Professor Matthew Paterson is the Director of the Sustainable Consumption Institute and Professor of...
Category: Sustainable transitions
Should we abandon agriculture altogether?
This suggestion may sound mad. If so, this likely comes from an understanding of agriculture as equivalent to the practice of producing food, and to suggest producing no more food would be absurd. That is not what we suggest here, rather the opposite. This...
Creative, sensitive and grounded in diverse perspectives: Why we need inclusive climate change education
How can climate change education address rather than exacerbate eco-anxiety, whilst also valuing and learning from diverse perspectives? Following a strong collective youth voice at COP26, climate and sustainability education have become more prominent on governments’...
Changing behaviours, transforming society
With the search for a COVID vaccine still ongoing to enable a safe way out of the pandemic, the debate about what comes after COVID is currently in full swing.
The Green New Deal’s contradiction
New infrastructure and redistribution may boost carbon emissions.
Don’t bet on the UN to fix climate change
It’s failed for 30 years.
New net zero emissions target won’t end UK’s contribution to global warming – here’s why
Joe Blakey and Marc Hudson disagree with the UK Government’s much vaunted target of zero-carbon by 2050 constitutes the country’s “highest possible ambition”.
Divestment, destabilisation, decarbonisation?
With The University of Manchester considering divesting its assets from fossil fuel related industries, Viki Johnson considers whether divestment can really destabilise an industry.
Renewables in South Australia: Blame games and framing battles
With South Australia’s increase in renewables blamed for a blackout caused by high winds, Marc Hudson examines the ‘framing battles’ taking place in Australia.
How to make cooling measures cooler?
The early summer publication of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) Progress Report 2014 Managing Climate Risks to Well-Being and the Economy seems to have had a limited impact on the public’s attitude regarding the growing risk of heatwaves in the UK.