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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
By Simon Lewis, UCL and Mark Maslin, UCL The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow have finished and the gavel has come down on the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries. If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years...
The investor Warren Buffett once remarked that “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked”. For the plastics recycling industry, the pandemic was a bit like the tide going out, exposing its deep-rooted structural problems. Specifically, COVID-19 exposed the plastics recycling sector’s vulnerability to oil-price...
Mark DesJardine, Penn State and Tima Bansal, Western University One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on record could signal a big shift in how hedge funds and other investors view sustainability. Exxon Mobil Corp. has been fending off a so-called proxy fight from a hedge fund known as...
Brighton and Hove City Council will this week vote on approving the ‘2030 Carbon Neutral Programme’ at two key committees  Brighton and Hove’s Green Council has released its plans to reach ‘Carbon Neutrality’ by 2030, following the conclusions of the city’s first Climate Assembly, which reported to councillors in...
Legal & General announces that it has started on site to deliver its first operationally net-zero carbon (regulated energy) development* (“net-zero”), which will be the UK’s first net-zero retirement community.  It is being delivered by Inspired Villages, Legal & General’s developer and operator of later living homes.   The announcement follows...
Leading oat milk brand Oatly and the owner of Flora margarine are spearheading a campaign to overturn new proposed EU rules that could have dire consequences for vegan food companies. A ruling by the European Court of Justice in 2017 has already banned vegan food producers trading in the EU...
Planet Earth, the topic of much discussion over recent years and for a good reason: Climate Change. As a species we are advancing too quickly for the planet to cope, with planet earths average surface temperature rising by 1.18 Degrees Celsius since the late 19th century; the latest years...
Nestled in Stanmer Park on the outskirts of Brighton and surrounded by trees lies ‘Common Ground’, a secluded, nature-filled plot of land with an organic food growing space, a wildlife pond, and a small orchard of apple and pear trees. Common Ground is a social enterprise project offering a...
For those conscious of the growing climate crisis and the perilous economic situation, the path out of the coronavirus recession looks like a tightrope. On one side, the urgent need to revive the economy and head off unemployment. On the other, the demand that post-COVID growth is green and...
  The European Court of Human Rights finally has the opportunity to take on climate change. And it is taking it seriously, thanks to a group of 8 to 21-year-olds. In September 2020, four children and two young adults from Portugal – all witness to the extreme heat and wildfires that...