Craven Council by-election – candidates quizzed on the climate emergency

Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle and area has written to the three candidates standing in the Penyghent ward by-election for the vacancy on Craven District Council. ACE is seeking their views on what they would do about the climate emergency if elected on 6 May.

The candidates have been asked five questions, details of which are set out below. They have been asked to reply to the questions by 12 noon, Thursday 29 April. Responses will be posted on this web site. Continue reading “Craven Council by-election – candidates quizzed on the climate emergency”

Webinar: Planet on fire with Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton



 The Institute for Public Policy Research IPPR is delighted to host a webinar to mark the launch of a new book; Planet on fire: A manifesto for the age of environmental breakdown by Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton. This will take place on Tuesday 27th April at 16.30-18.00 (GMT) via Zoom.

In the age of environmental breakdown, the political status quo is struggling to adequately respond to the devastating and inequitably distributed consequences of the environmental emergency. We urgently need an alternative to bring about the rapid transformation of our social and economic systems. As we rebuild our lives in the wake of Covid-19 and face the challenges of ecological disaster, how can we bring into being a world fit for life? Planet on Fire offers a detailed and achievable manifesto for a new politics capable of tackling environmental breakdown.

This event will feature a discussion with the two authors chaired by Fatima-Zahra Ibrahim, founder and co-executive director of Green New Deal UK.

Please register for your place using the link below. Joining instructions will be shared following registration.



Registered attendees will receive an exclusive 50% off discount link to purchase the book.


Mathew Lawrence is founder and director of the think tank Common Wealth. Laurie Laybourn-Langton is an associate fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and a visiting fellow at the Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter.




If there is anything we can do to make this event more accessible to you, please do let us know. For enquiries regarding the event, please contact



Take action – Forests are not fuel

The UK’s single largest carbon emitter and the world’s biggest tree burner, Drax Plc, is planning to hold its Annual General Meeting in Northampton on the day before #EarthDay2021 at 11.30am on 21 April 2021. According to Biofuelwatch Drax Power Station burns pellets made from around 14 million tonnes of trees every year, and much of this wood is sourced from threatened forests in the Southern US, Canada and Estonia.

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An introduction to woodland creation – online talk with Will Richardson

This webinar will provide a basic introduction to woodland creation, following the key principles of the UK Forestry Standard. Introductions to the key issues of soils, moisture regimes, water, site and species selection, design, pests and diseases, climate resilience and after care will be covered. To book your place for this talk (booking essential) on Tuesday 20 April from 7.00pm – 8.30pm –please register via Eventbrite here

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This workshop is being delivered for free as part of Together for Trees, a project that is bringing people together to create new native woodlands, hedgerows and landscape trees.

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