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....

Breathless (2023): Movies That Matter

A BBC News Arabic investigation has revealed toxic air pollution from some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including BP, Shell and ADNOC, is spreading hundreds of kilometres from their oil fields, putting the health of millions of people at risk across the Gulf,...

What to expect from COP28

What to expect from COP28

Here we are, another UN climate change conference. So, what should you be expecting? The 28th iteration of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC's) Conference of the Parties (COP28) this year sees world leaders descend on the United Arab...

The World Energy Outlook 2023

Chris Packham: Is It Time to Break the Law?

The latest Movies that Matter looks at Wildlife presenter Chris Packham’s Channel 4 documentary as he weighs up whether it is morally conscionable to break the law to protest against the government’s environmental policies. How will posterity judge climate activists?...

Highlights from the Green Party conference

It is clear that the race for PM will be a hard fought battle between red and blue, but what about green? Last week the Green Party set out its intentions for the 2024 general election at their conference in Brighton, and here is what we learnt. Glitter bombs,...

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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