Monthly Archives: June 2009

Climate Change responsible for 300,000 deaths a year

One month ago today the Global Humanitarian Forum published the �Human Impact Report: Climate Change � The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis�  The report has received shamefully little attention. This is the first report to focus on the human impact of … Continue reading






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Carbon Offsetting � a dangerous distraction

The science is clear � there is an urgent need to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere. We can only control those greenhouse gases which we as a species are causing to be emitted into … Continue reading






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57% of travellers choose to pay a premium for a less polluting flight

A year ago Hugo Kimber of the Carbon Consultancy, one of our ICRT associates, and I were arguing over coffee about whether carbon offsetting had contributed to raising consciousness about the pollution caused by flying, or whether it had done … Continue reading






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Responsible Tourism Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards closed yesterday, the number of nominations is significantly up on last year: we have had nominations for nearly 600 organisations and individuals. Students and associates from the International Centre for Responsible … Continue reading






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CoaST is 6 years old and it has clout

I spent three days in Cornwall this week with CoaST Cornwall Sustainable Tourism. I have been wanting to visit CoaST for several years, their success has been extraordinary. This is a group of over 1000 members, tourism businesses and those … Continue reading






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Go and see End of the Line

Today, World Ocean Day, sees the premier in the UK of The End of the Line: Imagine a World without Fish. We have known since the 1950�s that our overfishing of the world�s oceans was leading to the collapse of … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin