NHS writes out prescription to tackle climate change

It has announced plans to establish an expert panel to chart a practical route map to net zero and plans to become the world’s first major health service to do so

Climate change’s coastal damage ‘could cost UK £12bn a year by 2050’

That’s the warning from the WWF, which highlights that this figure is equivalent to around 0.8% of GDP

‘The world is not doing enough to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions’

A new UN Environment Programme report stresses emissions need to fall by 7.6% each year between 2020 and 2030 if the world is to get back on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement

‘Only 4% of UK citizens trust politicians to be honest about the environment’

Politicians were the second-least trusted group after celebrities, who were trusted by only 3% of the populace

National Theatre takes to the stage to declare climate emergency

It has committed to continue to set ambitious targets to move towards net carbon zero, having already cut its energy, waste and water carbon impacts by a quarter since 2016

‘Cross-party commission needed to agree climate emergency plans’

The Trades Union Congress has outlined how the transition to a low carbon economy can be reached while meeting the needs of workers

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Greta Thunberg and Arnie team up to terminate climate change

The 16-year-old climate activist and Hollywood star met at the launch of a conference to speed up progress towards the Paris Agreement

London’s cycle strike takes climate action up a gear

Earlier today climate activists on bikes formed a convoy to block traffic across the capital city and raise awareness about low carbon transport

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Sadiq Khan declines to provide additional climate funding for London

The London Climate Change Partnership says it receives only £62,000 a year, which it claims includes funding for only one member of staff

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Ireland announces climate emergency

The move follows in the UK’s footsteps after it became the first nation to officially recognise the scale of the crisis at the start of the month