I’ve never really thought of myself as much of a rebel, so why on earth did I find myself, dressed in my best suit after a meeting in the City, sitting in the middle of the road at Trafalgar Square? That was also the question a TV crew put to me. I answered to the camera after only the briefest moment of reflection; we have done more damage to nature in knowledge of all the facts over the past 30 years, than ever we did in ignorance over the centuries before. Which tells me that facts alone won’t suffice. We have to engage in new ways to change hearts and minds, which is... Read more
Millions of people around the world held a global climate strike on Friday, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg.
Protesters across continents waved placards and chanted slogans in what could be the biggest ever demonstration over global warming caused by humans.
"Our house is on fire", Ms Thunberg said at a rally. "We will not just stand aside and watch." Read more
The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency. Read more
Lawyers from ClientEarth are putting 100 local authorities across England on notice, warning them that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.
Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth's London office are writing to each local authority that is currently developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set evidence-based carbon reduction targets and ensure these targets are then central to their new planning policy. Read more
A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that there is a risk of Earth entering “Hothouse Earth” conditions where the climate in the long term will stabilize at a global average of 4-5°C higher than pre-industrial temperatures and sea level 10-60 m higher than today. The report highlights that, even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of Earth entering what the scientists call “Hothouse Earth” conditions. Read more
Out now! The LSA Annual Report 2018 is now available to download (see menu item). As well as LSA highlights for the past year, this year's report contains a summary of the carbon footprint results of a record 59 reporting firms. The Annex to the report contains the individual footprints of each reporting firm. An exclusive detailed benchmark report, showing a comparison of each firm's performance in each aspect of the carbon footprint, will be available to LSA members from 18 June. Read more
Artist and environmentalist Michael Pinsky talks to the LSA about his amazing and educational Pollution Pods installation - part of a larger project called CLIMART which investigates whether art can change peoples perception of climate change and air pollution. Find out what it takes to change how people respond to this issue. Read more