IEMA Book club
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Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos
Jem Bendell and Rupert Read
Deep Adaptation discusses the changes that may help us prepare for climate-influenced societal collapse. Writers from fields such as philosophy, psychology, education, leadership, facilitation, community development and private enterprise show the creative ways in which people are responding to this difficult realisation. Edited by the originator of the concept, Professor Jem Bendell, and a leading figure in climate activism, Professor Rupert Read, it brings together scholarship and practical measures for policy and action.
Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis
Jackie Morris (illustrator)
Gathering more than 100 letters written in response to the climate emergency, each gives language to the unspeakable and shows how our collective power is present when we listen to each other. These letters are an opportunity to reflect on our connection to the planet and each other in times of crisis.
Includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, actor Mark Rylance, poet Kate Tempest, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri and actor Freya Mavor.
The Future We Choose
Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
Humanity is not doomed, and we can and will survive. The future is ours to create, and will be shaped by the people we choose to be in the coming years. This book is a passionate call to arms from Christiana Figueres, former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. Practical, optimistic and empowering, it shows us steps we can all take to renew our planet and create a better world beyond the climate crisis.
The Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) in Kew has today unveiled a new strategy to tackle biodiversity loss and develop sustainable nature-based solutions to some of humanity’s biggest global challenges.
Seven of the UK's 17 key industry sectors are still increasing their emissions year-on-year, and most will miss their 2050 net-zero targets without significant government action, new research suggests.
A group of 12 leading investment consultancy firms, which advise organisations managing around $10trn (£7.3trn) in assets, have launched a new initiative to help deliver net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
The UK government has been “too city-focused” in its climate action and must provide more funding and support to reduce emissions in rural areas, the County Councils Network (CCN) has said.
In 2020, amid the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw numerous cross-sector collaborations involving tech companies, aiming to create smart solutions that would amplify positive environmental and social impacts across sectors and organisations – for example in online healthcare or mRNA vaccine platform technology. This led the public health crisis to be referred to as “the digital accelerant of the decade” by US cloud communications platform Twilio.
The UK's largest defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have received a letter from the Make My Money Matter campaign urging them to set net-zero emission targets ahead of the COP26 climate summit later this year.