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October 17, 2012
» Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore

When I saw this latest story about wave power, I was surprised that it was news. But apparently news it is, and actually it is worth passing on. The Carbon Trust have produced a report that sets out, apparently for … Continue reading

May 18, 2011
» Yet another round of cuts

The Government just can’t seem to stop announcing cuts! This week the Government has proposed a plan to cut GHG emissions by 50% from 1990 levels by 2025 en route to 80% cuts by 2050. Under the Climate Change Act … Continue reading

March 22, 2011
» World Water Day

I have an article published today for World Water Day on the University Website that I thought I would leave a link to from here, it doesn’t go into too much detail about anything but has some links to places … Continue reading

January 28, 2011
» All biofuels are equal, but some biofuels are more equal than others.

Only 31% of the bio-fuel supplied in the UK over 2008/2009 met the environmental qualifying standard required by the RTFO. Continue reading

June 29, 2009
» Earthing Sustainable Development

We are in the last stages of the countdown to the Sustainable Development Workshop in Mbale (6th to 8th July).

31 staff and students from Glamorgan are visiting Mbale. Several other Welsh folk with an interest in the proceedings are on the trip, including Sarah Jenkins, a student from John the Baptist School in Aberdare. Sarah will also have a work experience week with a Ugandan Aids Charity, UWCM.

Sustainable Development is in danger of becoming a watchword that everyone evokes but that has little practical value. Behind the Workshop is the idea that sustainable development needs to be earthed in specific regional and sectoral contexts.

This workshop will be attended by over 100 key government, NGO and community representatives from across Mbale Region as well as academics and other “expets”. There must be a real danger that it will produce tangible results!

Given the abject poverty in the region and the failure of much government-to-government development work, let’s hope so.