Mike Childs16 Nov 2021
In the run-up to and at the climate talks at COP26, there was an avalanche of pledges, promises and strategies – but do they add up? Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy & Research, gives his verdict.
Mike Childs24 Jun 2021
Parish and town councils may not be as powerful as local authorities but they can be a force for change in addressing the climate and nature emergency.
Mike Childs27 Jan 2021
Faster, deeper and fairer cuts to carbon emissions than those recommended by the Climate Change Committee are possible and necessary.
Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Senior Planner14 Jan 2021
Why proposed planning reforms are socially unjust and bad for climate change.
Sandra Bell08 Dec 2020
Sandra Bell explains why local council action is vital to achieving a green recovery and net zero, and why the government must give them greater support as recommended by the Climate Change Committee.
Mike Childs21 Apr 2020
Hydrogen fuel has long been hailed as the silver bullet that will free us from fossil fuels, but it's time for a reality check on its production and use in a low-carbon economy .
Mike Childs06 Mar 2020
We set ten tests for the Budget - just how well did the new Chancellor do?
Kierra Box, Trade campaigner06 Nov 2019
Kierra Box asks whether a net zero UK can save us from the climate emergency and also be fair to everyone.
03 Jun 2019
A recent ruling by a High Court judge has huge significance both for those fighting fracking applications and for planning authorities and communities looking to prepare climate-friendly, resilient plans and policies.
10 May 2019
The government is about to decide on planning permission for a coal mine at Druridge Bay. It must say no. We've already got more than enough coal for power generation.
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.
19 Mar 2019
Despite cutbacks there is still a lot local authorities can do on climate change
Mike Childs21 Feb 2019
The gas industry wants to increase the UK’s consumption of natural gas. And it's come up with a cunning plan.