Ottawa Plastic Treaty Talks: A Round-up

It looks more likely than ever that there will be a plastic treaty by the end of the year, though it is unlikely to be as comprehensive as environmentalists hoped. Representatives from 170 countries and 480 organisations met in Ottawa, Canada to develop a treaty to...

Should moral innocence triumph over the law?

Juries are acquitting climate protesters based on collective conscience, and the Government is trying to find every legislative loophole to stop this. How should the law deal with illegal acts  grounded in morality? In April 2021, six climate protesters from...

South Korea’s 2024 General Election

South Korea’s 2024 General Election

What does the Democratic Party’s landslide victory mean for South Korean climate policy? On April 10, South Koreans voted in their legislative elections for members of their 300-seat National Assembly. President Yoon Suk Yeol’s People Power Party (PPP) and their...

Why are the far-right climate-sceptical?

Why are the far-right climate-sceptical?

Far-right parties are opposing measures to tackle climate change, how can this be countered? Climate change, and what to do about it, seems to be getting dragged into the culture wars embroiling Western societies. Subsequently, measures to tackle the issue have become...

2024: a crucial election year for our climate

2024: a crucial election year for our climate

2024 could be a triumph for democracy as it’s expected to be the biggest global election year in history. Across the world, it's predicted that over 60 countries will take to the polls, plus the European Union. All of these election results will come with new green...

Fossil fuel subsidies: an explainer

Fossil fuel subsidies: an explainer

Why are they there and what can be done about them? 2023 was the hottest year on record primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels. The planet was 1.48C warmer than pre-industrial levels, just 0.02C away from breaching the 1.5C target agreed in the 2015 Paris...

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...

Solutions Highlights

Getting ready for the EU’s new deforestation law

Getting ready for the EU’s new deforestation law

What you need to know about the coming regulation. Deforestation. The word alone conjures images of the destruction of animal and human habitats and the loss of biodiversity. The impact of deforestation is sobering, but the EU has a plan to reduce its impact on the...

Pond Power: Algae’s role in ending fossil fuels

Pond Power: Algae’s role in ending fossil fuels

Can This Alga Finally Deliver on Biofuel's Promise? The goal of becoming independent of fossil fuel raw materials – defossilisation - is one of the biggest challenges scientists face today. We currently rely on fossil fuel feedstock to provide the raw materials for a...

Traditional lawn vs wildlife meadow: an urban evaluation

Traditional lawn vs wildlife meadow: an urban evaluation

Lawns feel unnatural and provide little feeling of being in nature – could urban meadows be the answer? Urban areas have been noted as a contributing factor to both the climate and biodiversity crises.  Wildflower meadows can be grown to mitigate both of these...

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