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Law recognises ethical veganism

An employment tribunal in Norwich has recognised ethical veganism as a philosophical belief, which could have profound implications for UK employers. The case under examination by the tribunal was brough by Jordi Casamitjana, a vegan animal protection professional, who claims he was fired by British charity the League Against Cruel Sports, because he told colleagues that the companies involved in animal testing formed part of the League’s pension investment fund.… Read More »Law recognises ethical veganism

Building energy standards consultation open

Government proposes to update and rework building regulations on energy efficiency. This is needed but the current proposals will weaken the standards, set back progress towards climate emergency response, and possibly put unnecessary strain on the electric grid by downgrading overall fabric efficiency requirements, while incentivising electric heating to mask poor energy performance because the grid is now lower-carbon. There’s a consultation on now. London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) has… Read More »Building energy standards consultation open

Round-up -Madrid climate summit

The UN’s annual climate summit taking place in Madrid opened on Monday 2 December with  a rousing speech from Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General. He said: “To address the climate emergency, we need a rapid & deep change in how we do business, how we generate power, how we build cities, how we move and how we feed the world. “If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize… Read More »Round-up -Madrid climate summit

Politicians debate climate change

Politicians from most of the major political parties are taking part in the first political debate on climate change and nature. This could be a good watch on Channel 4 on Thursday 28 November, when representatives will introduce their policies.