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Densely packed rectangular clay buildings comprising the village of Aït Benhaddou in Morocco

Moving Earth Overshoot Day

What is Earth Overshoot Day?  You may have heard recently that Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 28 this year, with news coverage tinged with dismay at this date. This is because Earth Overshoot Day represents when the sum of human consumption and pollution exceeds the natural resources produced and

Net zero

What is the mandate for ‘net zero’?

Countries across the world are in the process of making huge commitments to the attainment of ‘net zero’ emissions. These changes are in response to the increasing challenge of climate change, however, experts are concerned that simply reducing carbon emissions will not be enough to stop climate change, but that