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We Don’t Have Time: Climate Solutions for the Here and Now

The reality of climate change is becoming more apparent every day as temperatures rise and extreme weather events plague communities across the globe. The last seven years are the warmest recorded. Global greenhouse gas emissions have soared to the highest levels in human history. Within...

Victory: Indigenous Community Wins Decades-Long Battle to Safeguard Land

Written by: Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in Ecuador has finally obtained national protections for part of its territory after decades of fighting off deforestation and pollution in its mega-diverse rainforests. Ecuador’s National System of Protected Areas now includes the 5,497-hectare (13,583-acre) ancestral Tiwi Nunka Forest,...

‘Enough is Enough’ – Vatican Calls for Immediate End to Fossil Fuels, Bold Action from World Leaders Ahead of COP27

Written by: Kimberly White  The Vatican is calling for an immediate phase-out of fossil fuels. A top Vatican official has signaled support for an agreement to cease fossil fuel expansion and phase-out existing production. During a press conference centered around Pope Francis’ World Day of Prayer...

Global Faith Institutions Announce Multimillion-Dollar Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Written by: Kimberly White  Faith institutions from around the globe are taking a stance against fossil fuels. Thirty-five faith institutions from seven countries have announced a multimillion-dollar divestment from fossil fuel companies in a joint statement from the World Council of Churches, Operation Noah, Laudato Si’...

Ex-Fossil Workers Convert Old Oilfields to Solar Farms After ‘Rapid Upskilling’ in Alberta

Written by: Mitchell Beer A group of 15 trainees will be heading out into the field to begin converting two Alberta oilfield sites into solar farms, after graduating from a rapid upskilling program for fossil industry and Indigenous workers hosted by Iron & Earth...

From Desert to Forest: Indigenous Communities Restore 20,000 Hectares of Forest in Mexico

Written by: Juan Mayorga In Tepejillo, on one of the many hills in the southern Mexican municipality of San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, extreme erosion has transformed the earth into bare rock, making it difficult to imagine that the area used to be home to a...

Protecting the Central Arctic Ocean: Why the Arctic Needs to Be Considered a Global Common

Interview with Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices https://youtu.be/PtBLdNTXe7k Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices. Thank you so much for joining us today! Inge...

How Children are Helping to Make Their Families More Eco-friendly – New Research

Written by: Shaheen Hosany, Hongwei He, and Sameer Hosany The UN climate change panel IPCC has warned that 2030 is our deadline for halving global carbon emissions to prevent climate catastrophe. Such a stark threat has seen a surge in youth climate activism across the planet. Millions of young people have...

Indigenous Farmers Bring Back Crops Adapted to Hot, Dry Conditions

Written by: YCC Team As the climate warms and the threat of water scarcity grows, a Native-governed nonprofit in Arizona is working to bring back Indigenous crops that are adapted to hot, dry conditions. The Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture trains Indigenous growers in traditional farming methods. And...

Our Common Future: The Pathway to Stockholm+50

Interview with Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNtzdBtQNU Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community. Thank you...
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EU Agrees Groundbreaking New Law to Halt Deforestation in World First

Written by: Kimberly White  Products linked to deforestation will soon be prohibited in marketplaces across the European Union. EU decision-makers have concluded negotiations for a...

Wolves and Brown Bear Numbers Are Up in Europe, a New Report Shows

Written by: Stephen Hall Predators such as wolves and brown bears were once a common sight in Europe and could be found roaming in every...

Carbon-Busting Hemp Could Help Transform Scottish Agriculture to Zero Emissions

Written by: Wisdom Dogbe and Cesar Revoredo-Giha Hemp is one of the oldest traded plants in the world, and cultivation in Scotland started as far back...