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IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]

Gucci Plants Enough Trees To Make Operations & Supply Chain Carbon Neutral

2 Mins Read Gucci has just announced that their entire supply chain and operations have become completely carbon-neutral. The luxury fashion brand has achieved this by offsetting all remaining greenhouse gas emissions through supporting forest conservation and tree planting projects around the world. This comes amid the growing awareness among businesses that they must price in climate change […]

Covering Climate Now – Indonesian Fires: At Least 30 Million People Breathing Toxic Haze

3 Mins Read In August, while social media channels were ablaze (!) with anger over the Amazonian rainforest wildfires, we reported on the fires engulfing forests right at our doorstep in Southeast Asia. These fires, predominantly located within the Indonesian rainforest, have continued to rage on and are currently plunging Singapore, Malaysia and the broader Southeast Asian region […]

New Report Featuring Ban Ki Moon & Bill Gates Warns Of Climate Apartheid If No Action Taken

3 Mins Read A new report by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), with contributions from major global leaders from 18 different countries and international organisations, has warned of an impending “climate apartheid”.  The report also finds that over trillions of dollars in investment is needed in order to build the adequate infrastructure to avoid the disastrous consequences […]

McKinsey Partners Pen Op-Ed To CEOs: Get Ready For Climate Change!

2 Mins Read Two senior McKinsey employees have penned a commentary published on Fortune addressing CEOs from around the world and warning them about the risk of climate change to their business. Dickon Pinner and Kevin Sneader’s message to companies is loud and clear – businesses can no longer treat climate change as a far-off threat, and must […]

USDA 2020 Dietary Guidelines To Exclude Research Showing Meat & Processed Foods Harmful

4 Mins Read The Trump administration is restricting scientific input into the 2020 dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations for nation-wide school lunches and food assistance programs. By excluding research on the negative health effects of red and processed meat, ultra-processed foods and the role of sodium, the move by the federal government is likely to exacerbate the global […]

Is Your Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup Toxic?

4 Mins Read 12 Popular Reusable Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup Brands Found To Contain Toxic Melamine Looks like another popular zero waste accessory may bite the dust. That reusable bamboo fibre coffee cup that everyone is using and has become ubiquitous on the shelves of retail shops, independent cafés, coffee chains and your local homeware store? Turns out […]

The Amazon Crisis Isn’t Just About Beef, It’s Also About Cheap Soy

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. This past week netizens have been sharing their outrage about the Amazon, where fires are burning at a faster rate than ever before, blackening skies across the region and suffocating the vital organ […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Amazon Rainforest

5 Mins Read As the raging wildfires continue to blacken skies across the Amazon region, enraged commentators have had little to say about what actions people can take beyond retweeting. There are actionable measures that we can all take right now to fight deforestation of the planet’s lungs, so that our impact does not just end with a […]

Q: Why Is The Amazon Burning? A: Because We’re Addicted To Meat.

4 Mins Read In Brazil, wildfires are deliberately started by farmers to make room for more animal agriculture, which dominates the Brazilian export industry. This has caused an alarming increase in deforestation rates, which contributes directly to climate change. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the spike in the number of fires in the […]

Beyond Amazonia: Southeast Asia Is On Fire- Why Aren’t You Talking About It?

4 Mins Read Ever since the hashtag #prayforamazonia became a global Twitter trend this week, there has been a renewed interest in and awareness of the deforestation of the Amazon in relation to climate change. Commentators from all over are suddenly waxing poetic about the devastating loss of the planet’s lungs and criticising Brazil’s new far-right President, Jair […]