Katowice: do we still have our heads in the sand? by Rev Dr John Weaver

The Korea IPCC meeting in October noted that research indicates that if we fail to keep temperatures below a 1.50C rise from the pre-industrial average global surface temperature we will experience some significant, dangerous and irreversible changes to our world. The COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland was extended by a …

Some perspectives on New Zealand wildlife and ecology by Rob Hitchcock MCQI

After a long period of planning, Jan and I toured New Zealand’s South Island a few months ago. South Island has a reputation as an adventure holiday and nature tourist destination, and it did not disappoint. The backdrop to some of my reflections on biodiversity was the talk by Dr …

A decade ago we needed a new economics: we still do by Jonathan Ingleby

A decade ago we needed a new economics: we still do, by Jonathan Ingleby More than a decade ago, in the middle of the 2008 financial crisis, the annual JRI conference[1] was, not surprisingly, somewhat side-tracked by the implications of that crisis for the environmental movement. Somebody (not one of …

The Climate Change Act ten years on: the global gold standard. Report by Dr Martin J Hodson

The Climate Change Act ten years on: the global gold standard. Report by Dr Martin J Hodson It was 10 years since the UK government introduced its Climate Change Act on 26th November 2008, and I was very pleased to be invited by the Bishop of Salisbury to an event …