Guest Blog – Sustainable transport – Driven to destruction?

One of the great ironies of the Paris Climate Change Conference is the carbon footprint left by the 40,000 attendees who have journeyed across the globe to visit the French capital. It’s estimated that 300,000 tonnes of CO2 was generated by the two week summit, and Barack Obama’s travel arrangements alone will send more carbon dioxide into the air than the combined annual emissions of 31 US homes.

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Guest blog – Rainforests why they matter

Half of the world’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years. It continues to be lost at an ever increasing rate. Protecting the remaining rainforests is pivotal to the climate change agenda because of their crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But forest also provide a habitat for incredible biodiversity, and livelihoods for millions of people.

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Fresh water & its challenges: resources, resilience & availability

Guest blog by professor Steven Loiselle, Research Manager, Global Freshwater Research, Earthwatch

Dwindling water supplies and decreasing water quality are among the most significant issues facing society. World leaders’ pledges for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG) ‘Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ will be one of the most significant and decisive for society today and the next century. Every other SDG relating to health, food security, climate change, resiliency to disasters and ecosystems hinges on the availability of water.

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