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5 things you need to know about the climate talks, COP21

1.  What is COP21?Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (‘COP21′, as it’s known). They’re meeting in Paris to try and agree a global legally binding climate treaty.
Fran G - 9 November, 2015 - 16:24 - Comments

Britain’s leading firms have a suggestion for Cameron’s Paris speech

With global climate talks set to being in Paris next week, David Cameron's speech writers must have spent a few sleepless nights thinking of what the prime minister could say as he stands up in front of his fellow world leaders on Monday.
Stefano Gelmini - 28 November, 2015 - 12:49 - Comments

New petition: Government must respect Lancashire council's decision to say no to fracking

You might have heard today that the government has announced it will 'call in' the decision over fracking in Lancashire. What this means is that, depsite Lancashire county council voting against the shale gas industry back in June, the government now intends to have the final say.
Richard Casson - 27 November, 2015 - 18:27 - Comments

8 ideas for replacing coal power and keeping the lights on - without trashing the planet

With the UK set to wean itself off coal power over the next decade, what will take its place to keep the lights on?
Richard Casson - 24 November, 2015 - 18:36 - Comments
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are taken to safety

Climate stories: environment, colonial legacies and systemic change

Guest blogger Anna Lau reflects on how a failure of UN negotiations (and the Northern environmental movement more widely) to address the legacy of colonialism will hinder our ability to take meaningful action against climate change.
Anna Lau - 23 November, 2015 - 17:27 - Comments

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