COP28 Agreements and EVORA Reflections

COP stands for Conference of the Parties and it is the world’s biggest climate meeting. The supreme decision-making body of the Convention has representation from all States that are signatories (or Parties) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). They have the duty to assess the effects of the measures introduced to…

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A sustainable Internet: What is the cost of our current use?

When people hear about sustainability, typical thoughts circle around travel, consumerism, buildings,  the physical world. Conceptually,  the web and the devices that allow us access to it, appear clean in their usage, far removed from belching power plants and noxious fumes. But the reality is that every search performed on Google, every Netflix show watched,…

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Air Pollution: UK Environment Ministers face court action within weeks

UK environment ministers will be taken to court within weeks to make them speed up plans to reduce dangerous urban air pollution. Law firm ClientEarth, which last year forced the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to come up with fresh plans to tackle illegal NO2 levels in British cities, warned that it…

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Stanford encouraged to rid itself of fossil fuel investments

Three hundred professors at Stanford, including Nobel laureates and this year’s Fields medal winner, are calling on the university to rid itself of all fossil fuel investments, in a sign that the campus divestment movement is gathering force. In a letter to Stanford’s president, John Hennessy, and the board of trustees, made available exclusively to the…

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