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What it means to be working class and sustainable in London

by Rheanna Mathurin, GLOBUS Correspondent At the forefront of finance, development and politics, London is undoubtedly one of the most influential cities in the world. It is therefore also at the forefront of the on-going battle of ingraining sustainable practices into everyday life. These practices are not completely missing – they are often documented within environmental reports and social responsibility

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The Brexit Agreement: The Future of Energy in Climate Governance

Impacts of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the Role of the Energy Market in Climate Policies Hope regarding the future of climate and other environmental governance has been hard to come by during the process of negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Aside from a vague commitment by Michael Gove that “[The British Government] will not weaken

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Trump’s Republicans: A Threat to Sustainability?

Between them, the September 2017 Hurricane Irma and Louisiana flood of August 2016 accounted for damages up to $65bn and threatened the survival of hundreds of people. These are two examples of recent natural disasters on American soil, associated by many climate scientists with climate change, demonstrating in only one way the urgent need for sustainable development. Yet the American

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Climate Change – The Individual’s Problem? (1/2)

Euan Robb (1st year History and Politics), Guest Writer Are we in need of a societal shift? This was the question I pondered whilst attending the Toxic Air Panel Discussion held by the Warwick Green Party to consider what can be done to alleviate the issue of toxic air pollution. Present were three speakers, each coming from a different background

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Paris’ Miasma: The Pollution Plan

Paris’ mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has an ambitious plan to drastically reduce the French capital’s air pollution and carbon footprint. France’s largest city, Paris, is one of the most polluted urban spaces in the country. It regularly experiences peaks in air pollution, often caused by specific weather patterns. Additionally, the city’s topography worsens the situation by trapping the air pollution inside

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