Professor John Barrett from Leeds University has written a great take-down of the Government’s latest claims to have cut Britain’s carbon footprint. Barrett should know: he’s authored many of Defra’s own papers into the subject of outsourced emissions.
PIRC has submitted written evidence to the Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee’s inquiry into consumption-based emissions reporting. You can read our submission online here.
Jon Alexander, co-author of Think Of Me As Evil?, writes on the Guardian’s Sustainable Business Blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/advertising-not-evil-values
Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet a little, but Ed Mayo – founder of Fairtrade, former chair of the National Consumer Council and currently Secretary-General of Cooperatives UK – is one of our heroes… Here’s what he had to say about our report Think Of Me As Evil?, after having appeared in an RSARead more
Including talk by Jon Alexander, co-author of Think Of Me As Evil?, from 5.20 in. An audio recording of the full debate can be listened to here. The event was packed out and saw some great discussion!
Date: 10 November 2011 Time: 6pm RSVP to: email@example.com Guy Shrubsole is Director of Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC), an independent charity whose work is aimed towards building a sustainable society. He helped coordinate PIRC’s Offshore Valuation report (2010) and his research on policies for 10:10 inspired the Lighter Later campaign. He previously worked for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)Read more
PIRC has produced a briefing paper – Outsourced emissions and global trade in the green economy – for the Global Transition Dialogues, a set of high-level debates being organised in the run-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The paper was commissioned by Stakeholder Forum and can be downloaded as a PDF here.
This piece originally appeared on openDemocracy. “The truth is that marketing raises enormous ethical questions every day – at least it does if you’re doing it right.” So wrote Rory Sutherland, former President of the British Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, in a provocative article last year entitled We can’t run away from the ethical debates in marketing. WeRead more
George Monbiot on Think Of Me As Evil? – The Guardian, 24th October 2011.
Fresh analysis from US academics tracks the flow of emissions embedded in international trade. Duncan Clark assesses the data.
Media content and imagery often provides the raw material most of us use for making sense of the world. They also have a knock-on effect on our political institutions: what people perceive and believe, and at least as importantly what politicians think they believe, is likely to limit the perception of political space and impetusRead more