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Are you sitting comfortably?

Import of furniture to the UK is a multi-billion pound business, so you’d think UK furniture retailers would have the good business sense to ensure the timber for their products is sustainably produced, wouldn’t you?  Are you sitting comfortably? I’ll introduce you to a story about this trade. In 2015, our first Timber Scorecard looked at whether UK businesses across different sectors were  […]

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Fantastic animals and where to find them

In the dark, rippling reeds by the lake, something stirred. Rain beat down on me like tennis balls, thunder crumpled the air around me as if a sheet of card being folded by some irritable giant up on the hill, fumbling his origami sculpture, his curses the sharp shocks of lightning bringing the forest suddenly […]

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climate change

Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 9)

I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAY 9 (Tuesday 8 December 2015) The day opened and closed with a coalition of civil society organistions, including WWF, […]

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climate change

Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (DAYS 7&8)

  I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAYS 7&8 (Sunday 6 December & Monday 7 December 2015) We’re now in the final week. Politicians now take […]

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cop21

Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 3&4)

I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAYS 3&4 (Wednesday 2 December & Thursday 3 December 2015) On Thursday morning we awoke to a new draft compilation […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 1 & 2)

I’m in Paris or the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAYS 1&2 (Monday 30 November & Tuesday 1 December 2015) COP21 kicked off on Monday with 150 heads of state addressing […]

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What does a sustainable meal look like?

Recent newspaper headlines about the dangers of sugar and the link between processed meats and cancer have brought food, and the way we consume it, into sharp focus. A typical Western diet high in animal protein and heavily processed foods can have damaging consequences both for our own health and for the environment. Our predominantly […]

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Orang utan high in tree of rainforest canopy, (Pongo abelii) Leuser NP, Indonesia © naturepl.com / Anup Shah / WWF

New estimates of tree and forest cover: should we be cheerful or glum?

Three reports. One counts trees. Another counts hectares of tree cover. The third counts hectares of forest cover. All three reached the headlines in the last week but with different figures. What should we make of them? The first report is by Tom Crowther et al (formerly Yale University) and is the first comprehensive estimate […]

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Earth Hour

The night Wales went dark

Even for cynical grown-ups, there is something a bit magical about candlelight. The restaurant I was in for Earth Hour decided they liked the darkness so much, they would leave the lights off after the hour was over! A few days after the event itself, I find myself sifting through photos captured on the night. […]

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