Indigenous Peoples are on the frontlines of the climate crisis – and are some of the best defenders against it. But they are threatened with violence and structural, institutionalised racism. Their lands are destroyed by industry and they are killed with alarming regularity across the world – particularly in Brazil.
Brazilian president Bolsonaro’s policies have seen a huge increase in invasions of protected Indigenous lands by industries such as agriculture and mining. Indigenous land defenders are rising up. Here are their stories.
Scientific studies have proven time and again that air pollution causes serious health impacts and premature death. Treating it like a health emergency would also mean action on the climate emergency. So why is the UK government still lagging behind?
For nearly a decade, people across the country have stood against the companies and ministers which have tried to get fracking off the ground. That fracking has been halted across the UK is a testament to their dedication, commitment and creativity.
In a victory for grassroots activists, the government has put a stop to fracking in England following a report concluding that tremors cannot be controlled. While it’s not yet fully banned, the science suggests it’s unlikely to be revived.
Palm oil is used in all sorts of everyday products from shampoo to chocolate, but it’s been disastrous for the world’s forests. Here are five not-so-fun facts about ‘certified sustainable’ palm oil, which is often anything but.
Although one issue will dominate the upcoming general election, our next government will still need to get to grips with a number of urgent environmental issues. Not least of these will be action on climate change.
For this year’s Black History Month, we are celebrating the contributions of black people around the world to the global movement for climate justice. Here are three amazing young black activists, describing how they fight for our environment in different African countries.
During Black History Month, we are celebrating the invaluable contribution of black people to the global movement for environmental justice. Here are three powerful acts of protest against environmental destruction by black activists.
The government made great promises that reducing plastic at source would be central to new environmental regulations it was planning. But the proposals, published earlier this week, fell far short of much-needed targets to reduce single-use plastics.