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Green Economy: A Holistic Approach Towards Sustainability

In the face of daunting global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and growing inequality, the need for a transformative shift in our economic systems becomes increasingly evident. As a result, the concept of a Green Economy has gained significant traction in recent years. At its core, the green economy seeks to integrate environmental...

Civil Nuclear Roadmap: The UK Government’s Roadmap for Several New Nuclear Power Plants

In a bold move to tackle energy challenges and achieve net zero by 2050, the UK government recently unveiled plans for what it claims to be the country’s most significant nuclear power expansion in seven decades. Source: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images (The Guardian) The roadmap contends that nuclear power is indispensable for achieving the country’s net-zero...

2023 Could Officially be the Hottest Year Ever Recorded

The year 2023 has etched its name in history as the hottest ever recorded, surpassing the previous record-holder, 2016. According to scientists, the global average temperature for the year reached 0.13 degrees Celsius higher than the first eleven months of 2016, raising concerns about the escalating climate crisis. Daily global average surface air temperature anomalies...

Storm Henk Wreaks Havoc in the UK: Floods, Snow, and Ongoing Disruptions

The United Kingdom is facing a barrage of severe weather conditions, currently grappling with the aftermath of Storm Henk’s heavy rains and widespread flooding. The storm left a trail of destruction that includes widespread flooding, transport disruptions, and now, heavy snowfall.  This blog post will provide a comprehensive overview of the recent “Storm Henk,” its...

Reflecting on COP28: Key outcomes 

The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties, more commonly known as COP28, which was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was a pivotal moment in the ongoing global efforts to address the climate crisis. With a record-breaking number of participants, including heads of states, government officials, climate science experts, and industrial leaders, the...

Insetting vs Offsetting: All You Need to Know

As private sector entities strive for carbon neutrality, voluntary offsetting through carbon credits has become a popular means to achieve this goal. The concept is simple: one company offsets its unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits from another engaged in renewable energy or environmental initiatives. For instance, a company might fund a new solar plant...

Carbon Credits: How They Work and Why They Matter

The inception of international carbon trading markets traces back to the 1997 Kyoto Protocols. While these protocols laid the groundwork, recent years have witnessed a surge in regional markets, driving increased investments globally. As a unit of measurement integral to the functioning of “Cap & Trade” regulations, carbon credits play a significant role in regulating...

Climate Change and the UK journey to cut emissions by 78% by 2035

The United Kingdom on April 20, 2023 unveiled an ambitious but groundbreaking climate change legislation aimed at slashing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a staggering 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. This commitment represents a significant acceleration of the UK’s previous target and places the country at the forefront of global efforts to combat...

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