Climate elections: deciding the future?

Not many people would know the first rendition of the infamous Green New Deal was proposed by Caroline Lucas and a group of economists, journalists, and environmentalists in 2007 as part of the Green New Deal Group. But with the…

Met Police: £700k spent on student climate strikes

London’s Metropolitan Police spent £670,052 policing the youth climate strikes this year, according to data obtained by The Beaver in a Freedom of Information request. The Beaver sought information on police spending during the major youth climate strikes which occurred…

LSE no longer invested in illegal arms

LSE continues to make progress on its November 2015 pledge to divest from financial holdings in tobacco, tar sands, thermal coal, and indiscriminate armaments under the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Policy. As of July 2019, the School has eliminated all…

LSE Limelight #5: Reflections on Green Week

“Students are the most important stakeholders of LSE. When students feel that they aren’t being taught how to deal with the real world problems then students need to stand up and make their education happen.” – Saskia Straub, SU Environment and…

In two UGM motions, students call for improved sexual violence support, declare climate emergency

This week, the LSE Student body brought forward and passed two motions in a Union General Meeting. Students approved a motion calling for LSE to improve its sexual harassment and abuse support provision and also declared a climate and ecological…

LSE Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats talk General Election

With the General Election campaign underway, our Features Editor sat down with the leaders of LSE’s Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrats societies for a wide-ranging discussion on Brexit, climate change, capitalism, workers rights, and more.  Transcript has been edited for…

Exclusive: Minouche rejects calls for climate emergency

LSE students on climate strike, March 2019. Credit Molly Blackall for 68.

LSE and the Climate Emergency

Written by Gabriela Cabaña and Catherine Whittle A growing movement in LSE, the Climate Emergency Collective, is asking for the university to join the rapid efforts to address the climate emergency. A net zero institution by 2025 —as per Extinction…

A Changing Climate at LSE

The past year has seen great shifts in public perceptions of climate breakdown, partly due to the media storm that has followed Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future and the launch of Extinction Rebellion. Changes at LSE have only followed this. …

LSE Community Calls for a Climate Emergency

Image courtesy of Molly Blackall LSE’s Climate Emergency Collective will be sending a letter to LSE Director Minouche Shafik on 23 September, urging her to declare a climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Collective is a group of academics, staff, and…