What is the concept of climate justice about, and how can it be put into practice? First week brought together a leading climate justice theorist and a leading activist to discuss and share their insights, making for a uniquely interesting discussion.
Target chains and independents known for their sustainable practices
For example in Oxford Jericho Coffee Traders (their beans are sourced directly from farms via a specialised coffee trader, ensuring farmers are paid a fair wage. Take the time to look around your local area and online for such institutions!
At COP23, Oxford Climate Society sat down with Brad Page, CEO of the Global CCS Institute. The Institute has the mission of accelerating the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, which they see as central to efforts to limit the extent of climate change.
Packing is stressful. Between the worry of forgetting the essentials, the stress of having too much stuff to fit into your too-small-bags and trying to locate the other half of each pair of socks, by the time that you’ve moved back to uni it feels as though you’ve been working for weeks. On top of this stress there’s also the issue of whether what you’ve packed is actually worth the while. With limited space in your already overflowing bags, it’s essential that you pack the right things: useful, eco-friendly and efficient are the words that spring to mind.
Eco-friendly products are those that do not harm the environment in their production, use or disposal. These help to preserve the environment by reducing the amount of pollution that is created in any of these three areas of the product’s life. But on top of your already busy schedule it’s difficult to hunt around for the alarm clock with the lowest carbon footprint, I know. So to make life a little bit easier I’ve compiled a list of my 5 favourite eco-friendly products for all students. You can thank me later!
Since Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement there have been tears, fears and protests. Whether a calculated decision carefully engineered to garner him further support or a badly understood statement made as a show to the rest of the world that his leadership could- and would- shake things up, it now remains as an action of the past, something that appears irreversible. So what really is the impact of his decision, and how committed is the rest of the US to upholding Trump’s anti-climate stance?
OCS Media and Research Team
The latest in climate science and policy from the OCS team.