Climate Crisis

Marching to Restore Nature

Marching to Restore Nature

Marching to restore nature is the focus of environmental campaigners “biggest march” to save the natural world and protest for urgent political action to “restore nature now.” Extinction Rebellion (XR), The Wildlife Trusts, WWF, UK Youth for Nature, the Woodland Trust and more will unite on the streets of central London from 12 noon on …

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Opportunity lost at COP28

Opportunity lost

Despite an 13th hour deal calling on all countries to move away from using fossil fuels, has there been an opportunity lost at COP28? The deal recognises the need for deep, rapid and sustained reductions if humanity is to limit temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Whilst welcomed by some governments, many don’t think …

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COP28: Now We Rise

COP28 Now We Rise

COP28: Now We Rise saw Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) members attending our Green Café meeting on Saturday 9 December (pictured) marking a Day of Action for Climate Justice, along with others across the UK and Globe. COP28 Now We Rise was called by the Climate Justice Coalition to coincide with the last three days …

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From global to local: making a difference to tackle climate change

Barry White From global to local: making a difference to tackle climate change and raising raising awareness, is key in campaigning on the climate emergency. David Howlett (pictured)who lives in Malham and works for the UN Climate Change High Level Champions, explained tothe 11 November Green Café meeting in Settle held by ACE (Action on ClimateEmergency) the …

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Stopping Rosebank – the campaign continues

Rosebank approved

Freya, Friends of the Earth Scotland Stopping Rosebank – the campaign continues. In September the UK Government approved the Rosebank oil field. But the fight doesn’t end here. As we reported at this web site on 17 October, a petition was launched for stopping Rosebank. Friends of the Earth Scotland believe that by giving Rosebank the …

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Unwinding Labour’s new green prosperity plan

Barry White – a personal comment piece Just where are we on Labour’s commitments to create a new green deal to make Britain aclean energy superpower? Writing in The Observer on 25 June Andrew Rawnsley its ChiefPolitical Commentator commented: “….Talking is a whole lot easier than doing. When thecrunch comes, when a Labour cabinet faces the horribly …

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Petition to Stop Rosebank Oil Field

A petition to Stop Rosebank oil field has been launched by Change.org and sponsored by Stop Rosebank, calling on Equinor and its owner the Norwegian Government to stop Rosebank and all new oil and gas fields, following the UK government’s approval in September for the project. The oil giant Equinor, which is majority-owned by the …

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Climate activists to take government to court over net zero retreats

Climate activists to take government to court

Barry White Climate activists to take government to court over net zero retreats as campaign groups have confirmed they are mounting further legal action in the High Court next February against the government, following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement last month that he is watering down key climate policies. The groups, Client Earth, Friends of …

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Is the Government’s Retreat on Climate Targets Electoral Opportunism?

A personal comment piece from Barry White In the run up to the Conservative party conference in Manchester this week, we have been bombarded with a series of policies aimed at diverting attention away from the government’s failed economic policies and the cost of living crisis by offering a number of contentious measures which they …

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Net Zero or Not Zero?

Following Rishi Sunak’s retreat on the government’s net zero policies this week, we wrote to our local MP, Julian Smith. See below, followed by Mr Smith’s reply. To Mr Smith We ask you to press the Prime Minister to reconsider his new net zero policies announced on Wednesday 20th September. We also note your uncritical …

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