The Committee warned the Government's "clean growth strategy" did not go far enough to meet targets to cut greenhouse gases.Read the full story ›
The PM has set out plans to "make ours the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we found it".Read the full story ›
Microbeads are often washed down the drain and can enter the seas and be swallowed by fish and crustaceans with harmful effects.Read the full story ›
The levy would be part of push to ensure all disposable coffee cups are recycled by 2023, the Environmental Audit Committee said.Read the full story ›
Payments will be made for planting woodland to boost wildlife, improve water quality and encourage wildflower meadows.Read the full story ›
The plan would ease the plastic crisis that sees half of 13 billion plastic bottles each year end up littered, in landfill or incinerated.Read the full story ›
ClientEarth took legal action against the Government following their "continuing failure to tackle the national air pollution crisis".Read the full story ›
Iconic buildings from Big Ben to St Basil's in Moscow and the Sydney Opera House turned out the lights to raise awareness of the environmentRead the full story ›
Nick Clegg has accused the Conservatives of an "ideological fatwa" against new wind farms and condemned his coalition colleagues for abandoning their commitment to the environment.
The Liberal Democrat leader said the Tories had lurched dramatically to the right since coming to power five years ago, highlighting green issues, the European Union and civil liberties as areas where differences had deepened between the two parties.
Referring to David Cameron's famous trip to the Arctic when in opposition, Clegg said: "I certainly think that if you go back to the Conservative Party in 2010 it was all husky hugging, they professed an interest in civil liberties, they professed an interest in the environment, they professed an interest in being a centrist Conservative Party.
"They appear to have absolutely no interest in the environment whatsoever," added the deputy prime minister.
"Their language has increasingly sought to mimic Ukip as they have tacked to the right."
Mr Clegg said: "I don't know what the Conservative Party has got against wind farms. Of course you have got to make sure that local communities are consulted and you don't run roughshod over local feelings.
"But I just don't get this sudden ideological fatwa against wind farms, I just don't get it."
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are set to rise again this year to reach a new record high, scientists have warned.
Despite increasingly urgent warnings over the need to curb greenhouse gases to avoid "dangerous" climate change, emissions are estimated to be rising by 2.5% this year, to a record 40 billion tonnes.
The stark warning that time is running out to tackle greenhouse gas emissions comes ahead of a major UN conference on climate change on Tuesday.