New report on a framework for climate and just transaction at work

Barry White

The Greener Jobs Alliance (GJA) is an organisation of trade unions, student organisations, campaigning groups and a policy think tank. It campaigns around the issue of jobs and the skills needed to transition to a low-carbon economy. The founding members of the GJA are the University and College Union (UCU), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, National Union of Students (NUS), People & Planet, and the Institute of Public Policy Research.

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Biggest shake-up of planning laws for 70 years to be abandoned?

Barry White

Today’s Times front page reports that the government is set to ‘abandon’ its damaging proposals to deregulate the planning system see: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/29c81fb8-126d-11ec-86b8-9dcf48a101ba?shareToken=690bf04257ec02a1c4c96007a7012b99 . This was later reinforced by reports in the Guardian see: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/11/ministers-to-ditch-overhaul-of-planning-laws-after-criticism and the Daily Mail see: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9979509/Biggest-change-planning-laws-Second-World-War-DROPPED-Ministers.html

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What is Agroecology, why is it important in debates about sustainable food, farming, and land use?

Barry White

The following summary of an article “Agroecology.” was published on 31 August 2021 by Pimbert, M.P., Moeller, N.I., Singh, J., and Anderson, C.R. in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2018— at https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.013.298

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Everything you need to know about the COP26 climate conference

Greenpeace

As climate change continues to worsen with more and more heatwaves, fires and floods, Greenpeace asks what are world leaders looking to achieve at the COP26 in November this year?

This November, the UK will host world leaders in Glasgow at the 26th UN Climate Summit – also known as COP26. This is one of the biggest global meetings dedicated to tackling the climate crisis. But what is it all about? Let’s unpack it!

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