More than 100 high-profile parents have urged Boris Johnson to ensure the recovery from the coronavirus crisis tackles climate change. An open letter asking the prime minister to ensure the response to the Covid-19 emergency takes climate change into account has been signed by Julie Walters and Lily Cole, two actors, Paloma Faith, a musician, Chris Packham, the TV naturalist, and others. Parents will gather outside Downing Street on Sunday where they will create a real-life wind farm with handheld bamboo turbines to signify the low-carbon recovery they say is required “to create jobs for our children today and help ensure a safe climate tomorrow”. The demonstration is organised by Mothers Rise Up and Parents for Future UK, two parent-led campaign groups coordinating the open letter which are demanding low-carbon investment.
Independent 26th July 2020 read more »
Pandemic has ‘amplified’ need for net-zero carbon economy, commission finds. AN INDEPENDENT specialist body should be set up to help steer infrastructure planning towards an inclusive, net-zero carbon economy, according to a final report by the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland presented to Scottish Government. The commission said Scotland enshrining the “place principle” and implementing a “one public sector approach” to planning and developing sustainable communities are also key recommendations in the report.
Herald 27th July 2020 read more »