Author Archives: gesafacilitator

Morocco’s path to solar energy

Morocco ratified the Climate Convention in 1996 and was the first African country to host a Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In 2015, Morocco presented its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Environmental Economics, Global Challenges, moral purpose, renewables | Leave a comment

What would Brexit mean for efforts to tackle climate change?

By Rick Lyons Online MSc Carbon Management 2015-2016 If, as according to superstition, wood provides reassurance when touched, then the Climate Change Act 2008 performs the same consoling function when it comes to Brexit and UK climate policy. “We won’t … Continue reading

Posted in Brexit, carbon, climate change, climate negotiations, Climate Science, policy, renewables | Leave a comment

‘Brexit’ and Combating Climate Change in Scotland

By Joanna Wright MSc Carbon Management 2015-2016 [Source: http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/4931129-brexit-would-put-europe-stake] The front page of The Economist this week (February 27th-March 4th2016) proclaims “Brexit: Bad for Britain, Europe and the West”. Turn tothe Leader on page 9 and it is argued that not … Continue reading

Posted in Brexit, climate change, climate negotiations, Climate Science, Environmental Economics, Environmental Ethics, impact, international law, resources, sustainability, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Low Carbon Travel

  I woke up several times during the night last night. A few times because of the fluctuations in temperature: the heating couldn’t be turned up or down, so instead was being turned off and on again every once in … Continue reading

Posted in carbon, moral purpose, resources, sustainability, travel | 1 Comment

Two sides of the climate change coin: climate science and policy institutions

Overview Since the first establishment of the scientific evidence for climate change, there has been a political focus on reducing GHG emissions to mitigate the problem. Increasingly however the realisation has come that the world is already committed to some … Continue reading

Posted in climate adaptations, climate negotiations, Climate Science, Environmental Justice, Global Challenges, Interdiciplinary conversations, learning | 1 Comment

Two sides of the climate change coin: climate science and policy after COP21

Overview Since the first establishment of the scientific evidence for climate change, little progress has been made in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to mitigate the problem. The pathways along which governments pass in gathering scientific evidence and negotiating climate … Continue reading

Posted in climate negotiations, Climate Science, environment, Environmental Economics, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Justice, Global Challenges, human-environment relations, Interdiciplinary conversations, international law, moral purpose, social justice, sustainability | 3 Comments

Climate Enlightenment

  “We now have a large alumni network around the world working on climate change. Many of these alums will be at the Paris COP and this time it is their job to be there.“ Six years ago this month … Continue reading

Posted in climate negotiations, Climate Science, impact, international law, moral purpose, social justice, Social Responsibility, sustainability | Leave a comment

Edinburgh Sustainability Jam 2015

Can you solve a global issue in 48 hours? That was the challenge for 45 participants in the Edinburgh Sustainability Jam this year. In the face of dwindling natural resources, increased socioeconomic pressures and environmental degradation come motivated individuals ready … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, educational practice, Environmental Education, Environmental Ethics, experimental interventions, Global Challenges, learning, Science Communication, Social Responsibility, sustainability, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

COP21: What is it all about?

Starting in Paris on 30 November 2015, COP21 is tasked to set the world on a path to address the greatest challenge to ever face humankind, by adopting a new climate agreement. The Paris agreement is expected to bring states … Continue reading

Posted in change amangement, climate negotiations, Climate Science, environment, Global Challenges, human-environment relations, impact | Leave a comment

Keeping the buzz on – interdisciplinary reflection on the protection of bees The controversial path: the prohibition of neonicotinoids

In 1994, French beekeepers started to blow the whistle on the abnormal behaviour and disappearance of their bee colonies foraging on sunflowers and maize. Quickly, beekeepers considered “Gaucho”, a new neonicotinoid authorised the same year for the treatment of sunflower … Continue reading

Posted in agroecology, bees, chemicals neonicotinoid, colony collapse disorder, environment, Global Challenges, insects, integrated pest management, pollination, precautionary approach, precautionary principle, risk regulation, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, trade offs | Leave a comment