Why should climate campaigners be involved in the battle against austerity? We are as likely as anyone else to be moved by the plight of disabled people whose support is being slashed, or to campaign to protect our NHS. But austerity is also taking us in the wrong direction in another fight. A fight that involves everyone on the planet and places our generation at a tipping point in human history: the last-ditch attempt to avoid catastrophic climate change.Read more
Met backs down on refusal to police climate and women's marches
Scotland Yard reverses earlier decision not to police Time to Act and Million Women Rise marches, after criticism from campaigners and Boris Johnson
The ‘People’s Climate March’ in London last year was attended by 40,000 people as part of a global day of action. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex FeaturesRead more
Back in 2010, before the last election, Tories courting the environmentally conscious vote claimed that you could ‘vote blue and get green’ and that theirs would be the greenest government ever. Last year, the run up to the next election, they capped their term of inaction on climate change with a demonstration of how far they are really committed to environmental sustainability: they persuaded the EU to include in their definition of renewable energy nuclear power and fracking.