The Sustainable Futures Report

The Sustainable Futures Report

The Sustainable Futures Report

CATEGORY: News
Surviving climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis - and staying in control
  1. July 23, 2021
    14 min
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    Extreme Weather
    Floods in Edinburgh and London, floods and fatalities in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, India and China; wildfires across North America, heatwaves in Europe. Is this our final wake-up call?
  2. July 16, 2021
    28 min
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    China - The Climate Crisis and Other Challenges
    I'm talking to Jason Szeftel about China's role in solving the climate crisis, and how the West has exported much of its manufacturing, its carbon footprint and its rubbish to China. We look at economic stress…
  3. July 09, 2021
    17 min
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    Sustainable Business
    Extreme weather, continued warnings, Belgians have their day in court and so does the Transport Action Network, (more) climate-warming plans from the UK government, what is Amazon throwing away? And the BBC has…
  4. July 02, 2021
    19 min
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    Sustainable Futures
    This week Climate Action staged the Climate Innovation Forum 2021, a three-day event. I got a press pass and I’ll share my review of some of the sessions. Also on this week’s agenda: more on the nuclear plant a…
  5. June 18, 2021
    14 min
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    Moving Forward
    Last week the leaders of seven powerful nations met in the UK. Let’s look at what they said and indeed what they didn't say. I also have the usual miscellanea to share with you, and some thoughts on the future…
  6. June 11, 2021
    20 min
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    G-7 and More Loose Ends
    No clear theme this week. G-7 is still going on so I can only report on speculation rather than outcomes. We look at a potential pitfall of trade deals, analyse rain in Newcastle, I'll draw your attention to so…
  7. June 04, 2021
    20 min
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    Net Zero - Naturally
    Last week Business Green staged an important conference - Net Zero Nature. I share some of the insights I gained. In other news, some thoughts about G7 - the upcoming intergovernmental conference, a missed oppo…
  8. May 28, 2021
    26 min
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    It's Political!
    Should the Nord Stream 2 pipeline face sanctions following this week’s air piracy by Russian ally Belarus? Oil company Shell faces continued protests and car manufacturers find the chips are down. In the hunt f…
  9. May 21, 2021
    55 min
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    The Nuclear Option
    This week Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, said that exploitation and development of new oil and gas fields must stop this year and no new coal-fired power stations could be b…
  10. May 14, 2021
    25 min
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    The East Yorkshire Oilfield...
    A lot more stories, actually. I'm trying to get to grips with the stories that I haven't covered over the last four or five weeks. Links to all the sources, as usual, below. There’s a whole range of issues whic…