Hussh | From fast to forward-thinking - Fashion's pivotal shift towards sustainability

From fast to forward-thinking: Fashion’s pivotal shift towards sustainability

We’re living in a time where clothing production has surged to unprecedented levels—and it has no sign of slowing. Whether we’re frugal consumers, closet shopaholics, or avid lovers of a sale, to some degree we are all contributors to the turbulent world of fashion.  What’s regularly under-reported however, is the alarming reality that the industry is solely responsible for a …

Hussh | The unseen impact of climate change on UK coastal communities

The unseen impact of climate change on UK coastal communities

When you close your eyes and picture a quintessential UK coastal town, chances are you see a vibrant row of houses, sun-kissed sandy beaches, clear blue skies, and the timeless pleasures of fish and chips and ice cream. For those of us who don’t live near our island shores, these seaside escapes offer a refuge from the daily hustle and …

Hussh | Air-source heat pumps could be about to retrofit Europe

Air-source heat pumps could be about to retrofit Europe

In many homes across Europe, nestled amidst kitchen essentials or hidden away in utility rooms and cupboards, gas and oil boilers have been long-time sentinels of comfort.  At their naissance, they heralded a new era—ushering central heating and instantaneous hot baths into homes, obviating the laborious coal shovelling of the past.  As we inch toward a decarbonised future however, their …

Hussh | Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

In a resounding defiance of conventional priorities, Ecuadorians have delivered a potent message by rejecting oil drilling in the heart of the Amazon.  This groundbreaking decision carries profound implications, forcing the state oil company to halt operations in a region where endangered tribes reside and biodiversity flourishes. Amid the tabulation of ballots early Monday, a remarkable six out of ten …

Hussh | The climate action nexus model

The climate action nexus model

We’re in an age of accelerating climate change. I think even the last remaining sceptics are being humbled by the tumultuous weather and catastrophic scenes affecting every continent.  As the world continues to boil over, we face a profound challenge that demands a nuanced understanding of human behaviour, both individual and collective. As we navigate the complex terrain of this …

Hussh | We need more from our financial institutions in the fight to address the environmental crisis

We need more from our financial institutions in the fight to address the environmental crisis

A report by WWF Switzerland and WWF Denmark has called for immediate action by central banks and financial supervisors to combat the urgent twin challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. The report highlights the need for a precautionary approach and increased integration of environmental considerations into monetary policies and regulations, and emphasises the critical nature of these environmental crises …

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The intersection of climate action and social justice: Cultivating a society that prioritises kindness, generosity, and welfare

Life today is complex. We’re seeing a multitude of overlapping crises that require a multifaceted approach to encompass climate justice, social inequity, and a lack of economic progress. The path to a decarbonised and less polluted world must also strive for a fairer society on multiple fronts. We can no longer treat each crisis independent of the next, else we’re …

Hussh | The integrity gap: research exposes widespread lack of credibility in net-zero commitments

The integrity gap: research exposes widespread lack of credibility in net-zero commitments

Countries worldwide have made ambitious pledges to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, but a report by Net Zero Tracker reveals a significant lack of commitment globally. The report highlights that over 40 percent of the world’s largest companies and many subnational governments lack a net-zero target, undermining national efforts to combat climate change. Even among those entities with net-zero targets, …

Hussh | Is economic growth and sustainability really compatible?

Is economic growth and sustainability really compatible?

Protect nature or accelerate economic growth?  It’s a question that’s becoming increasingly more timely. In order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, it’s now widely accepted that humanity must safeguard and restore extensive land areas; yet policymakers face the challenge of balancing environmental conservation with the desire to improve quality of life — often leading to unsustainable agricultural practices that pose …

Hussh | Seven out of the eight "safe and just" global Earth-system boundaries have already been surpassed

Seven out of the eight “safe and just” global Earth-system boundaries have already been surpassed

Almost all global thresholds for a “safe and just” planet have already been breached, signalling a pressing need for urgent action and a shift towards a more equitable and sustainable future.  The conclusion was made in a groundbreaking study published in the journal Nature, that expands on the concept of “planetary boundaries” initially introduced in a seminal 2009 paper. While …