Protest’s organisers say bank invested more $30bn in 15 fossil fuel projects from 2012-17A UK-wide campaign is being launched to persuade one of the country’s biggest high street banks to stop investing billions of pounds in the fossil fuel industry.Ac…Read more
Party says Labour government would tackle climate change by starting economic revolutionLabour is to set out how the UK can move swiftly to a decarbonised future to tackle the unfolding climate crisis and put “meat on the bones” of its promise to creat…Read more
Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey says economic and social regeneration must be part of transition to low-carbon futureA future Labour government would oversee an economic revolution to tackle the climate crisis, using the full power of the…Read more
Government faces criticism from its own advisors over failure to mention emissions targets as campaigners enter second week of hunger strikeThe government is coming under growing pressure from environmentalists and its own advisers over its support for…Read more
Regulators told shortcuts may be taken as pressure grows on producers from price cutsThe proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda puts too much power in the hands of large retailers and will have a damaging impact on the environment, regulators have bee…Read more
Plastic that would have been imported to China will cause chaos for councils as it mounts up, warn industry expertsA ban on imports of millions of tonnes of plastic waste by the Chinese government is already causing a build up of rubbish at recycling p…Read more
Colossal funding in manufacturing plants by fossil fuel companies will increase plastic production by 40%, risking permanent pollution of the earth
The global plastic binge which is already causing widespread damage to oceans, habitats and food chains, is set to increase dramatically over the next 10 years after multibillion dollar investments in a new generation of plastics plants in the US.
Fossil fuel companies are among those who have ploughed more than $180bn since 2010 into new “cracking” facilities that will produce the raw material for everyday plastics from packaging to bottles, trays and cartons.Read more
Mayor has written to BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen urging them to contribute funding to help combat UK pollution as they have done in Germany
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has written to three leading car manufacturers asking them to contribute to the fund set up to tackle the capital’s air pollution crisis.
Khan has accused BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen of “double standards” after it emerged they had paid £223m to the German government’s Sustainable Mobility Fund for Cities earlier this year, but have given nothing to the UK.Read more
My report has been misunderstood by some. It advocates opening up new possibilities that could offer significant benefits for workers and unions
• Matthew Taylor led the Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy
In the city of Gotha, 142 years ago, the German Social Democratic party inspired by Eduard Bernstein infuriated Karl Marx by deciding that socialism could be achieved through reform rather than revolution. In 2017, a week after the prime minister launched my independent review of modern employment, the reaction shines a light on today’s manifestation of that classic political dilemma.
First, some clarification. Perhaps because the review’s full 120 pages and 54 recommendations weren’t made available until after the launch, many people gave reactions before they could get their head round the detail. This led to some false impressions.Read more
Members turned down previous proposal to solve dispute, but leaders say new deal offers solutions to their concerns
A fresh deal aimed at resolving the long-running row between Southern and the biggest train drivers’ union has been agreed, the two sides said on Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of commuters have faced chaos since the dispute began last year.Read more