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The Paris climate deal is a ‘major milestone’ to protect our future






The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented milestone – even if it is not perfect. For the first time, almost 200 countries have adopted a landmark deal on climate change action for all. Today we have seen international consensus that we must keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. The UK’s world-leading […]

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What does George Osborne’s Spending Review mean for the environment?






Following yesterday’s Comprehensive Spending Review announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne, we now know the shape and scale of Government spending up to 2020 – the year of the next UK General Election.  We knew from the rhetoric in advance, from the Conservative General Election manifesto, and from the pressure on Cabinet Ministers to come […]

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Can David Cameron’s government offer hope for the environment?






The election of the first Conservative majority administration for a generation opened a new chapter for UK environmental policy. Would David Cameron, who once asked Britain to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’, provide strong leadership on green issues, or would his Government retreat to a depressing grey zone, with green priorities consigned to the distant margins? […]

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Politicians can deliver a Greener Britain






With the next UK General Election just eight months away, now is the time for political parties to set out their ambitions for the environment during the next Parliament. Today, along with nine other leading environmental groups, we’re launching Greener Britain, our blueprint for a greener, fairer, better Britain in a more sustainable world. The […]

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