Yet again, it’s Monday, and yet again, the Conservative Party is eating itself. Welcome to the notification.

3rd July 2023

The problem is not that the government is hostile to the environment, it is that you, our prime minister, are simply uninterested.

Zac Goldsmith
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In April last year, the sonification reported on the gap between tree planting in Conservative manifestos and in reality; this week, Rishi Sunak’s administration withered under criticism from former Prime Minister Theresa May, the Conservative Environmental Network lobbying group, Conservative peer and outgoing Climate Change Committee Chair Lord Deben, and Zac Goldsmith, the millionaire former London Mayoral candidate and former editor of the magazine The Ecologist. Goldsmith compared Rishi Sunak’s energy on environmental issues unfavourably to that of Boris Johnson in a letter published Friday resigning his ministerial briefs for climate, energy, environment, British Overseas Territories, and the Commonwealth.

Det blir for få straffesaker fra a-krimsentrene. [There are too few cases from the employment crime centres.]

Olav Helge Thue

An investigation by the Norwegian broadcaster NRK found that between January 2016 and June 2022, police investigated 5,295 cases in Norway involving unsafe working environments, wage theft, and illegal overtime, of which they dropped 13 percent with no investigation, concluded 14 percent with a fine, and took no further action in 70 percent. the sonification published a story on one case in April 2022, when the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority ordered contractors for Nordic Mining to pause demolition work on a barn containing asbestos, but state attorney Olav Helge Thue and other sources in employment law told NRK the low prosecution rate had created a permissive environment for mistreating workers.

The message is, “We are not drowning, we are fighting.”

Patricia Galvão Teles

In June 2021, the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) gathered to discuss navigating uncharted legal waters in the face of sea level rise and repeated flooding, which threaten to make some of the land within small island states’ existing borders uninhabitable. The Guardian’s global environment editor Jonathan Watts reported last week on a further PIF conference, in March this year, quoting United Nations International Law Commission member Patricia Galvão Teles.

Also, the Pacific Islands Forum continues a diplomatic effort to safeguard states’ legal status amid sea level rise.

A mossy stump in Micheldever Wood, Hampshire. Photo: Jay Richardson/the sonification