The poorest in the UK will be hit hardest by climate change, a new report has warned although tackling climate change also offers huge opportunities for cutting poverty in the UK if global warming and poverty are tackled together.
A front-line worker tackling poverty in Peru has warned that without stronger climate change action from the West ‘millions of poor people will be abandoned to the escalating ravages of an unpredictable climate.’
As the scale of the global credit, climate and oil shocks becomes clearer, support for a radical 'Green New Deal' is growing, political economist Ann Pettifor and analyst Andrew Simms told a meeting in parliament last night.
A new web-based organisation for Christians working in all aspects of environmental action is being launched today by Sir John Houghton FRS CBE at the IFES International Symposium on Climate Change in Jamaica.
Environmental campaigners and development groups have welcomed the government’s announcement of its decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 rather than 60% by 2050 - but they are calling for action to match the rhetoric.