‘Key moment’ on climate emergency says report

Barry White

A new UN report says that while many of the impacts of global warming are irreversible there is still a brief window of time to avoid the very worst. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that humans and nature are being pushed beyond their abilities to adapt,

Over 40% of the world’s population are “highly vulnerable” to climate, the study finds but if the rise in temperatures is kept below 1.5C, it would reduce projected losses.

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From land grab to soil grab – the new business of carbon farming


The world’s largest agrochemical companies are pushing ahead with carbon credit programmes to enhance their power in the food system and enable big oil, food and tech corporations to avoid cuts to their emissions. This massive soil grab is based on faulty carbon sequestration schemes that undermine real climate solutions and reinforce a model of industrial agriculture and food that erodes soils and is responsible for over a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Developing a community-led response to the climate crisis

IPPR North

Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North and partner Scottish Power at this webinar to launch a report ( https://www.ippr.org/research/publications/net-zero-places) on Net zero places and developing a community-led response to the climate crisis,  Monday 7 March between 15:00-16:00 via Zoom.  The transition to net zero will have an impact on all aspects of our lives. To ensure that we deliver a just transition and seize the opportunity, communities must be at the heart of the transition.

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New arguments to be made on planned Cumbrian coal mine

Barry White

Friends of the Earth says it aims to present new arguments to a planning inspector who oversaw an inquiry into proposals to open a deep coal mine south of Whitehaven in Cumbria. They believe that a recent ruling by Court of Appeal judges relating to an oil well in Surrey might have implications for the planned Cumbrian mine.

A spokesman said a lawyer aimed to write to an inspector who oversaw a planning inquiry into the mine proposal, spelling out the implications of the appeal ruling. He said the mine planning inquiry had been staged in September – and the inspector had yet to make a recommendation

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