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The Sustainable Futures Report

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May 27, 2022

In Australia there is a new government. Will it reverse the climate scepticism which seems to have been a hallmark of the previous administration? Here in the UK a responsible investment manager at a major financial institution takes an interesting slant on his job and gets suspended as a result. Questions are...

May 25, 2022

Today I’m talking to Jake and Amee, creators of the S’wheat reusable plant-based water bottle. (Very special thanks to them for going through it all twice, because first time I forgot to turn the recorder on.) We’re talking about protecting the environment, in particular protecting it from plastic...

May 20, 2022

Today is World Bee Day

This week, should the Guardian’s Carbon Bombs be defused? There’s a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation on the State of the Global Climate 2021, I learn about a country where supermarkets accept Bitcoin while IEMA warns about the energy cost of Bitcoin mining, and there’s a...

May 18, 2022

Blockchain. What is it? Is it important? Is it sustainable? How does it relate to crypto-currency like Bitcoin, and is that just for money-laundering or for wild speculation? I’m hearing more and more about blockchain, so I thought it was time for the Sustainable Futures Report to talk to an expert. 

I found...

May 13, 2022

A new report from The Guardian warns that multi-billion expansion plans from the fossil fuel majors will make Net Zero an impossibility with catastrophic consequences. Also greenwash, elections in Australia, retrofitting in Italy, mining the e-waste dumps and looking at the moon.