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30 06 2020 | 08:34

Greta Thunberg hits out at leaders who use her fame to 'look good'.

Climate change campaigner said after UN summit, Angela Merkel queued up for a selfie. Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has hit out at world leaders for wanting to be pictured with her to “…

29 06 2020 | 07:53

Extinction Rebellion activists launch UK Beyond Politics party by stealing food.

Robin Hood-style shoplifting session at London supermarket ‘because poverty sucks’ A new political party was launched in London on Thursday by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion, who…

29 06 2020 | 07:45

Government climate advisers running scared of change, says leading scientist.

Rapid transformation needed, Kevin Anderson says, particularly in lifestyles of rich. Kevin Anderson, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, had a familiar reaction to the latest report from…

29 06 2020 | 07:40

Committee on Climate Change (CCC): COVID-19 can be a historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that ministers must seize the opportunity to tackle climate change by implementing adequate schemes in the governments COVID-19 economic recovery scheme.…

29 06 2020 | 07:35

Climate Assembly UK say steps to aid economic recovery should drive progress to net zero target.

An overwhelming majority of Climate Assembly UK members say Government, employers and others should support changes to the economy and lifestyles which help achieve the UK’s net zero emissions target…

29 06 2020 | 07:34

Car industry gets £73.5 million investment to promote a green economic recovery.

Government grants will contribute to the recovery of the automotive sector and the UK economy, cutting carbon emissions, and safeguarding more than 14,000 jobs. Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi…

29 06 2020 | 07:32

Covid-19, UK tax policy and climate change.

With business leaders calling on the UK government for a 'green recovery' from Covid-19, it is time to rethink our tax system to make it green at its core. Rather than layering the tax code with…

29 06 2020 | 07:06

Climate Assembly: 79% of Brits want Covid-19 recovery package tied to net-zero.

A survey of the members of the UK's Climate Assembly, who were chosen to resemble the national population in terms of both social demographics and views on environmental issues, found that almost…

24 06 2020 | 08:19

LCAW 2020: Harnessing the power of London for global climate action.

July marks the return of London Climate Action Week and the 2nd edition of the Climate Innovation Forum - the largest multi-stakeholder platform designed to advance the UK’s low carbon economy.…

22 06 2020 | 07:57

Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery

Exclusive: project will store renewable energy and reduce climate-heating emissions Construction is beginning on the world’s largest liquid air battery, which will store renewable electricity and…

18 06 2020 | 07:34

Emissions from 13 dairy firms match those of entire UK, says report.

Exclusive: Milk giants’ climate impact rising and production caps needed, say researchers. The biggest dairy companies in the world have the same combined greenhouse gas emissions as the UK, the…

17 06 2020 | 06:59

Green recovery could create over a million new jobs in the UK by 2050

New report from the Local Government Association argues skills development and investment could help put UK on track for net zero emissions while creating a post-coronavirus job boom. The Local…

14 06 2020 | 14:50

Boris Johnson's US trade deal will make Britain a paradise for disaster capitalists.

Chlorinated chicken is just the start. The government intends to rip up food standards, public services and public protections

14 06 2020 | 14:41

Over 150 organisations urge UK Government to align with SDGs to build back better.

UN Global Compact and UKSSD call on UK Prime Minster Boris Johnson to build back better after COVID-19. In a letter coordinated by the UN Global Compact Network UK and UKSSD, leaders of over 150…

14 06 2020 | 14:09

Supertrawlers ‘making a mockery’ of UK’s protected seas.

Vast vessels spent almost 3,000 hours fishing in officially protected areas in 2019. Supertrawlers spent almost 3,000 hours fishing in UK marine protected areas in 2019, making “a mockery of the…

13 06 2020 | 09:27

Sunny coverage of UK heatwaves forgets risks, say climate experts.

The public is being lulled into a false sense of security about the UK’s increasingly extreme weather patterns by news and weather reports that present long, hot, dry spells as good news, according…

13 06 2020 | 09:23

UK car industry pushes for scrappage scheme to help buy new petrol and diesel vehicles.

Exclusive: lobby wants £1.5bn scheme to jump-start sector despite clean fuel pledges The UK automotive industry has been in confidential talks with the government over a possible £1.5bn scrappage…

13 06 2020 | 08:55

Omission of air pollution from report on Covid-19 and race ‘astonishing’.

Failure to consider dirty air as a factor in higher death toll among ethnic minorities wholly irresponsible, say critics. The failure to consider air pollution as a factor in the higher rates of…

10 06 2020 | 07:20

Covid-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans.

The failure of governments and central banks to set out a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis is threatening to derail vital UN climate talks aimed at staving off global catastrophe,…

31 05 2020 | 08:46

UK approval for biggest gas power station in Europe ruled legal.

High court rejects challenge after ministers overruled climate objections of planning officials. The UK government’s approval of a large new gas-fired power plant has been ruled legal by the high…