Hosted in Edmonton, Canada, the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference ran from the 5th-7th March and aimed to "inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change." The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference was supported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and looks to increase … Continue reading Cities and Climate Change Science Conference
For decades now, fossil fuel industries and those invested in them have pushed the continued use of fossil fuels to meet our energy needs instead of cleaner renewable energy sources. Arguments have ranged from the cost of renewable energy to the lack of realistic alternatives, often making outlandish claims that are frequently untrue. Now there's … Continue reading The Dirty Secret of Clean Coal
Around the world, there are thought to be over 100 million households engaged in the growth and production of cotton and over 300 million people employed at any point along the production line. It's the world's oldest commercial crop and for many developing countries it is a large part of their GDP. However, many of … Continue reading Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company Ltd – Cotton in India
Like a scene from 'The Day After Tomorrow', freezing temperatures and record levels of snow are being seen and recorded all over the UK and mainland Europe. It's due to record warming of the Arctic Circle and its bringing whole countries to a standstill. But what is causing this 'freak' weather, and does climate change … Continue reading The Arctic Heatwave
The city is located just 35 miles south of the Korean Border and has a population of around 25 million people- about half of the national population. The South Korean economy is the 13th largest in the world by GDP, meaning it is well positioned to consider becoming much more sustainable. Despite the threat of … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Seoul, South Korea
Having spent 24 hours flying from Southampton to Perth last week, it got me thinking as to the impact my travel and air travel, in general, is having on the environment. Air transport is currently responsible for about 1.3% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. It doesn't sound like much but air travel is doubled almost every … Continue reading 4 Ways Airlines Are Aiming For Sustainability!
Alongside the Amazon Rainforest and Indonesia's extensive rainforests, Central Africa is home to one of the largest rainforests in the world and home to millions of species of flora and fauna. The Congo Rainforest that lies within the Congo River Basin and covers approximately 695,000 square miles has experienced the slowest rate of deforestation of … Continue reading The Central African Forest Initiative
Last Thursday morning I shared an article on Facebook and Instagram about research that has found a number of health benefits of those living in 'walkable cities'. The research found that there are a number of health benefits to living in a walkable city, including lower blood pressure and reduced hypertension risk. But what are … Continue reading What are ‘Walkable Cities’?
Following on from last week's look at the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), the second SDG is 'Zero Hunger'. This goal not only looks at the current level of hunger around the world but at the security of food sources going into a future that will see a projected population rise of more than two billion … Continue reading Goal 2: Zero Hunger
It's now official that London will be the world's first national park city! A move announced today will grant the city of London National Park status in 2019! The move to grant London this unique status was welcomed by the Mayor of London and the vast majority of the London Assembly. A few months ago … Continue reading London will be the World’s First National Park City!