Green politics

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Farmers call for Truss and Sunak to tackle ‘immoral’ water wastage
Tory leadership hopefuls urged to set out emergency plans as parts of UK face driest conditions on record

Helena Horton Environment reporter

09, Aug, 2022 @9:42 AM

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Reinstate climate change minister role, says green Tory Chris Skidmore
MP and head of party’s Net Zero Support Group spends much of his time campaigning on climate emergency

Helena Horton Environment reporter

09, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Centre-right Climate party launches to oust Tory MPs opposing climate action
Ed Gemmell wants to offer Conservative voters climate-conscious, business-friendly alternative

Rachel Donald

28, Jul, 2022 @11:49 AM

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There is an alternative to disruptive climate protest | Letters
Letters: Prof Rupert Read believes a moderate flank of activists who can bring people together is the way forward, while Cllr John Dearing urges people to get elected to local councils to make a difference. Plus a letter from Maggie LeMare


26, Jul, 2022 @5:51 PM

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What’s really behind the failure of green capitalism? | Adrienne Buller
The UK is witnessing extreme temperatures, prompting public outcry. Yet new proposals to counter this are coming up short, says incoming Common Wealth director Adrienne Buller

Adrienne Buller

26, Jul, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Dip in UK woodland’s ability to capture CO2 as felled trees not replaced
While planting rates have risen in Scotland, carbon capture figures overall have fallen every year since 2009, official data shows

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

23, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ben Goldsmith: next PM must back plan for farm subsidies to protect nature
Green Tory hits out at critics of Boris Johnson’s environmental land management policy

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

22, Jul, 2022 @10:21 AM

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Kemi Badenoch moves away from net zero by 2050, in double climate U-turn
Tory leadership hopeful says she could set target back, despite backing the 2019 pledge on Monday

Helena Horton Environment reporter

19, Jul, 2022 @10:46 AM

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The Guardian view on climate politics: net zero must stay as policy | Editorial
Editorial: In Britain and America unprincipled politicians are shredding policies to stop global heating – even as temperatures soar


18, Jul, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Why is the UK so unprepared for extreme heat and what can be done?
Government’s climate advisers have warned for years about the fast-rising risk but little action has been taken

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Jul, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Kemi Badenoch backs net zero in Tory leadership climate U-turn
MP joins the four other candidates in saying they would not unpick UK’s environmental commitments

Helena Horton Environment reporter

18, Jul, 2022 @3:19 PM

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Push for post-Brexit trade deals may threaten UK pledges on deforestation
Government criticised over ‘indefensible’ proposal that could undermine climate efforts while yielding benefit of only £1.38m

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

18, Jul, 2022 @2:13 PM

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