Read about Weronika’s experience on the MSc in Sustainability Science, Policy and Society. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability science and offers a range of theoretical and skills-focused courses. The course is based at Maastricht University, where students have access to a range of sports societies and student groups.
Mounting youth participation in policy, in 2009 the UNFCCC recognised young people as an official observer constituency called YOUNGO. YOUNGO has been a fully recognised organisation since COP17. YOUNGO currently counts over 5,500 members and 200 youth-run NGOs from around the world, including Climate Now and All for a Better Climate.
This article addresses the concept of food miles, and how much we should care about them.
This article examines the landmark judgment by the Australian Federal Court in Sharma v Minister for the Environment, which found that the federal minister for the environment owes all Australian children a duty of care to protect them from the devastating future impacts of the climate crisis on their health and financial wellbeing, as well as on the existence of Australia as we know it today.
Heard of Change Agents UK? Read on to hear about their work! Their four aims are to provide: 1) learning opportunities for climate change, 2) supported, real world experience, 3) working in partnerships, 4) reaching new audiences. Take a look at their website and follow them on socials!
This article examines an alternative economic model often put forward as a better option for the planet than our current, linear economy: a circular economy. Considering the global and interconnected character of the issues we are facing today, a systemic change is needed. A circular economy is just that: a systemic shift towards a better way.
The UN’s REDD+ programme aims to curb carbon emissions by incentivising countries to protect their forestry resources. However, this is a complex task, and REDD+ has been subject to significant criticism. In this article, Vincent explains how the programme works in practice, and discusses some of the challenges it faces.
by Hayd Mohamed Climate change has widespread multifaceted effects, one of which is climate migration. The response to changes in climatic conditions and climatic hazards can lead to forced migration . The widespread effects of climate change have been closely linked in playing a crucial role as a push factor for migration . The adverse...
Article 11(2) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights protects civilians’ rights to an adequate standard of living. The current climate crisis is putting food security at risk in turn threatening the rights outlined in the convention. Arguably, the convention is not doing enough to ensure the rights entailed in this convention are upheld and is incapable of responding to environmental threats.
In 1974 the World Environmental Day was created with the idea that “the Governments of the world would undertake worldwide activities reaffirming their concern for the preservation and enhancement of the human environment, to deepen environmental awareness”.