In this guest post Amber Robinson explains how Water Explorer is inspiring 8-14 year-olds in the UK and around the world to lead action on water issues. Alongside their own actions students also get to link up with groups of children taking similar action in other countries. Plus, Water Explorer’s online resources are freely available. What a great way to engage young people with action on water issues, starting locally but thinking globally.
The world is increasingly turning to China to find new hope for renewable energy. In 2016 China almost doubled its solar capacity from 42.88 gigawatt in 2015 to 77.42 gigawatt in 2016. Here Christoph Biehl draws on a recent journey across China to share his impressions of the growth of renewable energy.
The Government has failed to set out plans to achieve a series of international goals in the UK, from ending poverty and hunger to tackling climate change, MPs have warned. Instead it is treating the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, as a ‘developing world issue’ and has no clear plan to implement them in the UK, the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has warned. With Brexit triggered, could the goals be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a cross-party consensus on sustainable development in the UK?
Plastic waste is under scrutiny, as the UK Environmental Audit launches an inquiry into the impact of waste from coffee cups and packaging, and Belgium and France join the United Nations’ campaign to ban micro-plastics.
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