Climate change and the National Trust: weathering change from our founding to the present day

As an organisation that will soon celebrate its 125th anniversary, we’ve weathered some significant change over the years. However, the impacts of a changing climate are unlike any we have dealt with before. They pose the biggest long-term threat to the places that we care for and last week’s warnings from the IPPC make for…

COP23: We’re all in the same canoe

In this blog, Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General of the International National Trusts Organisation, reflects on this year’s UN Climate Talks in Bonn. “WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME CANOE” With these words, the Prime Minister of Fiji opened proceedings at the UN climate change talks in Bonn this year. Hosting a COP (Conference of the Parties to…

Reasons to Be Hopeful – Fit for the Future

To celebrate this year’s Show The Love campaign from the Climate Coalition, Fit for the Future Network shares highlights from our members who have been delivering practical solutions to tackle climate change. Fit for the Future is a knowledge-sharing network for practitioners, who want to reduce their organisation’s energy bills and better manage their environmental…

Two years later: are we fit to frack?

Two years after the publication of the Fit to Frack report, this blog, produced by RSPB on behalf of the Fit to Frack group, takes a look at progress against our original recommendations. In response to government claims that the controversial practice of fracking would only take place within a ‘world class’ regulatory framework to deliver maximum…