Climate Emergency Working Group

Interview: Zero Waste Campaign

Humanity must face the waste problem which nowadays has reached drastic importance, requiring acting quickly and incisively. Too much waste thrown into the sea or land improperly is returning to everyday life through food and water, such as microplastics. Not to mention the animals that die from ingesting waste, like whales, with kilos and kilos of garbage in their stomachs.… Read more →

Zero Waste Approach

The Zero Waste Approach points at the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health. The amount of waste generated per year is estimated at around 2.2 billion tonnes worldwide. It is… Read more →

Eyes from space to monitor climate change

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”, those are the words declared by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations General Assembly at the COP 24 in Katowice (Poland), summarizing how essential satellites are for coping climate emergencies. A vast network of satellites links all the continents to each other by providing undiscussable services to society.… Read more →

Climate Refugees: so close to the goal, so far from living with rights.

The annual displacement of millions of persons around the globe due to environmental disasters must be addressed. More and more individuals are facing droughts, famines, floods, fires and so on, of increasing intensity. They just must leave the place they call home, for a better future. The journey is often uncertain, characterized by crossings in risky and unstable areas. Even… Read more →

Climate Emergency Working Group: “The actions have overpassed the expectations, and the best is yet to come”

“The Focus Area of Climate Emergency aims to educate young people and empower them to practice active citizenship in order to contribute to the green transition, understood as the individual and collective measures that need to be taken to prevent an environmental catastrophe” (aegee.org) The (almost) middle of their term seemed like the perfect moment to take a look at… Read more →

Maritime transport: Is it really that polluting

Nowadays, most goods are transported around the globe thanks to maritime trade. The main consequence is being one of the main protagonists of climate change despite being among the most efficient trade routes. Accidents, emissions, and ballast water are among the most talked-about problems affecting this field. The shipping industry is moving towards the concept of sustainable navigation to address… Read more →

Climate change: how is it affecting sea turtles?

Global warming is inexorably advancing, the increase in temperature is bringing climate change with negative effects on every species, including humans. By 2030, a 2° C increase in temperature is expected compared to pre-industrial values. Among the most influenced living species are reptiles, the most famous and most studied example of which concerns sea turtles. These have a link with… Read more →