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Labour pledges to support sustainable fishing

Labour commits to 2050 'net zero' target

Catherine Early
| 25th September 2018
The Labour party’s manifesto prioritises climate change, air quality and biodiversity decline, arguing that strong environmental policy is a social justice issue. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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Flyer for the Lucas Plan conference in Birmingham on 26th November 2016.

The Lucas Plan: how Greens and trade unionists can unite in common cause

David King
Breaking the Frame
| 2nd November 2016
Forty years ago workers at Lucas Aerospace created a detailed plan to transition out of the arms industry and into green, sustainable products and technologies, writes David King. it never happened, yet the Lucas Plan provides a blueprint for similar initiatives today to build a deep-rooted, broad-based movement for social, economic and ecological progress.

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Jeremy Corbyn at a Stop Trident rally at Trafalgar Square - the current Labour energy policy is not in keeping with the ideals of the current party's leader. Photo: Garry Knight via Flickr (CC BY)

Labour needs a new policy on Hinkley C and nuclear power

David Thorpe
| 21st March 2016
Given the long list of technical and financial problems afflicting the Hinkley C power plant, writes David Thorpe, the Labour Party's continuing support for the over-priced, highly subsidised project is increasingly paradoxical. Labour must take a fresh look at HPC and the renewable alternatives that can do better at far lower cost.

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Dairy farmers protest in Brussels, October 2009. Photo: Teemu Mäntynen via Flickr (CC BY-SA).

Dairy farmers' uprisings lead the way to a democratic world food system

David Miller
| 17th February 2016
The increasingly militant protests by dairy farmers against low prices forced on them by the corporate 'free market' represent serious and effective resistance against the 'free trade' agenda being forced on the world by neoliberal governments, writes David Miller. They are the first steps to building a new global food system that respects food, people, culture and environment.

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A worker at the Natural Fruit factory. Photo from naturalfruit.co.th.

Thailand: migrant labour investigator 'not guilty'

The Ecologist
| 29th October 2014
A charge of 'criminal defamation' against Andy Hall, the Finnwatch migrant labour researcher who revealed the plight of migrant food sector workers in Thailand, was dismissed today. But with another three civil and criminal cases pending, he's back in court tomorrow.

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A good table is the heart of a good home. Image: The Ecologist Guide to Food.

Lifting the lid on Food's secrets

Jan Goodey
| 6th February 2014
The Ecologist Guide to Food is no soft-centered feel-good flim-flam, warns Jan Goodey, as it tackles tough topics like the slave labour behind your prawns and tomatoes: essential reading for concerned gourmets everywhere.

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An eco injection

Joss Garman
| 30th April 2009
Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon, Labour and the Conservatives, green groups and trade unionists, Nicholas Stern and even Peter Mandelson - everybody is talking about a 'Green New Deal'. Faced with an economic downturn, climate breakdown and an energy system in need of billions of new investment anyway, the idea is simple and attractive.

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Climate change politics

Joss Garman
| 19th June 2008
As an excuse to do nothing itself, this Labour Government has often hidden behind US intransigence on climate change, so it’ll be interesting to see how Gordon Brown might respond to a US President more progressive than he on global warming.

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Investigations

Climate Change Botch?

Isabel Hilton
| 15th March 2007
The publication of the government's draft Climate Change Bill this week signalled the latest round of the escalating competition between David Cameron and Tony Blair to take the title of climate change champion of the world. Following hard on the EU measures, the government's bill set out more radical targets than before and promises to deliver them – a promise that will be reinforced by a new committee of independent auditors.

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Post-partisan environmentalism

Steven Hale
| 1st January 2001
Who said these words: ‘The environmental movement is a growing force in civil society, searching for a home in mainstream politics. The party that succeeds will be the natural party of government’? It wasn’t George Monbiot, Tony Juniper or Jonathon Porritt. It was David Miliband, in December 2006.

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