.@Environment_EU panel at the @UN @UNHABITAT @WUF_10 #WUF10 World Urban Forum 2020

Environment Europe has been invited by the United Nations to join the World Urban Forum 2020 held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8-13 February 2020. We were thrilled to discover that our panel on ‘Cities, Ecosystems and Climate Change: the Role of Environmental Photography in Facilitating a Transition towards Sustainability’ has been selected among 800 contributions…

The Drowning World @gideonmendel

Can the art inspire positive change? This week the UK parliament has declared a state of ‘Climate Emergency‘ as a response to widely held public protests catalyzed by the Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg. It is interesting to note that protesters held images by Gideon Mendel from the ‘Drowning World’ series he has made over the…

ECOSYSTEMS @UNFCCC @COP24

We have just returned from UNFCCC COP24 International Conference on Climate Change where we were presenting all our work, including sustainability research and consultancy, executive education and environmental art and photography at the British Pavilion. It has been a fantastic experience being surrounded by over 15.000 practitioners in the field of climate change and policy….

ECOSYSTEMS II: CRITICAL REVIEW OF PRACTICE @formatfestival

My photographic practice evolved under the influence of critical theories of ecological economics, emphasized by thinkers as Hermann Daly, who was one of the first to offer an integrated economy-environment model (Daly, 1968) and wrote extensively on the subject of the differences of sustainability from pure economic growth and the dangers that the latter brings…

ECOSYSTEMS I: CRITICAL REVIEW OF PRACTICE

  Nature is an invaluable gift that we are so bad at protecting and restoring. The authors of the ‘Limits to Growth’ report in 1972 (Meadows et al, 1972) have warned us that not dealing with just three important elements: namely availability of resources, pollution and population growth will lead us to a severe crisis….

Burning Ice @capefarewell ‏

In 2003, 2004 and 2005 three consecutive expeditions to the extreme Arctic featuring photographers, sculptors, scientists and educators sailed among the icebergs to bring to the world a message of our changing climate. The resulting book, ‘Burning Ice: Art and Climate Change’, produced by the lens-based artist, David Buckland, is a testimony to those expeditions…

Environment Europe @COP23

Finally the video from Environment Europe press conference held at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn featuring Dr Stanislav Shmelev has been made available. It is aimed at a broader audience and we hope that you will enjoy it: UNFCCC COP23 Press Conference. The aim of our press conference was to launch a new book, ‘Green Economy…