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April 2020

Live Webinar hosted by Planet Pod

Special Guest guests Isabella Tree, Clare Brook and Juliet Davenport. We will discuss the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the planet. Going live at 2:30pm (BST) Wednesday 22nd April Read more


March 2020

Why action on carbon can work

A recent study published in the journal Nature highlights that international cooperation on ozone-depleting chemicals is helping to return the southern jet stream to a normal state. This reinforces the scientific view that human action can halt global heating. Read more




January 2020

£30bn pension partnership aligns with Paris Agreement

Brunel Pension Partnership, one of the UK's eight local government pension fund pools which holds around £30bn of assets, has set out an aggressive new climate policy promising to align its holdings with the goals of the Paris Agreement and lean heavily on asset managers to do the same. Read more


December 2019

Massive growth in UK energy storage capacity

The UK’s energy storage sector is enjoying rapid growth, as the roll out of the smart grid technologies that are seen as essential to the development of a cleaner and more flexible energy system continues to outstrip expectations. Trade body RenewableUK’s recent report providers data showing that the cumulative capacity of planning applications for battery […] Read more


October 2019

XR not always what you expect!

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


September 2019

Millions join global Climate Strikes

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


September 2019

UK to host COP26

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


September 2019

Lawyers put local authorities on notice over climate inaction

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