Climate Change: an inconvenient idea

by Jack Layton I love climate change. More specifically, I love climate change as an idea. It is one of the greatest achievements of humankind. Not the fact that we’ve accidentally interrupted our planet’s biological and atmospheric systems, more that we were able to discover it.   Climate is inherently complex, standing in for average atmospheric conditions over long periods of time. Climate change takes … Continue reading Climate Change: an inconvenient idea

The dirty politics of a clean environment

by Angela Muñoz Aroca Environment has become a hot topic to be present in every national politics. Consumers are becoming more environment friendly and want to know that the companies they trust behave responsibly. Not solely the civil society and environmental organisations are exerting pressure, but also governments have understood that growing without responsibility will only be the cause of long term poor living and more … Continue reading The dirty politics of a clean environment

Investment shows a positive shift towards renewable energy

image (of Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA) by Sandra Baqirjazid, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by The Editor | Kestell Duxbury On Wednesday 14th September 2016, I attended my first energy conference for my new role with Alain Charles Publishing, reporting on behalf of Oil Review Africa and Oil Review Middle East. You can see my report here. In a first ever detailed analysis of investment across the global energy … Continue reading Investment shows a positive shift towards renewable energy

Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

by Arturo Mendoza Nowadays, in order to properly understand policy cycles, we need to assess the plurality of actors that shape and implement public policies. The actions and omissions of multiple stakeholders -including national governments, local authorities, indigenous communities, civil society organisations, among many other actors- could determine the success, or failure, of policies and social programmes. We’ve passed the point –or this is what … Continue reading Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

IUU: The Fish We Must Catch

by Kieran Shaw-Flach As you take a mouthful into the delicious piece of cod gently steaming on your plate, your taste buds come alive. Fish, as we are frequently reminded is good for you, it’s full of those omega 3 things the health food people tell us are good for our heart. When we think of fishing we think of brave fishermen, clambering over slippery … Continue reading IUU: The Fish We Must Catch