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To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, We Need Another Kind of Extinction Rebellion

 “The world’s richest ten percent are responsible for an estimated 47 percent share of global CO2 emissions,” writes Florian Zandt at Statista. This is the result of a recent study published in the journal Nature Sustainability. The study focused on how alleviating poverty worldwide would impact carbon emissions. To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, We Need Another Kind of Extinction Rebellion

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Five Ways Food Production Can Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

A quick look at five key steps we can take to make our food systems more sustainable.


Regenerative Farming and Grazing Rotations: In Conversation with Joel Salatin

Key lessons on regenerative farming and the potential of animal grazing rotations for carbon capture, from our discussion with Joel Salatin, Co-owner of Polyface Farm.


Aluminum Produced in Norway Has the World’s Lowest Carbon Footprint

For over a hundred years, Norway has built industry using hydropower, which was also the beginning of the country’s modern society. Today, when reduced emissions are critical in stopping climate change, Norway has a great advantage: an entire industry powered by clean renewable hydropower.


Carbon Offsets and the Voluntary Carbon Market: In Conversation with Niklas Kaskeala

Key lessons on carbon offsetting and much-needed reforms for the voluntary carbon market, from our discussion with Niklas Kaskeala, Chief Impact Officer at Compensate.

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Protect Ecosystems Before Planting Trees

A recent study shows that preserving existing ecosystems is the most effective way to sequester carbon and mitigate the climate crisis. So why is the emphasis so often placed on planting new trees?


Is Sucking Carbon Out of the Air the Solution to Our Climate Crisis? Or Just Another Big Oil Boondoggle?

In British Columbia, there’s a little valley where the Squamish River snakes down past the cliffs of the Malamute, a popular hiking spot. The hills in all directions are, like much of BC, thickly forested with firs. And nestled in that valley is a newfangled industrial plant that aims to replicate what those millions of trees do: suck carbon dioxide out of the air. 


Carbon Capture Can Be Part of the Climate Solution

Fossil fuel companies tout carbon capture as a way to shore up their own profits. But the technology holds the potential for good — helping us to save the planet, and ourselves, from ecological catastrophe.


Carbon Capture and Beyond

To go Beyond Carbon Capture and to change the destructive trajectory we are on, we need to connect the ecological, economic, political, cultural, and scientific dots. As a global community, we have just started to come up with solutions for that challenging task.

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Restoring Indigenous Connections to the Ocean: Seaweed Cultivation

“Native peoples are the original guardians and stewards of their ancestral lands and waterways.” This relationship becomes particularly important when climate change is thrown into the mix.


Could a new wave of climate fiction inspire climate action?

Storytelling about the climate crisis–called climate fiction or ‘cli-fi’–has generally focused on end-of-the-world stories that serve as a warning. But can they inspire change?

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Buen Vivir: The Good Life for People and Planet

Buen Vivir is a complex concept for social and environmental sustainability based on Indigenous worldviews – one that has evolved over time to include ideas from politics, academia and non-Indigenous communities.


Does ‘system change’ advocacy mean ‘anti-capitalism’?

To advance system change, it might be more useful to move away from such labels, as they are divisive and confusing for most people. How can we replace what we have now with something built around a non-extractive, free market?


Consumption: The Cause and the Solution to Environmental Destruction

Between 60-80 per cent of the impacts on the planet come from household consumption. If we change our consumption habits, this will have a drastic effect on our environmental footprint as well. But is it realistic to expect that individual lifestyle changes alone will have the needed impact on reducing CO2 emissions?


Conflict, climate change and other big challenges facing Africa’s Great Green Wall

Africa’s Great Green Wall mega project holds many hopeful about its potential to resurrect ecosystems, save livelihoods and preserve cultures. However, taking a systemic look at this huge undertaking, experts have echoed concerns that conflict and climate change, among other issues, are complicating efforts on the ground.

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