A citizens assembly has found that there is strong support for a green recovery in the UK, with 79% of members saying the recovery should help net zero.
Pursuing a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and reduce greenhouse gases.
A coalition of 57 charities have become the latest to call on the UK government to target a green recovery from COVID-19.
A Climate Action Fund is to be launched by the Irish government seeking to fund large-scale projects currently outside of the country’s wider support mechanisms, delivering €500 million (~£441 million) by 2027.
Both Dong Energy and SEE have launched new green energy supply products aimed at helping businesses adopt clean energy and lower their reported emissions.
More than 400 churches across the UK have agreed to switch to renewable energy providers, representing over £1 million in energy bills that will be used to pay for clean energy.
HP has become the latest global business to join the RE100 campaign, committing to meet all of its electricity demand with renewable energy.
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change have agreed on terms for a £200 million international green investment pilot programme.
The European Council has reached an agreement over the 2030 climate and energy policy framework. The council has agreed a binding EU target of an at least 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. This target will be delivered collectively by the EU, with all Member States involved in the effort.