New report on a framework for climate and just transaction at work

Barry White

The Greener Jobs Alliance (GJA) is an organisation of trade unions, student organisations, campaigning groups and a policy think tank. It campaigns around the issue of jobs and the skills needed to transition to a low-carbon economy. The founding members of the GJA are the University and College Union (UCU), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, National Union of Students (NUS), People & Planet, and the Institute of Public Policy Research.

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What is Agroecology, why is it important in debates about sustainable food, farming, and land use?

Barry White

The following summary of an article “Agroecology.” was published on 31 August 2021 by Pimbert, M.P., Moeller, N.I., Singh, J., and Anderson, C.R. in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2018— at https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.013.298

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Let’s Thrive

Melanie Fryer

Thrive is the new community food magazine for Lancaster and North Lancashire. We have tried to cover a range of topics with many contributions including community projects, avoiding waste, regenerative farming, recipes, tales from the past, foraging, helping bees, buying local, seasonal flowers/food and much more. There is also information on Lancaster District Food Poverty Alliance action plan. All this work is part of the Foodfutures’ vision of ‘A thriving local food system that is healthy, resilient and fair’.

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Most countries net-zero carbon targets are often ‘greenwashing exercise,’ claims Oxfam

Barry White

A new report published this week by the international charity Oxfam https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10546/621205/bp-net-zero-land-food-equity-030821-en.pdf says governments and companies are “hiding behind unreliable, unproven and unrealistic carbon removal schemes” in order to hit targets. Although global attempts are being made to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the charity claims net zero targets are often a “greenwashing exercise”.

Net zero means any emissions that can’t be stemmed by clean technology in 2050 will either be buried using carbon capture and storage, or soaked up by trees, plants and soils.

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