ONEPLANET Sustainability Review

Sustainability Research, Reviews and Signposting

Espoo and the EIA: Effective Environmental Governance or Struggling, Conciliatory Measure?

1         MEAs & Effectiveness With the negative effects of human activity increasing at national and international scales across the gamut of existence, the need for binding means commit governments and … Continue reading

21 November 2013 · 1 Comment

Corporate Sustainability: Profit, Motive and Intention in Greenwash

      A large-scale sustainable trajectory is impossible without the corporate sector, whose profit is neither necessary nor sufficient for sustainability, and where ethical motives, positive intention and measurable … Continue reading

21 November 2013 · 3 Comments

How to be green – Solar Power is cheaper than carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Originally posted on SIMON WILD:
Getting to zero carbon or 80% by 2050 is a tough task, its going to cost money but as with anything that costs money we…

12 March 2013 · 2 Comments

Oblivious

Blindness and ignorance veil the realities of modern impacts on the environment perpetrated by our daily choices. We see it on the news, we hear it on the radio, we … Continue reading

23 January 2013 · Leave a comment

North-South Climate Justice: Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Climate change (CC) is seen as a result of development, namely economic growth which accelerated during the period of industrialization in the global ‘North’. Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due … Continue reading

6 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Resilience the new Holy Grail of Humanity?

According to Adger (2000), ‘resilience, in both its social and ecological manifestations, is an important aspect of the sustainability of development and resource utilisation’.  But does resilience theory have the … Continue reading

13 November 2012 · 1 Comment

Food for Thought: Four Books and a Seminar

     Two books have surfaced that are particularly exciting: The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis by Jeremy Rifkin and Requiem for a Species: Why we … Continue reading

28 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Challenges, what challenges? Where’s the remote…

Yes sir, but can we switch off the tube for a minute please, sir? Can we sit and think for a few minutes maybe? Shouldn’t we be concentrating on the … Continue reading

21 February 2012 · 1 Comment

Thoughts for Environmental Activists, Climate Change ‘Believers’ and Skeptics Alike

According to the Buddhist faith, this passage contained within their cannon outlines the Buddha’s thoughts about believing: “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not … Continue reading

6 January 2012 · Leave a comment

Dude, what’s up with Canada, eh?

What are they thinking? First of all, Canada, an area of magnificent unspoilt wilderness, continues to support their environmentally detrimental and carbon intensive tar sands mining in favour of, you … Continue reading

18 December 2011 · 1 Comment

How nasty are the carbon emissions in your country?

Check out this simple but effective Interactive Carbon Emissions map from The Guardian, but be sure to click on the drop down menu to get the more helpful information on … Continue reading

12 December 2011 · 1 Comment

Congratulations Earth, You’ve Been Granted an “Instrument”

Durban Climate Talks Conclude without Great Substance. Hurrah, let’s all stand up and congratulate our climate change negotiators in Durban for finding the political will to grant our beloved Earth … Continue reading

11 December 2011 · Leave a comment

Showing Real Passion about the Environment!

That’s just what RP Siegel has done in this impassioned piece on the Durban climate talks: “I truly hope that Amory Lovins is right when he says we can do … Continue reading

7 December 2011 · 1 Comment

COP17 Durban – process and posturing, or progress and potential?

Have we too many urgent economic and social crises to worry about the planet that sustains us? Are we all simply too concerned about where the money for our next … Continue reading

3 December 2011 · Leave a comment

PLEASE Make sure ministers do the right thing on climate change and the environment

Dear Nick Clegg MP, Please ask Norman Baker to back the European ban on buying oil that has been extracted from tar sands. Getting oil from tar sands is an … Continue reading

2 December 2011 · Leave a comment

Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Rampant consumerism.
Widespread unsustainable lifestyles.
Unsustainable business practices.
Damaging and unsustainable travel and transport.
Extensive environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
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These are some of the problems we face.
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Energy crisis.
Financial crisis.
Uneducated and un-empowered.
Environmental damage.
Food and water shortage.
Climate change.
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Are you part of the problem,
Or are you part of the solution?

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