A new study shows that 17 billion life years could be saved if air pollution was reduced to WHO standards, but there’s only one way to do it – ending the system that pollutes the world in the name of profit.
The government’s latest transport plan relies on new technologies to make how we travel today carbon neutral – but what we really need is to make climate-friendly systems like rail faster and more affordable.
Labour’s new Shadow Minister for Nature, Water, and Flooding brief is an opportunity to push radical policies – from the Green New Deal to land reform to rewilding – that both protect the natural world and make it accessible for all.
Earlier this month, Ella Kissi-Debrah became the first British person to have air pollution recorded as a cause of death – but she won’t be the last. In poorer urban communities, it is increasingly a matter of life and death.
The coronavirus crisis has seen many more people holiday at home this year, but vast private estates mean that only 8% of land in England is accessible – it’s time to fight for our right to roam.
The Tory government is trying to furnish its green credentials – but beneath the spin its response to the climate crisis is characterised by weak targets, insufficient funding and contradictory policies.
After the coronavirus crisis, the climate emergency looms on the horizon. There’s only one way to respond to the social and economic challenges posed by both – invest in a just transition and a green jobs programme.
Far from fixing Britain’s broken transport system, the Tories’ much-vaunted ‘transport revolution’ doesn’t even cover their own cuts – and falls miles short of the transformation the country needs.