COP26: Shifting the focus from net to zero

COP26: Shifting the focus from net to zero

The Net-Zero Strategy: The Good, the Bad and the Untimely

The Net-Zero Strategy: The Good, the Bad and the Untimely

Tuesday 19 October was a monumental day for green policy, with the Net-Zero Strategy, the Heat and Buildings Strategy and the Treasury's Net-Zero Review all laying the foundations for a previously unimaginable road to decarbonisation. It is the strategy the Government needs, but not the one the green economy deserves.

What Jackie Weaver and Handforth Parish Council can teach us about sustainability leadership

What Jackie Weaver and Handforth Parish Council can teach us about sustainability leadership

Unrivalled chaos. That is one way to describe the viral footage of the Handforth Parish Council meeting that has seen Jackie Weaver become an overnight sensation. But even amongst the discord on how not to run a meeting, there are lessons for CSR professionals looking to engage others on the climate crisis.

Why Joe Biden's inauguration provides a timely injection for climate optimism

Why Joe Biden's inauguration provides a timely injection for climate optimism

The 46th President of the US wasted little time in ushering in a new era of climate action that will see the world's largest economy join the net-zero movement - a welcome injection of optimism as nations approach the hard yards in alleviating the climate crisis.

Good things come to those who persist: Why 2020 didn't derail climate action

Good things come to those who persist: Why 2020 didn't derail climate action

It's been a tumultuous and tiring year that impacted the lives of everyone. But amidst the tragedy caused by the coronavirus pandemic, heroes emerged to prove we can adapt when facing a crisis - and the climate crisis is still very much shaping decisions moving forward.

Net-Zero offers optimism amidst a crisis

Net-Zero offers optimism amidst a crisis

There won't be many that look back on 2020 fondly, but the energy and ambitions from corporates and nations to reach net-zero emissions and alleviate the climate crisis can provide sustainability professionals with some much needed optimism during the despondency of the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Happy Birthday, you haven’t aged a day’: One year on from the UK’s net-zero announcement

'Happy Birthday, you haven’t aged a day’: One year on from the UK’s net-zero announcement

It's been one year since the UK's historic net-zero announcement, and the movement is being kept afloat by the corporate sector in a year the has seen policy blindsided by a global pandemic and slowed to a frustrating pace by Brexit.

The Heathrow domino: Is Government nearing the promised land of joined-up climate policy?

The Heathrow domino: Is Government nearing the promised land of joined-up climate policy?

The Government has long been urged to approach climate change through the lens of coherent, joined-up thinking and during a 'year of climate action' in the UK the first Heathrow-shaped domino may just have fallen to kickstart a new approach to climate policy.

Sustainability 2.0: Welcome to a decade of deliverance

Sustainability 2.0: Welcome to a decade of deliverance

The 2010s laid bare the severe climate issues facing the world and the shrinking timeframes to fix them. Combatting climate change is a daunting task, but corporate ambitions and societal expectations have created a platform to ignite a decade of deliverance towards a decarbonised, closed-loop planet.

Scary sustainability stories to tell in the dark (or at the end of the world)

Scary sustainability stories to tell in the dark (or at the end of the world)

Forget remakes of The Grudge, the only horror stories you need this Halloween are right outside your window. If the world is dying, we're all playing the role of murderer, but its not too late to create an army of saviours.