Another decade of forest destruction say campaigners over Cop26 ‘pledge’

The first major leader’s announcement from COP26 pledging to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030 has been criticised by campaigners who say it doesn’t go far enough and question if even that will be honoured. More than 100 world leaders representing over 85% of the world’s forests pledged they will commit to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030. £8.75 billion of public funds … Continue reading Another decade of forest destruction say campaigners over Cop26 ‘pledge’

New tech means electric battery run lorries can compete with diesel on cost, says study

A new study by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) shows that electric battery-powered freight trucks can be economically competitive with diesel counterparts. They say the study challenges a long-held view that has previously dismissed electric freight trucks as too costly. It argues that with with battery technology improving rapidly, heavy battery electric trucks can compete – and likely soon. To be commercially competitive, such vehicles need one critical … Continue reading New tech means electric battery run lorries can compete with diesel on cost, says study

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WATCH: Paris Mayor’s vision to turn Champs-Élysées into €250 million eco garden

Perhaps not before time, but finally Anna Hidalgo the Mayor of Paris has given her assent to turn the city of Paris into one of the most beautiful tree lines gardens in the world. She has given the go-ahead for plans to be progressed that would see the 1.9km (1.2m) champs-élysées become a green space to be proud of. Pedestrians would be greeted by tunnels … Continue reading WATCH: Paris Mayor’s vision to turn Champs-Élysées into €250 million eco garden