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COP 26: What you should know

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COP 26: What you should know

  What does COP mean? C.O.P. stands for Conference Of Parties. These parties are the 197 countries that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In 1994 the UNFCCC recognised there was a problem with climate change and bound member states to act in the interests of human safety even in the face of scientific uncertainty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The objective of the Convention is to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations "at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system." It states that "such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to...

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Climate Justice: Fighting to solve the climate crisis and racial inequality

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Climate Justice: Fighting to solve the climate crisis and racial inequality

Black History Month       October is Black History Month in the UK. (It is February in the US.) It was first launched in London in the 1980s, with the aim the local community challenging racism and educating themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools, and to recognise the contributions that many generations of people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK.[i]  With this is mind, I didn’t want to let October pass without acknowledging Black History Month. And as The Contented Company is focussed on the environment and how...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

On Friday 30thth of April Kate from Its Our Planet Too joined me for our last he Friday Lunchtime Live that I've done over Earth Month. Meet Kate and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). • Who you are and what does your business do? It's Our Planet Too is a website aimed at children to raise awareness of the environment, including the plight of endangered animals. It’s essentially an education resource, full of fascinating facts, images, fun stuff to download and quotes as well...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

On Friday 16th of April Cathy from Miller & Keane joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Cathy and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do?   I'm Cathy, mum of two and owner of Miller & Keane, a British luxury natural candle & home fragrance business.   It's a small, family run business born from both a love of candles and also a huge passion for high quality,...

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Life After Lockdown: Will The Environment Be Better Off?

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Life After Lockdown: Will The Environment Be Better Off?

Covid 19 - Humans 0 : Environment 1 Alongside the devastation of the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns – sickness, death, loss, isolation, anxiety, depression and economic uncertainty, we have all seen the good news stories of environment recovery. Crystal clear waters in Venice. Turtles hatching from their eggs in peace and successfully making it into the sea in enormous numbers in India, Brazil, Florida and many other places.  Dramatic photos of clean air in places which have only known smog for decades have been circulating the internet.  Delhi The Himalays   Los Angeles And closer to home, Goats...

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