Environment

Total 31 Posts

Greening the planet: We can’t just plant trees, we have to restore forests.

5 min read
Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency.

The concept of net zero is a dangerous trap.

17 min read
Governments worldwide are using the concept of net zero emissions to ‘greenwash’ their lack of commitment to solving global warming. The idea of net zero has licensed a recklessly cavalier “burn now, pay later” approach which has seen carbon emissions continue to soar.

Keeping hope of 1.5°C limit alive is vital to spurring global action.

4 min read
How fast we stop warming at 1.5°C and the global community cuts greenhouse gas emissions to zero depends on the interrelated actions of a huge mix of people – government ministers most importantly, but also business chiefs, investors, banks, religious leaders, activists and citizens.

How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law.

6 min read
The children argue failure to tackle climate change constitutes youth discrimination. By tackling discriminatory attitudes and policies, we can start to combat the actions that harm children.

This ‘Suez crisis’ could be an opportunity.

3 min read
Is it wise to build such large vessels when they will need to navigate small canals?

Once again, they fail to grasp, and speak about, the reality of the climate crisis.

4 min read
We are in a climate emergency. Yet, all we get from politicians of all sides is meaningless and contradictory slogans, broken pledges, and inaction.

Earth Hour: ‘Make peace with nature’ – UN chief.

2 min read
The world marked the Earth Hour on Saturday as countries globally dimmed their lights at 8:30 pm local time – an event that, according to the UN, encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour.
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