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  • Richest people in UK ‘use more energy flying’ than poorest do overall, (Dec 14, 2022) — The wealthiest people in the UK burn through more energy flying than the poorest use in every aspect of their lives, according to new research.

October 2022[edit | edit source]

  • To address climate change, lifestyles must change – but the government’s reluctance to help is holding us back., The Conversation (Oct 13, 2022) — “higher-income households which typically have a larger carbon footprint must take correspondingly larger steps to reduce their emissions”
  • Majority of UK supports these bold, transformative policies, Now Then (Oct 03, 2022) — The Common Ground found a progressive consensus in favour of climate action, rent controls and a Universal Basic Income, by Sam Gregory

August 2022[edit | edit source]

  • Britain’s wetlands are the key to saving us from drought, wildfires and even floods, The Guardian (Aug 12, 2022)
  • 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)

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