Niamh James

Indigenous technologies that can inspire adaptation to climate change

Last week I visited the ‘Our Time on Earth’ exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London. The exhibition explores ideas from around the world as to how we can live on the planet in a way that doesn’t destroy the ecosystems we need to survive. With climate changes happening 70 years earlier than predicted, at...

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Niamh James

Nine out of ten employees need reskilling as part of a green jobs revolution

By Niamh James The UK government’s Ten Point Plan pledges to create 250,000 new green jobs by 2030, how might this be achieved? A couple of weeks ago OnePlanet attended one of Ashden’s ‘After Work’ events on how we might achieve a green jobs revolution. Ashden is a charity that works with organisations to accelerate...

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Niamh James

Property investment and the latest in climate science

Written by Pooran Desai OBE A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining Platinum Property Partners – a network supporting property investors – for their annual conference. I had been invited to address their franchisees on the challenges and opportunities ahead based on the latest climate science. The Challenge The challenge is enormous as...

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Niamh James

Heroes, hunger strikes and a Climate Satyagraha

On 14th March 2022, 52-year-old Angus Rose embarked on a hunger strike outside the UK Parliament gates demanding that MPs receive a climate crisis briefing by Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor. A group of 79 leading climate scientists wrote a letter supporting his demand, including Sir David King who attended our...

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Niamh James

Why are health professionals joining climate protests?

From April 9th – 17th, climate action group Extinction Rebellion (XR) staged a number of protests across London demanding an immediate end to all new fossil fuel investments. When we think of the type of person who may be a climate activist, a healthcare professional isn’t the first that comes to mind. However, doctors and...

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