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Stop climate change

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Climate change isn't inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still much more needs to be done.

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Cars in traffic in London

Why it's time to clean up the car industry

Posted by Mel Evans — 21 March 2017 at 8:38am - Comments
Cars in traffic in London
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Traffic in Putney, London

When Greenpeace kicked off the campaign to phase-out diesel engines last year, my brother Sam was one of the first ones to look concerned. He’d just bought a diesel car second-hand. They’re supposed to be more fuel-efficient than petrol and therefore pump out less CO2 so it had seemed like the greener choice.

Greenpeace Response to the Spring Budget 2017

Last edited 9 March 2017 at 1:19pm
9 March, 2017

Overall reaction:

John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, said:

“Hammond’s first Budget could have put the UK on course to lead the global race for clean technology, healthy air and a strong economy. To really ‘prepare Britain for a brighter future’ the Chancellor should have used this moment to gain an advantage by boldly backing offshore wind power, supporting solar and driving consumers towards cleaner cars.

Tension in the Air: making Mary Poppins fly

Posted by Mel Evans — 26 January 2017 at 2:25pm - Comments
Mary Poppins in Air Pollution Protest in London
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This weekend at Somerset House in London – after a week of high alert air pollution – you can see Mary Poppins fly, just like she did on 6th January, merely a week into 2017, when the UK breached its air pollution limit for the entire year. Tension in the Air, is part of Space to Breathe - a weekend of creative action in response to our city’s air pollution crisis.  

School children handing letter to Sadiq Khan

The journey to City Hall

Posted by Neil Jones — 25 January 2017 at 12:06pm - Comments
School children handing letter to Sadiq Khan
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Yesterday I went to London’s City Hall to deliver a letter from over 100 local headteachers to the Mayor, Sadiq Khan. The letter calls for safe, clean air for children all over the city. “Clean air now! Clean air now! Clean air now!” chanted children from five primary schools. And who could argue with that?

One hundred London head teachers ask Mayor to curb pollution around schools

Last edited 24 January 2017 at 10:27am
24 January, 2017

Today, twenty of London’s children met with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to hand in a letter, signed by more than one hundred head teachers, asking him to protect London’s children from air pollution.

In the letter, coordinated by Greenpeace, heads asked the Mayor for measures to tackle diesel vehicles, to make good on his promise of a robust Ultra-Low Emissions Zone and make walking and cycling to school safer and easier. View the letter here.

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