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UCL report criticises proliferation of new housing developments built beside roads

A report by University College London has criticised planners and engineers for allowing new housing developments to be built next to roads which do not accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

HS2 a risk to rare species, Wildlife Trust says

A report from The Wildlife Trust has said that HS2 could put rare species at risk by levelling “irreplaceable” natural habitats, including nature reserves.

Banning plastic packaging could leave environment worse-off, according to report

A report from the cross-party Parliamentary group suggests that banning plastic packaging could do more harm than good to the environment in the long run.

Carbon-emitting firms will lose out under new climate change policies

A report by Vivid Economics, commissioned by the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, has said that companies emitting large amounts of carbon could risk losing as much as 43 per cent of their value as a result of new climate change policies.

China’s increased coal usage could jeopardise climate change targets

China’s increased coal capacity over the last 18 months could compromise the climate change targets outlined in the Paris agreement, according to a recently-published study.

Steve Jones of EAP discusses reducing the company’s carbon footprint

Steve Jones, founder of EAP, a marine support company with offices in the UK and Europe, spoke about his decision to try and operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible in the Parliamentary Review’s podcast.

Prime minister to chair climate change committee

Boris Johnson is to chair a committee to focus on reducing government emissions.

Current central heating systems threaten green targets, says cross-party group

Cross-party think tank Policy Connect has said that current central heating systems may prevent the UK from meeting its 2050 climate change targets in a new report.

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