Resilience 2:1 Blog

Putting pigs in the shade: the radical farming system banking on trees

A farm in Portugal is showing how the ancient art of silvopasture – combining livestock with productive trees – may offer some real answers to the climate crisis

7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It.

“We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener and cleaner future for all.” More than 7,000 colleges and universities across the globe declared a climate emergency on Wednesday and unveiled a three-point plan to collectively commit to addressing the crisis.

Generating fundamental understanding of global ecology

This is an important new tool for strategic tree planting to suck up massive amounts of CO2. They proposed nearly 80 million hectares of reforestation for Canada. Governments around the world are well below the 50% level in what is required in their commitments so far. But it turns out, one of the most important […]

Restoring forests may be our most powerful weapon

Adding 2.2 billion acres of tree cover would capture two-thirds of man-made carbon emissions, a new study found. Allowing the Earth’s forests to recover could cancel out the majority of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research.

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide. Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how […]

Climate Resilience Leadership Lab

Climate resiliency in New York City often appears as a gargantuan affair: ten-mile long berm systems; visions of draining the East River; the classic seawall, reimagined. Thinking at the scale of infrastructure is crucial for matching efforts to the scale of the crisis itself. But infrastructure is not just physical. Across the city, from Red […]

Irvin Studin – Canada – Population 100 Million

In this eighth of a series of micro-lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of Global Brief Magazine, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher Irvin Studin returns to his classic 2010 GB article, “Canada – Population 100 Million,” which created significant national and international debate. He outlines the three most important, but perhaps least appreciated, qualifications, nuances or complications […]

The eco–design handbook: a complete sourcebook for home and office

Recently I found this very exciting eco–design handbook published in 2004, way before it was fashionable to talk about eco-design. It mostly concerns my personal aspect of how designers can save the earth, related to the climate problems, but it is excellent resource for anybody interested. Read more =>