Green growth?, ocean cleanups, river rewilding... summing up this week's biggest climate news so you don't have to 👇
P.s. we thought we’d leave out Truss sinking the economy as it’s hard to have missed. But her latest environmental policies are coming under a pretty unprecedented level of criticism from the National Trust, WWF, RSPB, Wildlife Trust and many more. This ‘attack on nature’ is certainly worth knowing about.
- Planetary Politics: Labour goes big on green growth and energy security. They’ve set out plans for an £8bn ‘national wealth fund’ to invest in the green industrial transition, fossil fuel-free energy by 2030 and the creation of a government-owned renewable energy company called Great British Energy.
- Tantalising Tech: The Ocean Cleanup are planning to clean the entire Great Pacific Garbage Patch – containing 1 million kg of plastic pollution – using their newly developed tech. Watch their video showing their incredible visions for the future.
- Naughty Nature: Europe’s largest river restoration and rewilding project reverses 500 years of environmental damage. The project decreases flood risks and the Dutch river has become a biodiversity hotspot – sounds like a win-win. Certainly better than the rampant raw sewage approach the UK is currently taking with its waterways... safe to say it's hardly 'nature positive'.
If you ever want to get in touch about how you or your business can become more sustainable, drop us an email at email@example.com, or check out our environmental memberships and business services.