James Hand

10 ways you can cut a tonne from your carbon footprint

Climate change is in the news almost every day. But, as individuals, what can we do about it, and what does being sustainable look like?  These are questions that more and more people are asking themselves, and we wanted to put together a guide to provide answers.  The time for action is now, and this guide will […]

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How everyday actions can help those most vulnerable to climate change

We need to adapt to climate change In 2022 records have been broken for droughts, heat waves, floods, and wildfires, highlighting that people need help today with the climate crisis.  At COP27, countries will come together to take action toward achieving the world’s collective climate goals, as agreed under the Paris Agreement, with one key theme on

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Shifting from pledging to implementation

Each year the UN holds the COP climate conference, where countries, companies, and citizens come together to assess progress on fighting climate change and work out what to do next.  Much of the COP process to date has been about setting targets to reduce emissions, working out how to measure progress against those targets, and making

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The Climate and Me: Working together to help the planet

In November, senior leaders from almost every country are due to meet in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt for one of the most important meetings for the future of our world. It’s the annual UN COP – the meeting where countries come together to see how they are progressing towards the target of limiting climate change.  With

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Which is the most environmentally friendly milk?

Cutting back on dairy More and more people are switching to plant-based milk as they switch from dairy. With the average person in the UK drinking almost 250 litres of milk every year, and dairy contributing 4% of total greenhouse gases worldwide, it’s a switch that can help cut our personal carbon footprints. But with

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The run up to COP27 and the Race to Zero

Two big climate headlines that no-one is talking about Last week two events happened in climate news, but against a backdrop of war, inflation, and heatwaves, understandably, they got lost. However, if you’re working in sustainability you need to know because they affect the world’s climate negotiations and the rules for companies who are trying

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5 tips to stay cool working from home (without upping your carbon footprint)

It’s going to get hot, with heatwaves expected in the US and Europe and even the UK’s expected to hit 33C.  It’ll be even hotter for anyone living in a town or city where more concrete and fewer plants mean that urban areas absorb and emit more of the sun’s energy.  So here are five

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New country update: India added to Giki Zero

With a population of 1.4 billion people it’s perhaps not surprising that India is the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter. What’s more surprising is that whilst the average Indian carbon footprint is well below the global average many Indians, especially those who are wealthier and live in cities, have a carbon footprint close to

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Carbon Footprints – measuring emissions and removals separately

Every person in the world has a carbon footprint. Some are large, some are small, some are growing, some are shrinking but what we all have in common is that by 2030 our personal carbon footprints need to be 2.5 tonnes or lower. Few people in wealthy countries are anywhere near that target and that’s

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