Postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, COP26 will finally be held in Glasgow this November, under the UK presidency in partnership with Italy. The two countries also hosted the G7 and G20 summits this year, this was an intentional effort from the UN to treat climate issues with the same level of […]
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 […]
EU green taxonomy drives the Net Zero transition through standardising how companies communicate environmental activities for their investors. Since 2015, European institutions have encouraged sustainable investments to “make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development” (Paris Agreement, Article 2.1.c). This requires clear guidance as to whether an asset […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]