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In the first of a new series of Webinars from Planet Pod and Achill Management we ask three leading female Climate Change Makers from very different backgrounds and perspectives to discuss how we might collectively work towards a new Green Way Forward – finding an exit strategy fit for the Planet.
At a time when it feels we are being buffeted by so much gloomy news about the spread of Covid 19 and its impacts, it is good to hear some good news blown in on the wind – quite literally. According to the latest DBEIS Energy Trends report (March 2020) the amount of renewable electricity generated in the UK in 2019 reached a record high and renewables accounted for 36.9% of this. Wind power accounted for an unprecedented 20%.
Calling all LSA members! As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on towns and cities across the UK intensifies, there is an urgent need to link business resources to the needs of communities – in the right place, at the right time and at the right scale. In response Business in the Community (BITC) is launching the National Business Response Network (NBRN). Read more to find out how to get involved.
A recent study published in the journal Nature highlights that international cooperation on ozone-depleting chemicals is helping to return the southern jet stream to a normal state. This reinforces the scientific view that human action can halt global heating.
A recent study (published 3 March) by Project Drawdown forms a comprehensive update to list of policy, business, community and individual actions needed to achieve ‘Drawdown’ – the point at which greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in the atmosphere peak and begin declining.
The Department for Transport (DfT) will double its EV charger funding to £10 million, with a focus on residential chargers, as it seeks to encourage more urban dwellers to go electric.
Oscar Wilde’s quip, spoken by Lord Darlington in Lady Windermere’s Fan, that a cynic was “a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” is often quoted. In my less optimistic moods (which I hope are few and far between!) I wonder if some of us may be in danger of slipping into a somewhat cynical view when it comes to what we buy and consume and its impact on the natural environment. One which perhaps puts short term economic gain above understanding the longer-term value of our natural habitats and species?
Brunel Pension Partnership, one of the UK's eight local government pension fund pools which holds around £30bn of assets, has set out an aggressive new climate policy promising to align its holdings with the goals of the Paris Agreement and lean heavily on asset managers to do the same.
As we enter a new decade Amanda Carpenter asks whether it is time to ditch the expression ‘Snowflake Generation’ – young adults of the 2010s who are accused of being hypersensitive and prone to take offence too easily.
My father took part in D Day. The war coloured the lives and attitudes of his generation. My daughters are on track, the science tells us, to lead lives dominated by runaway climate heating and the sixth mass extinction.