Stories

Is the government’s 10-point climate plan good enough?

18 Nov 2020     |       5 minute read
The government has published its “10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.” But is it ambitious enough to tackle the climate emergency? Head of Policy Mike Childs scrutinises the latest announcement to uncover what’s new and what's been forgotten.

Community fight against coal in Cumbria 

23 Sep 2020     |     Eoin Redahan     |       3 minute read
West Cumbria will be home to the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years, despite the valiant efforts of a teenager and her Climate Action group. But these campaigners will keep fighting this short-sighted decision.

5 ways transport could change after COVID-19

27 May 2020     |     Eoin Redahan     |       4 minute read
Coronavirus has impacted all aspects of our lives, including the way we travel. But once the pandemic is over, are there ways we can improve our transport systems and make sustainable travel accessible and safe for all?

Government bailouts: put people and planet first

06 May 2020     |       4 minute read
Globally, COVID-19 has turned how our society works upside down, with massive impacts on health, jobs and how we live our lives. More and more people across the world are in financial and physical danger. As Rachel Kennerley explains, our government must make difficult decisions to help us recover both from the pandemic and from the climate crisis that we’re facing as well.

Post coronavirus: the future is what we build together

29 Apr 2020     |       3 minute read
Community action has been at the heart of how we’ve faced the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s how we’ll deal with the climate crisis too. Director of Engagement Maria Castellina reflects on the health crisis, and what we might hope for once the lockdown is lifted.

Communities fighting climate breakdown

29 Apr 2020     |     Eoin Redahan     |       4 minute read
In just one year Climate Action groups have convinced councils to declare climate emergencies, lobbied for change at a local level, and brought communities together. Could your community do something similar?