Urgent appeal: demand stronger climate plans now
Over the past few weeks, the government has announced plans to set fire to several vital climate policies.
The government’s own climate advisors said its existing climate plans aren’t good enough. Now Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wants to weaken them further.
We need bold ambition and credible proposals. We need urgent and practical action on energy, transport and homes.
Your 5 minute Earth Edit
We dive into climate news and look at the hot topics in recent headlines.
In this episode of The Earth Edit, we unpack the King's Speech and announcement of even more fossil fuels, a new tactic to help people cut down on meat, and the sharp increase of jellyfish on UK shores. And to top it off we're looking at the band trying to offset tour emissions, putting the likes of Taylor Swift to shame.
Take 5 minutes and get your latest Earth Edit.
Fossil fuel sites revealed
We've mapped out the fossil fuel sites across England and Wales. 92 active oil and gas sites, with 279 operating wells between them, and 3 opencast coal mines.
Astonishingly there are 19 sites planning new activity. Bringing more oil, gas and coal out of the ground. This is totally incompatible with the UK's climate targets. We're fighting with local communities to challenge some of these decisions in court.
People want healthier and greener streets, for better health and better mood, but they often lack the time or skills to maintain planting.
That’s where a Postcode Gardener can help, employed to green up streets in one postcode area and bring neighbours together.
In partnership with The Co-operative Bank we're putting Postcode Gardeners in areas that need to be greened the most.
Be part of the change
Get your Bee Saver Kit today
Bees are vital to a healthy environment and healthy economy, pollinating the vast majority of plants we rely on for food. But changes in climate may be disrupting bees’ nesting behaviour and their emergence after winter. It also means some plants are now flowering at different times to when bees are normally active.
Order your Bee Saver Kit by Thursday 14 December to guarantee delivery for Christmas and receive everything you need to ensure bees have food from trees and plants all year round.
What we've achieved
We're the UK's largest grassroots network.
From our campaigners and lawyers to local groups and supporters, we push for change on causes that matter to you, like:
- Protecting your local area and making it more climate friendly.
- Taking government to court over projects that harm our environment.
- Fighting for environmental and social justice globally.