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  • Britain’s notoriously wet and cold climate is changing – you won’t like what replaces it, The Conversation (Aug 09, 2022)

July 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Climate change: UK sea level rise speeding up - Met Office, BBC News (Jul 28, 2022)
  • Britain is boiling – and the government wants to dramatically expand UK aviation, The Guardian (Jul 19, 2022) — Its ‘jet zero’ strategy relies on the invention of pie in the sky technologies to tackle dangerous airline emissions
  • Govt’s climate strategy deemed "unlawful" in historic ruling, Friends of the Earth (Jul 18, 2022) — Following victory in court, the government will now have to revise its climate strategy to show how key emissions reduction targets will be met.
  • Amazon's e-cargo bikes and walkers to eat into London carbon footprint, (Jul 04, 2022)

June 2022[edit | edit source]

  • UK government told to insulate more homes, BBC News (Jun 29, 2022) — Official advisors the Climate Change Committee say The UK government must drive down energy bills and reduce climate-warming emissions by insulating more homes.
  • Britain’s first wetland ‘super reserve’ offers boost to nature-based solutions to climate change, The Conversation (Jun 07, 2022)

May 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Five ways the new sustainability and climate change strategy for schools in England doesn’t match up to what young people actually want, The Conversation (May 04, 2022)
  • How are local councils tackling climate change?, BBC News (May 01, 2022)

April 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers, BBC News (Apr 28, 2022)
  • Extinction Rebellion scientists: why we glued ourselves to a government department, The Conversation (Apr 27, 2022)
  • Manningtree: The tiny town that dreams of saving the planet, BBC News (Apr 10, 2022)

March 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Islington Climate Emergency Centre – a movement is growing, (Mar 29, 2022) — "The science is clear. It's not those fighting to put food on the table who need to fix this mess, right? It's the high consuming communities, high consuming individuals who need to act furthest and fastest." Tom Bailey,
  • Why the government needs to make sure net zero is in local plans, CPRE (Mar 25, 2022)
  • Plum job: UK public asked to track fruit trees for climate study, (Mar 19, 2022)
  • Broad civil society coalition asks government to cut fossil fuels to also help with cost of living, (Mar 15, 2022) — 39 organisations spanning environmental campaigns, social justice and fuel poverty have written to the government calling for greater support for vulnerable households and for decarbonisation to help bolster the UKs energy security. The open letter, signed by groups ranging from Mums for Lungs, Environmental Justice Foundation, to Save the Children UK, calls on the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Business Secretary to ensure the upcoming energy independence plan tackles the climate emergency, gets the UK off gas, addresses air pollution, lowers bills and protects vulnerable households. “This is a fossil fuel crisis, and new fossil fuels from the likes of fracking or new North Sea oil and gas aren’t going to solve our problems." Rebecca Newsom, Greenpeace UK
  • UK ministers urged to promote e-bikes to tackle health and climate crises, (Mar 13, 2022)
  • UK not prepared for climate impacts, warns IPCC expert, (Mar 04, 2022)
  • Net Zero Strategy: legal challenge granted permission, Friends of the Earth (Mar 02, 2022)

February 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Building Community Action Through Climate Hubs, Transition Together (Feb 27, 2022) — guide to community-led climate hubs from Zero Carbon Guildford
  • Here’s how far people want the government to limit their freedoms for the sake of the planet – new research, The Conversation (Feb 17, 2022)
  • ‘The case of Bristol Airport exposes the gaping flaw in National Planning Guidance', (Feb 11, 2022)
  • New greenfield housing still designed around cars, report finds, BBC News (Feb 07, 2022)

November 2021[edit | edit source]

Just 124 people own most of England’s deep peat – its largest carbon store, Nov 15 [1] ...Land activism UK

October 2021[edit | edit source]

Electric boilers: a green alternative to heat pumps that no one is talking about, Oct 28 [2] ...Climate change solutions UK

The next chapter of Britain’s climate policy story will take place in the kitchen, Max Wakefield , Oct 25 [3]

If the UK assumed a "fair carbon budget", net zero by 2050 would bust it completely. We have to go “down the slide”, Oct 13 [4]

‘Overwhelming’ backing for strong climate action, UK study shows, Oct 12 [5]

September[edit | edit source]

Earth’s tipping points could be closer than we think. Our current plans won’t work, George Monbiot, Sep 9 [6] ...Climate news 2021

UK’s top climate adviser says criticism of net zero goal is ‘defeatist’, Sep 2 [7]

August[edit | edit source]

Why we built a Place-Based Carbon Calculator, Aug 25 [8]

July[edit | edit source]

UK already undergoing disruptive climate change, Jul 29 [9]

June[edit | edit source]

Kendal underlines the importance of community-led climate action, Jun 25 [10] ...Climate assemblies news and comment

Time is running out for realistic climate commitments, Climate Change Committee, Jun 24 [11]

Sustained reductions in emissions require sustained Government leadership, underpinned by a strong Net Zero Strategy:
  • A Net Zero Test would ensure that all Government policy, including planning decisions, is compatible with UK climate targets.
  • An ambitious Heat and Buildings Strategy, that works for consumers, is urgently needed.
  • Delayed plans on surface transport, aviation, hydrogen, biomass and food must be delivered.
  • Plans for the power sector, industrial decarbonisation, the North Sea, peat and energy from waste must be strengthened.
  • The big cross-cutting challenges of public engagement, fair funding and local delivery must be tackled.

May[edit | edit source]

NGOs must join the dots and back local action to create a decade of progress, Harriet Lamb, May 26 [12]

Net zero will mean breaking bad habits - more bluntly, "behaviour change". But can we break them in time? May 22 [13]

‘Love our bogs’: UK should harness all its landscapes in fight for climate – report, May 12 [14] ...Climate change solutions UK

Finally, a proper battle for the future of our countryside, Joss Garman, May 6 [15] ...Biodiversity UK news

April[edit | edit source]

UK to speed up target to cut carbon emissions, Apr 20 [16] The UK’s sixth Carbon Budget, 2033 to 2037, will incorporate the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions for the first time. [17]

World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem', Apr 13 [18]

March[edit | edit source]

Government has no climate change plan say MPs, Mar 5 [19]

February[edit | edit source]

Future generations bill sounds 'namby pamby' but it's start, says Lord Bird, Feb 20 [20]

Bringing Warwickshire's rural communities together to take action on climate change, Feb 18 [21] ...West Midlands

January[edit | edit source]

New Global Coalition launched to address impacts of Climate Change, Jan 25 [22] Developed by the UK in partnership with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the United Nations, this new Coalition will work to turn international political commitments made through the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience into on-the-ground support for vulnerable communities.

"There is no Planet B" has been updated, ready for the moment. And there may be some movement towards climate hope, Jan 22 [23]

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Authors Phil Green
Published 2021
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