In Sweden, a movement advocating avoiding flying has gained influence since 2016 and has started to change the way travel is portrayed in the Swedish media

Recent research shows that there are shifting ideas and assumptions about holidays by plane in Swedish society. While flying is still widely presented as desirable, changes in some media coverage show the influence of the flight-free movement and illustrate that different perspectives of what constitutes a good life under climate change are gaining some influence. … Continue reading In Sweden, a movement advocating avoiding flying has gained influence since 2016 and has started to change the way travel is portrayed in the Swedish media

There is little chance of the aviation industry meeting any climate targets if it aims for a return to its pre-pandemic rate of growth

Just before the pandemic, aircraft engines were burning one billion litres of fuel a day. But then the number of daily civil aviation flights fell from 110,000 to less than 50,000 during 2020, on average. With the easing of travel restrictions, air traffic is increasing back towards its pre-pandemic peak. Milan Klöwer, Postdoctoral Researcher in … Continue reading There is little chance of the aviation industry meeting any climate targets if it aims for a return to its pre-pandemic rate of growth

Can carbon be offset with integrity?

There will be endless discussions on the role of achieving net zero emission, what role do carbon offsets really have and is so much of this simply greenwashing. Christian Barry and Garrett Cullity of Australian National University provide their views in an article on The Conversation website.   Big-business greenwash or a climate saviour? Carbon … Continue reading Can carbon be offset with integrity?

Coming soon . . . not to miss

eceee summer study 2022 – deadline November 16th for submission of abstracts As we all find our role in the carbon-neutral energy transition, you can be an agent of change at eceee’s upcoming summer study, in Hyères, the South of France, 6–11 June 2022.  The eceee 2022 Summer Study offers five intense days of formal … Continue reading Coming soon . . . not to miss

Recent survey throughout Africa raises concerns about climate literacy

Climate change literacy includes understanding the human causes of climate change and its potential impact on the world. Without it, people will be less able to adapt to climate change impacts, including projected adverse economic and environmental impacts and potential opportunities. Nicholas P. Simpson, Christopher Trisos and Matthias Krönke from the University of Cape Town … Continue reading Recent survey throughout Africa raises concerns about climate literacy

Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

As the world’s governments negotiate policy to effectively limit climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, there is a crucial gap: culture policy. The cultural sector - the arts, creative industries and heritage - can make a crucial contribution to accelerating environmental action. Culture is vital to national economies, contributing creative skills and innovation, and influencing lifestyles, … Continue reading Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

Julie’s Bicycle finds the missing link in environment policy: culture

Julie’s Bicycle, a leading international NGO that mobilises the arts and culture to act on the climate crisis, has found that governments around the world have failed to adapt their culture policies to reflect the environmental emergency and commitments to the 2015 Paris climate agreement. In recent research, Julie's Bicycle set out to understand the … Continue reading Julie’s Bicycle finds the missing link in environment policy: culture

Better energy efficiency is not a key issue for the large majority of home buyers in UK

With increasing energy prices, awareness of climate risks and better understanding of the many benefits of better energy performance, for the majority of buyers in Britain, better energy efficiency is not a key issue. A news item in the Estate Agent Today website discusses the findings. Is this true in your country?   Energy Efficiency … Continue reading Better energy efficiency is not a key issue for the large majority of home buyers in UK

“Listening to a composition is an active experience, not just a passive one. It can make climate change feel more personal and inspire people to take action.”

Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis. Knvul Sheikh discusses the power of music in an article from 2019 on the New York Times website.   This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like Earth’s climate is changing around us. From the frequent wildfires … Continue reading “Listening to a composition is an active experience, not just a passive one. It can make climate change feel more personal and inspire people to take action.”

A variety of media offer images on the effects of climate change may help people be motivated to solve them

On a daily basis, a variety of media offer images that depict the effects of climate change to help us understand the extent of environmental damage. Carmela Cucuzzella, Professor Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal explains in an article on The Conversation website that through these experiences, people move a step closer … Continue reading A variety of media offer images on the effects of climate change may help people be motivated to solve them