FAIR TRADE FORTNIGHT 2023
Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 runs until 12th March and this year is highlighting the effect of the climate crisis on the food products and the livelihoods of the farmers that grow them. Fifty per cent of the world’s global emissions are caused by the highest-earning 10% of the population¹, however it is frequently the poorest communities […]
FRANCE IS PIONEERING THE MOVE TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY – COULD THE UK LEARN A THING OR TWO?
Image Credit – Philippe Murray-Pietsch Over recent years, France has introduced a number of sustainable development strategies and coherent policies that aim to promote a more circular economy. Chiefly, The 2020 Anti-Waste Law, also called AGEC Law, (translates to Loi relative à la lute contre le gaspillage et a l’économie circulaire) lays out a variety […]
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, […]
COP27 AND COCA-COLA: PR COUP OR PR DISASTER?
Image Credit – Maria Mendiola Coca-Cola is the headline sponsor of COP27. While some folks are Furious – there is a petition to remove the company as sponsor currently running on Change.org – some specialists (see LinkedIn) are pointing out that it’s better for the organisation “to have a seat at the table” – and […]
WHEN IS ‘ACTIVIST CHAOS’ ACCEPTABLE?
Image Credit – Emily Malkin Today, 17th October 2022, two members of Just Stop Oil closed the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on the M25 between Kent and Essex for 24 hours. These brave and passionate souls climbed masts that tower 84 metres over the motorway, diverting traffic through the two lane tunnel and creating chaos […]
NEW WATERAID INSTALLATIONS SHEDS LIGHTS ON THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON CHILDREN’S FUTURES
Image Credit – Joel Chant WaterAid installation, Canary Wharf, Joel Chant, 2022 London’s Canary Wharf is home to a new art installation unveiled by WaterAid in collaboration with Bristol-based artist Max Dorey. As a part of the charity’s Our Climate Fight campaign, the UK organisation hopes the project will encourage governments around the world to […]