COP 26; A Professional’s view

By Raja Jarrah Raja Jarrah has attended several previous COP meetings as a professional participant, working with CARE International for several years. He is now based in Bridport, and part of the Seeding our Future team. COP26 was not a resounding success in advancing the global effort to deal with climate change. For some observers, … Read more

Bigger views on the climate crisis

Guest blog by Palden Jenkins Alan Heeks writes: Palden is an old friend, who plays a Merlin-like role in my life, popping up periodically with cryptic insights. He’s a deep thinker out of the box, a seer and astrologer, who usually offers a radically different point of view. If you’d like a further-out, interplanetary view … Read more

Climate change and collective trauma

This blog is from the latest newsletter of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA): this is a network of therapists and counsellors who are sharing best practice and developing new ways to help people handle climate distress. This blog by Steffi Bednarek has useful insights about the collective quality of the trauma many of us are … Read more

Have green values been hijacked by capitalism?

Insights from Paul Kingsnorth Paul Kingsnorth is one of the deeper thinkers in what could be called the broad environmental scene. I’ve been reading his book Confessions of a recovering environmentalist: you can see from the title that he has grave doubts about the green movement and where it’s heading. Before this book, I had … Read more

Taking climate responses beyond the usual suspects

Good news! It looks like this challenge is getting a bit easier. My hope arises from recent research by Climate Outreach, a UK charity (formerly called COIN) who specialise in communication strategies on climate issues. Climate Outreach and Cardiff University commissioned a major public opinion study in late 2019, which has encouraging findings, and plenty … Read more

Helping businesses get real about zero carbon

This guest blog is by Harry Humfrey, co-founder of a start-up business, aklimate, who have a very practical approach to helping businesses move towards zero carbon emissions. aklimate was started with a simple goal, to help businesses of all sizes join the net zero revolution. While it is a real cause for optimism that 65% … Read more