Greenpeace volunteers occupy Parliament to save the climate
and are now occupying the roof to call for a new style of politics in Britain,
one capable of rising to meet the challenge of climate change.
on Climate Change will publish a progress report on UK carbon emissions. They
make it clear that Britain is not doing enough to meet its commitments, and insist
that a “step change” in emissions cuts is needed. With just 60 days go until
the critical climate summit in Copenhagen – which faces a very real chance of
failure as things stand – Britain has yet to show true commitment to making the
process a success. We need politicians who are thinking about the next generation,
not just the next election.
Great Hall which says: “CHANGE THE POLITICS, SAVE THE CLIMATE.” They are vowing
to stay on the roof overnight so they can welcome politicians back in the morning.
Greenpeace has said.
but about half have now come down assisted by police.
told the BBC.
after the summer recess.
banners and flags stating “change the politics, save the climate”.
and ladders to scale perimeter fencing before clambering on to the roof of Westminster
Hall, the oldest part of the building.
to sign a climate manifesto on Monday morning.
Political parties have got to get on message not just in terms of their words
but also with their deeds
done enough to stop climate change and we need to see some action at home”.
temperature” about the climate change debate ahead of Parliament’s return.
parties, particularly Labour and the Conservatives, at their recent conferences.
were failing to come up with concrete plans for green jobs to match their rhetoric
on the subject.
from the political agenda and we have got to get it on the political agenda. That
is why we are here.”
farms will be able to keep revenues they generate from business rates for six
how the UK is doing on reducing emissions, meeting carbon budgets and building
a low-carbon economy.
but questions have continued to be raised about protection levels.
against Heathrow expansion, resulting in five activists being found guilty of
Ben’s clock tower.
from Fathers 4 Justice threw purple powder at Tony Blair during prime minister’s