Environment and land use

The impacts our consumption has on the environment are multiple and complex. The issue is particularly acute in relation to how we choose to use and allocate land for food production (which in turn depends on what we eat), production of other resources such as building materials or energy, and land reserved for its biodiversity benefits.

Wales’s past was in coal but it’s future is in carbon farming. First published by ‘The Conversation’ and written with a colleague, in response to the Committee on Climate Change’s report on how the UK should strive for zero carbon by 2050.

What does a low carbon diet look like? A post about our food choices that make a difference, and those that don’t.

Flooding. Understand the cause before proposing the solution. An article written some time ago for Green Building magazine, partly in response to green roof proponents.

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