Politics

Will the next Prime Minister be good for the planet?

Published:  22 Jul 2022    |      5 minute read
After months of headlines and scandal, Boris Johnson is to step down as the Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader in September 2022. Political Affairs Manager Adam Barnett weighs up the climate credentials of the two candidates vying to replace him – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss – and offers his predictions on what to expect from each of our potential future leaders.

What does a Biden presidency mean for climate?

Published:  25 Nov 2020    |      Last updated:  20 Jan 2021    |      4 minute read
Donald Trump's final days in power marked an extraordinary new low in US politics. With the now twice impeached ex-President finally out of the White House, what does a Biden presidency mean for climate, anti-racism and international co-operation? Head of Politics, Dave Timms, assesses.

Government bailouts: put people and planet first

Published:  06 May 2020    |      4 minute read
Globally, COVID-19 has turned how our society works upside down, with massive impacts on health, jobs and how we live our lives. More and more people across the world are in financial and physical danger. As Rachel Kennerley explains, our government must make difficult decisions to help us recover both from the pandemic and from the climate crisis that we’re facing as well.

How do trade deals affect the environment?

Published:  24 Apr 2020    |      3 minute read
Government decisions impact upon the climate and ecological crises in multiple ways, and trade deals are one of them. From fair and sustainable supply chains to upholding high standards, campaigner Kierra Box explores what can be done to make trade deals environmentally friendly.