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Northern Ireland’s youth feels looked after individually, but worries about society and climate change
The Executive needs to craft a new Programme for Government. Scope takes a look at how young people rate progress on the high-level outcomes that guide Stormont. Their biggest concern is the environment.
Restoring our woods: the mind boggling challenge ahead
Climate scientists and governments across the globe agree that key to tackling climate change is planting more trees.
Staycations, beaches – and millions of pieces of plastic
Northern Ireland’s coastlines are beautiful. They are also strewn with litter. We all need to think about plastic waste.
Will the pandemic lead to a greener world?
This week 57 charities, including NI Environment Link wrote to the Prime Minister demanding all elements of any recovery package be consistent with reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
Why enjoying a nice walk is easier said than done
Lockdown has re-connected most of us to the outdoors and the simple joys of walking.
Northern Ireland needs a Programme for Government that’s fit for the future
If we want to cut our cloth as best as possible for the short- and long-term, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals might be a good place to start.
Why we need a guardian of the future
One of the most difficult challenges for the restored administration at Stormont will be to address long-term challenges.
Climate Change: How charities can help
Climate change is not just the greatest threat we collectively face. It is an existential threat. Combating it is a task for all of us: every government, every organisation, and every individual.
Reducing net emissions requires many changes
The Assembly has declared a climate emergency. There is no one way to fix this global issue – but it is great to see us take a seat at the table to take on this existential problem.
Restoring Ireland's forests, one tree at a time
County Down man James McConville is an architect based in Sweden. He saw the rise of Greta Thunberg first hand and was inspired to make a difference himself back home.
Food for thought: Northern Ireland's farming crisis
Our health and the health of the land are inextricably linked. That link is now fractured.
NI's environment strategy: have your say
Work has started on developing an environmental strategy for Northern Ireland, at long last.
Why we need to reforest Northern Ireland
New research tells us that restoring our ancient forests is both the cheapest and most effective way of tackling climate change. Northern Ireland is the second most deforested part of Europe. We should therefore be at the forefront of change.