'Making good progress': The headlines from the UK's latest UN climate progress report

The UK’s progress on emissions reductions, climate policy, and international finance has been charted in its latest National Communication report to the UN – BusinessGreen takes a look at the key takeaways The UK government has this week published a report on the UK’s progress on tackling and adapting to climate change both at home … Read more

‘Inconsistent’: National Audit Office warns public sector emissions reporting is a mess

A major report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned the UK government’s system for counting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions is patchy and muddled, with approaches to climate impact disclosure varying significantly across different departments. The findings, published this morning, warn there is no single department at the center of government responsible for … Read more

‘Flawed and Unlawful’: Campaigners advance legal challenge to ‘inadequate’ Net Zero Strategy

The government’s efforts to decarbonise the UK economy are “inadequate and unlawful”, according to a legal challenge against its Net Zero Strategy (NZS) which is now set for its day in court. Three campaign groups – Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth, and the Good Law Project – mounted separate challenges questioning the legality of the … Read more

Greener, happier, more productive: Can net zero deliver the productivity boost the UK sorely needs?

The relationship between net zero policy and productivity is sometimes complex, but with the right policy planning the latter can help drive the former, fresh analysis argues Sluggish productivity has long been a thorn in the side of the UK economy. Slow UK growth in output and real wages over the past lost decade-and-a-half has … Read more