High-end department store chain Selfridges is the second major British retailer to try to remove palm oil from its own-label products in a year. Palm oil's major certification body RSPO says Selfridges decision is "unfortunate" and questions the sustainability of the oils it will use instead.
Climate activist movement Extinction Rebellion has inspired people around the world to protest against their governments' inaction on climate change. The group has called governments' slow response to the climate crisis 'criminal' and 'a travesty of democracy and justice.'
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Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change.
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In response to the environmental crisis of fast fashion, the fashion industry is taking active steps to introduce recycling and reduce waste. But how can individuals make easy choices and adopt more environmentally-friendly styles?
More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a two-day conference entitled “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement.”