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From transforming nature to transforming ourselves

On 9 August the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued the starkest report ever warning of the ‘code red for humanity’ of the climate emergency. However the scientists also stated that a catastrophe can be avoided but only if the world acts fast. UN Secretary General António Guterres said: "If...

Climate Justice: the Nicaraguan perspective

In December 2020, UN general secretary, Antonio Guterres, warned that humans are waging a “suicidal” war against the natural world, which is “devastating our planet. Nature is striking back with gathering fury, biodiversity is collapsing….” --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nicaragua is a small Central American country roughly the size of England and Wales with a...

What would a successful outcome of COP26 look like?

According to *Dr Paul Oquist, the former head of the Nicaraguan COP Delegation and author of Equilibra: The Philosophy and Political Economy of Existence and Extinction, there are two keys to saving climate change negotiations. The first is increasing the level of ambition, commitment and action to cut carbon emissions particularly...

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