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A GREEN WAY FORWARD

A GREEN WAY FORWARD

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.
Good news on the wind!

Good news on the wind!

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%.
National Business Support Network

National Business Support Network

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.
Why action on carbon can work

Why action on carbon can work

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.
Do we know the price of everything and the value of nothing?

Do we know the price of everything and the value of nothing?

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?
£30bn pension partnership aligns with Paris Agreement

£30bn pension partnership aligns with Paris Agreement

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.
Standing up for Snowflakes

Standing up for Snowflakes

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.
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