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Church of England to step up ambition on climate change

The Church of England's General Synod has voted overwhelmingly to step up its Environmental Programme in response to the escalating threat of climate change. It has called on every diocese to put in place an environmental programme overseen by a member of diocesan...

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Sheffield City Region launch Bus Review

Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis, has launched a review of the region's bus network. The review, to be led by Clive Betts MP, seeks to address a reduction in bus usage of over 18% in the last decade at a time when we should be increasing investment in public...

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Community Energy Manifesto launched

Green Alliance, along with 20 community energy groups, have published its Community Energy 2.0 report calling on Government to revitalise its ambition on increasing levels of community energy. The Government's Community Energy Strategy, launched in 2014, which aimed...

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Ban Ki-Moon calls on UK to stop funding fossil fuels

Former UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, has called on the UK Government to stop funding fossil fuel projects across the world. In a rare criticism of an individual country's conduct, he described the billions of pounds granted to high-carbon oil and gas projects as...

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First UK Youth Strike 4 Climate

Young people across the country are taking action on climate change by getting involved in the UK's first Youth Strike 4 Climate on Friday 15 February. The strike, which protests against the lack of action from Government to prevent the impacts of climate change...

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Opportunity to play your part in championing community energy

Community Energy England are hiring a part-time Policy & Advocacy Manager to design and deliver impactful advocacy, policy and engagement strategies for the UK community energy sector. The role will lead on coordinating and drafting policy positions for community...

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Transport now biggest emissions source, say Government

The Government has published its final 2017 greenhouse gas emissions report which shows that emissions fell 3% between 2016-2017. The report attributes the fall in emissions largely to coal generated power falling by over a quarter in the year as the carbon floor...

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Friends of the Earth calls for free bus travel for under-30s

A new report published by Friends of the Earth has called for free bus travel to be extended to all people aged under 30. The initiative, mirroring the current provision for over-65s, is one of the solutions proposed by the report's authors, Transport for the Quality...

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Sheffield City Council declares Climate Emergency

Sheffield City Council has become the largest council in the country to declare a Climate Emergency. The council currently has an ambition to become zero carbon by 2050. However, the motion, passed almost unanimously, commits the council to bring forward proposals for...

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