How green spaces help combat urban heatwaves

Botanical gardens are not just beautiful – they can cool the city air by 5°C during heatwaves, according to the most comprehensive review of its kind led by the University of Surrey As cities face increasingly scorching temperatures due to climate change, a study led...

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How we can future proof the UK housing stock

How we can future proof the UK housing stock

As UK housing stock faces challenges with carbon neutrality, tech entrepreneurs champion accessible retrofits.  Retrofitting, or upgrading old homes with new technology to make them more sustainable, is a critical strategy for making UK housing stock more sustainable,...

Britain to ban disposable vapes

Britain to ban disposable vapes

The public health argument has been used to justify the measure, but the environmental argument is even more compelling; single-use vapes are an environmental catastrophe.  Discarded disposable vapes have become a feature of almost every street in the country....

My Veganuary journey

The Climate team member Krish Srinivasan tells us how he found going vegan to kick off 2024. Recipe link at bottom of page. There are, as with everything else, many nuances to eating sustainably. How organically farmed are the products we consume? Have they required...

Children’s word of the year cause for optimism

Young people care more about climate change than ever before, they must act to bring about change. A survey of over 5,000 children conducted by the Oxford University Press chose “climate change” as the Children’s Word of the Year for 2023.  Earlier research also shows...

Solutions Highlights

Reforestation insufficient to offset wood harvest carbon

Reforestation insufficient to offset wood harvest carbon

New research reveals significant flaws in how carbon credits from reforestation are calculated, raising concerns about their effectiveness in tackling climate change. Forests have a critical role to play in capturing and storing carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere –...

How green spaces help combat urban heatwaves

How green spaces help combat urban heatwaves

Botanical gardens are not just beautiful – they can cool the city air by 5°C during heatwaves, according to the most comprehensive review of its kind led by the University of Surrey As cities face increasingly scorching temperatures due to climate change, a study led...

How we can future proof the UK housing stock

How we can future proof the UK housing stock

As UK housing stock faces challenges with carbon neutrality, tech entrepreneurs champion accessible retrofits.  Retrofitting, or upgrading old homes with new technology to make them more sustainable, is a critical strategy for making UK housing stock more sustainable,...

Sacred forests: Where conservation meets the spiritual

Sacred forests: Where conservation meets the spiritual

Sacred forests, protected by traditional beliefs for centuries, may hold the key to effective conservation management. As rich reservoirs of ancient biodiversity, sacred forests are a fascinating cultural practice that marries the spiritual with the natural world....

Social connections crucial for low-carbon heating adoption

Social connections crucial for low-carbon heating adoption

Social ties sparking a green revolution: Knowing one person using low-carbon heating solutions increases likelihood of adopting it yourself. The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has unveiled the results of its comprehensive domestic heat survey, "Mapping the...

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