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Taking to the Skies for Climate Change – Danny MacAskill
How much of the world’s energy comes from sustainable sources? Scottish bike stunt legend Danny MacAskill is given free reign at a renewable energy factory to show this in the best way he can – through tricks on his bike.
‘Stop killing us’: A weekend of COP26 activism around the world – in pictures
Over the weekend of 5th November, protestors took the streets across the world to send urgent messages to climate negotiators at COP26. The Guardian has captured moments of activism in a gallery of photos.
Policing the Amazon: on the front lines of deforestation
Despite the deforestation pledges announced at COP26, enforcement officials working in the Amazon rainforest argue that they lack resources and political support to protect the natural habitat from its various threats, including illegal mining, logging, cattle ranching and land grabbing – and the violence that accompanies each. Illegal groups do not feel threatened by prosecution, environmentalists and police say – in fact, they believe the current government under Jair Bolsonaro might even legalise their activities or claims to Amazonian lands.
Diamonds v trees: The community trying to save its forest
Billions of dollars’ worth of diamond reserves lie underground in Buxwaha forest in central India. The Madhya Pradesh state government has approved proposals to cut down 200,000 trees to build a diamond mine, arguing this will create jobs and that local people are not opposed to the plans. But thousands of animals will be displaced, along with local tribes who depend on the forest.
Underland: A Deep Time Journey – Robert Macfarlane
Taking a decade to complete, Underland is Robert Macfarlane’s record of his journeys deep into the worlds below us, from the hidden catacombs of Paris to the ancient ice of Greenland. Blending memoir, travelogue and nature writing, Macfarlane explores our changing planet and place within it.
Responsible investing has moved mainstream, but greenwashing – making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the sustainability of an investment product – is a pressing issue within the industry. This helpful Morningstar article breaks down what exactly greenwashing is and how to avoid it.
Elevating ESG: Now is the time for fund managers to step up their reporting
Many asset managers are placing responsible investing at the centre of their business. The way this commitment is shared with clients is critical – in this article, the FT Adviser outlines the steps fund managers can take to improve ESG reporting.
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Good COP or bad COP?: What to look out for from the COP26 Climate Conference
World leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the COP26 climate negotiations. After a year which has seen yet more record-breaking temperatures and severe weather events, the urgency of taking action is clearer than ever.