Ecology and Environment

20.03.2021

A Moral Failure: Billions of People with No Access to Clean Drinking Water

A Moral Failure: Billions of People with No Access to Clean Drinking Water

By Volkan Bozkir * The UN will be commemorating World Water Day on Monday March 22. Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set ourselves. By current estimates:… »

20.03.2021

A Three-Day Event in Italy to Set the Stage for UN Food Systems Summit

A Three-Day Event in Italy to Set the Stage for UN Food Systems Summit

By Jaya Ramachandran Under the leadership of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the Pre-Summit of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit from July 19 to July 21 will bring together worldwide efforts and contributions aiming at transforming global food systems. Youth, smallholder farmers, indigenous… »

19.03.2021

Only the lonely

Only the lonely

By Ross Crates, Dejan Stojanovic, Naomi Langmore and Rob Heinsohn Just as humans learn languages, animals learn behaviours crucial for survival and reproduction from older, experienced individuals of the same species. In this way, important “cultures” such as bird… »

19.03.2021

Top PH plastic polluters revealed: Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

Top PH plastic polluters revealed: Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

19 March 2021 – Members of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement today renewed the call for the government to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastics to mandate corporations to end dependence on single-use plastics. The call came following the release of the Philippine version of the 2020 Brand Audit Report [1],… »

16.03.2021

Green Groups File ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ FTC Complaint Against Chevron for Climate Lies

Green Groups File ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ FTC Complaint Against Chevron for Climate Lies

“The world’s second biggest polluter shouldn’t advertise that they’re good for the environment.” By Kenny Stancil, Three environmental justice and corporate accountability groups filed a “first-of-its-kind” complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday accusing oil giant Chevron of deceiving the public by overstating its investment in renewable energy sources… »

12.03.2021

Philippine consumer and environmental groups urge government to tackle plastic pollution at source: ban single-use plastics

Philippine consumer and environmental groups urge government to tackle plastic pollution at source: ban single-use plastics

12 March 2021. Consumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. and environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition have jointly urged the government to tackle plastic pollution at source such as by banning single-use plastics (SUPs). Through a joint statement to mark this year’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15 that… »

09.03.2021

Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future: 10 Years Since Fukushima

Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future: 10 Years Since Fukushima

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – 10 years later, where are we and what have we learned? On March 11 (from March 10 US time), the 10 year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, eminent leaders, experts, government representatives and civil society youth from Japan and around the world will address the… »

08.03.2021

Women who Build the Future: Vandana Shiva

Women who Build the Future: Vandana Shiva

We open the series “Women who Build the Future: Towards a Nonviolent Culture“, with Vandana Shiva‘s interview. This is the first of a number of interviews with women from all continents who are committed to life. A project that has led us to a collective process that… »

07.03.2021

Approaching a Risky 1.5°C Global Overshoot

Approaching a Risky 1.5°C Global Overshoot

A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26th, 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a big bust. As described in the report, nations are not meeting their voluntary commitments to decrease carbon emissions, especially based… »

04.03.2021

Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Brendan Montague The Food Waste Index Report 2021 looks at food waste that occurs in retail outlets, restaurants and homes. A staggering 931 million tonnes of food – 17 percent of total food available to consumers in 2019 – went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food… »

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