Nature

Toxic emissions, digital, globalisation: Question Everything

In the early 1990s diesel fuel was promoted as the environmentally-friendly choice for passenger cars as diesel engines use less fuel, and therefore in theory less toxic emissions, to get the same performance of a petrol engine. Diesel however contains more pollutants than petrol. At the time policymakers justified their acquiescence, and industry its actions, […]

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Indigenous people, our guides to the future

Indigenous people are communities that have lived in a region for many hundreds or thousands of years prior to colonisation. Typically they have strong links to the surrounding natural habitats, wildlife and ecosystems. They would also have distinct languages, cultures, beliefs and knowledge systems and be resolved to protect their identity and their social, economic […]

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Restoring Nature Secures Humanity’s Future

It is vital that we transform humanity’s relationship with nature in order to secure a sustainable future for people and planet. Urgent action should be taken to protect and restore the natural world in a holistic way. Humanity has gone so far in the opposite direction that now the change must be transformative. Nothing short […]

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Life not for Sale: Pricing Life for Economic Growth

Life is not a commodity. A number of reports by the UN, Greenpeace International and the WWF refer to humanity’s exploitation of the natural world as ‘ecosystem services’ and to the living elements that make up these ecosystems as ‘resources’. These reports still speak of sustainable economic growth which remains a contradiction in terms. Perpetual […]

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Saving Nature, the Solution is to Stop the Ecocide

The way we should be going about saving nature is by putting a stop to the ecocide. In every ecosystem, living creatures, including humans, form communities, interacting with one another and with the air, water, and soil around them. Land and marine animals and plants, including trees, are also creatures forming communities and behaving according […]

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Living Planet Report 2020: Nature is Unravelling

“There is unequivocal evidence that nature is unravelling. Humanity’s destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts not only on wildlife populations but also on human health and all aspects of our lives. A deep cultural and systemic shift is urgently needed, a transition to a society and economic system that values nature. We must rebalance […]

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Biodiversity Emergency – Planet Earth is Broken

Biodiversity emergency. This is a moment of truth for people and planet alike. COVID and climate have brought us to a threshold. We cannot go back to the old normal of inequality, injustice and heedless dominion over the Earth.

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Climate Action Now on Pollution – Planet Earth is Broken

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declares that we must take climate action now at his address at Columbia University on the “The State of the Planet” on the 2nd December 2020. CLIMATE ACTION – “Every individual must also do their part — as consumers, as producers, as investors. Technology is on our side. Sound economic […]

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Planet Earth is Broken, Natural World Collapsing

“We are facing a devastating pandemic, new heights of global heating, new lows of ecological degradation and new setbacks in our work towards global goals for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable development.
To put it simply, the state of planet Earth is broken.”

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