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Pages tagged with “environment”

  • Protect the Mountain Gorilla…Save Uganda’s Kafuga Forest!

    By Robert Tumwesigye In the spirit of engaging with those who are passionate about the environment and the world around them, please see below a guest blog by Robert Tumwesigye from Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU).  One of the last refuges of the Mountain Gorilla, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, is under threat from plans to clear fell ancient…

  • COP21 – Is the jubilation warranted?

    By Jeremy Lent In the spirit of engaging with those who are passionate about the environment and the world around them, please see below a guest blog by Jeremy Lent. This article first appeared in Patterns of Meaning on the 16th December 2015. There was a resounding tone of history being made over the weekend in Paris. UN Secretary General…

  • IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders Meeting

    Synchronicity Earth’s Founding Trustee, Adam Sweidan, and I attended the recent International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi.  The IUCN SSC is a network organisation with a few core paid staff. However, the majority of its 140 Specialist Groups and committees are made up of thousands of passionate volunteer-experts, ranging from…

  • The Importance of the ‘E’ in ESG

    This article was originally posted on Pension Funds Online on 7th August 2015.    Aurum's Adam Sweidan calls for the investment industry to help preserve the environment. The investment industry manages money; pensions for our future and wealth for future generations. But what future are we saving for if we do not preserve the environment? We live in an era where…

  • Pope Francis’ encyclical

    Long before its publication on June 18th 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical – Laudato si’ (subtitled “On the care of our common home”) – was subject to intense media speculation. A strong pro-environmental message was anticipated which, given the Pope’s reformist reputation, appealed particularly to those who saw the need for spiritual leadership: others hoped to dissuade the Pope from intervening…

  • New thinking

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. Happy New Year! 2015 has finally arrived. Most people may have new years resolutions, I normally don’t, but this year I am hoping to be able to spread the word…

  • Your Century!

    On 21st November, Synchronicity Earth invited over 100 12 to 18 year olds and their families to an event that marked a milestone in young peoples’ environmental leadership. Your Century! - a multi-workshop and knowledge base experience – gave participants the space to actively explore their relationship to the planet as never before through encounters with environmental activists, spoken word…

  • Your Century!

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. On the 21st of November, Your Century! took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London. It was so much fun, and I really felt part of something. At school, not…

  • Summer Newsletter 2014

    It has been a whole 6 months since our last newsletter and much has happened in that time. We have further expanded our network of partners, strengthening the partnerships with those we already support as well as forming new alliances, particularly in our species and new human systems portfolios. To find out more about our new projects and partners please…

  • The Environmental Investigation Agency Fred

    Location: Global. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an investigative, campaigning and partnership-building organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse. It works globally across three themes: ecosystems and biodiversity; environmental crime and governance; and global climate. Its current campaigns include: Protecting endangered and threatened species by exposing the illegal trade in…

  • Who leads? Business or politicians?

    Commentators routinely describe how corporate interests trump public concerns when laws are being made. They demonstrate why, for example, it is difficult to pass policy that could improve public health, even when the need to do so is self-evident (see under: the tobacco and food lobby). But what happens when the public is able to influence business? The case for…

  • Will Congo’s Poor Benefit from World’s Largest Dam Project? Part Two

    By Rudo Sanyanga In the spirit of engaging with our partners please see below a blog by Rudo Sanyanga. Rudo is the Africa Program Director at International Rivers, one of our partners within our freshwater portfolio. This is the second of three blogs by Rudo that looks back on a scoping trip that was undertaken as part of the project…

  • And the thought on everyone’s mind is… FOOD!

    Today is World Environment Day and the theme for this year is  ‘THINK before you EAT and help SAVE our environment’ – THINK.EAT.SAVE. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste campaign. It encourages people to think about the environmental impact of their food choices, as well as providing information to help people make informed decisions about where their food comes from. According…

  • The Goldman Environmental Prize

    In April 2013, the winners of the Goldman Prize for Environmental Excellence were announced. Awards were granted to six activists from around the world doing amazing work to protect their environment and the people that depend on it. Winners included: Jonathan Deal from South Africa, who led a successful campaign against fracking in South Africa to protect the Karoo, a…

  • Earth Day

    Today is the 43rd annual Earth Day. Across the globe, over 1 billion people in 192 countries will be participating. Last year some of the efforts included: • In Iraq 5 million trees were planted • In Sultanate, Oman every school (7000+) was called upon to take part in environmental actions • In Madhya Pradesh, India free energy efficient solar…

  • Amphibian Survival Alliance Fred

    ASA is a network of organisations with the common goal of addressing the global amphibian crisis, and is the first organisation tasked with saving a whole branch of the tree of life.

  • Freshwater

    Freshwater is paramount to all life on Earth, providing food, hydration, sanitation, nutrient-cycling, carbon-storage and climate regulation. Freshwater ecosystems cover less than one per cent of the earth’s surface, yet are home to up to 50 per cent of all fish species. Despite their importance, freshwater biodiversity is currently low down on environmental priorities and as such receives little funding…

  • SCALE

    Many of the threats facing wildlife and natural ecosystems are simply too large and entrenched to be tackled by any one organisation. Powerful vested interests often stand in the way of environmental progress, and conservation groups are unable to compete directly in terms of resources and influence. The response of conservationists can be described as tactical rather than strategic –…

  • Species

    The protection of all species is the fundamental measure of conservation success and a test of our ability to halt and reverse man-made environmental problems. All species play a part in the functioning of healthy ecosystems, which in turn affect the wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Maintaining biodiversity – a high number and variety of species – is key to…

  • Oceans

    Oceans make up our biggest ecosystem, covering over 70 per cent of our planet. They provide many millions of people with food and livelihoods, buffer coastal communities against storms and the impacts of climate change, and produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere. The seas are also home to a huge array of life, from deep-diving giants…