08 September 2009
The countdown to the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen has started. The December meeting will bring together environment ministers and world leaders to reach a new agreement to succeed the 1997 Kyoto climate change treaty.
01 September 2009
Hundreds of climate activists gathered in London last week to build a Camp for Climate Action on the edge of the city.
01 September 2009
The workshops and discussion groups that were the key focus of this year’s camp saw real arguments about how to take the movement forward.
26 August 2009
Blackheath in South London is the venue for Climate Camp 2009. Activists gathered at "swoop spots" all over London today in preparation for Climate Camp 2009. They were waiting for a text message to tell them where the camp was to be sited so activists could create a coordinated action.
25 August 2009
Climate activists were poised to swoop to a site in London on Wednesday of this week to set up a Camp for Climate Action. But another group is also ready for action – the police.
14 July 2009
The G8 summit of world leaders held in L’Aquila in Italy committed itself to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
09 June 2009
As a climate activist I hate Exxon Mobil and General Motors (GM). But now GM has gone bankrupt and, the TV tells us, Barack Obama has stepped in to "rescue" the company.
24 March 2009
Capitalism is stupid, and there’s a new film that says so. The Age of Stupid is about the very real threat of catastrophic climate change, but it doesn’t stop there.
10 March 2009
Some 160 delegates attended the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union conference on Saturday of last week.
13 January 2009
Big business and trade union leaders formed an unholy alliance this week when they backed the expansion of Heathrow airport. In doing so they stand against widespread opposition from ordinary people in the area around the airport and millions more across the country.
15 December 2008
Anyone who hoped that the recent international climate treaty meeting in Poznan, Poland, would come up with a solution to climate change will be severely disappointed.
09 December 2008
Around 10,000 people marched in London last Saturday at a demonstration called by the Campaign Against Climate Change. The march was young, noisy – and prepared to take direct action.
04 November 2008
Britain’s carbon emissions, the major cause of global warming, are set to increase despite the passing of Britain’s first ever Climate Change Bill last week.
28 October 2008
Our rulers are using the global recession as an excuse to cut back on measures to tackle climate change.
07 October 2008
No coal plus no nuclear equals no lights. No power. No future." This was the claim made by former business secretary John Hutton at the recent Labour Party conference.
07 October 2008
The fact that climate change is threatening the existence of our planet is one of the strongest indictments of the capitalist system.
12 August 2008
The week-long climate camp in Kent climaxed last Saturday with mass civil disobedience at the Kingsnorth power station, in which some protesters managed to enter the station’s site.
05 August 2008
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear launched an attack on climate protesters in Kingsnorth, Kent, on Monday of this week.
29 July 2008
Environmental activists and trade unionists will demonstrate this Sunday 3 August against the proposed building of a new coal-fired power station by private company E.on at Kingsnorth in Kent.
16 July 2008
Biofuels may turn out to be one of the biggest and most dangerous con tricks of the modern age. Holding out the promise of cutting greenhouse gases and dependence on fossil fuels, biofuels have instead driven up food prices, raked in profits for agribusiness and caused serious environmental damage.