Climate


On 'D12', we will draw our red lines in Paris

10 November 2015 John Jordan writes on the climate justice movement's call for mass disobedience in Paris on 12 December, and beyond

Come to Paris – and help create a climate movement beyond the summits

5 November 2015 Throughout November and December, Red Pepper will be running a series of articles in the run up to the climate talks in Paris. Red Pepper environment editor Kara Moses kicks off with some reasons to go to Paris beyond trying to influence a broken process.

Ken Saro-Wiwa and the power of resistance

25 October 2015 On the 20th anniversary of Saro-Wiwa’s murder, Nigerian activist Ken Henshaw describes how his struggle put justice at the centre of environmentalism

Paris climate summit: Not saving the world

25 October 2015 Alex Scrivener explores why excessive optimism in the run up to the coming summit in Paris ignores the voices of those most affected by climate change

How the next generation is challenging big oil

20 September 2015 Lindsay Alderton explains why a group of children staged a protest intervention against BP

The Corbynomics of energy

11 September 2015 Behind the media smokescreen, how green is Jeremy Corbyn? Alan Simpson digs deeper into Corbyn's energy policies

Time to Act! conference 2015

10 September 2015 Ken Montague, Secretary of the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, explains what's on at a major national conference in Sheffield on 19 September

Shutting down a coal mine on the road through Paris

19 August 2015 Last weekend fifteen hundred people from across the world shut down one of the most destructive coal mines on the planet. Morten Thaysen was there.

Earth First! Summer Gathering

4 August 2015 You are invited to Earth First! Summer Gathering on 19 - 24 August in the Peak District

Dirty money

1 August 2015 Jo Ram asks how the growing fossil fuel divestment movement can deliver radical change

Artwash

1 June 2015 BP has been on the receiving end of a sustained campaign to end oil sponsorship of the arts. Mel Evans explains why this is an important issue to target

We need to reclaim the power, now more than ever

22 May 2015 Kara Moses explains the issues behind the upcoming Reclaim the Power climate action camp at Didcot power station

Runway of dreams

1 April 2015 Justine Hammond reports on five years of resistance to airport expansion

A good climate for business

1 February 2015 Sean Farmelo reports from the Lima climate conference and reflects on what the global climate movement needs to learn before the Paris conference this year

Kayaks versus coal ships: taking action with The Pacific Climate Warriors

11 December 2014 Hannah Fair reports from the low-lying Pacific Islands, under imminent threat from climate change, where The Pacific Climate Warriors are taking direct action against the fossil fuels industry.

To camp or not to camp?

1 December 2014 Maya Stacey on Reclaim the Power, the climate movement and the ongoing struggle for diversity

Campaigners say ‘End subsidies for polluting biomass now’ as DECC publishes biomass carbon calculator

14 August 2014 Almuth Ernsting of Biofuelwatch unpicks the latest government report on Biofuels. The report that has been welcomed by environmental NGOs and the biomass industry alike, both sides claim it vindicates their position.

The environmental movement is kicking off down under

20 April 2014 Dom O'Dwyer reports on a new wave of direct action against coal and gas in Australia

A cool look at climate

7 December 2013 Ian Sinclair asked four of the top climate change experts in the UK about what actions people and countries must take to stop runaway climate change – and the consequences of not doing so

A dirty black hole

13 August 2013 From Wales to Colombia, the scourge of opencast coal mining is being driven by our continued dependence on this dirtiest of fossil fuels, writes Kelvin Mason

Fracking is just the beginning: the rise of extreme energy

10 August 2013 New extraction methods show the fossil fuel industry in confident mood. They are a new frontline in the fight against climate change, writes Charlotte Wilson

Balcombe: How Osborne’s fracking plans are re-energising the environmental movement

2 August 2013 Anders Lorenzen looks at the growing movement against shale gas

Toxic gas: why we need to stop fracking

7 June 2013 Tony Bosworth and Helen Rimmer report on plans to expand fracking across the UK and look at why we need to leave shale gas in the ground

Confronting the climate crisis: interview

22 May 2013 Kara Moses speaks to UCU's Graham Petersen ahead of the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group's conference bringing together climate scientists, trade unionists and environmental activists.

EDF’s abuse of power

15 April 2013 Power company EDF hit the headlines by threatening to sue climate campaigners for £5 million. Ewa Jasiewicz, one of the protesters, explains why they targeted the company

The secure and the damned

24 March 2013 Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes explore the growing emphasis on security and control over resources in response to climate change

Resistance is fertile over third runway

12 January 2013 As proposals for a new runway at Heathrow are resurrected, Isabelle Koksal visits the eco-settlement set up to stand in its way

Doom at Doha, but hope outside

3 December 2012 As the UN climate summit in Qatar comes to a close, Mads Ryle reports on the grassroots action on climate change that offers a real alternative

Why being green does not mean being poor

3 July 2012 Climate Justice Collective’s Alex Granger dispels the myth that investment in renewables is behind rising energy costs

Native peoples left out in the cold at Rio+20

26 June 2012 The Rio+20 Summit was largely inaccessible to those most impacted by socio-environmental destruction, says Jeff Conant

Rio+20: The Great Moving Nowhere Show

25 June 2012 Oscar Reyes reflects on the Rio+20 Summit, and whether the plans outlined for sustainability really do represent ‘the future we want’

One Million Climate Jobs: An interview with John Stewart

16 May 2012 Tom Robinson talks to the Chair of the Campaign Against Climate Change on how the creation of one million climate jobs could help save the economy and the environment

After Durban: All talked out?

30 January 2012 The UN climate talks in Durban followed a familiar script of inaction. Oscar Reyes asks if activists should still be focusing attention on them

After COP17: turning promises into action

30 December 2011 Peter Robinson on the Durban climate talks and the challenges facing climate activists.

What the frack?

8 December 2011 Philip Mitchell on how ‘fracking’ may have brought earthquakes to Blackpool

Fueling an oily future

24 November 2011 Art activists Platform look at BP's sponsorship of the Olympics

Time to be honest

25 May 2011 Nick Buxton speaks to Tim DeChristopher, an activist shaking up the mainstream US environmental movement

The World Social Forum and the battle for COP17

15 February 2011 Vishwas Satgar on the World Social Forum, climate justice and the limits of anti-capitalist civil society

Cancún calamity

18 December 2010 The agreement reached at the Cancún climate talks was actually a step backwards, writes Nick Buxton

Real green living

18 December 2010 The eco-village of Vauban in Germany signposts one answer to climate change, reports Heather Rogers

Degrow or die?

30 November 2010 John Bellamy Foster opens a debate on ‘degrowth’, climate crisis and capitalism

Response: A constructive dialogue for change

30 November 2010 John Bellamy Foster's critique of capitalism's ecologically destructive nature is sound, writes Ted Benton, but we need to think less vaguely about bringing together a coalition for change

Less capitalism, more planet

30 November 2010 In the context of austerity, it can seem almost frivolous to continue to talk about climate change. It is not, writes James O'Nions

Nuclear power? It’s still no thanks

27 September 2010 Nuclear is no green alternative, writes Oscar Reyes

Zero carbon Britain

25 July 2010 Kim Bryan examines a new report that sets out to show that it's possible to make Britain 'zero carbon' by 2030

Fierce urgency

25 July 2010 Beyond the Tipping Point? Director: Stefan Skrimshire ‘That it goes on like this is the catastrophe,’ the German critic Walter Benjamin once wrote, a comment all the more prescient given that our present lifestyles threaten to change the climate beyond the point of reversability. This film is not about the climate science behind the suggestion […]

Are we too many?

29 May 2010 Andy Lockhart is concerned by the returning spectre of 'overpopulation' in arguments about climate change

Cop out?

11 March 2010 As negotiations fell apart inside the Copenhagen climate conference, protesters from around the world came together outside. But was the counter-mobilisation a success? Ben Lear reports

From Hopenhagen to Flopenhagen

17 February 2010 Broken bones and bruises aside, what actually came out of Copenhagen? Oscar Reyes suggests much of the process was flawed from the beginning

Unions see green light on climate

11 January 2010 Chris Baugh explains how the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union and other UK trade unions are beginning to respond to the urgency of climate change with an agenda of 'just transition'



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