Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation

On 7 October 2021, Unfiltered Voices together in partnership the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted an event on ‘The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation’. Over the decades, the United States and Europe have been each other’s closest political, economic, and military allies. Going forward, both sides ofContinue reading “Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation”

Ecological Restoration: it’s time to prioritise biodiversity in reforestation programmes

By Nick GutkinSustainability Analyst On World Environment Day (June 7) 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched its Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a decade-long initiative aiming to promote global action to restore damaged and degraded ecosystems.[i] This has coincided with the release of a workshop report co-led by the IPCC and IPBES (Intergovernmental PanelsContinue reading “Ecological Restoration: it’s time to prioritise biodiversity in reforestation programmes”

Back to tradition: the case for reintegration of traditional agricultural pest control practices

By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst Throughout the history of agriculture, farmers have faced a common foe in agricultural pests. These pests take many forms, such as weeds, animals, and diseases, but all in some way reduce the productivity and survival of crop species. The annual impact of pests on crops varies depending on world regionContinue reading “Back to tradition: the case for reintegration of traditional agricultural pest control practices”

The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees

By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst The international community broadly recognises the rights of people to flee war and persecution as refugees and protects them through international law. They are a particularly polarising topic in Europe, where an influx of refugees following the Arab Spring and wars in the Middle East led to the so-called ‘refugeeContinue reading “The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees”