Clean air – a human right?

What’s going on here? Last week a new bill entitled the “Clean Air (Human Rights) Act” had its first reading in the House of Lords.  What does this mean? This is the first step in enshrining in UK law the right to clean air across all forms of pollution.  The law will be known as “Ella’s Law” after Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah (pictured), a…

Stories from the Frontline: the Activist Fighting to Keep Indonesia Afloat

Indonesian Activist in red overalls speaking through a microphone

Today, the frontlines series continues with an interview with Yudi Iskandar, a 20 year-old climate activist from Makassar, Indonesia. Yudi became a climate activist after realising that the reason his house was submerged by floods in the rainy season was linked to the climate crisis – and that the consequences and causes of the crisis were not divided equally.

🌈🦄 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

What’s Going On Here? The report formally known as “Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report” has been published. Catchy eh?  It’s the latest update from the international authority on climate change – the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What Does This Mean?  This is the sixth release of the IPCC’s much venerated assessment report –…

Stories from the Frontline: Fossil Free Virunga Revisited

Background Last July we published this frontlines piece about an important campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fought by a group of passionate and dedicated students from Extinction Rebellion (XR) Université de Goma who are working tirelessly in a high risk area to keep oil exploration out of Virunga National Park and fight for a better life for local…

‘The Weight of Water’ – an interview with the curiously creative filmmaker Deej Phillips

This week we’re shining a spotlight on ‘The Weight of Water’, by filmmakers Deej Phillips and Neelima Vallangi.  ‘The Weight of Water’ documents (in a rather snazzy cinematographic manner) the impacts of climate change and related issues on the lives of people and communities in Nepal. 

Curious to find out more?

We spoke to Deej to hear more about his journey, the film, and how the creative arts are responding to the climate crisis.

Stories from the Frontline: Global South Voices on COP26

A graphic with hands making a heart, inside it reads 'Protect our earth defenders'

COP26 rounded up in Glasgow over a week ago with a pact that its UN backers insist keeps the goal of limiting rising temperatures to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels alive, even if on life support.   The climate action tracker has predicted that if the targets are met from COP26, the estimated temperature rise above pre-industrial levels is approximately 2.4°C, a reduction from…