We need to tackle emissions at a scale and speed that will keep average global temperature rises as far below 2 degrees as possible, and in the longer-term, stabilise global temperatures well below this level. Any more than a 1.5 degree rise threatens the viability and existence of many countries, particularly those that bear the least responsibility for causing the problem.
Droughts, floods and hurricanes are already hitting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities hardest.
Thanks to all those who came to Manchester on Saturday 1st October - the hottest October day on record - to speak out for climate justice ahead of the Conservative Party Conference.
The UN Climate Talks in Cancun are now over and finally we have some good news. Of course your interpretation of good news depends on where you’re coming from, and coming from last year’s failed negotiations in Copenhagen, any step forward is a relief.
More than 100 MPs have so far signed an early day motion calling on the UK government to urge the EU to take a stronger stand in tackling climate change.
With less than a month to go to the crucial UN climate change summit in Copenhagen, the motion says industrialised countries bear the greatest responsibility for global warming.
It calls on EU governments to commit to 40 per cent cuts in carbon emissions by 2020. The present target is 20 per cent, rising to 30 per cent if a global deal is reached at Copenhagen.
Doncaster played host to a successful Climate Change Rally last Saturday (11th July), organised by members of the coalition including CAFOD, Tearfund, Christian Aid, Operation Noah and Doncaster Minster.
Over 400 people joined the climate change march. Donny the Dog, Doncaster Rover's lucky mascot, clowns, school children, factory workers and local groups of social justice organisations made a spectacle parading through the town centre on Saturday morning.
On 24 April Stop Climate Chaos Scotland welcomed the strong report from the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee on the Scottish Climate Change Bill. The report recommends that the Bill needs tougher targets and broader scope. The Government will now have to respond to the Committee’s report in a debate expected next week.
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