Tag: Environment

The New Kid on the Block: Taxonomy on Sustainable Activities

“But it’s unethical for companies to lie to consumers about the benefits of a product…”, I said, giving my Consumer Behaviour professor a dubious look that matched my statement.  Paying no mind, he solemnly responds with “They can because nobody

Plates and Policies Are Best Shared

The global pandemic has jolted our food systems and lifted the veil to reveal the extent of its inefficiency, fragility, and unsustainability. Food is the epicentre of this global transition process. It represents the intricate web that connects everything and

The New European Bauhaus: Beauty & Privilege Win Again?

On 16 September 2020, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative in her State of the Union address. What does this initiative consist of, and what core values does it

Apples and Oranges – The Need for a New EU Food Policy

The year 2021 began full of hope and expectation, if only because a new year meant we could leave behind one of the most complex years in the history of mankind and finally turn the proverbial page.  However, after almost

Locked Down, in a Good Way: Nuclear Energy

If you’re not a big Simpsons fan, you may not think about nuclear energy too often. But as the climate crisis becomes increasingly urgent, and governments are implored to take measures which reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, nuclear energy

Home Is Where You’ll Find Net-Zero

Shall I buy or keep renting? House or flat? Will interest rates stay low? Should I plan for a renovation budget or is the property fine as it is? Shall we go for eco-friendly painting? What if I lose my job? How can I get solar panels in