George Monbiot
 Drax power station, near Selby, North Yorkshire. Photograph: John Giles/PA


06 Mar 2020 

Our legal action against the government aims to shut down fossil fuels

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th March 2020

Eric Doherty
Canada - parliament hill

MARCH 4, 2020

The federal government is acting like it doesn't take its own climate emergency declaration seriously

With another federal budget looming, the government still doesn’t seem to be taking its own declaration of a “climate emergency” seriously.

Last month, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada announced that it will audit the $186.7-billion “Investing in Canada” infrastructure program. An opposition motion in the House of Commons asked for the audit, noting an incomplete accounting of changes to the government’s spending plan.

aniel Boffey
 It is still often quicker to travel into city centres by car despite growing congestion. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Mar. 3, 2020

Despite €16.3bn in EU funding, cities have failed to get people on to bikes or buses, report says

Commuters in Europe are still choosing their cars over public transport despite enduring ever longer journey times into city centres owing to traffic congestion, the EU’s spending watchdog has found.

Davide Mastracci
Toronto transit

February 23, 2020

Drivers in Canada often complain of a “war on cars” that is supposedly being waged in cities throughout the country. This metaphorical war is non-existent, but that’s unfortunate because such a war would be justified, given the severity of the environmental and social crises we face.

Montpellier Transit

 February 4, 2020 

Five Concrete Steps Toward a Climate-Smart and Fair Transport Sector in Stockholm

The climate threat is the most fatal problem humanity has ever faced.

In 2009, the current Kyoto protocol will be replaced with a new international climate agreement, a process in which the EU must be one of the main drivers. As holder of the EU presidency, Sweden will play a key role when world leaders gather to sign the new agreement. Does the Swedish government deserve such a pivotal role? – We don’t think so.


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January 30, 2020

One is not born a motorist, one becomes one.

Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one’s potential for mobility often has to do with one’s economic position, but also because a society built on today’s mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences.

The Energy Mix
 public transit - train pxhere

JANUARY 27, 2020

Experiments with free public transit in cities across the U.S. are returning a mix of responses, including support from riders, cost concerns from managers, and questions about whether they actually result in fewer cars on the road. 

Barry Saxifrage
Real-time flight mapping by -- December 18, 2019

January 7th 2020

The global aviation industry has started burning jet fuel like there is no tomorrow. Its climate pollution is rocketing upward. And hoped-for "solutions" like biofuels and electric planes are being buried by the rising flood of emissions. In response, a growing number of climate-concerned people, including the world's most famous climate champion, Greta Thunberg, are advocating for less flying.

Saron Gebresellassi, Matt Fodor, Laura Kruse, Alison MacIntosh, Bailey Cameron & Chris Gusen
Toronto transit

December 26, 2019

Free public transit is a growing movement around the world. According to the book Free Public Transit: And Why We Don’t Pay To Ride Elevators, there are 200 cities around the world with some form of fare-free transit, and 97 that are completely fare-free.


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