The UK’s Climate Change Act sets long-term, legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are working to ensure that it delivers the progress we need.
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’s Climate Change Act, passed into law in 2008 with near-unanimous cross-party support, is a genuine world leader. It requires that UK greenhouse gas emissions reduce steadily but significantly to 2050 and beyond. And it helps ensure that our transition to a low-carbon economy is smooth, sustainable and cost-effective.
We work to help ensure the Act is a success.