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Laura Sandys MP: why food security must be viewed as a strategic threat

Laura Sandys

18th January, 2011

With cheap food pricing, over-reliance on imports, and the pressures of a growing population, the UK's food security is set to rise up the national agenda. The Coalition Government must be prepared for the challenges ahead more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

California overcomes oil opposition to approve the first US carbon-trading scheme

Tom Levitt

17th December, 2010

The state, the eighth largest economy in the world, hopes to create the second biggest carbon market after Europe when it opens in 2012 more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Miller of ActionAid UK

Matilda Lee

14th December, 2010

The Director of ActionAid UK talks to us about ending global poverty, achieving trade justice and making supermarkets accountable more...
Graciela Chichilnisky

Will 21st century capitalism go green?

Graciela Chichilnisky

21th September, 2010

The role of economics and the future of capitalism will be to preserve our natural resources rather than destroy them but the US may be missing the message, says economist Graciela Chichilnisky more...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...
Pay the price

An international campaign to raise the price of food

Matilda Welin

5th August, 2010

Are demands for higher prices the future of food campaigning? Pay the Price is a Swedish thinktank demanding more expensive food to cover the hidden costs of production more...
Supermarket trolley

Farmers will have to wait until 2012 for supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

3rd August, 2010

Government bill likely to be put forward this autumn but final body may not be up and running for another two years, admit officials more...
food co-ops

Life without supermarkets: escaping choice overload

Laura Laker

14th June, 2010

Laura Laker discovers the joys of farmers' markets, the convenience of vegboxes, and the horror of plans for a nearby Tesco Metro that will threaten her local corner shop more...
trolleys

Committing to a life without supermarkets

Laura Laker

14th May, 2010

No-one enjoys supermarket shopping. But kicking the habit requires conviction, as Laura Laker reveals in the first of a new series... more...
Caroline Lucas

Green Party victory start of 'historic new political force'

Ecologist

7th May, 2010

Newly elected MP Caroline Lucas said her party was now ready to 'take its rightful place in Parliament' after her landmark victory in yesterday's general election more...
Pricing Carbon book

EU carbon trading scheme has been 'an enormous success'

Danny Ellerman

9th March, 2010

The European Emissions Trading Scheme was always going to disappoint the NGOs who wanted a perfect climate solution, but simply bashing it ignores the progerss that can be made through small steps more...
Pricing Carbon book

European carbon trading labelled 'model for the world'

Ecologist

1st March, 2010

The world’s first carbon trading scheme should be used as a model for global cap-and-trade says leading American economist more...

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Guardian Environment Network

MPs propose carbon tax to boost green investment

Terry Macalister

8th February, 2010

MPs say a carbon tax is needed to get the EU emissions trading scheme working more...
Dan Box

What the carbon market did after Copenhagen: nothing

Dan Box

2nd February, 2010

Come 31st of January - the day when international emissions cuts were supposed to be announced - carbon markets should have rocketed. They didn't, and that's a bad sign more...
Tetrapak cartons

How green are tetrapak food cartons?

Emilie Filou

19th January, 2010

They're becoming more and more common - wrapped around everything from milk to chickpeas. But just how environmentally friendly are composite cartons compared to the good, old-fashioned tin or jar? more...
Supermarket trolley

Government agrees to supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

13th January, 2010

Supermarket ombudsman will enforce a new code of practice between retailers and their suppliers more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

Toothless Tory 'ombudsman' won't solve supermarket problem

Caroline Lucas

8th December, 2010

It's high time we had a supermarket ombudsman, but it needs to be proactive and powerful, says Caroline Lucas more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

How to stop a supermarket opening in your area

Kete Eshelby

19th June, 2009

Battling superstore monopolies needn’t be a lone crusade. Kate Eshelby looks at some of the resources available more...
Plastic bag

How to make your town plastic bag free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...
Molly Scott Cato

Why carbon trading cannot work

Molly Scott Cato

13th November, 2009

Carbon trading cannot work. How do we know this? Because economic theory tells us so more...
Stock market

Carbon trading is a dangerous obsession, says report

Ecologist

November 5th, 2009

Carbon trading schemes are allowing speculators to grow rich but are not delivering the emissions cuts promised, says Friends of the Earth more...
Carbon markets

Carbon markets not working, says Deutsche Bank

Ecologist

2nd November, 2009

Carbon markets are not working and UK and US government policy is not encouraging investment in renewable energy, says a leading bank more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Bring back real markets

Tom Hodgkinson

11th September, 2009

Tom Hodgkinson lays out the case for the return of street markets. Wouldn't we all be better off living outside the box? more...
Food Ethics Council policy director Sean Roberts

How fair is our food?

Sean Roberts

5th August, 2009

Food Ethics Council policy director Sean Roberts explains why a debate on fairness in food and farming is long overdue more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

Supermarkets face compulsory watchdog

Ecologist

4th August, 2009

Suppliers rejoice at calls for an independent Ombudsman but supermarkets already lobbying against the decision more...

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