28th November 2022

Share the World – Whether you have been involved in Our Shared World from the start or not, it’s inviting you to go to London on 12th December for a day of: Planning the strategy and activities over the next year Networking and connecting with other members Building appreciation for each other and a sense of community Re-invigorating the network around…

Natural England Update

Here’s the latest update from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

The COP in The Conservation

Here are a few of the COP-related viewpoints from this morning’s The Conversation: COP27 will be remembered as a failure – here’s what went wrong Mark Maslin, UCL; Priti Parikh, UCL; Richard Taylor, UCL; Simon Chin-Yee, UCL – The agreed loss and damage fund was a breakthrough in an otherwise inconclusive conference. COP27 flinched on phasing out…

COP 27 – some reviews

Here are four contrasting newspaper reviews of the ending of COP27. The Times At least the Cop27 climate change conference in Egypt did not end in stalemate and recriminations. After frantic efforts by officials working beyond the deadline and important concessions by the richer countries, a text was agreed that sets up a fund to…

November 21st 2022

Voices Heard – In an article for The Conversation, Aoife Daly from University College Cork, says that given how much young people have achieved in the fight against climate crisis it was crucial that their voices were really heard at COP27. . Creative Solutions – In a guest blog for IIED, Vanesa Castán Broto, Professor of climate urbanism at the University of Sheffield,…

Explaining COP 27

Steve Hurley writes the Explaining Science blog, and we have featured his work irregularly over the years. He has been writing this week about COP 27 (as he did about COP 26). His post begins: “Over the next few weeks much of the world’s media will be focused on Sharm El Sheik in Egypt, where…