If the concrete industry was a country it would be the third biggest carbon polluter in the world, churning out almost three billion tons of harmful CO2 every year.
The soaring cost of energy is yet another facet of the cost of living crisis.
What is the impact of the energy crunch on our efforts to wean ourselves off fossil fuels?
It’s been a month since Glasgow played host to the COP26 UN climate change summit – that ended of course, eventually, with an agreement.
So how much has actually been achieved in the fortnight of COP26 negotiations and announcements? Our climate reporter Simon Roach has this analysis.
Here are some of the details of what areas of dispute seem to have been resolved, and what is still up in the air, as negotiations in Glasgow at COP26 near their end.
We reported on the latest updates on the negotiations.
Last night, we had that surprise announcement from the US and Chinese that they would work together to tackle climate change.
While Boris Johnson and other politicians paint the big picture, the devil is as ever in the treaty detail – a “may” instead of a “must” could make or break whether the 1.5C target is achievable.
What are the crunch points in these sprawling negotiations, which have been described by one weary delegate as like playing three- dimensional chess with spaghetti?
This programme has learned that one campaigner who was accredited as an official observer got thrown out of a meeting involving the Chancellor Rishi Sunak – after treasury officials pointed her out to UN security guards, citing public order concerns.
Our Climate Reporter Simon Roach joined us from Glasgow.
There is a furious debate around the merits of carbon offsetting, which allows businesses to ostensibly cancel out their greenhouse gas emissions by buying carbon credits elsewhere.
Boris Johnson said he was cautiously optimistic about the progress made so far at COP26 – is it justified?
If the US, one of the world’s two biggest global emitters, is in danger of coming to Glasgow with little to put on the table, what about the other one China?