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In and Outside of COP26: Indigenous Movement Assembly

Indigenous people have been at the forefront of climate movements for centuries, yet their voices still often remain unheard in major climate negotiations.  Indigenous peoples from all over the world gathered at the COP26 People’s Summit on Tuesday 9th to express their concerns regarding the progress (or lack of) at the traditional negotiations.  Reaching capacity […]

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Sport

Football acknowledges its footprint

On the 19th of September 2021, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium made history by hosting the first-ever carbon neutral football match, a game which saw Chelsea beat Tottenham 3-0. The climate crisis continues to worsen. With the hole in the ozone layer now bigger than Antarctica, it appears that only serious action from all levels of […]

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COP26: All eyes on Scotland after years of anticipation

In the coming weeks, Glasgow will play host to world leaders as they meet to agree further steps to be taken to combat the climate crisis. The Conference of Parties (COP) is a decision-making body associated with the United Nations’ efforts to slow climate change, with this year’s summit (COP26) taking place between 31 October […]

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The University launches £1 million climate change fund

Ahead of COP26, the University has launched a climate change fund in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland for Scottish firms and businesses. The scheme aims to “empower Scottish companies” through teaching and training. The University’s Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) is attempting to work in partnership with “business banking specialists” in order to […]

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Art Culture

Art created in a Global Pandemic: The strange comfort and empowering call-to-action of ‘The Normal’

You know the feeling of relief after seeing the face of a loved one you haven’t seen in months? That was the feeling I felt when I walked into Talbot Rice Gallery. I felt as if I could finally breathe again, as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It was good to […]

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“Fighting the Beast”: the young people suing the government over climate change

Three young people are suing the UK government for failures to act on climate change. “We refuse to witness the violations by this UK government, and refuse to be complicit in the deaths of our human family,” the campaign Global Majority Vs UK Government stated in an Instagram video recorded during the first national lockdown, […]

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Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for a minimalist ‘new you’. Now that the sunny weather is finally making an appearance in Edinburgh, your spring clean senses might be tingling even more. […]

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University buys holdings in fossil-fuel investor

The University of Edinburgh’s pledge last month to no longer directly invest in fossil fuels was welcomed by many in the student community.  However, there are concerns surrounding the continued indirect investment portfolio, which represents 55 per cent of the university’s total investment holdings.  Less than a month before the university made its divestment pledge, the […]