Category: Climate Change

Sustainable Tourism First Steps

Sustainable tourism first steps

We are proud to partner with The Nordic Tourism Collective to provide a practical first-step pathway for destinations and SMEs starting their sustainable tourism journey. Despite significant strides in the advancement of sustainable tourism, especially in the Nordic countries, there remains a considerable amount of work to be done. Embarking on the journey toward sustainability […]

When it comes to sustainability, terminology matters.

Airplane Emissions

As the conversation around sustainability grows, especially with the issue now firmly on the government’s agenda, so too does our vocabulary – and while many of the terms sound similar, there is science behind each definition. Too often the wrong terminology is being used, either by accident or design. While using headline-grabbing sustainability terms may be […]

Who is top of The Premier League Sustainability Table?

Who is top of the premiere legeaue sustainability table?

For the third year running, Sport Positive (which supports sports organisations to increase ambition and action on climate change) has released the Premier League Sustainability Table.  Clubs are awarded points based on the following categories: Policy and commitment Clean energy Energy efficiency  Sustainable transport Single-use plastic reduction or removal Waste management Water efficiency Plant-based or low-carbon food Biodiversity […]

We need diversity for healthy diets and ecosystems.

We need diversity for healthy diets and ecosystems

Monocropping is the practice of growing one crop on the same land year after year. This technique has obvious advantages for farmers, they can grow large quantities of their most profitable crop, using the same machinery, seeds, pesticides and methods. But, sadly this method of farming leaves the soil depleted of nutrients, forcing farmers to […]

The EU is greening it’s supply chain!

Oil palms beside tropical rainforest

  Earlier this week a draft law was announced requiring companies supplying the bloc to prove that their agricultural products were not linked to deforestation.     The regulation is targeted at commodities where consumption by Europe’s 450 million consumers contributes the most to deforestation; including Beef, wood, palm oil, soy, coffee and cocoa.  Nico Muzi, […]

Isn’t there a greener and fairer way to travel in the UK?

UK train travel

Just one day after receiving advice from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) to “take further action to discourage people from flying”; The government announced changes to Air Passenger Duty (APD) which could result in approximately 410,000 more short-haul UK passenger journeys a year (according to a forecast by The Office for Budget responsibility). Instead, couldn’t there […]

Sustainable high-speed flight. Boom!

Supersonic sustainable flight

Concorde was technologically ahead of its time, but sadly proved economically unviable and environmentally unsustainable. Building on Concorde’s legacy BOOM has developed a Net-Zero supersonic plane.  United Airlines is the first US airline to sign a purchase order for 15 of Boom’s ‘Overture’ airliners, which will run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. From 2029 passengers can expect to travel […]

Let’s look beyond trees

Let's look beyond trees

Blue carbon is the term used to describe carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems. Seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangroves, sequester significantly more carbon per hectare than forests (both boreal and tropical). Typically blue carbon offsetting projects are associated with tropical mangrove swamps; this looks set to change with the release of the “Manual […]

IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity

Image of fire fighters fighting a wild fire

Drawing on the contents of over 14,000 research papers, 234 global scientists have produced the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. The purpose of this report is to provide governing bodies, with the information they need to make decisions regarding climate change. The contents of this report will inform much of the discussions […]