• Egypt and climate change: let your civil society grow strong

    Egypt and climate change: let your civil society grow strong0

    We are in the midst of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC which is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. During COP 22, parties will begin preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement. The agreement adopted last December to limit global temperature increase below 2C. This reduction can only be achieved through a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases caused mainly by burning of fossil fuels.

    READ MORE
  • A British nuclear disaster? The go- ahead for Hinkley Point C

    A British nuclear disaster? The go- ahead for Hinkley Point C1

    The terrifyingly bad-value Hinkley Point C deal based on out-dated renewables projections and unproven nuclear technology offers an already archaic answer to a problem that could be solved with ever- cheaper alternative renewables. Instead, affirmation of the nuclear renaissance for the UK demonstrates a desperate grasp at international cooperation in the wake of Brexit.

    READ MORE
  • Positive implications of CETA on the wood industry sector in the EU and CANADA

    Positive implications of CETA on the wood industry sector in the EU and CANADA0

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between EU and Canada promises to create a better business environment on both sides of the Atlantic. When applied, the CETA will strive to remove customs duties, open up to the services market, end the restrictions on access to public contracts and support future investors. Moreover, the agreement is designed to support standards, especially those that Europeans are sensitive about such as food safety and worker’s rights.

    READ MORE
  • Wasting food or creating waste?

    Wasting food or creating waste?1

    Organisations working to reduce food waste, and those calling for a reduction in packaging, are competing for attention these days. Which of the issues is the most pressing? When looking at the bigger picture there can be no doubt; wasting food is creating hunger and potentially a lot more environmental problems than surplus packaging.

    READ MORE
  • Could Brexit farm nature back to health?

    Could Brexit farm nature back to health?0

    Following Brexit, the UK farming industry will lose £3 billion in EU subsidies. In its place a sustainable, logical reform has been proposed by the National Trust to pay farmers for environmental services. This should be seized.

    READ MORE
  • Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors

    Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors0

    Genome editing with “molecular scissors” is becoming the method of choice for plant breeding. It offers a huge potential regarding the food and nutrition security, which is so necessary because of the growing world population and increasing consumption of meat. However, some fear that this might be another genetically modified organism (GMO).

    READ MORE

Latest Posts