President Biden – Day 1 of climate action

President Biden - Day 1 of climate action

Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on 20 January 2021, we take a look at some of the climate change actions already underway on Day 1 of his administration. Joe Biden’s first acts as President include the signing of a wide range of executive orders including reversing […]

The Green New Deal: Moving climate change (back) up the agenda

The Green New Deal: Moving climate change (back) up the agenda

The Green New Deal is causing a political stir in the States at the moment. But what is it and what does it mean? What is the Green New Deal? The Green New Deal is a proposed framework to tackle climate change and stimulate the economy in the United States. Formulated by a group of […]

How can science based targets help the UK meet national carbon targets?

How can science based targets help the UK meet national carbon targets?

In 2008, the UK government passed the Climate Change Act which established a legally binding target to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. This overall objective was then divided into carbon ‘budgets’ – time frames allocated to certain reduction goals. Most recently the UK government […]

The Natural Capital Protocol

The Natural Capital Protocol

As a society, we are collectively depleting our natural capital at a rate of 50% more per year than the earth can replenish. At this rate, if depletion continues to accelerate, it is absolutely vital that measures are taken to preserve and enhance natural capital. The extent to which depletion of natural capital is a […]

Osborne’s 2016 budget and the UK’s energy and environmental policies

Osborne's 2016 budget and the UK's energy and environmental policies

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today delivered the 2016 Budget. Amongst the announcements made, Osborne stated that businesses find the CRC energy efficiency scheme a burden and for this reason he will scrap the scheme and, in parallel, he will raise rates on the Climate Change Levy (CCL) from 2019.

What the EU Referendum could mean for UK energy and carbon regulation

What the EU Referendum could mean for UK energy and carbon regulation

The date of the EU referendum has been announced. Politicians, business leaders and anyone with access to social media have voiced opinions and hammered their flag to the ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ mast. With the prominent issues up for debate being the economy, trade and immigration, it’s clear that the vote will not be decided by […]