* UK * Grossbritannien stutzt die eigenen Ambitionen in der Klimapolitik zurück
Der frühere britische Premierminister Boris Johnson liebte bombastische Ankündigungen in Bezug auf den Klimaschutz. Doch seine Nachfolger sind vorsichtiger. Der inflationsgeplagten Bevölkerung soll nicht zu viel zugemutet werden.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit. Wahlen
* REVIEW 2023 * Record opposition to climate action by UK’s right-leaning newspapers in 2023
Last year saw a record number of UK newspaper editorials opposing climate action – almost exclusively from right-leaning titles – new Carbon Brief analysis shows. The analysis is based on hundreds of UK national newspaper editorials, which are the formal “voice” of the publications.Anti-Klima-Lobby Journalismus Grossbrit.
New licences granted for North Sea oil and gas projects
The UK government has granted 27 oil and gas licences for projects in the North Sea. The licences have been issued for projects in central and northern areas of the North Sea and west of Shetland to allow oil and gas resources to be explored and developed.foss. Energie Grossbrit.
Allowing Cumbria coalmine was ‘disaster’ for climate diplomacy, says Lord Turner
The UK’s decision to open a new coalmine in Cumbria was a “disaster” that encouraged other countries to press ahead with fossil fuels, and the continued expansion of North Sea oil and gas is likely to continue the harm, a former chief adviser to the government has said.Kohle Grossbrit.
Greta Thunberg pleads not guilty to breaching public order at UK protest
Greta Thunberg has pleaded not guilty to breaching a public order act after blocking the entrance to a hotel hosting a conference described by activists as the “Oscars of oil”.ziviler Ungehors. Klimastreik Repression Grossbrit.
Claimants take UK government to court over inadequate climate adaptation
When Kevin Jordan bought his seaside home in Hemsby, Norfolk, he was told it would be safe for a century. In the decade since, 17 of his neighbours’ homes have had to be demolished, or have been swept away into the waters of the North Sea.Klima-Haftung Grossbrit.
UK farmers warn over rotting crops after Storm Babet flooding
Potato and cereal crops are likely to have been heavily damaged by the recent devastating floods across the UK, farmers have warned. Entire fields have been submerged in water after Storm Babet swept across the country, with crops ruined.Landw. & Ernährung Europa Extremwetter Überschwemmungen Grossbrit.
Ölförderprojekt in der Nordsee - Geld oder Umwelt? Rishi Sunak zieht die Wirtschaft dem Klima vor
Die britische Regierung erlaubt, dass das letzte grosse Ölfeld in der Nordsee angebohrt wird. Das ist auch Wahlkampftaktik. 100 Kilometer nordwestlich der Shetlandinseln darf eine norwegische Firma nach Öl bohren.Anti-Klima-Lobby foss. Energie Grossbrit.
* GROSSBRITANNIENS ANTI-KLIMA-WENDE * BBC-Bericht: Britische Regierung will Klimaziele verwässern
Um ihre Klimaziele zu erreichen, bezahlt die Schweiz ärmere Länder dafür, in ihrem Namen Emissionen zu reduzieren. Doch ist die Gefahr gross, dass die Millionen aus der Schweiz ohne Nutzen für Menschen und Umwelt verpuffen.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
* UK'S ANTI CLIMATE U-TURN * Dismay as Rishi Sunak vows to ‘max out’ UK fossil fuel reserves
Rishi Sunak has pledged to “max out” the UK’s oil and gas reserves as he unveiled a new round of intensive North Sea drilling, which experts warned could be catastrophic for the climate.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
* UK'S ANTI CLIMATE U-TURN * UK government’s climate U-turns put legally binding targets in jeopardy
A series of U-turns in climate policy announced by prime minister Rishi Sunak could put the UK’s legally binding emissions targets in jeopardy, Carbon Brief analysis shows.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
* UK'S ANTI CLIMATE U-TURN * ‘Pathetic’: what scientists and green groups think of UK’s net zero U-turn
Scientists and environmental groups have expressed anger and dismay at the U-turn on net zero expected by the prime minister. “Reports that the government is planning to drop essential climate policies send the wrong signals to businesses looking to invest in the new growth story of the future.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
* UK'S ANTI CLIMATE U-TURN * Sunak faces backlash over plan to drop key net zero targets, with Ford saying ‘vital catalyst’ for car industry at risk – UK politics live
Broadly the way Conservative MPs have responded to the news that Rishi Suank is about to water down net zero targets in predictable ways, with rightwingers sceptical about climate measures delighted, and green Tories alarmed. But last night there was an interesting intervention from Simon Clarke.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
* UK'S ANTI CLIMATE U-TURN * Al Gore leads international chorus of disapproval for Sunak’s climate U-turn
Al Gore, the former US vice-president, has described the decision by the UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak, to water down key climate policies as “shocking and disappointing” and “not what the world needs from the United Kingdom”.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
Gebühren für Abgasschleudern - Londons Bürgermeister bekommt den Furor der Autofahrer zu spüren
Konservative wittern eine Ökodiktatur, doch auch Linke sind skeptisch: Eine Umweltabgabe wird zum nationalen Politikum in Grossbritannien. Londons Bürgermeister Sadiq Khan gerät massiv unter Druck.Anti-Klima-Lobby Verkehr Grossbrit.
UK government bets on ‘pragmatic’ climate inaction ahead of election
The UK government led by Rishi Sunak has gone from indifference to hostile to climate measures in recent weeks, re-iterating its backing for oil production and polluting vehicles after previously cutting climate finance.Anti-Klima-Lobby foss. Energie Grossbrit.
British Government Signals Support for Oil and Gas Industry
The British government said Monday that it would issue “hundreds” of new licenses for oil and natural gas exploration in the North Sea, as concerns about energy security and jobs at least momentarily outweigh efforts to address climate change.Anti-Klima-Lobby foss. Energie Grossbrit.
Le reniement britannique
La raison de la volte-face du gouvernement de Rishi Sunak dont les commentateurs disent qu’il n’a aucune conviction idéologique sinon celle de conquérir le pouvoir coûte que coûte? Il serait ébranlé par une défaite surprenante des Travaillistes dans une élection locale de la banlieue deAnti-Klima-Lobby foss. Energie Grossbrit.
UK has ‘lost’ global climate leader status, say its own advisers
LONDON — The U.K. has “lost its clear global leadership position” on climate change and is at serious risk of missing legally-binding emissions targets, according to a damning new report from the government’s official climate adviser.Grossbrit.
UK advertising watchdog to crack down on carbon offsetting claims
Adverts that claim products are carbon neutral using offsets are to be banned by the UK’s advertising watchdog unless companies can prove they really work, the Guardian can reveal, as Gucci becomes the latest company to struggle with a high-profile environmental commitment based on offsetting.CO2-«Kompensation» Greenwashing Grossbrit.
‘Half-baked, half-hearted’: critics deride UK’s long-awaited climate strategy
The UK’s new energy plan unveiled on Thursday is a missed opportunity full of “half-baked, half-hearted” policies that do not go far enough to power Britain’s climate goals, according to green business groups and academics.Grossbrit.
Sunak to focus on carbon capture and mini-nuclear reactors in energy policy
An energy security strategy will be launched “shortly”, Rishi Sunak has promised, with a focus on ramping up carbon capture and small modular reactors to develop homegrown energy and meet net zero commitments.Energiepolitik Grossbrit.
How the UK transformed its electricity supply in just a decade
The interactive map is based on six separate data sources processed and then combined using bespoke Python code. While all attempts have been made to capture as complete a picture as possible of the UK electricity system, the overlapping and often incomplete data sources make this challenging.Energiewende Grossbrit.
In the global race to dominate green technology, Britain is still tying its shoelaces
The United States is out of the blocks. The European Union is hurrying along the track. China is competing too. Here in dear old blighty, we are not even at the starting line. While others are dashing towards the horizon, the UK still hasn’t tied its laces.Handel Grossbrit.
Greenpeace protesters board Shell platform bound for Shetland
Greenpeace protesters have boarded a Shell floating oil platform which is being transported over 12,000 nautical miles to the Shetland Islands with signs demanding that the fossil fuel giant “Stop drilling – start paying”.ziviler Ungehors. foss. Energie Grossbrit.
Extinction Rebellion: "Wir hören auf"
Die Klimabewegung kann Schlagzeilen. Das bewies Extinction Rebellion in Großbritannien wieder mal am Neujahrstag. In großen weißen Buchstaben auf schwarzem Untergrund verkündeten die Aktivist:innen auf Twitter: "We quit" ("Wir hören auf").ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit. Ext. Rebellion | Renovate
UK government faces legal action against new coalmine in Cumbria
Friends of the Earth has said it will take legal action against the UK government after ministers granted planning permission for a new coalmine in Cumbria. The environmental campaign group said it would file its claim against the fossil fuel extraction project later this month.Kohle Grossbrit.
Richest people in UK ‘use more energy flying’ than poorest do overall
The wealthiest people in the UK burn through more energy flying than the poorest use in every aspect of their lives, according to new research. The analysis of data from 2019 highlights “significant inequalities” in energy use across the country.Luftfahrt soziale Gerechtigkeit Grossbrit.
UK coal mine approval sparks global fury and hypocrisy claims
The UK government’s approval of its first new coal mine in 30 years has sparked international outrage. After more than three years of debate, communities minister Michael Gove approved the Whitehaven coal mine on Wednesday, based on the top planning official’s recommendation.Kohle Grossbrit.
Britische Regierung schreibt E-Ladestationen bei Neubauten vor
Die britische Regierung hat eine Vorschrift von E-Ladestationen bei Neubauten beschlossen. Dies teilte der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson am Montag (22. 11.) mit. Mit einer Pflicht für Elektro-Ladestationen bei Neubauten will Grossbritannien die E-Mobilität vorantreiben.elektr. Fahrzeuge Verkehr Grossbrit.
Government to unveil crackdown on climate activism and strike action
Ministers are pressing ahead with a dual crackdown on climate protests and strike action, a controversial move that followed a day of direct action in London including clashes with the public and milk poured on the floor of Harrods.ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit. Ext. Rebellion | Renovate
The Contradictions of Climate Activism
On Friday morning two young women approached Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” on display in the National Gallery in London, and hurled tomato soup across the blooms, before gluing themselves to the gallery wall.ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit. Ext. Rebellion | Renovate
Environmental destruction is part of Liz Truss’s plan
The ecological destruction Liz Truss plans to unleash on this country is not collateral damage. It is not a byproduct of her economic programme. It’s a mark of true faith, a sign that she is following her ideology to the letter.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
‘I was told I was a complete idiot’ about organic farming, Charles said in last speech before becoming king
King Charles III said he was thought of as a “complete idiot” for wanting to farm organically, but was proved right over his concerns about the impact of the of the use antibiotics in conventional agriculture.Landw. & Ernährung Grossbrit.
Liz Truss must publish review on fracking, say green campaigners
Liz Truss must publish a recently completed review on fracking in the UK, green campaigners have urged, amid speculation the new prime minister plans a U-turn that would lift the moratorium on shale gas drilling.foss. Energie Grossbrit.
Britain appoints Rees-Mogg, who dismissed climate change risks, to energy role
LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Britain appointed lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has expressed scepticism about the need to fight climate change as the new business secretary, raising concerns that he could delay the target of reducing net zero emissions by 2050.Grossbrit.
* HITZE & DÜRRE * Extreme Trockenheit - Dürre-Notstand in Teilen Englands ausgerufen
In Teilen Englands haben die Umweltbehörden den Dürre-Notstand ausgerufen. Die Wasserversorger in den betroffenen Gebieten treffen Massnahmen gegen die Auswirkungen der anhaltenden Trockenheit.Trockenheit Europa Grossbrit.
* CANICULE * Plus de 40 degrés enregistrés au Royaume-Uni, un record historique
L'ONU a appelé mardi à une "prise de conscience" des dirigeants face aux vagues de chaleur comme celle que traverse actuellement l'Europe, qui sont appelées à devenir plus fréquentes à cause du changement climatique au moins jusque dans les années 2060.Hitze Grossbrit.
* HEATWAVE * How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’
The UK has provisionally breached 40C for the first time ever, reaching 40.2C at London Heathrow airport. Before this heatwave, temperatures of 40C had never even been forecast for the UK – let alone recorded.Hitze Grossbrit.
Satellites reveal widespread burning on England’s protected peatlands, despite government ban
The investigation revealed that widespread legal burning has continued on ecologically important English peatland since the new rules took effect, most of it on designated sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and other conservation areas.Grossbrit. Feuchtgebiete
Leak: EU mulls investment treaty exit as Japan blocks green reforms
Several European countries are pushing for the EU to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) as Japan blocks green reforms, leaked diplomatic cables show. Coal, oil and gas companies have used the treaty to sue governments over the impact of climate policies.EU & EU Mitgl. foss. Energie Schweiz Grossbrit. Energiepolitik
Inside Just Stop Oil: the 'hooligan' climate protesters taking on the tankers – video
Damien Gayle, a Guardian environment correspondent, follows a group of climate activists as they try to paralyse the UK's fossil fuel distribution network. We film with him as the protesters break into oil terminals, glue themselves to the road, climb onboard oil tankers and let down their tyres.Grossbrit.
‘Lawless logging’ in DRC raises concerns over $500m forests deal signed by Boris Johnson
Environmental groups have raised concerns about a $500m (£380m) forest protection deal signed by Boris Johnson at Cop26, after a damning report into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s “lawless” logging sector.Afrika Abholzung Grossbrit.
A Climate Warrior’s Journey From Summit Talks to Street Protests
After a high-profile career as an international lawyer and negotiator, Farhana Yamin decided “we cannot rely on lawyers and diplomats alone.”It took 20 minutes for police officers to unglue Farhana Yamin from Shell’s offices in London.It was April 2019 and Ms.Grossbrit.
Climate activists ‘disrupt supplies from three oil terminals in England’
Clean energy campaigners claim to have disrupted supplies from three oil terminals in the Midlands and south-east of England, as motorists complain that some petrol stations are running short of fuel.ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit.
* UKRAINE WAR * Johnson hints oil and gas output must rise to cut UK dependence on Russian supplies
Boris Johnson has said the UK may have to increase domestic gas and oil production as a response to the need to wean the world off Russian resources, despite the opposition of climate campaigners and some scepticism in the cabinet.Konflikte foss. Energie Russland Grossbrit. Ukrainekrieg
UK urged not to abandon climate goals amid net zero row
Senior figures in climate diplomacy, including the key architect of the Paris climate agreement, have urged the UK government to maintain its commitments to climate action, amid escalating attacks intended to generate a “culture war” on the net zero target.Grossbrit.
Revealed: The 11 slides that finally convinced Boris Johnson about global warming
Last year, on the eve of the UK hosting COP26 in Glasgow, Johnson described tackling climate change as the country’s “number one international priority”. He also published a net-zero strategy and told other countries at the UN General Assembly to “grow up” when it comes to global warming.Grossbrit. Politikberatung
UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy
The UK government is being sued over its net zero climate strategy, which lawyers argue illegally fails to include the policies needed to deliver the promised cuts in emissions. Court papers were filed on Wednesday by ClientEarth (CE) and, separately, by Friends of the Earth (FoE).Grossbrit.