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Why London is leading the world's cities on tackling air pollution and climate change

Mayor of Londons environment advisor Matthew Pencharz

Matthew Pencharz, Boris Johnson's senior advisor for environment and energy, outlines London's achievements at the C40 Cities Summit

24 Sep 2014

Maria Eagle: "We need a new deal with the water companies and Labour will deliver it"

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Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary conference speech - in full

23 Sep 2014

London's 'first' all-electric chauffeur service charges up

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Invitation-only Gliide says its all-Tesla fleet will save customers 50 per cent compared with black cabs

19 Sep 2014

UK Environmental Scorecard - At a glance

A summary of the Environmental Audit Committee's damning verdict on the state of the UK's environmental health

16 Sep 2014

UK environment policies get the red card from MPs

New environmental scorecard finds unsatisfactory progress in all 10 areas examined, with concerns over flooding, air quality, and biodiversity

16 Sep 2014

Mayor Boris accused of misleading MPs over London's pollution

Johnson appears before Environmental Audit Committee, as Labour confirms plan for national network of low emissions zones

11 Sep 2014

Maria Eagle: This government does not understand the true scale of our air pollution crisis

Labour's shadow environment secretary gives speech confirming plan for national network of low emissions zones

10 Sep 2014

Green ambulances on call as government awards £5m clean vehicle funding

Fire engines, ambulances, taxis and buses all in line for green upgrades as Department for Transport dishes out Clean Vehicle Technology Fund

09 Sep 2014

Pay motorists to scrap diesel cars, says Mayor Boris

London Mayor wants return of scrappage scheme to encourage switch to less polluting cars

02 Sep 2014

China seeks help from NGOs to boost environmental protection push

ClientEarth to advise Chinese Supreme Court on new environmental tribunal as country seeks to bolster ties with green groups

02 Sep 2014

See you in court: How James Thornton is battling for environmental justice

BusinessGreen Leader of the Year James Thornton explains why ClientEarth is about much more than just litigation

02 Sep 2014

London to trial wirelessly charged hybrid buses

Transport for London announces new trial to test hybrid buses capable of wirelessly charging batteries at stops

28 Aug 2014

Will the Mayor's latest pollution plans solve London's air quality crisis?

Boris Johnson reveals fresh plans to curb construction industry pollution, but will it be enough to deliver cleaner air?

15 Aug 2014

Beijing's coal use drops seven per cent over first half of 2014

Effects of China's 'war on pollution' are already being felt, according to state media

13 Aug 2014

Labour promises action on climate resilience and air pollution

Shadow Environment team goes on the offensive with promise of new national adaptation strategy

12 Aug 2014

Maria Eagle: "A Tory victory would be dire" for the environment

The Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking at WWF UK, argues that the Conservative Party has failed to live up to its green promises

11 Aug 2014

Reports: Beijing to ditch coal use by 2020

State media says coal sale and use will be banned across six regions by 2020, as city bids to improve its appalling air quality

05 Aug 2014

Boris opens up rift with Westminster over air quality crisis

ClientEarth's Alan Andrews welcomes the London Mayor's air quality manifesto but warns it does not go far enough

31 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris defends u-turn on London diesel ban

Boris Johnson calls on Westminster government to step up efforts to tackle UK's dangerously high pollution levels with new manifesto

30 Jul 2014

Reports: Mayor Boris to penalise London's diesel drivers

Diesel vehicles expected to face £10 charge from 2020 to enter capital's planned ultra low emission zone

29 Jul 2014

Can businesses lead the crackdown on London's air pollution problem?

New scheme launches in Victoria after Mayor branded claims Oxford Street has world's worst NO2 levels as 'b*ll*cks'

22 Jul 2014

Will the UK ever meet its NO2 pollution limits?

Defra predicts many cities will not comply with EU limits for at least another decade

11 Jul 2014

Report: Electric vehicle market to hit $500bn by 2025

As China announces major new tax breaks for electric cars, new research suggests the global market for electric vehicles is poised for rapid growth

10 Jul 2014

Oxford Street has 'highest NO2 pollution levels' in world

New research comes as EU Court of Justice prepares to hear case over UK's failure to meet legal air quality limits

08 Jul 2014

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