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IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Summary

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Summary

Summary of latest UN Climate Change report 2nd part of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report Climate crisis and war in Ukraine The release of latest UN Climate Change report was eclipsed by the war in Ukraine, despite its alarming conclusions for our civilisations because of the worsening of the climate br..

COP26 - Wins for the Planet

COP26 - Wins for the Planet

COP26 - Wins for the Planet The COP26 was a two week event where the world came together to find common ground and solutions to the climate crisis. Did they succeed? There were some momentous and surprising announcements during COP26 that we should all be extremely hopeful about. The first was the announcement by the over 130 countrie..

Britain green record

Britain green record

Britain records greenest day ever over easter On Easter Monday, the UK’s electricity came from nearly 80% renewable energy. This is the highest on record so far. It is important because the UK has pledged that all our energy will be produced this way by 2030. The weather was windy and sunny and so 60% came from wind energy and sol..

Preventing pandemics

Preventing pandemics

Biodiversity and sustainability’s role in preventing pandemics Globalisation and lack of environmental sustainability are the cause of the increased spread of zoonoses, such as Covid-19. While finding a vaccine may bring this current crisis to an end, to avoid new pandemics we must address the root cause of these outbreaks and build more sust..

Women in construction

Women in construction

Women in construction Thinking about career choices can be both exciting and daunting. When we are children many of us dream freely and believe we can become anything we want. But somewhere along the line as adults it is easy to adopt a different view. We at MAINTENANT want to harbour the young person’s feeling of excitement, curiosity, co..

IWD 2020

IWD 2020

International Women’s Day 2020 Spend International Women’s Day learning about remarkable women working for change. Pauline “Polly” Higgins (1968-2019) was one of them, and today we want to celebrate her life’s work, as her vision for a sustainable future is more important now than ever. This visionary lawyer-turned-activist quit her high-level ..

Retrospective 2020

Retrospective 2020

Good news retrospective for 2020 To start 2021 on a positive note, we have compiled some of the good news that 2020 brought us. While the past year has been challenging, it has deeply transformed us and our societies. It was also eye-opening about the state of the Earth, so now let's move on, be resilient and build back better. ..

Retrospective 2019

Retrospective 2019

2019’s Good News in a Nutshell Our dear friends, Now that the festive season is over and January is in full swing, it can only mean one thing… it’s time for our annual Retrospective for 2019! Each year we compile a subjective news report, focusing on positive human impact and environmental solutions to celebrate the amazing p..

Retrospective 2018

Retrospective 2018

This exercise is about gathering some positive achievements in 2018 from all around the world on Sustainable Development. There may not be as many as we wish for, but there are certainly more of them than expected. To start this new year, let’s focus on the good news and aim at making them grow.  Changes of social norms have been clearly..

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