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24th November 2020

Zero-C launches campaign

SIGN DECLARATION Most people in most countries now accept that climate change is real, dangerous and man-made. Most governments are signed up to the Paris agreement and even the most glaring exception to that is now returning to the fold. And our industries, too, are finally getting a sense of urgency and have plans to…

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This article comes from a centre-right website CapX which… was founded to make the case for popular capitalism: now more than ever, it is vital that the case is made for markets, innovation and competition, and for policies that deliver for the masses as well as the elites. To that end, our team monitors thousands…

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The pressure is on….Useful article from The Independent, (15/11/20). Government climate adviser urges Boris Johnson to act now to be ‘credible’ on crisis ‘What we’ll be looking for is firm commitments for immediate action on the central issues which really have to be dealt with at once,’ says Lord Deben Ashley [email protected],Daisy [email protected] Boris Johnson must…

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Abridged text of an article in yesterday’s Guardian… Boris Johnson will promise to power every home in the UK with offshore wind energy within a decade, pledging to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth. In a speech to the virtual Conservative party conference on Tuesday, he will say that the government will…

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Making fossil fuels more expensive can look like a difficult and unpopular decision for the government to have to make, but it will be necessary if we are to get rid of the worst offenders of greenhouse gas emissions and fix climate chaos. At our September 2020 monthly online meeting, Josh Burke (London School of…

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Two years on from Greta Thunberg’s first solo school strike for the climate, in an interview with the Guardian Greta says the world has wasted the time by failing to take the necessary action on the crisis. .. “Looking back [over two years], a lot has happened. Many millions have taken to the streets ……

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Now or never…. 100 prominent international economists have written and signed a hard hitting letter (published on 4th August in the Guardian and elsewhere) arguing that…. From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from extreme inequality to ecological collapse, our world is facing dire and deeply interconnected emergencies. But as much as the present moment…