Tag: Green politics

Queen calls on Scottish parliament to tackle climate change

Monarch urges MSPs to build ‘fairer and greener future’ as she opens parliament ahead of Cop26 The Queen has urged Scotland’s MSPs to tackle climate change and “help create a better, healthier future” in a speech ahead of the Cop26 climate conference. The Queen also reflected on the “deep and abiding affection” and happy memories […]

Boris Johnson: IPCC climate report makes for sobering reading

Prime minister says warning from UN scientists should give world a wake-up call ahead of Cop26 summit Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet IPCC’s verdict on climate crimes of humanity: guilty as hell Boris Johnson has described the latest warnings from UN scientists about the extent of the climate crisis […]

Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research

G7 countries will lose $5tn a year by 2050 if temperatures rise by 2.6C The economies of rich countries will shrink by twice as much as they did in the Covid-19 crisis if they fail to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to research. The G7 countries – the world’s biggest industrialised economies – will […]

The Guardian view on German politics: is green the new normal? | Editorial

Global heating is now setting the parameters of political debate These are heady days to be a German Green. Last month, Die Grünen chose 40-year-old Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor in September’s federal election. Since then there has been a huge influx of new members excited by the prospect of what is shaping […]

‘It’s awakened me’: UK climate assembly participants hail a life-changing event

From buying an electric car to starting a secondhand clothes business, attendees talk of the unexpected delights of the first UK citizens’ assembly At the start of 2020, Sue Peachey could never have predicted how her life would change over the next 12 months. She was one of 108 people to take part in the […]

The Guardian view on politics and the environment: we demand better | Editorial

The British public are way ahead of the government in their ideas for a fairer, greener country. Time for Downing Street to listen Earlier this month, a dance troupe on an ITV light entertainment show created one of the most complained-about television moments of the past decade. In their performance, the dancers of Diversity reflected […]

Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists

Letter also signed by Greta Thunberg urges EU leaders to act immediately on global heating Greta Thunberg and some of the world’s leading climate scientists have written to EU leaders demanding they act immediately to avoid the worst impacts of the unfolding climate and ecological emergency. The letter, which is being sent before a European […]

Emmanuel Macron pledges €15bn to tackle climate crisis

French president announces measures following ‘green wave’ in local elections Emmanuel Macron has promised an extra €15bn (£13.7bn) for measures to combat the climate crisis over the next two years and a referendum on whether to introduce the crime of “ecocide” for harming the environment. The measures were announced just hours after environmental candidates sparked […]

Voters can help bring an end to climate anxiety | Letters

Readers discuss the psychological impact of the climate crisis and suggest ways to tackle it As a parent of two children, aged nine and 12, I read with deep concern, though not surprise, your article on the rise of climate anxiety among young people (Take action to reduce anxiety, psychologists advise, 10 February). I remember […]

Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll

Survey also finds two-thirds of people agree climate is biggest issue facing humankind All the day’s politics news – live A majority of people in the UK say the climate crisis will influence how they vote in the looming general election, according to an opinion poll, with younger voters feeling particularly strongly about the issue. […]