Posted by Rod Janssen

Canadian medical schools have not adequately addressed the urgent need for training related to planetary health and climate change

Canadian medical schools have not adequately addressed the urgent need for training related to planetary health and climate change

Brenna Owen writes on the National Newswatch website that medical students in Canada are calling for their education to now address the growing health effects of climate change. Is this also a rising concern in other countries?   Canadian medical students call for better education on health and climate change Canadian medical schools have not … Continue reading

Financing Europe’s green transition

Financing Europe’s green transition

This was a critical week for ensuring the European Union takes a more ambitious approach to the low-carbon energy transition.  The European Commission unveiled a €1 trillion investment plan to fight climate change on Tuesday.  The Commission proposals would dedicate around a quarter of the EU budget to the task.  The proposal has already had … Continue reading

New EEA briefing on construction and demolition waste

New EEA briefing on construction and demolition waste

Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU. Despite relatively high recovery rates of used materials, Europe’s construction sector will need to be even more ambitious in its waste management practices if it is to fully embrace Europe’s circular economy. According to a European Environment Agency … Continue reading

Energy efficiency can play a big role in environmental justice

Energy efficiency can play a big role in environmental justice

Ariadne Villegas, an NRDC fellow, writes about the important multiple benefits of improved energy efficiency.  This blog was published on the Natural Resources Defense Council website. Energy Efficiency in NRDC’s Commitment to Environmental Justice The people most likely to live, work, learn, and play in some of America’s most polluted and climate vulnerable environments are … Continue reading

Book review on energy fables

Book review on energy fables

Mithra Moezzi applauds this short, powerful book for revealing how many current energy discourses are framed and their limitations. The authors provide constructive, inspiring approaches that will help us to better understand and reframe energy practices, research and policies. The review was on the Buildings and cities website.   Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector … Continue reading