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Climate change is here and now
The UK is already feeling the effects of climate change. A new report by the British Red Cross identifies the impact of heatwaves, how these will intensity, and what should be done in response.
Young people care about society – the Youth Assembly needs to give them a platform
Northern Ireland finally has its own Youth Assembly. Scope speaks with the NI Youth Forum about why this is so important, how it can boost youth engagement in the broadest sense – and improve local politics at the same time.
Major action on climate change is possible
Could NI be on the edge of massive reform? The end of the pandemic is hopefully in sight, while other political ructions will herald change, in some form. A modern, green economy would be the best possible result.
Getting back to nature: unlocking the great outdoors
One of the most frustrating paradoxes of life in Northern Ireland is that we are surrounded by great beauty but have precious little access to it.
Forest Schools: an idea whose time has come
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
Lockdown and litter: lessons to learn
Before lockdown the cost of clearing up litter in Northern Ireland was estimated at £29 million.
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.