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Windows were smashed at Barclays headquarters this week by climate activists who urged the bank to cut its climate destructive investments. Last week campaigners painted the Bank of England (BoE) black in a bid to raise the alarm on the institution’s funding of Big Oil. Where money goes within the City is under more scrutiny [...]
Barclays has responded to the protests outside their London headquarters this morning, urging Extinction Rebellion to halt any “criminal damage to our facilities and [putting] people’s safety at risk.” Climate change protestors broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in Canary Wharf earlier earlier this morning. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group reportedly [...]
The government has denied reports today that the UN Cop26 climate summit in the UK could be postponed past November. A report from Sky News today suggested that Boris Johnson was trying to keep the Glasgow summit on-track for November, but that options were being considered to postpone it or conduct it virtually in the [...]
Politicians and scientists from around the world will gather in Edinburgh later this year for a four-day TED summit to discuss solutions to climate change. The Countdown Summit aims to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and work towards reaching net-zero by 2050. TED and Future Stewards launched [...]
Plastic is the much-maligned detritus of modern living. It is the broken toy, the used carrier bag and the surgical face mask polluting our streets, streams and oceans, which countless recycling schemes and beach cleans have failed to tackle. With the right backing, plastic can become a force for good as a valuable re-usable commodity. [...]
It is the lines of the hapless but heroic Ted Hastings, in Line of Duty, which so often steal the show. Hastings’ common refrain “now we’re sucking diesel” should set the scene for COP 26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this year. Taken literally, it is an outcome we badly need [...]
President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the people he has invited to the first big climate talks of his administration. The US hopes the event will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel pollution, administration officials said this evening. [...]
The majority of UK bosses intend to increase their long-term investments in sustainability initiatives as they grow concerned about the impact of climate change. A PwC survey of UK chief executives reveals 70 per cent are concerned about the impact of climate change, with almost a third “extremely concerned” about the issue. But climate change [...]
The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 per cent in 2020 as the pandemic saw energy usage from transport use tumble. Overall emissions fell 8.9 per cent over the course of the year, one of the largest falls on record. It is the eighth straight year in which total emissions have fallen. As a [...]
The Crown Estate has today announced that it is beginning work on a new leasing round for floating wind power projects in the Celtic Sea. Floating turbines are still an emerging technology, but if successful could enable wind farms to be built much further offshore. In December the UK announced that it would seek to [...]
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