Hedgehog-Friendly Campus Launch Event!

The problem You may already know that we are currently experiencing a sixth mass extinction. Human activity has reached such a destructive level that the Earth is losing its ability to support life. Among many other species that are going extinct, the UK’s beloved hedgehog is in trouble. Since 2000, the European hedgehog population has… Continue reading Hedgehog-Friendly Campus Launch Event!

Academia and the moral duty of activism: Some causes are more equal than others

I wrote this essay for the Grantham Centre for Sustainable futures and it was originally published here. This year the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Future is funding my activism initiative to organise a delegation of Grantham Scholars and local Sheffield Animal Rights activists to join the annual animal rights march in London. In preparation for… Continue reading Academia and the moral duty of activism: Some causes are more equal than others

Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?

On behalf of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures we, a team of 1st year PhD students including Emma K. Smith (her blog) Florentine Weber and myself organised and hosted a debate on 1 May, 2018 as part of the exciting yearly Sheffield Festival of Debate focusing on the urgent and often not discussed issue of overpopulation. At the… Continue reading Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?

Extinction Network: Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene Workshop

24 April 2018, University of York Cover image: Tammy MacKay, ‘Rhinoceros (State III)’, Photopolymer Print, Rhinoceros Series (2017) in Extinction Network (2018) ‘Northern Animals #3: Extinction in the Anthropocene’, University of York As my project centres on species extinction, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this one-day workshop, organised by the Extinction Network Project… Continue reading Extinction Network: Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene Workshop

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

The last day of the conference’s theme is insurances and their models. Climate change becomes more and more apparent (not to say obvious) through increased natural disasters, tolling human and nonhuman animals’ lives. Financial markets have recognised the need to develop tools to better evaluate climate change and its impact on investments and insurance. An… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2

Here I bring you highlights from today’s papers presentations that are useful in extending theoretical observation into the practical application of accounting to enact corporate behavioral change. Our second day starts with a research paper on biodiversity accounting and conservation, elegantly delivered by fellow CSEAR member Delphine Gibassier (Toulouse Business School) where she asks: Can… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1

November 29- 1 Dec (You can read more about the conference here) “A multivalent concern for all living things” (from Vera Ehrenstein’s paper titled: Geopolitics of carbon sinks or: the negotiation of REDD+) I am grateful to the organizers for allowing me to participate in this closed workshop as a (very) early researcher. As most… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1