Net Zero Now
All the latest from BusinessGreen's Net Zero Now campaign
Launched in June 2018, the Net Zero Now campaign is making the case for the net zero emission targets and strategies that will define the global effort to tackle escalating climate risks.
UN high-level climate action champions Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz explain why businesses, investors and local leaders responsible for half the world's GDP are putting net zero at heart of Covid-19 recovery plans
Secretary of State and COP26 President Alok Sharma urges companies, cities and regions to “unite behind a green global recovery” and join new Race to Zero campaign, which will run until COP26 in Glasgow.
Net zero: Almost 100 firms, cities, and states have now pledged to decarbonise their buildings by 2030
World Green Building Council drive to decarbonise company buildings across the globe gathers pace
Influential group of institutions urge governments to 'insert the DNA of a green economy into all recovery efforts'
As new study suggests net zero transition could create over 350,000 new jobs and deliver £90bn in economic benefits, Rishi Sunak is said to be preparing a green jobs package that promises to go beyond previous manifesto promises
Response to consultation confirms government plans to press ahead with development of post-Brexit UK carbon trading scheme
Letter from 206 major firms provides clearest sign yet of widespread support from the business community for an economic recovery plan that prioritises climate action, and suggests taxpayer support should only go to firms that are committed to decarbonisation...
Professional body has promised to eliminate its head office and staff business travel emissions by mid-century without relying on carbon offsetting.
Energy Networks Association plan touts major push to harness hydrogen and biomethane to heat homes and businesses
European Commission unveils sweeping economic recovery strategy in support of Green Deal ambition
Cross party Environmental Justice Commission sets out demands for 'faster, further and fairer' net zero transition
Ambitious draft climate law would immediately ban new oil, gas and coal projects and end subsidies for fossil fuels
Industry reaping huge rewards from investing in energy saving measures but more government support needed, Make UK warns
Opposition stresses that climate action should be at heart of recovery plans, as over 400 civil society groups urge governments to reinvigorate pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals
Computer chip giant's sustainability report outlines a raft of new green goals, including a pledge to send zero waste to landfill and achieve "net positive" water use.
Transition Pathway Initiative backed by investors boasting $19tr of capital welcomes stronger climate pledges from leading oil firms, but warns sector is still a long way from delivering adequate decarbonisation plans
Leading law firm commits to reduce carbon emissions 50 per cent by 2030 against a 2018 baseline
While some investors welcomed the latest net zero pledge from a leading oil giant, others believe yesterday's announcement was a 'clear attempt to stave off a shareholder rebellion at its AGM'
The net zero transition is a race against time and regardless of the coronavirus crisis there is no time for delay
Unprecedented low demand for power coupled with high renewables generation offers both headaches – and lessons – for the energy transition
Influential consultancy details how five major shifts will be necessary to steer the global economy on to a sustainable path, and that a laggard approach to the decarbonisation of power and transport now will have direct impact on the levels of reforestation...
Distribution network operator pledges to work closely with community energy groups in Midlands, South Wales, and South West England
IIGC, AIGCC, Ceres, and CDP among major green investment groups urging governments to avoid backing risky, high-carbon projects as part of their coronavirus recovery plans
Japanese firm secures approval from Science Based Targets initiative to eradicate emissions from its core business by 2040
Petersberg Climate Dialogue: UK says governments have 'duty' to build climate-resilient economies post-Covid-19
Boris Johnson joins UN Secretary-General and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in calling on governments to ensure recovery plans do not exacerbate the climate crisis
European Corporate Leaders Group joins EU's independent green finance advisory panel in calling for green coronavirus recovery plan
National Grid confirms UK has completed 438 consecutive hours without coal power – and counting
Company seeking approval from Science Based Targets initiative for 1.5C climate goals covering its business and value chain
World's first Net Zero Festival will proceed this year with expanded digital platforms
What does the coronavirus crisis mean for delivering net zero policy and a successful COP26?