Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Harvard Economist Blasts UK Treasury Climate Modelling

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Economic modelling used by the UK Treasury to assess the costs of action on climate change is deeply flawed, warns renowned Harvard economist, Dr Frank Ackerman, in a new report published today (Wednesday 30 April 2014). (more…)

Smog, is it the Next Climate Change Tax Target?

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Just as the seeds of doubt were being sown in the minds of the public over the causes of climate change, or whether it was really happening, along comes a new ‘threat’ – never ending smog. (more…)

IPCC Climate Report: Climate change is here and we need to act now

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report’s stark warnings of the dire consequences of our continuing failure to tackle climate change on planet and people must act as a wake-up call (more…)

England's Most Deprived Areas Three Times More Likely To Have Been Flooded Than Most Well-Off

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Oxfam urges action to protect poorest as analysis reveals world woefully unprepared for climate change

The most deprived English neighbourhoods have been 3.5 times more vulnerable to flooding than the most well-off over the past quarter of a century (more…)

Budget 2014: It's Dirty Business As Usual Says Friends of the Earth

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Commenting on the Chancellor’s annual Budget today [Wednesday 19 March 2014], Friends of the Earth Economics Campaigner, David Powell said: (more…)

Move your Money out of Climate Change Banks

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Move your Money, the movement for better banking, is encouraging people to move their money out of banks that fund climate change. For Climate Week, supported by over 180 other organisations, the campaign is highlighting the role of Britain’s top five banks in the fossil fuel industry (more…)

Flood Campaigners Present Owen Paterson With Wellies and Flippers

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

As the Prime Minister’s record on climate change came under fire today, representatives of flooded communities and climate change campaigners today delivered a ‘climate change survival kit’ consisting of wellington boots, a snorkel and flippers to his Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. (more…)

Green Party calls for urgent inquiry into scale of cuts to DEFRA and Environment Agency

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The Green Party has today called for an urgent inquiry into exactly what the scale of cuts has been to both DEFRA and the Environment Agency. (more…)

Planning For Flooding And Resilient Communities

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)[1], has responded to the Prime Minister's commitment to respond by the end of the month on the capability of the nation's flood defences (more…)

Storm-Damaged Paterson is Undermining Govt Credibility says Friends of the Earth

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The performance of Owen Paterson, the increasingly beleaguered Environment Secretary, raises serious questions about the Government's ability to tackle flooding and climate change and defend our environment (more…)

TUC: Climate Change Commitments Are Under Threat

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Government commitments to tackle climate change are under threat at home and abroad following the successful blocking of moves to reduce carbon emissions in Warsaw and the news the Prime Minister has told aides (more…)

Government To Deliver Record Investment In Energy Infrastructure By 2020

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

• The UK Government says it is on track to reduce emissions by 34% by 2020 as a result of its reforms to move to a low-carbon economy (more…)

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