Hello, my name's Roisin O'Riordan, and I’m delighted to have joined the Pentland Centre where I’ve just started a PhD in Ecosystem Services from urban soils.
As part of my PhD research, I have had the amazing opportunity to travel with Pentland Brands to Thailand to conduct an in-depth audit focusing specifically on modern slavery detection.
Our planet is constantly in distress. With continuous conflict, poverty, inequality and lack of resources, we are struggling to continue with life, as we know it on Earth. Humanity has been lost and people are acting with only their individual needs in mind. We need to unite as one body to make a change.
Patrick Bigger writes about green bonds and climate finance.
Military excursions into low carbon fuels is not a case of military greenwashing but rather one of ‘weaponizing nature’, an approach perpetuating an interventionist US foreign policy linked to environmental change, write Patrick Bigger (Pentland Centre) and Ben Neimark (LEC)
Bad behaviour doesn’t usually have good consequences but our fossil fuel and fertiliser habits may have had some “good” environmental side-effects. Our new research suggests that the last 200 years of pollution have increased the carbon stored in soils across natural ecosystems in Britain. And this locking in of carbon in soils provides an offset for some of our carbon emissions. But the catch-22 is if we kick our polluting habits, this carbon is at risk of returning to our atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
Sustainable soils are everyone’s business and the connections go far beyond farming and food sectors. Yet soils are largely missing from the corporate sustainability agenda. On Global Soil’s Week, here are three reasons why I believe we as scientists should team-up with global corporations on the path to soil security...
World leaders and decision-makers need to take note of the dramatic changes taking place in the Arctic - written by Gail Whiteman (The Pentland Centre), Jeremy Wilkinson (British Antarctic Survey) and Konrad Steffen (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)
Stefan Stern talks about a recent webinar discussing the idea of the sustainable city.
Dr Lingxuan Liu talks looks at supplier development programmes in China.