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Climate change must be a priority in upcoming UK election debates, say environmental groups

Climate change must be a priority in upcoming UK election debates, say environmental groups

Environmental organizations are urging broadcasters to prioritize climate change discussions in the televised election debates between Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer.

Fiona Harvey reports for The Guardian.

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King Charles, David Cameron and Rishi Sunak show UK’s COP28 identity crisis

The environmentalist king, the skeptical PM, and his shape-shifting Tory predecessor will all jostle for prominence at the big climate summit.
Just Stop Oil: Rishi Sunak defends 'severe' jail sentences

Just Stop Oil: Rishi Sunak defends 'severe' jail sentences

One activist was jailed for two years and another for three after scaling Dartford Crossing bridge in the UK.

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Climate scientist: Sunak's King's Speech decisions will cost many lives

The 'watering down' of net zero policies 'will ensure that the number of deaths due to the impact of global heating on the UK population will keep on rising', says Bill McGuire.

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King Charles III, climate advocate, faces speech at odds with his beliefs

In keeping with tradition, he will outline the priorities of the prime minister at the opening of Parliament — including, this year, more fossil fuel extraction.
Sunak faces further pressure over net zero U-turn after IEA warning
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Sunak faces further pressure over net zero U-turn after IEA warning

Energy watchdog says countries risks fuelling climate crisis and damaging their economies by rowing back on green policies.

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Why is Britain retreating from global leadership on climate action?

While Britain has long been a leader in cutting emissions, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is now implementing a stunning reversal of climate-friendly policies, with new plans to “max out” oil production. Business leaders have joined environmentalists in condemning the moves.
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