Big Oil confesses: “Democracy and Capitalism not compatible”

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/when-extinction-rebellion-met-big-oil-bp

Definitive report on climate crimes and human rights violations

Want to read an honest application of human rights law to #ClimateBreakdown, grounded in testimony from the frontline? See the wonderful, authoritative report from the Commission on Human Rights...

Tim Crosland files appeal with European Court of Human Rights

Tim Crosland has filed an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg alleging that his conviction for contempt of court before the Supreme Court, arising out...

Plan B urges Nigerian authorities to prepare for floods

A call has been made to the appropriate authorities in Nigeria, all states of the federation and other critical stakeholders to galvanize efforts and clear blocked gutters, service maintenance...

Bar Standards Board launches new investigation into Tim Crosland

The Bar Standards Board has commenced a new investigation into Tim Crosland for diminishing the trust and confidence which the public places in him and for undermining his own integrity....

UK Government to torch Paris Agreement tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT UK Government to torch Paris Agreement tomorrow On Monday, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in launching the new IPCC report, said: “Some government and business leaders...

UN Chief says “political and economic madness to invest in fossil fuels”

Speaking ahead of the launch of the report of IPCC Working Group III, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General has described it as “a litany of broken climate promises”...

OPINION: Putin is the Frankenstein’s Monster of Neoliberalism

PUTIN IS THE FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER OF NEOLIBERALISM   Only civil resistance now can save our democracy and our planet   All of us know (even J.P. Morgan) that Neoliberalism,...

Divisional Court splits 1-1 over 1.5˚C

Unusually, the Divisional Court has split over Friends of the Earth’s legal challenge to UK Export Finance’s funding for a liquid natural gas project in Mozambique. One judge ruled...

We’re taking Gov to Strasbourg after Court of Appeal denies Paris is relevant to the right to life

Climate activists to take Government to Strasbourg after Court of Appeal denies Paris Agreement is relevant to the right to life The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal...

Plan B responds to Office of Environmental Protection consultation

As Boris Johnson talks of a “climate pass”, which would be a death sentence for young generations and the Global South, the new Office of Environmental Protection (OEP), which...

Russian invasion could speed up renewables transition – or lead to disastrous return to coal

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/04/ukraine-war-european-reappraisal-energy-supplies-coal-renewables

Press release: War and 1.5˚C

“A strategy for de-escalation of the war in Ukraine can and must be integrated with a strategy for the urgent and radical reduction of carbon emissions – starting with...

Gov claims £35K costs against Tim Crosland

Following the appeal hearing in October, the Attorney General, in keeping with the Government’s assault on dissent, is now claiming more than £35K in legal costs against Tim Crosland,...

Appeal filed

It was nice of the court to give us 7 days over Christmas to prepare our appeal! But there’s no hiding from their basic errors of law and today...

High Court rules against Young People

The High Court ruled that the case brought by three young people of the Global Majority and Plan B, which advances the modest proposition that the Government has a...

Supreme Court dismisses Tim Crosland’s appeal

On 20 December, the Supreme Court dismissed Tim’s appeal against conviction and the order that he pay the Government £15,000 in costs. Tim said: “It’s no great surprise that...

Judgement “reserved” by High Court

“Judgement reserved” in the High Court today (ie the judge will take some time to decide whether the case is arguable). Profound truths spoken to the court by Adetola...

Why did the COP process fail? What next?

Despite the determined efforts of many to present COP26 as “important progress”, such claims are no more than propaganda and greenwash. In objective terms, COP26 has ended in absolute...

Brother Elorm Dade, 23, XR and Plan B activist, lost in action in Ghana

We have the solemn duty to report tragic news. Brother Elorm Dade, aged 23, a courageous XR and Plan B activist, has been lost in action in Ghana. There...

“Death Knell” for Heathrow expansion as top shareholder pulls out

Looks like the end for Heathrow expansion, as top shareholder pulls out. Apparently killing our children doesn’t even make a profit. But it was a great idea, UK Government....

Law Society commits to 1.5˚C

Ahead of COP26, the Law Society, the independent professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, has published a critical climate change resolution which: “Resolves to develop plans and...

Tim Crosland files case ahead of Supreme Court appeal

Tim Crosland has filed his Case with the Supreme Court ahead of his appeal, which is due to be heard on 18 October 2021, before 5 Supreme Court Justices:...

Heathrow expansion: UK Government writes to Plan B re “unforeseen change”

In another twist to the long-running legal battle over Heathrow expansion in the time of climate crisis, the Government has today (6 September 2021) written to the climate charity,...

Complicity in mass loss of life? Extinction Rebellion takes on City Lawyers

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/commentary-and-opinion/complicity-in-mass-loss-of-life-extinction-rebellion-takes-on-city-lawyers-/5109642.article

Gov responds to our legal action ahead of COP26

BREAKING: UK Government responds to our legal action by claiming any discriminatory impacts of its climate policies would be “objectively and reasonably justified” But the destruction of our Land,...

Tim Crosland files appeal with Supreme Court

Tim Crosland has filed his Grounds of Appeal with the Supreme Court. His grounds are that: the Supreme Court was wrong to ignore his defence, which was that evidence...

High Court grants us permission to introduce new evidence

We commenced our legal action against the Government on 1 May, highlighting the Government’s failure to take practical and effective measures to meet its climate change commitments, violating our...

LEAKED IPCC REPORT WARNS OF CRUSHING CLIMATE IMPACTS

LEAKED IPCC REPORT “Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas—these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully...

Supreme Court orders Plan B volunteer to pay Gov £15K costs

Six weeks after his trial for breaching the embargo on the Heathrow judgment, the Supreme Court has ordered Tim Crosland, a full-time volunteer for Plan B, to pay the...

Gov responds to our legal claim

We’ve received the Gov’s response to our legal claim. Gov is denying any legal obligation to safeguard our rights to life and family life from climate breakdown. We’re waiting...

Charity Commission concludes investigation into Plan B

“We are pleased that the Charity Commission has not imposed any sanction on Plan B … It is Plan B’s charitable purpose to uphold the Paris Agreement, which demands...

#WeHaveThePower

Thank you so much to We Have The Power for their generous donation. Together #WeHaveThePower Landmark legal cases by Plan B aim to protect our young people’s future

Crowdunder: #5K4Truth

Today Lola Perrin (ClimateKeys) launched a crowdfunder to pay Tim Crosland’s £5K fine. Please contribute and share if you can: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/tim-croslands-court-fine #WhistleBlower #HonourParisAgreement #NoToHeathrow #5K4Truth

Judge waives punishment for “noble” protestor

The tide is turning. Following the recent acquittal by a jury of the #Shell7, a judge has declined to punish activist Rowan Tilly for obstructing the highway, instead issued...

“Government knew Heathrow expansion would breach 1.5˚C”

“And today everyone is going to hear that the Gov knew Heathrow expansion would breach the Paris limit of 1.5˚C. That is the real story.” Tim has been fined...

Preview of “Airplanes & Icebergs”

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c6IAd_lrT_rWG2MSZOubNGY_E5rpXSEM/view

NOTICE FOR PRESS

NOTICE FOR PRESS The Supreme Court is asking that members of the press wanting to attend Tim Crosland’s trial on Monday, 10 May, contact the court press office in...

YOUNG PEOPLE SUE PRIME MINISTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CLIMATE VIOLATIONS

Today, 1 May 2021, marking two years since Parliament declared a climate emergency, three young people, Adetola Onamade, 24, Marina Tricks, 20 and Jerry Amokwandoh, 22, working with the...

Tim Crosland sends his submissions to the Supreme Court

“If the Court … understood the harm its judgment had caused, it would be more concerned with mitigating that harm than with punishing and repressing the steps taken to...

Tim Crosland applies for his trial to be “genuinely public and open”

The Supreme Court has advised that it proposes to depart from its usual practice of live-streaming its proceedings for the prosecution of Tim Crosland, and that due to Covid...

Supreme Court issues Directions for contempt trial

The Supreme Court has issued Directions for the Government’s application to commit Tim Crosland to prison. The case will be heard by three Supreme Court judges with a time...

International experts hit back at “profound harm” of Supreme Court Heathrow judgement

In an extraordinary intervention, more than 130 leading international experts, including Sir David King, the Government’s former Chief Scientific Adviser, Dr James E. Hansen, the ex-NASA scientists and “godfather...

Plan B responds to Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has started an investigation into Plan B, concerning Tim Crosland’s breach of the Heathrow embargo. Here’s our response: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eHSpMU1RD2qaKu2LuHA-_0cRpvO8Nbg6zXGxKqIw-Og/edit #RightToProtest

Haldane Society offers solidarity with Plan B

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers has passed a motion in support of Tim Crosland and Plan B, which “Condemns the Tory Government’s reckless stewardship of the environment and...

Framing traps ahead of COP26

In this critical year of COP26, over which the UK Government will preside, nothing is more vital than that the UK media avoids two framing traps, propagated by vested...

Government applies to send Plan B Director to prison

Today, 12 February, the Government launched proceedings to commit Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B to prison, for breaching the Supreme Court’s embargo on the Heathrow Judgement. If convicted...

Court convicts French state for failure to address climate crisis

A Paris court has convicted the French state of failing to address the climate crisis and not keeping its promises to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Massive moment for people...

Gov denies it is responsible for “treasonous betrayal”

Plan B can now publish the Government’s response to our pre-action letter, written together with three young co-claimants, concerning its failure to take practical and effective measures in response...

Gov responds to our letter before action

We’ve received the Gov’s response to our pre-action letter. In summary they’re saying: They’re not doing nothing to tackle the #ClimateEmergency  We have no right to challenge the adequacy...

The choice we all face

People are neither essentially bad nor essentially good, but defined by their choices and actions. As this devastating paper from 17 leading scientists makes clear, each one of us...

Plan B responds to Attorney General

“I consider the Supreme Court’s ruling, which undermines the Paris Agreement and legitimises the dangerous, discredited 2˚C climate target, a direct threat to my children and to all young...

The Attorney General begins her contempt of court investigation

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/investigation-starts-into-barrister-who-broke-sc-ruling-embargo/5106919.article?adredir=1

Contempt of Court

“I am the lawyer who committed contempt of court over Heathrow’s expansion plans – this is why I did it” https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/heathrow-expansion-third-runway-b1775755.html

Supreme Court betrays young and Global South

Today, 16 December, the Supreme Court has betrayed all young people and the Global South, with a treasonous judgement, that overrules the Court of Appeal’s decision that the expansion...

Young People and Plan B launch new Legal Claim

Today, 12 December, the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Plan B together with three young people, and in collaboration with the Stop the Maangamizi campaign, has begun a...

Supreme Court hearing starts Wednesday 7 October

The critical Supreme Court hearing on whether Chris Grayling was right to regard the Paris Agreement as “not relevant” to Heathrow expansion will be heard via video conference next...

Plan B files case for Supreme Court

We’ve now filed our response to Heathrow Airport Limited’s appeal to the Supreme Court.   Boris Johnson claims that “we will ensure that we abide by the judgment and...

Is it time to rebel?

Is Extinction Rebellion exaggerating the risks? Is humanity really facing an “existential threat”? Here are some key sources of evidence: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13iVfUySu3Jn7TVyVtZ4R2sCf44nLO_hjEBjy6bbT8E4/edit?usp=sharing

Government responds to Plan B’s letter before action

The Treasury has defended its decision to ignore the Paris Agreement in its bailouts for polluters such as RyanAir, Easyjet and Rolls Royce, claiming it was under no legal...

THE RIGHT TO LIFE AND REVOLUTION

What are the moral, legal and political consequences of our governments’ abandonment of their climate targets as they double down on the carbon economy, using public funds to bailout...

Irish Supreme Court rules against Government’s climate plan

Another major victory for the burgeoning climate litigation movement, as the Supreme Court of Ireland rules that the Irish Government’s climate change plans are inadequate. Massive congratulations to Climate...

Plan B responds to OGA’s consultation on “Maximising the Economic Recovery” of UK Petroleum

Today, Plan B has responded to the Oil and Gas Authority’s (“OGA”) consultation on “maximising the economic recovery” of UK Petroleum. The OGA’s proposal, which treats as irrelevant the...

Plan B heading for Court over Government’s Covid Recovery Programme

Today, 21 July, the climate litigation charity, Plan B, took a decisive step towards legal action, serving the Government with a Pre-Action Protocol letter over its failure to consider...

Plan B writes Letter before Action over New Deal for Polluters

We’ve just sent Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Michael Gove and Andrew Bailey a letter threatening legal action over their “new deal” for polluters, for which they have no democratic mandate....

CCC advises Government to prepare for apocalypse

CCC advises Government to prepare for apocalypse Today the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s statutory adviser, published its progress report to Parliament, Reducing UK Emissions. The report advises...

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Supreme Court to review Heathrow Judgment

The Supreme Court has granted Heathrow Airport Ltd and Arora Holdings Ltd permission to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal. Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B.Earth, said:...

“The Heathrow decision: a moment of truth”

“In essence, the Court of Appeal’s ruling is a conservative proposition: the government, in developing major infrastructure plans, should take into account its own policy commitment to the Paris...

Plan B event: Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/coronavirus-tackle-climate-crisis-and-poverty-with-zeal-of-covid-19-fight-scientists-urge

A “WELLBEING ECONOMY” MUST EMERGE FROM COVID-19

Yesterday, 26 March, climate litigation charity Plan B gathered together over 100 members of the British media, many of them leading figures in print and broadcast journalism, for a...

Bell Tolls on Carbon Economy asCourt of Appeal rules Heathrow Expansion Plans “unlawful”

In a ground-breaking moment, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Plan B’s claim, that the Government’s plans to expand Heathrow Airport were unlawful because they failed...

Heathrow Judgement Day to be Live-Streamed

In view of the exceptional public interest in the outcome of the Heathrow proceedings, which will decided whether Chris Grayling, the sacked Minister of Transport, was right in failing...

BREAKING: Heathrow judgment imminent

The Court of Appeal will “hand down” its judgement on Heathrow Airport expansion at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday, 27 February

Dutch Supreme Court confirms Right to Life!

Massive news from Holland today. The Dutch Supreme Court has confirmed the Government has a legal obligation to protect its citizens from climate change as part of the right...

Court of Appeal hearing: 17 October

Tomorrow, 17 October (“World Poverty Day”), the Court of Appeal will begin hearing the legal challenges to Heathrow expansion. Plan B’s and Friends of the Earth’s claims, focussed on...

Plan B highlights human rights violations in policing of XR

Today, 11 October, Plan B has written to the Metropolitan Police to highlight numerous reports of abuses, including the use of armed police to stop peaceful activists. Tim Crosland,...

Plan B files skeleton argument for Court of Appeal

Today Plan B filed a further skeleton argument in response to the Government ahead of the Court of Appeal hearing on 17th and 18th October: Reply skeleton argument “More...

Heathrow Appeal to be live-streamed

Plan B’s campaign to have the Heathrow proceedings live-streamed, supported by more than 1,500 people, did not succeed before the Divisional Court. But it seems it had an impact....

Court orders full hearing of Heathrow appeal

Today the Court of Appeal has ordered a full hearing of the appeals against Heathrow expansion, including Plan B’s legal claim. Lord Justice Lindblom stated: “The importance of the...

Government tells Plan B it may review Heathrow plans

A senior civil servant at the Department of Transport has written to Plan B to say the Government may now review plans to expand Heathrow Airport. Following Parliament’s recognition...

Jury finds climate protestors NOT GUILTY

On 9 May, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury found two Extinction Rebellion activists, Roger Hallam and David Durant not guilty of causing criminal damage. Roger and David admitted...

Plan B file appeal on Heathrow judgement

Today Plan B filed an appeal against the Heathrow judgement. You can read our skeleton argument here: Court of Appeal, Skeleton Argument  

Plan B requests formal review of Heathrow plans

Plan B has today written to the Government requesting that it review its plans to expand Heathrow Airport in light of: Parliament’s recognition yesterday of the existence of a...

High Court backs Heathrow Expansion

Today, 1 May, the High Court dismissed all the legal challenges to the Government’s plans to expand Heathrow Airport, including the claims brought by Friends of the Earth and...

James Hansen writes letter to the general public

Dr James Hansen, the father of climate science whose testimony to US Congress in 1988 sounded the global alarm on climate change, has sent via Plan B a letter...

Plan B supports local declaration of climate emergency

Last week Plan B joined a delegation in support of a declaration of climate emergency by Southwark Council, the local government for an economically deprived part of inner city...

#NoToHeathrow trial over, “judgement reserved”

After a 7 day hearing, the #NoToHeathrow finally finished yesterday The court “reserved judgement” on all the cases, which means they’ve got some thinking to do and we don’t yet...

Heathrow trial underway

We’re now into the second week of “Heathrow on trial”. We’ll be making our final submissions just before lunch on Tuesday 19 March, Court 76, Royal Courts of Justice....

New amicus brief filed in critical US climate case

International Lawyers for International Law have today filed an amicus brief in support of a full hearing for the young claimants in their landmark climate case against the US Government....

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Plan B files skeleton argument on Heathrow expansion

Plan B has filed its skeleton argument against Heathrow expansion, which will form the basis of its submissions at trial. The essence of its argument is simple. Chris Grayling,...

Court of Appeal refuses appeal on 2050 Target case

Sadly, the Court of Appeal has rejected our appeal to have our case heard on the 2050 Target. That’s now the end of the road for the appeal process....

15 January: Heathrow pre-trial review – Open Justice?

Already know the outcome of the Brexit vote on Tuesday? Looking for something of constitutional significance that’s going to be happening?   Then join us for the pre-trial review...

Plan B Replies to Government’s Defence of Heathrow Expansion

On Friday, 21 December, Plan B filed with the High Court its Reply to the Government’s defence of its Heathrow plans. The Government argues that “[Plan B] is wrong...

Plan B launches crowd-fund to oppose Heathrow expansion

Plan B needs to cover its cost liability for taking a stand against the Government’s reckless plans to expand Heathrow Airport. We need an urgent and radical reduction of...

Energy Minister replies to Plan B: carbon budgets can be changed!

When the UK Government tasked the CCC with reviewing its climate commitments in line with the Paris Agreement and the IPCC Report, it was widely perceived as having precluded...

Plan B files amended grounds of claim against Heathrow expansion

Further to the order of Mr Justice Holgate, Plan B has now filed amended grounds of claim against Heathrow expansion, which conclude: Plan B can only speculate on whether...

Plan B writes to Energy Minister, Claire Perry, seeking urgent response

Today Plan B wrote to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry, seeking urgent clarification of her request for advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Coming just a week...

As the fracking protesters show, a people’s rebellion is the only way to fight climate breakdown | George Monbiot 

Do we trust our governments to steer us clear of #climatebreakdown? Or is it time to stand up against Gross Destruction of the Planet? Our politicians, under the influence...

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Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990...

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