Category: Climate change

Articles and discussion about our changing climate.

Four community and alumni volunteers, Melanie Gillies, Judith Bull, Daniela Izquierdo and Cat Andrade-Robertsen, share their experience of volunteering to map green and blue space in Edinburgh. They used an app to determine the value of areas for people and wildlife, summarised as a Green Infrastructure (GI) Factor.

What is carbon literacy and why does it matter?

University of Edinburgh MSc in Environmental Sustainability alumna, Naoise Luke, tells us how she found our new learning and development opportunity: Carbon Literacy Training.

Adapting our transport systems for a changing climate

Siôn Pickering, our Projects Coordinator for climate conscious travel, explores how our transport systems need to change in accordance to the more frequent extreme weather events.

Projects Coordinator, Aisling O’Reilly, discusses how we can rebuild society after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our Voices of the Planet series highlights the real-life impacts of the climate crisis on our University community, focusing on those from the Global South. In this entry, we hear from Irvin Romero, an MSc Language Education student from El Salvador on the recent extreme weather events that are devastating his home country.

We hear from Gabriele Negro, a Widening Participation Intern in Student Recruitment and Admissions, on how the climate crisis is affecting his home country of Italy as part of our Voices of the Planet series.

Siôn Pickering, Projects Coordinator (Climate Conscious Travel), shares his reflections on how travel has been affected by Covid-19. We’re not yet in the middle of the year and already 2020 has brought about a lot of change. I’ll not bang on about it, Covid-19 has changed everything.

Our Voices of the Planet series highlights the real-life impacts of the climate crisis on our University community, focusing on those from the global south. In this entry, we hear from Ecological and Environmental Sciences graduate, Serena Coccioli, about how pressure to meet global food demand is impacting rural areas of Colombia.

Meg McGrath, our Communications Coordinator, explores the necessity of  collective action to tackle crises like the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our next Voices of the Planet entry, we hear from Nikki Kay, the Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications at the School of Geosciences on the recent wildfires in Australia.

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