Category: United Kingdom News Brief and Action Alert

Ancient Woodlands, the Most Biodiverse Area in the UK Covers Only 2.4% of Land Area and Needs Protection
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Ancient Woodlands, the Most Biodiverse Area in the UK Covers Only 2.4% of Land Area and Needs Protection

In the UK, agriculture takes up 72% of land (17.6 million hectares), woodland areas use 13% (3.2 million hectares), and peatland uses a further 9.5% of land, most of which resides in Scotland. The most biodiverse land is ancient woodland, that which has existed on record for over 400 years; these woodlands cover only 2.4%...

Suggestions for Making Coronavirus Economic Recovery Climate Wise in the UK
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Suggestions for Making Coronavirus Economic Recovery Climate Wise in the UK

Due to the UK lockdown that began on March 23rd, businesses, schools, and all non-essential workplaces have been closed down and people began working from home. Where working from home is not possible, many companies have opted to furlough their employees, meaning employees are temporarily laid off and instead receive 80% of their income from...

UK Conservative Party Demonstrates an Interest in Climate Change Post Brexit
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UK Conservative Party Demonstrates an Interest in Climate Change Post Brexit

The last few months has represented a transition in the UKs climate narrative following the UK general election on the 12th December 2019 and subsequent victory for the Conservative party with a 45% majority. Securing 365 seats in Parliament, they have the largest Conservative majority government since Margaret Thatcher. Many ‘safe’ Labour seats were lost...

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