Category: Climate Change

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 […]