Climate change

Getting the Department for Transport on the right track

24 May 2019

A damning indictment of the failure of the Department for Transport to give proper regard to the Climate Change Act.

Policy changes needed to enable local authorities in England to deliver on climate change

22 May 2019

Local authorities can take some action on climate change but they could do so much more if the government empowered and enabled them.

Aviation and climate change: our position

21 May 2019

Emissions from aviation continue to grow but need to fall. There are no technical fixes. Instead we need to curb frequent flying and stop airport expansion.

Climate emergency: what's the plan?

Mike Childs17 May 2019External link

We know about the dangers of hitting 1.5°C of global warming. We also know we’re on course for over 3°C. So what’s the plan?

Sea Change: Climate emergency, jobs and the managed phase-out of UK oil and gas extraction

Friends of the Earth Scotland15 May 2019External link

Sea Change reveals, for the first time, the climate impact of North Sea oil and gas extraction urging the governments to prioritise a job-creating energy transition.

Why is net zero-greenhouse gases by 2050 dangerous?

Mike Childs02 May 2019

The Committee on Climate Change says the UK should now aim for 'net zero' greenhouse gases by 2050. Much faster cuts are needed to avoid playing Russian roulette with the planet.

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.

Fracking and earthquakes: why regulations must not be weakened

19 Mar 2019

The fracking industry is demanding that the government weakens earthquake regulations, The regulations, designed to protect local people and the environment, are an important safeguard on an industry that last year caused 57 earthquakes while fracking a single well.

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 Chancellor needs to sort out transport spending mess

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.