England's water companies must do more to protect environment and ensure resilient supply, government tells Ofwat
Labour and green groups describe measures as 'damp squib', arguing it does not go far enough to protect and restore habitat-rich carbon stores
Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund provides up to £100,000 to 27 nature-based climate projects across England
None of England's nine water and sewerage firms achieved all environmental expectations between 2015 and 2020, watchdog reveals
Plan includes a string of new targets and commits NHS to reducing emissions under its direct control to net zero by 2040, before bringing its supply chain footprint in line by 2045
But campaigners say the DfT must go further to actively promote the prioritisation of space for pedestrians and cyclists.
New charity Heal plans to raise £7m to buy and rewild 500-acres (200ha) of land in southern England within two years, before replicating the project further afield.
Government's spending watchdog warns climate change could devastate water supplies in parts of England unless urgent action taken to reduce demand