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28th May 2021

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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.

Transform articles

National climate plans could see fossil fuel demand peak by 2025

Demand for fossil fuels will peak by 2025 if all national net-zero pledges are implemented in full and on time, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has forecast.

15th October 2021

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The Green Homes Grant is set to deliver only a fraction of the jobs and improvements intended, leading to calls for more involvement from local authorities in future schemes.

23rd September 2021

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COVID-19 recovery packages have largely focused on protecting, rather than transforming, existing industries, and have been a “lost opportunity” for speeding up the global energy transition.

23rd September 2021

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Half of the world's 40 largest listed oil and gas companies will have to slash their production by at least 50% by the 2030s to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement, new analysis has found.

9th September 2021

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None of England’s water and sewerage companies achieved all environmental expectations for the period 2015 to 2020, the Environment Agency has revealed. These targets included the reduction of total pollution incidents by at least one-third compared with 2012, and for incident self-reporting to be at least 75%.

30th July 2021

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The UK’s pipeline for renewable energy projects could mitigate 90% of job losses caused by COVID-19 and help deliver the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. That is according to a recent report from consultancy EY-Parthenon, which outlines how the UK’s £108bn “visible pipeline” of investible renewable energy projects could create 625,000 jobs.

30th July 2021

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Billions of people worldwide have been unable to access safe drinking water and sanitation in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a progress report from the World Health Organisation focusing on the UN’s sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) – to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030”.

30th July 2021

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The oil and gas industry is set to burn through its allocated carbon budget 13 years early unless decisive action is taken immediately, new analysis has found.

22nd July 2021

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The UK will no longer use unabated coal to generate electricity from October 2024, one year earlier than originally planned, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced.

2nd July 2021

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