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We live in an era of energy injustice

The corporate grip over energy keeps 1.3 billion people without access to electricity. And energy privatisation, supported by the UK government in countries like Nigeria, is putting equitable energy access even further out of reach.

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Power to the people

To ensure everyone has access to energy and tackle climate change, we need to take control of energy from big business and finance, and we need to stop UK aid money being used for energy privatisation.

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Ask the mayor of London for a fairer energy system

Ask Sadiq Khan to make sure 'Energy for Londoners' is the fair, clean, democratic energy system that we need.

Silent but deadly

Discover the true climate impact of agribusiness corporations

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Leading the world backwards: Governments are merely agreeing to disagree on trade and global warming

As world leaders finalised the Group of Twenty’s (G20) Agreements in Buenos Aires, Argentina, government and civil society climate representatives started arriving in Katowice, Poland for the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Climate breakdown is a crisis, let's act like it is

Many of the common responses to climate change focus on consumer choices; driving less, buying an electric car, meat-free Mondays, ‘eco’ light-bulbs, reusable coffee cups, in other words: faux solutions to retrofit ourselves into ‘green’ capitalism.

Climate justice and extinction

I rebelled this Saturday. The plan was to block five London bridges and get dozens of people arrested as a way of growing the movement against climate change. Thousands of people came out across London as part of Extinction Rebellion. People had travelled from all over the country and for many of them it was the first time they’d taken part in civil disobedience.

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Amidst the series of ill-informed and autocratic policies that Trump has enacted since coming to power, his decision to pull out of the Paris accord stands out as the one that will have the most long-term and disastrous consequences for the world.

Andy Burnham’s manifesto for standing as Manchester’s mayor has included the promise to, “establish a Greater Manchester Energy Company, generating power using green technology and reducing energy bills.”

Environment and development groups have condemned the final text released on what is supposed to be the final day of negotiations at the UN climate talks in Paris.

Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:

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Leaflet: Change the system, not the climate

March 2018

The effects of global warming are already wreaking havoc in many parts of the world. From hurricanes to drought, catastrophic events linked to climate change are hitting people in the global south hardest.

Yet this global inequality and the failure to tackle climate change have the same cause: an economy that puts corporate profit ahead of the interests of ordinary people.

Silent but Deadly - Estimating the real climate impact of agribusiness corporations

December 2015

The agribusiness industry presents itself as part of the solution to climate change. The major firms spend significant sums to promote the message that corporate, industrial agriculture is compatible with fighting climate change. But they are wrong. This report demonstrates that multinational agribusiness companies are part of the problem, not the solution, by revealing the true extent of their overall contribution to dangerous climate change. So far, most agribusiness companies have got away with underestimating their true impact because they only declare their direct emissions. Many emissions are not direct, but arise from the end use of their products or from their supply chains.

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Five reasons TTIP and CETA are terrible for the climate

December 2015

We can halt climate change, but only by changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. The enormous trade deals currently being negotiated, like TTIP and CETA, will further entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. this briefing outlines the reasons why we have to stop TTIP and other similar trade deals if we are to successfully stop climate change.