It’s time. We must act now.

It’s time. We must act now.

Responding to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report The last few months have been a chilling reminder of the impact of climate change and a glimpse into our future; the heatwave in North America, the floods in Germany and wildfires in California and Greece. With global...
WASWAC-IUSS Position Paper sent to COP26

WASWAC-IUSS Position Paper sent to COP26

Soils in good health are an essential part of our life support system, along with the health and quality of our biodiversity, and the interface to the atmosphere and groundwater. Soil is an engine of the economy, but also a source of many ecosystem services, including...
Gender: An Update from COP26

Gender: An Update from COP26

We’re into the second week of COP26, with a focus on two key areas on Tuesday – gender and innovation. I think it’s fair to say that some delegates and speakers are flagging a little. Meetings displayed a mixture of enthusiasm, optimism, and open frustration, as press...
Nature and Land Use Day: An Update from COP26

Nature and Land Use Day: An Update from COP26

On Saturday at the COP26 meetings, the focus was on Nature and Land Use. As the Arcadis UK Director for Sustainable Land Use and President of the British Society of Soil Science, it was a day which I hoped would be packed with discussions and conversations of absolute...