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

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,...

Cruise lining our way to disaster

A rise in commercial shipping and cruising for pleasure has not only placed pressure on the seas but is polluting the air we breathe. What’s being done about it? Sectors from agriculture to retail are pushing international trade to extremes, while cruise holidays are...

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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...

Woman, 54, buys mountain, plants 1⁄4 million trees

Woman, 54, buys mountain, plants 1⁄4 million trees

Frustrated by the inability to make a difference through conventional climate activism, Sally Phillips has decided to take matters into her own hands. “I’m not your usual entrepreneur!” remarks Sally Phillips. “I tend to shun the limelight. I had imposter syndrome for...

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,...

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