Protecting biodiversity in Costa Rica. Source: Zach Chan
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UN Leaders’ Pledge for Nature promises to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Leading up to the UN Summit on Biodiversity, 70 world leaders endorsed a Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, committing to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. This took place, virtually, at the UNDP Nature of Life Hub at the end of September, with many leaders submitting video endorsements from their home countries. This is a pressing issue, Read More…

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Oil giants push for COP26 involvement in talks with UK government

Documents obtained by the advocacy group, Culture Unstained, have revealed that fossil fuel firms BP, Shell, and Equinor have held at least 13 meetings with UK government officials over the last twelve months in a bid to gain exposure at COP26, the crucial UN Conference on Climate Change set to be held in Glasgow in Read More…

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More Than The Game: Treading Water

By the time you’ve added up the world’s more than two hundred leagues with back-of-the-envelope calculations, added all the intentional club competitions in, accounted for the huge aviation consumption of the football business itself and factored in a football-sized chunk of the carbon footprint of the sportswear industry, that’s a carbon footprint the size of another small nation.

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Why is Oatly being ‘cancelled’?

The oat drink company, Oatly, has recently been criticised for its involvement with the Blackstone Group Inc., an American private equity investment management fund. Oat milk is widely considered the most sustainable dairy alternative with a low carbon footprint, low water usage and environmentally-conscious waste, and Oatly is one of the leading manufacturers in the Read More…

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XR: Do protests risk becoming the story?

A fresh wave of climate protests by Extinction Rebellion, including a blockade of newspaper printers in Merseyside and Hertfordshire, has provoked polarised responses. Delivering the keynote speech at the annual conference of the Police Superintendents’ Association on Tuesday, Home Secretary Priti Patel described Extinction Rebellion protesters as, “eco-crusaders turned criminals,” utilising “guerrilla tactics,” and aiming Read More…

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Oxford academic supports ‘landmark’ climate bill presented to Parliament

A bill has been presented to Parliament to provide what its supporters call “a clear framework, based on scientific reality, to deliver the UK’s commitments to the 2015 UN Paris Climate Agreement and to tighten up current UK legislation.” The objectives of the Private Members’ Bill, which has the backing of MPs from 7 opposition Read More…