Blog: Climate

5 things you need to know about the climate talks, COP21

Posted by Fran G — 9 November 2015 at 5:24pm - Comments

1.  What is COP21?

Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (‘COP21′, as it’s known). They’re meeting in Paris to try and agree a global legally binding climate treaty.

Did the government just ban fracking in national parks?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 6 November 2015 at 11:29am - Comments
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Areas like the North Yorks Moors, pictured here, remain at risk of horizontal drilling

You might have heard the news this week that - as a result of public pressure - the government launched a consultation on banning fracking from the surface of some conservation areas.

MPs must block plans that leave wildlife and nature sites exposed to fracking

Posted by Hannah Martin — 3 November 2015 at 6:12pm - Comments
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The government wants to weaken plans to protect national parks, like the South Downs, from fracking

With public support for fracking at an all time low, you could be forgiven for think that the government might start to reconsider its plan to force drilling on towns and communities across the country. But no. Because just last week, a small committee MPs rubber-stamped regulations that will weaken the level of protection given to special areas of the English countryside from the impacts of fracking.

If we don’t speak up, solar power in the UK will face a cloudy future

Posted by Richard Casson — 20 October 2015 at 2:56pm - Comments
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There was a time when it was rare to see solar power on rooftops here in the UK. Our cloudy skies and the high cost of panels meant the technology was out of reach in all but the sunniest parts of the country.

But over the last decade, things have changed dramatically.

Shell’s out of the Arctic: 3 things you could do next!

Posted by aksheykalra — 19 October 2015 at 5:53pm - Comments
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Three weeks ago, we woke up to the news of Shell leaving the Arctic. I personally woke up and googled ‘Shell Arctic’ first thing in the morning. We knew that it was the last day of the drilling window. We knew that Shell had tried to extend its deadline and got a NO for an answer.  We knew Shell was going to be wrapping up and leaving soon – but this?

Join Greenpeace at the People's March for Climate!

Posted by alice.hunter — 15 October 2015 at 5:09pm - Comments
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March of the Polar Bears

This December, world leaders will gather in Paris for COP 21 - a global climate conference convened by the United Nations. As these global leaders sit down to negotiate about climate change, people like you will be gathering together around the world to stand up for the climate - join us in London on Sunday 29th November!

Cows, conspiracies, and Greenpeace

Posted by Robin Oakley — 9 October 2015 at 3:21pm - Comments

You’re probably reading this blog because you have some questions raised by the film Cowspiracy. I’d like to address these directly - and tell you a little about our work on animal agriculture around the world.

5 Ways that People Power Helped Defeat Shell

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 5 October 2015 at 1:48pm - Comments
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Shell just announced it’s giving up on drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a huge victory for millions of people all around the world who opposed the oil giant’s controversial plans, which put not only the fragile Arctic ecosystem at risk, but the planet as a whole.

Do you live in north Yorkshire? Here's how to tell the council you oppose fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 29 September 2015 at 9:49am - Comments
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Fracking firm Third Energy wants to frack for shale gas in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. But before they can go ahead they've got to obtain planning permission -- and right now North Yorkshire County Council is running a consultation on its website, inviting Yorkshire residents to email in with their views.

VICTORY: 3 Years of People vs Shell

Posted by India Thorogood — 28 September 2015 at 2:23pm - Comments
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