What stops us from being sustainable?: Part 1

By Georgia Randall, GSD Competition Prizewinner Sustainable development is the improvement of systems that is conducted without the depletion of natural resources, and maintains a natural environmental equilibrium.  We live in a materialistic, money-obsessed, avaricious society where if you don’t own the latest technology or have the most expensive brands, socially, you're ‘missing out’. Moreover,... Continue Reading →

Patient Earth

By Ella Thompson, Prizewinner of the 2022 GSD Competition Patient Earth tackles human’s inherent tendency of appearing to make change in our lifestyles, without actually doing so. This is a serious barrier in achieving true sustainable development, which can be addressed by a real change in attitudes. In a medical-like matter ‘Patient Earth’ diagnoses the... Continue Reading →

Anchored: A Short Story

By GLOBUS Correspondent, Šimon Michalčík Do you imagine the future of humankind to be interplanetary—or even galactic? Does the Plan B scenario of Mars colonisation soothe your climate anxiety? Then ponder the problem of orbital debris and think again—for we are standing below yet another emerging global crisis of the commons.  Orbital debris (or space... Continue Reading →

The Methane Timebomb

By Eszter Vlasits, Deputy Editor-in-Chief An overlooked greenhouse gas If somebody were to ask you right now to mention one of the greenhouse gases, my bet is that most of you would go for carbon-dioxide. CO2 has become the ‘face’ of harmful gas emissions, it is the one that is brought up the most and... Continue Reading →

The Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic World

By Jay Chambers, GLOBUS Correspondent The UN’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal covers the aim of ensuring an ‘inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. Yet in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 20 years of educational gains, 9% of children grades 1 through 8 fell below the UN’s ‘minimum reading... Continue Reading →

Hunger and War: How the Russian War on Ukraine Threatens Global Food Security

By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant Food insecurity is incurred upon regions afflicted by conflict. This is obvious. Conflict ravages food crops, destroys infrastructure and transport links, and destabilises food markets. In turn, regions enduring food insecurity are vulnerable to outbreaks of conflict. Hunger and conflict are oppressive forces which reinforce one another in a vicious... Continue Reading →

Myanmar’s First Anniversary Since The Failed Military Coup – A Passage Far From Celebration

By Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Correspondent It has been just over a year since the military took over control in Myanmar on the 1st February 2021, denying their people of democracy and freedom.  Over this time, the destructive impact of the military coups’ brutal and terrorising power on the country is evident. According to the IRC (International Rescue Committee)... Continue Reading →

ESG Investing: Making a Difference

By GLOBUS Correspondent Diogo Santos We have all heard of investing before, but what is it? Investing refers to the action of allocating resources, usually money with the expectation of generating future profit. It can take many forms such as buying stocks, bonds, funds, real estate, commodities, and many more. For the purposes of this... Continue Reading →

Can A Doughnut Save The Planet?

by Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When you think of a doughnut you usually think of a tasty, sweet ring of dough pumped full of sugar and topped with even more sugary icing – it’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure. What does this delicious pastry have to do with saving the planet though? Well, the doughnut... Continue Reading →

Austerity: A Modern Greek Tragedy

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS correspondant The following article is inspired by an essay written for Global Health Law LA394, convened by Dr Sharifah Sekalala. It has become obviously apparent in world news that the Greek economy has suffered a long recession; to be accurate, the longest economic recession an advanced capitalist state has suffered to date. What... Continue Reading →

Making Money Tackling Climate Change?

Unique ways we can all address Climate Change By Diogo Santos, GLOBUS Correspondent Inspired by Nicola Blasetti’s talk entitled ‘Finding your role in climate change - what ignites your passion?', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. I would like to think that my sustainability journey started quite unusually – as... Continue Reading →

COP26 and the dubious promise of climate change relief for developing countries 

By GLOBUS Correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Perspectives Correspondent Jazir Mohammad  In this exciting collaboration, GLOBUS correspondent Ezster Vlasits and Jazir Mohammad from Perspectives combine their environmental and political lenses to explore the issues behind COP26 and the promise of relief for developing countries who are facing the worst of climate change. Are we looking at a more equal world... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Guides: Maddie Booth

https://videopress.com/v/EHVLSLfu?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Maddie Booth, a Politics and GSD alumni from Warwick, is the Founder and Director of Scrubbee, a sustainable skincare business focused on creating value from 'waste' by upcycling by-products from the food and drink sector. In her video interview, she talks us through the conception of Scrubbee, challenges she had to overcome and provides... Continue Reading →

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