Analysis: If tree-planting can save the planet and Scotland can help, how do we get the land to make it happen?
A new report has calculated the enormous potential for tree-planting to absorb carbon emissions globally, and Scotland is one country with significant under-utilised capacity – but is our current concentrated land ownership a barrier to reforestation?
A REPORT in the Science journal has for the first time calculated and mapped out the number of trees which can be planted across the world without encroaching on farm land and urban areas.
Are we ready to adapt to the coming age of climate refugees?
For CommonSpace’s week of special coverage on refugees and asylum seekers, editor Ben Wray looks at whether the West is equipped to deal with the coming climate refugee crisis, which will dwarf any refugee crisis preceding it
IN CHENNAI, India’s sixth largest city, 4.6 million people are on the verge of catastrophe.
Lib Dem leader contender Ed Davey defends his climate change record in government: CommonSpace interview
Former Climate Change Secretary and Lib Dem leadership candidate Ed Davey MP spoke to CommonSpace after a leadership hustings in Edinburgh on Saturday [8 June]
ED DAVEY is one of two candidates for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, a party that has suddenly found a new lease of life through its unambiguous opposition to Brexit.
Judy Wilkinson: Ben Okri, the power of individual actions and Climate Emergency
Allotments campaigner Judy Wilkinson reflects on CommonSpace’s 30 May Forum on Climate Emergency via the poet Ben Okri
AT THE CommonSpace discussion on Thursday I read Ben Okri’s poem that starts: ‘They tell me that the world is rich with terror.’