Fires in the Arctic, Australia and the US.
Refugees in the channel.
Thousands sleeping rough on our streets.
A pandemic that has killed over a million people.
It’s easy to feel despair at the moment, but we wanted to look back at some of the reasons to be hopeful since COP25.
Let’s build on this momentum in the Countdown To COP26 next year…
China has pledged to go net zero!
It looks like one of the most polluting countries in the world is finally taking climate change seriously.
Fighting the climate crisis takes a serious commitment from every country to do their part.
Heathrow third runway grounded
Heathrow’s third runway was blocked by the High Court after judges ruled the government had failed to assess the impact on climate change.
This was after a long campaign from climate activists, including the fantastic Green London AM Caroline Russell.
Fracking is dead in the UK
Fracking was ‘banned’ in England, following Scotland and Wales.
The moratorium on fracking will not end unless compelling evidence shows that it’s safe.
Amsterdam adopts post-growth economics
Amsterdam adopted post-growth economics! The doughnut model devised by Kate Raworth ensures an economy that works for people and planet.
Renewables broke new records this year
Renewable energy broke new records here in 2020, accounting for almost half of our energy generation in the first quarter.
The green energy revolution is within our grasp!
Use of coal falls around the world
Coal is in decline.
The use of coal is falling globally, with more generation capacity closing than opening.
Mayors around the world call for a Green Recovery
Mayors around the world have called for a Green Recovery to see us out of the pandemic.
A Green Recovery will provide jobs, clean air and see us through to a brighter future.