Tag: Global economy

Once again a battle-scarred Britain must find a new role in the world

We celebrate VE Day with the need to forge new trading relationships and with the grotesque economic burden of the coronavirus See all our coronavirus coverage In making his landmark post-Brexit speech in February under Sir James Thornhill’s baroque painted ceiling in the Royal Hospital, Greenwich, Boris Johnson believed he had found the perfect setting […]

Covid-19 economic rescue plans must be green, say environmentalists

Campaigners urge governments to tie any bailouts to aviation and cruise industries to requirements for climate action Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The economic rescue packages to deal with the impact of the coronavirus must also be green, a growing chorus of environmental campaigners have urged, concerned that hasty measures will […]

Global Witness accuses UK of ‘rank hypocrisy’ on fossil fuel projects

Campaign group says UK’s export credit agency broke OECD’s rules with £2m of fossil fuel financing The UK government’s export credit agency has fallen foul of OECD guidelines by offering multibillion-pound support to fossil fuel projects overseas despite global efforts to tackle the climate crisis, according to a campaign group. Global Witness has accused the […]