‘Day of hope’: America officially rejoins Paris climate accord

Joe Biden reversed the former President’s decision to withdraw from the treaty when he assumed office in January

Drivers to be paid £3,000 to give up their cars

Drivers of diesel and petrol cars will reportedly be given ‘credits’ to spend on greener transport modes

Industry bodies call for four-point plan to fix Green Homes Grant

Almost 35% of members admit payment delays are threatening the viability of their business, a new survey finds

Birmingham secures £4.5m to boost active travel

The funding will support new pop-up cycle lanes and walking infrastructure

EAC calls for VAT cuts on green sectors to build back better

MPs suggest wider tax changes could offer a reset to design an economy fit for net zero Britain

Energy networks and Ofgem offer up to £300m for green grid projects

Funding bids will be assessed on value for money, short term grid capacity utilisation and how quickly the infrastructure and solutions can be completed, in support of the UK’s 2050 net zero goal

Scottish Budget announces £1.9bn of investment in green recovery

The investment includes the delivery of a £1.6 billion heat and energy efficiency upgrade programme

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden discuss green recovery in first call after inauguration

The two leaders have committed to working together through the G7, G20 and COP26

Restoring the UK’s seas ‘could boost economy by £50bn by 2050’

A new study estimates almost 100,000 new jobs could be created in the UK from ocean recovery-driven investment

British Embassy in Algiers seeks bids for climate fund

It intends to support activities in Algeria that focus on raising public awareness about climate change as well as solutions for a green recovery post COVID-19

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