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EU Must Ratify Paris Agreement According To European Parliament’s Environment Commitee

The EU must ratify the Paris Agreement before the year is up and call for a change to its 2030 climate target in 2018, the European Parliament Environment Committee has voted on the upcoming COP22. In reaction to this, Ulriikka Aarnio, International Climate Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network...


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UK Adoption Of Low Emissions Buses Celebrated By LowCVP

An initiative by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) means the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community will be transported in some of the newest examples of low emission bus technology which are now being used by UK operators. Eight vehicles, exciting examples of...


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Recommendations For Flood Review Is ‘A Wash-out’ Claim Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth campaigner, Guy Shrubsole, has responded to the National Flood Resilience Review published today by the government. He said: “This review suggests a sea-change in government understanding of floods, but its recommendations are a wash-out. “£12.5m for temporary flood defences is a drop in the ocean...


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Are Flies and Earthworms Next After Badger Cull, MPs Tell Minister

The Humane Society International UK, in response to the debate at Westminster Hall on the badger cull and bovine TB, has criticised the government for ignoring scientific evidence against culling badgers as a method for eradicating bTB. The organisation argues that, despite opposition to the cull from animal welfare campaigners,...


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IUCN Red List To Reclassify Giant Panda

Iain Valentine, Director of Giant Pandas at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has released a statement regarding the reclassification. He stated: “RZSS is delighted to see the giant panda reclassified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, from its previous status of Endangered. This is testament to benefits...


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New Measure For Climate And Air Pollution Measures Welcomed

Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, has responded to the publication of the Programme for Government. He said: “It is quite right that the new Climate Bill is one of the early priorities of this government. Nicola Sturgeon’s strong words on the need for action on...


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Labour Leader Must Do More But Commitment From Corbyn Welcomed

CEO of environmental lawyers ClientEarth, James Thornton,  has called on the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn to go further, but has welcomed his commitment: “I’m pleased to hear Jeremy Corbyn declaring his commitment to implementing EU environmental protections – something that Theresa May’s cabinet has so far failed to do....


Air Pollution & Climate Injustice Must Be Highlighted : Friends Of The Earth React To Protest

Air Pollution & Climate Injustice Must Be Highlighted : Friends Of The Earth React To Protest

Friends of the Earth say that we must recognise environmental injustices in the black community highlighted by Black Lives Matter UK protest. A City Airport protest today (6 September) by Black Lives Matter UK has rightly shone a light on the injustice of the disproportionate impact of the air pollution crisis on...


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Jobs Created With New Offshore Wind Farm

Government’s approval of east coast offshore wind farm infrastructure creates opportunities for UK jobs RenewableUK is highlighting the potential for job creation throughout the UK, following today’s decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, to grant consent for the electrical infrastructure for...


Climate Change : US And China Make It To The Front Of The Class

IIED Comment On Ratification Of Paris Agreement By US And China

Camilla Toulmin, Senior fellow, Climate Change, at the IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) has responded to the news that China and the US are moving to ratify the Paris climate change agreement with the following statements: “That two of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are moving...


Climate Change : US And China Make It To The Front Of The Class

Climate Change : US And China Make It To The Front Of The Class

The announcement from the US and China that they will ratify the Paris Agreement has been strongly welcomed by Christian Aid. Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advisor, said: “This marks the moment the two biggest economies throw their weight behind the Paris Agreement. It means the deal, agreed...


Climate Finance Reform Key To Delivering On Paris Agreement

Climate Finance Reform Key To Delivering On Paris Agreement

Financing mechanisms must be fit for purpose in order to meet the pledges to protect forests made at World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. Honolulu, 5th September 2016 – Only by re-designing climate financing can the commitments made in Paris at COP21 in December 2015 be realised, according to Indonesia’s Asia Pulp...


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New Website Launched To Expose Global Protected Area Abuses

The 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress was held in Hawaii and brought together 500 conservation organisations, with that comes a new website which exposes the dark side of national parks and the abuses carried out in the name of habitat protection launched by environmental writer and researcher, Chris Lang.  Featuring a...


Failure To Agree On Phase-Out Date Of Fossil Fuel Subsidies From G20 Leaders

Failure To Agree On Phase-Out Date Of Fossil Fuel Subsidies From G20 Leaders

The leaders of the world’s largest economies came together for the summit in Hangzhou, China and climate change was at the top of the agenda. However communications released today lack a deadline for phasing out subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.   Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe calls upon Germany,...


Greenpeace Respond To G20 Concluding In China

Greenpeace Respond To G20 Concluding In China

Greenpeace is encouraging the G20 governments to bring the Paris Agreement into fruition this year. The Hangzhou G20 communication issued today brings climate change to the centre stage of the global political agenda and sends a strong signal for all nations to join the Paris Agreement as soon as...