The world’s first electric jet has successfully completed test flights in Germany. The start-up company Lilium’s two-seater prototype, the Eagle, carried out complex manoeuvres, including its unique mid-air transfer from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight. “We have solved some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation to get to this point”, Lilium co-founder and […]
The Government has failed to set out plans to achieve a series of international goals in the UK, from ending poverty and hunger to tackling climate change, MPs have warned. Instead it is treating the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, as a ‘developing world issue’ and has no clear plan to implement them in the UK, the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has warned. With Brexit triggered, could the goals be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a cross-party consensus on sustainable development in the UK?
Plastic waste is under scrutiny, as the UK Environmental Audit launches an inquiry into the impact of waste from coffee cups and packaging, and Belgium and France join the United Nations’ campaign to ban micro-plastics.