What Do We Know?

What do we know and what do we not know? What will our future look like? Is this something that we know? Is it something that we can shape? The future is sometimes a topic which scares me. The uncertainty around it and the plethora of question marks on the edge of its periphery evoke…

What Do We Know?

What do we know and what do we not know? What will our future look like? Is this something that we know? Is it something that we can shape? The future is sometimes a topic which scares me. The uncertainty around it and the plethora of question marks on the edge of its periphery evoke…

SWOT will happen to the UK’s environmental commitments post-Brexit?

In a referendum fraught by debates over immigration, sovereign identity and international trade, the future of the UK’s environmental movement is uncertain to say the least. So what does that post-Brexit future look like for our environment? The UK’s existing environmental policies are arguably much stronger than those which the EU requires of its member…

The hidden face of animal agriculture

2014. Despite being warned of the perilous implications of filming a documentary on a controversial subject matter, Kip Anderson was determined to uncover the truth behind one of the largest industries on the planet: livestock agriculture. He became increasingly concern about the environment and the impacts of global warming, caused by humans’ demands on the Earth,…

The Paris Agreement – Was It Ever Feasible?

Only six days ago (6th of December) a disturbing research article was published, and it has caught the media’s attention. It has turned the most pessimistic hopes towards climate change into what might be a frightening reality. News articles have drawn conclusions based on the research from this article: “Worst-Case warming predictions are the most…

The new mantra in the energy industry – Innovate and Collaborate to survive

Traditionally, innovation in the energy sector has been seen as a threat to the oil and gas industry due to the rapid growth of the renewable energy sector and its supporting policies. However, some of these large multi-national corporations have now reversed their views on renewable energies and have started to embrace the opportunities these…

The road to a straw-free world

“The single-use straw will be on this planet forever“. It is time to take action to prevent this plausible future from happening. Only a shockingly small amount of straws is recycled while the majority end up in the ocean, harming species along their destructive path. Straws are made from plastics which can take hundreds of years…

Rapid population growth and its implications

A few decades ago the Chinese government established a one-child policy allowing a couple to have only one child, in order to limit China’s population growth. Unethical? In the following paragraphs, I will try to argue that the answer to this question is not as clear as one might think. Let’s take a look at some…

Sustainability as a leverage of marketing

A breakthrough, encouraging, but also concerning environmental and governance trend has emerged in the new era. Since 2005 multinational corporations – driven by an increased consumer power – have entered a challenging competition to become what they call, “global sustainability champions”[1]. Thus, McDonald’s, Nestlé and Nike started to redefine sustainability as a marketing leverage, adopting…

Green reality – sustainable day-to-day life

Most of us are aware of the seriousness of sustainability and how little time we have left to prevent irreversible changes, even a quick glance at the planetary boundaries demonstrates that clearly (3 out of 9 are already on a high-risk level). On the other hand, many of us push that thought away and believe that there…