THE POWERFUL PRESENCE OF FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS

Image Credit – Tasos Mansour A coalition of 126 civil society groups have called for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to exclude fossil fuel lobbyists from attending future climate talks, claiming that ‘climate action will always be inadequate if polluting interests are allowed to obstruct.’1  This demand comes after a record […]

NEW LOSS AND DAMAGE FUND COMPENSATES VULNERABLE COUNTRIES FOR CLIMATE INEQUALITIES

Image Credit – Adeel Shabir A monumental agreement has been struck by G77 nations on a new loss and damage fund.  The documents were published on Sunday morning, (20th November) over 36 hours after negotiations at COP27 were scheduled to end.  The proposal finally made it onto the agenda of this year’s global climate summit […]

CLIMATE TRACE – EMISSIONS TRACKER PAVES THE WAY FOR TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Carbon Emissions Released 2021. Source: https://climatetrace.org/map On the 9th of November at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, founding member Al Gore announced the launch of Climate TRACE’s newly intricate and highly detailed carbon emissions database. Formed in 2021 prior to COP26, Climate TRACE, which stands for Tracking Real-Time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions, is a global non-profit coalition […]

MY VEGAN LIFESTYLE

Image Credit – Abigail Rose Poetry on a Plate (@quarantinedinmykitchen) • Instagram photos and videos: A home-based recommended Instagram Page I have been vegan for nearly 4 years and was vegetarian for 2 years before.  It has been one of the most life-changing transitions of my life. I was convinced to quit eating meat by […]

HELLO UNIVERSE! CONNECTING THROUGH WOMEN’S CIRCLES

Image Credit – Nicola Wood Nicola Wood founded a charity for those seeking sanctuary in Swindon and now juggles a role at a charity supporting carers alongside the needs of her young family. In the summer of 2022, she launched Women Replanting – circles for sharing and supporting others, which are held in-person and online. […]

GOOD NEWS ON INTERNATIONAL ENERGY SOURCING 

Image Credit – American Public Power Association The Global energy crisis marks a ‘historic turning point’ in the transition away from fossil fuels according to the IEA (International Energy Agency).  Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine which began in February last year has accelerated the transition to renewable energy, according to the IEA’s annual report on […]

SHOWING UP FOR COP27

Image Credit – Jordan Madec COP27 is the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and in November 2022 the 27th conference will be hosted by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The conference takes place every year and unites around 200 countries who present their plans to reduce carbon emissions.  The 2021 conference, COP26, […]

BALI’S LOCALLY SOURCED FOODS

Image Credit – Sofianna P I am currently exploring Bali, Indonesia, and have fallen deeply in love with the local food. While these dishes are popular across the country, Bali is just one out of 17,500 islands, and Indonesian cuisine is strikingly diverse and varied across its regions.¹  Nasi Goreng Indonesia’s national dish is the […]

BYLINE TIMES A HOT MESS

Our contributor Ottilie Owen asked to summarise an article from Byline Times’ extensive climate change section in the August print edition. Further articles are available at their website: www.bylinetimes.com When David Cameron repositioned the Conservative Party in 2006 as environmentalist organisation encouraging Britons to ‘vote blue, go green’ whilst updating the party’s logo to a […]