Source: Ørsted
Opinion

The ‘green industrial revolution’: We’re on fire and Boris will bring a hose (by 2030-ish)

Why isn’t road building called a revolution? Or perhaps we should call that most disastrous project, HS2, the rail revolution. The government has set aside £27bn for road building projects over the course of its (potential) five years in office, whilst the ever-ballooning cost of HS2 is set to top £100bn. The huge sums of Read More…

Source: portfolio.earth
Current Affairs Environment News

Big banks invested $2.6 trillion in activities linked to global biodiversity loss in 2019, report finds

The world’s fifty largest banks invested a cumulative US$2.6 trillion (£2tn) in firms at the forefront of global biodiversity loss in 2019 alone, according to a new report by Portfolio Earth. On average, each financial institution invested US$52bn in fossil fuel, mining, infrastructure and agricultural firms. The report, entitled Bankrolling Extinction, linked corporate financing to Read More…

Protecting biodiversity in Costa Rica. Source: Zach Chan
Current Affairs Environment News

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…

Current Affairs Environment News

Parents hold Radcliffe Camera ‘shoe strike’ on day of global climate action

The temporary installation included hundreds of pairs of children’s and adult’s shoes with messages of hopes, wishes and fears about the future, accompanied by a banner asking, “Would you want to be in our kids’ shoes?”