Glasgow Climate Pack stirs reactions across the world

A compromise, a death-knell for coal power or a big failure to phase out fossil fuels – what leaders and industry think about the COP26 agreement?

MPs urge government to tackle green skills gap

The government has been criticised over an “inconsistent” policy on green jobs and a knowledge gap in necessary skills

Net zero Britain: Views sought on role of negative emissions technologies

They are expected to play a key role in decarbonising energy intensive industries, such as agriculture and cement production, however uncertainties and concerns remain

EAC calls on government to take urgent action on energy efficiency

The body said the government’s investments in efficiency are ‘woefully inadequate’

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers

Carbon taxes and VAT reform to build a greener Britain

Environmental Audit Committee report for ‘growing back better’ after the pandemic outlines need for widespread changes

EAC warns Bank of England to avoid ‘moral hazard’ from high-carbon bond purchases

The Environmental Audit Committee says the bank’s corporate bond purchases are currently aligned with a ‘catastrophic’ 3.5°C temperature rise by 2100

EAC to revisit inquiry into sustainability of fashion sector

The work will follow-up on its 2018 inquiry, which was called ‘fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability’

Chancellor told to accelerate route to net zero

Chairs of leading committees say post-Covid economic recovery must be tied with net zero targets

Kwasi Kwarteng: Government has cut its own emissions by 57% since 2009/2010

Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, told the Environmental Audit Committee the government is making good progress in decarbonising itself but noted improvements are needed