UK Climate Change Act archive
Lawyers from ClientEarth are putting 100 local authorities across England on notice, warning them that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.
The UK government must now show leadership akin to the international space race to ensure real action backs new net zero laws addressing climate change, say environmental lawyers.
A groundbreaking new ClientEarth opinion poll reveals that the British public wants urgent action on climate change.
The Committee on Climate Change’s latest report is clear that we are not on course to meet our carbon targets. The government must do more.
Plans for a huge opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay were today formally rejected by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, on the basis that the environmental impact would be too significant.
The UK government must do more, faster, to meet its legally binding carbon reduction targets, according to the latest report from its advisors.
The government’s new Clean Growth Strategy fails to put us on track to meet legally binding emissions targets.
Flooding, overheating and risks to our food production and supply are some of the biggest threats that face the UK from climate change.
A new report from institutional investors calls for greater clarity and vision from the UK government on its low carbon strategy. ClientEarth agrees.
The government’s new Emissions Reduction Plan is overdue, and getting more overdue by the month. Today’s news suggests we could be waiting until June.
Under the UK Climate Change Act, the government is soon to release its latest five-yearly plan for cutting emissions. But for it to work, government must regularly appraise its progress.
The UK is still waiting for its next carbon-cutting plan. Government has so far failed to reassure.
As the Paris Agreement comes into force, the UK must set its sights on net zero emissions.
Climate lawyer Jonathan Church on why UK leaders must enshrine the promised net zero emissions target in law.
ClientEarth recommends what the UK Government should do in the new emissions reduction plan, after their response to the CCC today
The Climate Change Act sets legally binding targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the UK by at least 80% by 2050.
The UK’s pioneering Climate Change Act (CCA) isn’t working and robust policies to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets must be brought forward urgently.
Northumberland County Council planned to approve a new coalmine – the UK’s largest – at Druridge Bay. The government has weighed in on the decision.
The new climate change and industry minister must take action to put the UK back on the path to being a world leader on tackling emissions, as it was when it passed the world’s first Climate Change Act.
The fifth carbon budget has just been made law, committing the UK to limiting its annual emissions between 2028 and 2032 to an average of 57% below 1990 levels.
As Theresa May settles into number 10, we urge her to keep the environment in her cross-hairs – DECC or no DECC.
The UK has just set its fifth carbon budget, keeping on track to meet its climate commitments – just.
A chance to make net zero emissions possible in real terms – but the UK government didn’t take it.