Archive for 'climate change'
Meg Hillier MP, Shadow Energy & Climate Change Secretary and Chair of the Co-operative Parliamentary Group, gave a speech to BusinessGreen tonight. In her speech, Meg outlined Labour’s commitment to a green economy and green jobs, reducing energy dependence and helping people with rising energy prices. She advocated renewables especially on-shore wind and, above all, [...]
The ‘Climate Express’ train travelled 9,000 miles and took over a month to journey between Kyoto and Copenhagen. The stunt was organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global conservation organisation WWF in order to highlight transport’s influence on climate change. Symbolic though it was, it [...]
More than 50,000 people marched on Saturday on the ‘The Wave‘ march. Labour activists were out in force, with Ed Miliband also marching and listening to people’s views. You can have a look at some photos on the Facebook page for Ed’s Pledge.
As world leaders meet to try and reach a deal in Copenhagen, Rob Marchant takes a look at co-operative approaches to tackling climate change. There was a time, not too long ago, when many thought that energy-saving co-operatives were the preserve of sandal-wearing do-gooders. But no longer: the worldwide spotlight which tackling climate change is [...]
In a couple of hours, 1000s of people will march in London ahead of next week’s G20 summit, to challenge the leaders of the world’s biggest economies to create a fairer and greener economy. And it’s not just the Put People First London march and rally happening today. Other marches are taking place in Berlin [...]