 'committing to formalise the safeguards' on fracking by banning the practice in some areas

Fracking banned in national parks

The government has agreed to a ban on fracking activities in National Parks, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The plans are set to improve cycling in London

‘Crossrail for the Bike’ plans set out for London

Final plans for new cycle routes across London are to be submitted to TfL with construction potentially starting in March, following revisions.

The funding will help community groups take control of their energy, says DECC

Community energy competition to help develop energy-saving innovations

DECC has launched a community energy competition, with a total £100,000 of funding available to organisations.


The fund is intended to find solutions to the UK's energy trilemma

Businesses invited to develop solutions to ‘energy trilemma’ through Energy Catalyst

Businesses and researchers have been invited to apply for investment through the latest round of Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst competition.

Waste & Recycling

The current level of food waste in the UK is 'unacceptable economically, socially and environmentally', says the committee

Committee calls on retailers and government to tackle food security and waste

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published a report calling on the government and retailers to do more to reduce consumer food waste and promote healthy, sustainable food.

Food & Farming

Signatories have reduced packaging, increase recycled content and chosen different packaging materials

Grocery businesses reduce food packaging and waste

New results from the Courtauld Commitment show a 4.5 per cent reduction of the carbon impacts of packaging. In addition, 80 per cent more food is now being redistributed for human consumption.


The Environmental Audit Committee adds that allowing fracking under people's homes without permission 'is profoundly undemocratic'

‘Fracking incompatible with climate change targets’ – Environmental Audit Committee

The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for the government to halt fracking plans, citing an incompatibility with climate change targets and risks to public health.

Transport & Cities

Solar Impulse 2 will cross two oceans and four continents using only solar energy

Round-the-world solar flight route revealed

The 35,000km global flight route of the Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered aeroplane has been announced, making stops at twelve locations.

Green Living

Energy efficient windows are funded by the Green Deal scheme

ECO and Green Deal schemes reach million home milestone

Over 1million homes have been installed with new boilers, insulation and windows through the government's ECO and Green Deal schemes