After 25 years of trying, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet? In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests.
But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded. So why hasn’t the world become much more environmentally sustainable despite decades of international agreements, national policies, state laws and local plans? This is the question that a team of researchers and I have tried to answer in a recent article. We reviewed 94 studies of how sustainability policies had failed across every continent.
These included case studies from both developed and developing countries, and ranged in scope from international to local initiatives. Consider the following key environmental indicators. Nine-year-old sues Indian government over climate change inaction. A nine-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action on climate change, warning that young people will pay the price for the country’s inaction.
In the petition filed with the National Green Tribunal, a special court for environment-related cases, Ridhima Pandey said the government had failed to implement its environment laws. Home. About RecycleNation. John Shegerian Founder, CEO John S.
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But which ones really stood out from the rest? Campaigns by 350 and Liberate Tate proved popular among our readers and followers, so here’s the full top 10 as decided by you: There’s no denying that WWF has produced a staggering number of climate change campaigns over the years, featuring evocative images from displaced seals sleeping on park benches to Tarzan swinging across a barren rainforest. The one that has lodged itself firmly in Julie Mollins’s mind is the picture of a shadow where a tree once grew. 350.org. PETITION: Divest RMIT from fossil fuels.
We call on RMIT to do the following: Publicly commit to cease any further investment in fossil fuelsPublicly commit to divesting RMIT entirely from fossil fuels within the next five yearsPublicly report regularly on the fossil fuel exposure and carbon intensity of RMIT's investments.
Divest Monash University from fossil fuels. Monash University should: 1) Investigate and disclose the full carbon exposure of its investments; 2) Stop any new investments in fossil fuel extraction or usage; 3) Develop a strategic plan to transition its investment portfolio away from fossil fuels towards cleaner solutions.
Why is this important? Monash University is one the leading universities in Australia. Numerous Monash researchers (many of them IPCC authors) contribute important research about climate change and its future impacts. Fossil Free. Resurgence. YES! Magazine. New Internationalist Magazine Australia. The Ecologist: Environment, Climate Change, News, Eco, Green, Energy - The Ecologist. U2’s Activism: From Innocence to Experience. Legendary Irish rock band U2 is in the midst of a triumphal tour of North America.
Environmental Petitions: Global Warming & Pollution. The World in Action. Eco - shout. The Ugly Indian. Photos: Naked PETA Activists' Pro-Vegan Demonstration Interrupted by Police. For Immediate Release: June 20, 2014.
Climate Camp protests target RBS and Shell in Central London. GetUp! - Help stop Adani from destroying the Great Barrier Reef. Run for your lives, climate campaigners are sophisticated and can tie their own shoelaces. Before I reveal some chilling truths about environmental campaigners, you’d best grab your nearest cuddly toy and take refuge behind the sofa.
As government ministers, conservative commentators and coal lobbyists have warned us in recent days, the greenies are coming. Comfort toys may not be enough. Run for your fracking lives, people. The origins of this fearful outbreak of self-interested pleading came from a federal court challenge to the giant Carmichael coalmine being proposed in Queensland by the Indian mining and energy company Adani. Mining lobbyists and ministers said green groups were using the courts to “sabotage” projects because they hated people having jobs. The government now wants to change the laws so that the only groups will have the legal standing to object in cases will be those directly affected by mining projects. Never Before Have I Laughed So Hard At One Guy's Non-Attempt To Save The Planet. Don't wait for global politics to fix climate change – we can do it ourselves.
It’s now almost certain that 2015 will be the warmest year ever recorded.
However, rather than reduce green house gas emissions – something that has to happen quite urgently in order to avoid crashing through the safety barrier of 2℃ warming – we continue to pump more into the atmosphere. Thank You - Healthy Futures. How social enterprise Thankyou is fighting global poverty. To date the company has funded safe water access for 192,367 people, hygiene and sanitation programs for 302,814 people and 12.1 million days’ worth of food aid to people in need, as well as funding for long-term sustainable food projects. Over its seven-year journey, Thankyou has given in excess of $3.7 million to fund projects. Despite their achievements, director and co-founder of Thankyou Daniel Flynn explains their retail competitors are fierce, and have billion-dollar investors and huge marketing budgets.