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Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Interview: What Caroline Lucas thinks about Brexit, the climate emergency and vegan sausage ...

Interview: What Caroline Lucas thinks about Brexit, the climate emergency and vegan sausage

With the general election campaign in full swing Caroline Lucas talks to ENDS about whether climate change can cut through the UK’s Brexit obsession, the end of fracking and charting a course through... Read more

Environmental Law

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Tim Crosland on why green NGOs have 'lost their way' ...

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Tim Crosland on why green NGOs have 'lost their way'

More has been achieved by Extinction Rebellion in the 18 months since its founders first gathered than in three decades of campaigning by environmental organisations, says Tim Crosland, a coordinator... Read more

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Environmental Politics

Government advisers launch call for evidence on sixth carbon budget

The independent Committee on Climate Change has launched a call for evidence to inform its advice to the government on the sixth carbon budget, which is due to be published in September 2020

Global negotiations

Johnson must challenge Trump’s ‘reckless approach’ to climate change, researchers say

A group of 350 climate change researchers have called on prime minister Boris Johnson to 'challenge robustly' US president Donald Trump about his 'reckless approach' to the issue when he visits the UK next week

Environmental Politics

HS2, rewilding and climate crime: party leaders clash in first-ever climate debate

Leaders of the Greens, Labour, Scottish Nationalists, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru fought for the environmental high ground at the first ever televised electoral climate debate last night

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

General election: Conservative manifesto offers few green surprises

The Conservative Party has launched its election manifesto with a renewed commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a pledge to invest substantially less public money in renewables and energy efficiency than its electoral rivals

Analysis

Environmental Law

6 of industry’s greatest environmental challenges

6 of industry’s greatest environmental challenges

Corporate adaptation to climate change, toxics in the supply chain, particulate air pollution and decarbonising cement and steel are among ENDS’ list of industry’s biggest green challenges

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

General election: What’s on the green agenda?

With the general election campaign now gearing up, the UK’s main parties are already unveiling eye-catching pledges to capitalise on the surge in public concern around climate change and environmental issues. Simon Pickstone investigates whether green issues are set to take centre stage

Climate change

Fact checker: Will Drax's gas conversion blow the UK’s carbon budget?

Replacing Drax’s two remaining coal units with four natural gas turbines “is asking the public to face a carbon budget blowout”, according to ClientEarth

Editor's Pick

10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

The Committee on Climate Change has criticised the government over its failure to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change, recommending it step up action on land and water management. Here’s what you need to know about the committee’s concerns and Whitehall’s response

Environmental Politics

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

The government wants to lead the world on climate action and attract younger voters, but competing forces within the party will not make the transition a simple one. Simon Pickstone reports

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