Environmental Policies

Packham’s legal challenge over climate

Chris Packham's legal challenge

Chris Packham’s legal challenge over climate retreats is the latest action against the UK government. The broadcaster and environmental campaigner has filed a High Court challenge against Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to weaken key climate policies. Packham has applied for a judicial review of the government’s decision to ditch the timetable for phasing out …

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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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Councils Ranked on Net Zero Progress

Four years after councils started declaring climate emergencies, Climate Emergency UKhas found that the majority of UK councils are underperforming in their journey towards netzero. As the first organisation to assess all UK councils on their progress, ClimateEmergency UK found that only 41 councils in the UK scored 50% or more for their climateaction, the …

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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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