‘Use carbon taxes to make green services free’

Providing these for free would lead to a 13.4% reduction in home emissions and 23.8% reduction in fuel emissions, claims a new study

‘Pandemic makes alignment between poverty and climate crisis all the more crucial’

The APPG is calling for more alignment between the SDGs and climate agendas after COVID-19 heavily stalled global progress

African countries trying to develop are having more deaths from air pollution

A new study reveals that 1.1m Africans died from air pollution in 2019 and this has been a biproduct of these countries’ attempts to modernise

Babies to face seven times more heatwaves than grandparents

New research suggests if current climate policies do not change extreme weather events will become far more frequent and affect poorer children the most

‘Net zero will leave the Middle East 75% poorer’

A new report argues that oil-producing countries must be helped in the clean energy transition or risk becoming heavily poverty-stricken and a barrier to global net zero ambitions

Bristol Energy’s new ‘green’ tariff raises £30,000 to alleviate poverty across the UK

Every time a customer switches to the tariff, the supplier donates up to £30 to The Big Issue

Five-course menu served up for sustainable food system

Agriculture and related land-use change generate one quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions

‘Climate apartheid’ will see millions of world’s poorest severely impacted

A UN Special Rapporteur has warned if current climate targets are met, tens of millions of people will be impoverished, leading to widespread displacement and hunger

Nearly 11% of English households ‘were still in fuel poverty in 2017’

A new statistical release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy shows more than 2.5 million households were still affected

Sainsbury’s and Bosch get behind community fridges

Sainsbury’s and Bosch are among companies supporting a new network of community fridges across the UK. Environmental charity Hubbub aims to set up 50 sites across the UK within the next year to redistribute unwanted perishable food to low-income households in the local area and cut down on waste. The average British family wastes £470 a year by throwing […]