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Why We Need A Global Deal To Protect Half The Earth

In protecting half the Earth a good place to start is with the 846 terrrestrial ecoregions
A research paper published last week sets out the huge task that lies ahead in reaching the goal of protecting half the Earth. The conclusion that we need to do this to save most of life on Earth comes from one of the world’s greatest scientists: the ecologist Edward Wilson (often know as E.O. Wilson).

Climate Change In Plain English

January 26th saw the launch of an unusual new communications initiative on climate change. Led by none other than His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, it comes in the form of a new Ladybird Book on the subject. It’s for adult readers and couldn’t be more timely.
I have been working to achieve progress on climate change ever since I began working at Friends of the Earth back in 1990.

We Need A Deposit Charge On Plastic Bottles

In the wake of the success of England’s plastic bag charge we should no take on the scourge of plastic drinks bottle litter: with a deposit return scheme.
What to do about consumption of disposable packaging is one of the most conspicuous and controversial of modern environmental challenges. We all see it every day as between us we generate mountains of greasy plastic film and soiled card and paper.

Brexit: Welcome To The Future

Friday 24 June was the day when a future that had been gestating for some time was finally born. Conceived through the union of angry parents named inequality and mistrust, its birth saw a national and Europe-wide crisis.
For decades the chasms between the haves and have-nots in British society have grown progressively deeper.

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