Proposed £3bn environmental funding for UK contrasts with Germany’s £36bn investment
Environmental groups have reacted with disappointment to details of the government’s Covid-19 economic rescue package released by the Treasury.
On Monday night the government announced some details of the announcement expected on Wednesday, including a £1bn energy efficiency upgrade for public buildings and insulation for some social tenants, who could save up to £200 a year on their energy bills as a result. A Green Jobs Challenge fund will provide £40m for green charities working on improving England’s landscapes, with the money to be spent on projects such as tree-planting and cleaning up rivers. A further £50m will go to innovative approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from social housing.