Climate change

Segregated cycleways and e-bikes - the future of urban travel

05 Apr 2019

A third of urban journeys could be by bike with investment in segregated cycleways and e-bikes

Why the UK should double forest area to curb climate change

29 Mar 2019

How more trees, woodlands and forests will support aims to help combat climate change, and protect and restore nature.

Making the polluter pay for the transition to net zero

24 Mar 2019

Should the fossil fuel industry fund the transition to zero carbon? In the UK they cause around £44 billion worth of damage each year.

33 actions local authorities can take on climate change

19 Mar 2019

Despite cutbacks there is still a lot local authorities can do on climate change

The opportunity costs of HS2

19 Mar 2019

HS2 is using money that's needed for buses, trams, walking, cycling and other railway projects if we are to beat climate change and cure commuter hell.

The wrong kind of transport spending - will the Chancellor rescue us?

Craig Bennett19 Mar 2019

How can the Chancellor's spending review save us from Chris Grayling's climate wrecking transport plans?

Transforming public transport

15 Feb 2019

Free bus travel should be offered in the UK to the under 30's as a stepping stone to free bus travel for all.

Planning for less car use

03 Feb 2019

Urban sprawl needs to be stopped. We need a diverse mix of new developments in existing urban areas with high quality public transport, cycling and walking.

More than electric cars

01 Feb 2019

Even a very rapid switch to electric cars will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough. In addition, traffic levels need to be reduced by at least 20%.

The future of heating

Mike Childs01 Aug 2018

The UK should use renewable energy to heat homes and businesses. It should do that through electric heating backed up by renewably-produced hydrogen.

A greener, healthier, cheaper, safer world

01 Jan 2015

Using the Global Calculator to put us on a pathway to curb dangerous levels of climate change.

A plan for clean British energy

14 Sep 20122.24 MB PDF file

Powering the UK with renewables – and without nuclear energy.

The impact of abolishing National Indicator 186

11 Feb 201145 kB PDF file

In 2010 the government abolished the National Performance Framework (NPF). We examine the impact on the ability of local authorities to cut carbon emissions.

Reckless gamblers

10 Dec 20101.65 MB PDF file

How political inaction is ramping up the risk of dangerous climate change.

A dangerous distraction

06 Jun 2009888 kB PDF file

Why offsetting is failing the climate and people: the evidence.